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Lara Nielsen denied tenure appeal, will not return to teach

Following the unsuccessful appeal of her tenure denial, Theater and Dance professor Lara Nielsen will not be returning to Macalester this year. Nielsen, an Assistant Professor, had her application for tenure denied by the Faculty Personnel Committee last December. Knowing that a professor being denied tenure eventually leads to their departure from the school, a…

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Nielsen, supporters await decision

No decision in theater and dance professor Lara Nielsen’s tenure appeal has been announced, creating uncertainty as to her future status at the college. Nielsen, an associate professor in the Theater and Dance Department, was denied tenure last December. A group of students and other supports of Nielsen started a campaign, “Support Lara Nielsen!” which…

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Nielsen files appeal

The contention over theatre professor Lara Nielsen’s tenure decision reached a new concrete stage the week prior to spring break, with Nielsen officially filing an appeal with the Faculty Appeals Committee. Nielsen was denied tenure last December, and students have been working to support her since then with letter writing campaigns, art installations and other…

Students show support for Nielsen through art and sound
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Students show support for Nielsen through art and sound

“Unhappy with recent tenure decisions? Come join our Week of Actions in the lobby of the Fine Arts Commons. Speak up and let your voice be heard!” Those words hang from a banner displayed above Café Mac and are one of many new installations across campus erected in support of Professor Lara Nielsen, who is…

Students support Lara Nielsen’s tenure appeal
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Students support Lara Nielsen’s tenure appeal

Students in the Theatre and Dance Department have called Associate Professor Lara Nielsen “the weaver of our intellectual heartstrings.” She was nominated for Best Educator by the Macalester College Student Government in 2010, and co-edited a collection of essays last year titled Neoliberalism and Global Theatres: Performance Permutations. Last December, Nielsen was denied tenure by…