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Obama EPA administrator to visit Mac

Gina McCarthy, the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Obama, will visit Macalester to deliver a lecture on March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Alexander G. Kagin Ballroom. McCarthy, who headed the EPA from July 2013 through the end of Obama’s second term and currently teaches public health at Harvard,…


Founders Day unites the Mac community through history

A lot of colleges celebrate homecoming; we celebrate Founders Day. Founders Day is a campus-wide celebration of Macalester’s history held on the anniversary of the college’s founding. It connects the Macalester community to a larger history and set of traditions. A great deal of planning and orchestration goes into making Founders Day a success and…


Donna Maeda takes on new role and new vision

Donna Maeda came to Macalester this past fall to a position that is not only new to her, but new to Macalester as well. She was chosen in December 2016 to be both the Dean of the Institute of Global Citizenship and the Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity. The Dean of the Institute of…

Mac founder Margaret Doty’s spirit of hospitality
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Mac founder Margaret Doty’s spirit of hospitality

The fourth founder that The Mac Weekly will feature is Margaret Doty, for whom Doty Hall is named. Doty was the Macalester Dean of Women and an English professor. She was a faculty member from 1924 to 1960. Doty was a Macalester alum herself and graduated in 1914. After getting a masters degree in English…


Macalester students drive campus sustainability

By Molly Flerlage, Suzanne Savanick Hansen, Lydia Sulik [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Students have long formed the backbone of sustainability efforts at Macalester through student organizations, work study positions, student government, and academic projects. Their efforts lead to policy changes, projects and sustainability education. As the Sustainability Office turns 10 years old this winter, the Sustainability…

The complicated celebration and remembering of Edward Duffield Neill

The complicated celebration and remembering of Edward Duffield Neill

This is the third installment of the Founder’s Day series where the Mac Weekly looks back at some Macalester Founders who have shaped the Macalester we know today. This week we will highlight Edward Duffield Neill, Macalester’s first founder. Neill was born in 1823 in Philidelphia to a well-to-do family of Scotch-Irish Presbyterians; his father…


Macalester set to host MIAC Indoor Track Championships

Every sport season culminates in one last chance to beat a rival. The Macalester indoor track and field teams will have that opportunity at the MIAC Championships on Feb. 22-24, which will be hosted in the Leonard Center Fieldhouse this year. On the women’s side, Hannah Sonsalla ’18 and Phoebe Aguiar ’19 have posted impressive…

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