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In response to Kate Ryan Reiling’s “Letter to the Editor”

In the liberal spirit of recent definitions of the word entrepreneur, I apply to myself the same label (now gimme some money, BriRo). The definition of “solv[ing] significant problems” authorizes me to do so, as I myself am trying to correct a huge one that currently besets the Macalester community: that of entrepreneurialism. The way…

Opinion

Letter to the Editor

I would also like to respond to the article published regarding the second floor space in the library. For those I have not yet met, I am a 2000 Alum (Political Science major, minors in Women and Gender Studies and Spanish). I’m grateful for what I was taught here and the way it shaped me….

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Lego of our books: on entrepreneurship and library space

Macalester recently announced its intention to convert the second floor of the library into an “entrepreneurship space.” I am saddened by this decision, but not surprised. Macalester administrators dote on trustees and donors while leaving student needs unmet. The repurposing of library space is no exception. The library is not an entrepreneurship space. Administrators and…

Library hosts conversation on development in recently updated space
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Library hosts conversation on development in recently updated space

Macalester’s DeWitt Wallace Library is a constantly evolving space, changing through the decades with shifts in both technology and student needs. A recent alteration to its interior was the conversion of a third floor reading room into the Barbara B. Davis SPACE (Scholarship Partnership and Collaborative Engagement) last summer. This Tuesday, the new hybrid room…

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Library director delves into recent space changes

This fall, returning Macalester students may have sauntered to their favorite DeWitt Wallace Library study spots only to find a couple brand-new walls impeding access to their preferred cozy corner. Fear not, observant Macites: although the two freshly partitioned spaces blend in and look as if they’ve existed forever, they were indeed created anew this…

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AAC shares Textbook Reserve Program responsibility with library

Last semester, the Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) began making changes to the Textbook Reserve Program in order to streamline the way the program works. The Textbook Reserve Program, a collaboration between the AAC and the library, works to provide students with textbooks for short-term checkout periods and is one of the library’s most popular programs….

Library receives the Excellence in Academic Library award
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Library receives the Excellence in Academic Library award

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) recently awarded Macalester’s Dewitt Wallace Library the 2016 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award for the “college” category. The Hudson County Community College Library in Jersey City, New Jersey won the “community college” category and the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Atlanta University Center in Atlanta, Georgia…

Library adds 15 Chromebooks to laptop lending pool, increasing tech options
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Library adds 15 Chromebooks to laptop lending pool, increasing tech options

With the popularity of renting MacBook Pros from Macalester’s lending pool, the library purchased 15 Chromebooks to make more computers available to students at an affordable price for the library. The Chromebooks are browser-based, meaning that they run exclusively online and on Google apps. “[They’re] perfect for emailing, writing papers, video-calling, chatting, sending emails and…

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