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Singledom, hookups and long-term love at Macalester
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Singledom, hookups and long-term love at Macalester

By Olivia Wolf As single seniors about to graduate, my housemate and I were curious about the dating experiences of our peers at Mac. We posted a “Dating Culture at Mac” survey to Facebook, and received 150 responses, mostly from class pages. We found that most students have been asked out zero times since coming…

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Sustainability Summit unites MN colleges

By Gordy Moore On Saturday, April 5, Macalester hosted the first-ever mass gathering of sustainability-minded Minnesota college students. The freshly formed Twin Cities+ Student Sustainability Network, created this semester by Sam Zieve ’17, Shelby Witherby ’18 and Ana Diaz ’18, kicked off with a day-long summit held at Mac last Saturday. After a morning keynote,…

Dance, theatre and music in Macalester’s production of Medea
Arts

Dance, theatre and music in Macalester’s production of Medea

This past weekend, the music and theatre and dance departments put on a collaborative performance of Medea, a play by ancient Greek playwright Euripides. The Macalester Orchestra, conducted by professor Mark Mandarano, played Samuel Barber’s “Medea Suite” while dancers performed choreography by professor Wynn Fricke that was adapted from Martha Graham’s original work “Cave of…

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Former professor’s discrimination lawsuit against Macalester continues

Kristin Naca, a former professor in the English department, motioned to amend her lawsuit against Macalester College on February 3 by adding President Brian Rosenberg as an individual defendant. On February 10, Magistrate Judge Steven E. Rau denied the amendment. This Friday morning, lawyers representing the college will move to have the entire suit dismissed….

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Former professor sues Mac alleging discrimination and wrongful termination

Kristin Naca, a former professor in the English department, has sued Macalester College for “discriminatory and retaliatory termination.” According to her lawsuit filed on October 9, the College revoked her employment due to “her systemic Valley Fever, her sincere practice of the religion of Santería, sex, sexual orientation, and her Filipina and Puerto Rican ancestry…

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Responses to Trump’s win

Donald Trump’s victory in last week’s presidential election has elicited reactions from many campus communities. His campaign opened a Pandora’s box of divisive rhetoric aimed at people of color (POC) and religious minorities not used in mainstream politics in recent memory. This rhetoric, which alienated these communities, was widely predicted to cost him the election….

Opinion

#heymac #notcallingyouracistbut

I am writing this from a place of anger and frustration and love. Anger and frustration because what I know needs to be done is not being done, because violence is happening everywhere, and because here at Macalester we lie and say that we are working against it. At Macalester we talk about structural racism…

“Hoppe” memories and hopes for the future
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“Hoppe” memories and hopes for the future

*Dean of Students Jim Hoppe will leave Macalester at the end of the semester to take on his new position as Vice President and Dean of Student Life at Emerson College in Boston. Hoppe has worked for 12 years at Macalester, serving as Dean of Students for the past nine. This week The Mac Weekly…

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Odd one out: Macalester conservatives share their viewpoints

Macalester College has a reputation for being one of the most liberal colleges in the nation. Within the Macalester community, conservatives act as a political minority. Often times, the ideological differences between the two groups becomes a barrier. “This is a place that boasts its quality of open-mindedness, which most of the time is true….

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