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Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:21am
It’s a long way from St. Paul to Bonn, Germany. But that’s where Paul Huttner found Macalester students, Katie Lund '18 and Julia Makayova '18, who had traveled to the big COP23 climate conference with Environmental Studies professor Roopali Phadke. Her interview starts at 6:15.
After all these years, Brainerd's Ron Stolski still can't put coaching down | Star Tribune | November 15, 2017
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:22pm
At the age of 78, Ron Stolski is still coaching in Brained. He graduated from Macalester in 1962, has been awarded the college’s Distinguished Citizen Award, and is in Mac’s Hall of Fame.
Asa Butterfield Movie ‘The House of Tomorrow’ Lands at Shout! Studios | The Wrap | November 14, 2017
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 8:13am
Shout! Studios has acquired North American rights to “The House of Tomorrow,” a coming-of-age feature starring Asa Butterfield, Nick Offerman and Ellen Burstyn and will launch the film theatrically on April 20, 2018. It’s based on the best-selling novel by English professor Peter Bognanni, was written and directed by Peter Livolsi, and premiered earlier this year at the San Francisco International Film Festival.
Minnesota higher education leaders raise alarms about GOP tax plan | Star Tribune | November 14, 2017
Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:42pm
Minnesota’s most prominent colleges and universities are raising alarms about the tax overhaul that Republicans are pushing through Congress, saying it would make it harder to offer financial assistance to low-income students, fund research and pay for academic buildings. President Brian Rosenberg was quoted.
Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:08am
Charles Teague’s purpose was not to help solve the problem of obesity. Teague’s story is as ordinary as yours. According to VentureFizz, Teague graduated from Macalester College in 1995 with a degree in Political Science, and he told the outlet, “I got out and said to myself, What do I do now? What am I going to do for a living?’”
Obituary: Mohamed Abshir Musa was a leader of Somali independence movement | Star Tribune | November 10, 2017
Sat, 11/11/2017 - 3:55pm
In one of the world’s most war-torn countries, Gen. Mohamed Abshir Musa was a peacemaker and a leader of the independence movement in Somalia, and when retired, he moved to Minnesota. International Studies Professor Ahmed Samatar was interviewed and quoted.
Steve Hengstler: the photographer who covered the rise of Hüsker Dü | The Current | November 7, 2017
Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:54pm
Steve Hengstler '82 first met Bob Mould '82 in the fall of 1978, when the two lived across the hall from one another in Bigelow Hall at Macalester College in St. Paul. Hengstler would go on to photograph many of the press images and early concert photos of Hüsker Dü.
Fri, 11/10/2017 - 9:47am
"Feverland," by Alex Lemon '00, was one of the recommended books from the staffs of a rotating list of Bay Area independent bookstores. In it, Lemon confronts his own illness head-on and investigates what it means to be alive, and subsequently what to do with one’s life in the face of tragedy.
Fri, 11/10/2017 - 9:41am
Macalester Environmental Studies Prof. Roopali Phadke, pictured, and five students are attending the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, now through November 17. Their passes will allow entry into the diplomatic and civil society zones. The students will function as a research team and observe negotiations and other events in Bonn.
‘Sometimes You Go Home With Tears’: Being a College’s Muslim Chaplain | Chronicle of Higher Education | November 8, 2017
Thu, 11/09/2017 - 7:48am
Rev. Kelly J. Stone, College Chaplain and Associate Dean, and Ailya Vajid, Associate Chaplain for Muslim Life, were both interviewed and Macalester was mentioned in this article.
Wed, 11/08/2017 - 12:41am
As Sarah Nichols ‘16 prepared to graduate from Macalester College last year, she had a decision to make: should she take one of the jobs that was offered to her, or the one she had just created for herself?
Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:39am
Information about Macalester's 2017 Macathon.
Using Patient Pathways to Accelerate the Drive to Ending Tuberculosis | The Journal of Infectious Diseases | November 6, 2017
Mon, 11/06/2017 - 4:40pm
International Studies Professor Christy Hanson has been working under a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and has developed a new analytical methodology for better understanding the care seeking behavior of people with tuberculosis. This work, recently featured in a special supplement of "The Journal of Infectious Diseases," was picked up by an advisory group to WHO (World Health Organization), which recommended that all countries undertake this method of "Patient Pathway Analysis." Three Macalester students, Pia Mingkwan '17, Aaron Hymoff '17, and Julia Makayova '18, were among her co-authors, and they supported six countries to interpret the results of their analysis.
Mon, 11/06/2017 - 4:30pm
The extraordinary career of Hüsker Dü is being explored in a remarkable new podcast that accompanies this week's eagerly anticipated release of Numero Group's SAVAGE YOUNG DÜ. Episode 1: New Day Rising introduces the band before they became a band, following Grant Hart and Greg Norton's youth in St. Paul and subsequent first encounter with Bob Mould '82, a fellow student at St. Paul's Macalester College, with a Flying V guitar and passion for punk rock equal to their own.
Sun, 11/05/2017 - 2:46pm
Mindy Deardurff, dean of the Career Development Center, was quoted and Macalester was mentioned in this article, which appeared in the “Education Life” pull-out section of the Sunday Times.
Sun, 11/05/2017 - 2:41pm
MPR News host Kerri Miller invited three avid readers into the studio to talk about how adults can read beyond their comfort zones and read without walls. One of those invited was Anitra Budd, a visiting assistant professor in English, and one of the books recommended was "Black Lives Matter" by American Studies Professor Duchess Harris and Sue Bradford Edwards.
Hüsker Dü box set finally puts Minnesota trio's basement tapes to good use | Star Tribune | November 3, 2017
Sun, 11/05/2017 - 1:52pm
The hardcore punk band Hüsker Dü got its start at Macalester in 1979, when Bob Mould ‘82 was a freshman. They were active from 1979 to 1988, playing regularly in the Twin Cities, and are regarded as one of the first bands to help establish college rock. So what’s on ‘Savage Young Dü’? Unreleased songs, demos and alt takes. These include tracks from the band’s first-ever recording session in Macalester’s arts center, May 1979.
Thu, 11/02/2017 - 5:03pm
Jason Jacobson '99, the new director of Undergraduate Advising Center at San Francisco State, talked about his past career achievements and future plans as students piled up at the advising center to seek out assistance in navigating their paths to graduation.
Abigail Breslin, Denise Richards to Star in "Saturday at the Starlight" | Variety | October 30, 2017
Tue, 10/31/2017 - 3:39pm
Abigail Breslin, Denise Richards, and Michael Madsen are starring in the independent comedy “Saturday at the Starlight,” currently shooting in Los Angeles. Jake Disch '08 co-wrote the screenplay and is mentioned in this article.
Dennis Banks, Native American Activist And Wounded Knee Occupier, Dies At 80 | NPR | October 30, 2017
Tue, 10/31/2017 - 2:05pm
Dennis Banks, a Native American activist who co-founded the American Indian Movement and helped lead the 1973 armed occupation of Wounded Knee, has died at 80. Brian Bull '91, who was working for South Dakota Public Radio at the time, profiled Banks for NPR in 2001.