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Prof Talk: Justin Butler on poetry, philosophy and possibility
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Prof Talk: Justin Butler on poetry, philosophy and possibility

This week The Mac Weekly sat down with visiting assistant professor Justin Butler of the Hispanic and Latin American Studies departments to talk about poetry, philosophy and possibility. TMW: You’re interested in contemporary poetry, and last semester you taught a course “Hispanic Studies and Critical Theory.” How do poetry and critical theory intersect? JB: I…

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Prof Talk: William D. Hart, Religious Studies

This week, The Mac Weekly sat down with new religious studies professor William D. Hart to discuss his values and journey to Macalester. TMW: To start off, how long have you been teaching at Mac and what courses are you teaching this semester? WH: This is my first year teaching at Macalester. In fact, I…

Prof Talk: Howard Sinker, Media and Cultural Studies
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Prof Talk: Howard Sinker, Media and Cultural Studies

TMW: You graduated from Macalester in 1978. Can you talk a little bit about what brought you to Mac and your experience here? I went to a small school outside of Chicago and Macalester was a popular destination, especially for those of us who weren’t interested in going to school close to home or out…

Prof Talk: Nanette Goldman, Classics
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Prof Talk: Nanette Goldman, Classics

How did you get started with music? Well, when I was a very young girl my mother said, “You should play an instrument.” I said, “Okay, sure Mom.” So when I was eight I started taking violin lessons. I just kept taking lessons all throughout high school, and was in orchestra in high school, and…

Prof Talk: Andrew Beveridge discusses Silicon Valley, the ’90s, and math emergencies
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Prof Talk: Andrew Beveridge discusses Silicon Valley, the ’90s, and math emergencies

Andrew Beveridge is a professor in the mathematics, statistics and computer science department. He teaches upper level courses in graph theory, combinatorics, discrete applied math, abstract algebra, calculus and linear algebra. He talks to The Mac Weekly about failed calculus tests, Silicon Valley, combinatorics and bass guitar. Where were you born, and how did you…