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Judging a book by its cover in the library
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Judging a book by its cover in the library

This year, the Macalester library unveiled a new project: the Idea Lab. The space was immediately repudiated by much of the student body. Why? Why would a major investment in the Macalester library that brought students new opportunities to collaborate, experiment and learn be so thoroughly rejected (at least at the level of public debate)?…

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Macalester professors lead chapter of anti-Trump group

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as president of the US in November, a Macalester professor decided to form a group to organize against the new president’s agenda. The result was the Facebook group “Indivisible Saint Paul,” part of a larger resistance movement against Trump started by a collection of former Democratic congressional staffers….

Macalester community reacts to President Trump’s immigration ban
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Macalester community reacts to President Trump’s immigration ban

President Donald Trump’s executive order last Friday, January 27, banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries has thrown the Macalester community — along with the world around it — into tumult. The order shuts down all immigration from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia for a period of three months, and bans Syrian…