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Students award professors with recognition for Mental Health awareness

Voices on Mental Health

April 26, 2018

Earlier this semester, Voices on Mental Health sent out a survey to the student body asking for professors who were supportive or helpful with their mental illness, disability, or mental health. Below is a list of all faculty f...

Celebrated department coordinators to retire after over 20 years at Macalester

Rebecca Edwards

April 19, 2018

After more than two decades of service to the Macalester community, beloved department coordinators Jane Kollasch of economics and Toni Schrantz of religious studies and philosophy are retiring at the end of the semester. Kollasch, after 24 ...

Two professors take unscheduled leaves

Rebecca Edwards

January 25, 2018

Media and cultural studies (MCST) professor Leola Johnson and anthropology and Latin American studies professor Olga Gonzalez have both taken unexpected leaves of absence and are not teaching their scheduled courses this semester. Johnson’s leave is ...

First names vs. titles: Professors weigh merits of college’s naming conventions

The Mac Weekly

November 16, 2017

Last spring, while on sabbatical and preparing to teach a first-year course this semester, political science professor Wendy Weber encountered an article in the New York Times’ Sunday Review. The article was written by a h...

Voices on Mental Health present: Fall 2015 Professor Awards for Mental Health and Disability

January 29, 2016

Brian Lozenski — Educational Studies “He specifically mentioned mental health and stress resources on his syllabus, and supported the idea of his class being a place to work through challenging ideas in a safe space. He was also ...

Mental health and disability: Professors who support us

December 4, 2015

At times we have struggled. At times we have faltered and at times we have thrived. We have navigated how to exist in this academic space as students, while living with the realities of our mental health and/or disabilities. We...

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