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Students show support for Nielsen through art and sound
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Students show support for Nielsen through art and sound

“Unhappy with recent tenure decisions? Come join our Week of Actions in the lobby of the Fine Arts Commons. Speak up and let your voice be heard!” Those words hang from a banner displayed above Café Mac and are one of many new installations across campus erected in support of Professor Lara Nielsen, who is…

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Seven granted tenure

Bagpipes greeted seven professors with good news December 5th, though it was not officially announced until this January.  The seven professors who were granted tenure are Andrew Beveridge, Sarah Boyer, John Cannon, Devavani Chatterjea, Kristi Curry Rogers, Christina Esposito and Kathryn Splan. These professors represent a range of academia at Macalester, though six of them…

Students support Lara Nielsen’s tenure appeal
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Students support Lara Nielsen’s tenure appeal

Students in the Theatre and Dance Department have called Associate Professor Lara Nielsen “the weaver of our intellectual heartstrings.” She was nominated for Best Educator by the Macalester College Student Government in 2010, and co-edited a collection of essays last year titled Neoliberalism and Global Theatres: Performance Permutations. Last December, Nielsen was denied tenure by…

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