The Mac Weekly

Trustees approve new stadium turf, grant tenure to three

Abe Asher

February 5, 2018

Macalester’s Board of Trustees reconvened from Jan. 24-25, participating in a two-hour long diversity training, approving the installation of new turf at Macalester Stadium, and granting tenure to three faculty members. The new turf ...

Pass/Fail: Mac students handpick prospective professors in hiring process

February 12, 2016

Student involvement has always played a central role within the Macalester community. This has recently been on display during the turnaround of professors in various departments, such as English, History and Economics. Daylanne En...

Organizing Committee responds to Contingent Appreciation Week

April 25, 2014

First of all, we want to thank the students who organized and participated in Contingent Faculty Appreciation Week. What an amazing week it has been for us! We can’t thank you enough for all the time, energy and labor you ex...

Support the contingent faculty that help make Macalester great

April 18, 2014

One of the best parts about being a Macalester student is choosing from the breadth of interesting courses that are offered each semester. Balancing creative desires, career aspirations and graduation requirements in only four cl...

Lara Nielsen denied tenure appeal, will not return to teach

September 13, 2013

Following the unsuccessful appeal of her tenure denial, Theater and Dance professor Lara Nielsen will not be returning to Macalester this year. Nielsen, an Assistant Professor, had her application for tenure denied by the Fa...

Nielsen, supporters await decision

May 3, 2013

No decision in theater and dance professor Lara Nielsen’s tenure appeal has been announced, creating uncertainty as to her future status at the college. Nielsen, an associate professor in the Theater and Dance Department, was denie...

Nielsen files appeal

March 29, 2013

The contention over theatre professor Lara Nielsen’s tenure decision reached a new concrete stage the week prior to spring break, with Nielsen officially filing an appeal with the Faculty Appeals Committee. Nielsen was denied te...

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