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Young Adults Are Fighting to Stop the Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota | teen Vogue | September 18, 2017
Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:14pm
Macalester sophomore Margaret Breen '20 was quoted.
Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:12pm
For 10 years, customers have been greeted by the same friendly smile followed by a quick conversation when entering the NU Market located in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Union. Ian McLean '79, one of the market’s full-time employees, has been working the aisles and register since 2007. He's featured in this article.
Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:24pm
Over the past couple of years, Women’s All B-Ball and Pick Her Up Basketball have emerged on the scene in Oakland and around the Bay Area to allow players of any level to play the sport of their choosing weekly and monthly in pickup games. Emma Leyden '14 was interviewed and pictured.
Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:16pm
Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical, "In The Heights," is at the Ordway Theater in St. Paul. Kylie Bearse and Jason DeRusha talk with cast members Pedro Bayon '85 and Courtney Arango (3:27).
Three College Students Aiming To Build Empathy In America's Children Create "This Land Is My Land" | Blavity | September 18, 2017
Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:07pm
What happens if two million children in the U.S. were taught love and empathy? That's exactly what author Dubie Toa-Kwapong '16, illustrator Samuel Fleming '19, and creator Nana Adom Mills-Robertson '18 are looking to do with their book, "This Land is My Land."
'Witness activism' drew Minnesota couple to live outdoors in BWCA | Star Tribune | September 18, 2017
Mon, 09/18/2017 - 2:07pm
For 365 days in 2015 and 2016, Amy '04 and Dave Freeman lived in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, paddling a canoe or towing a toboggan from campsite to campsite. They fell through the ice. They were trailed by wolves. They drank from the lakes. Mostly, they bore witness.
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:29pm
Four young women, Macalester alumnae Hannah Scout Field '17 and Ariana Armini '17, Katie Ledermann, and Alex Benjamin, hit the road Sept. 9 on a 4,800-mile trek across the United States.Their mission: To raise awareness of the threats facing public lands. They call themselves Women on Wheels for Wild Lands, or WOWFWL.
Coastal Seafoods buyer looks back on bringing fresh fish to Midwest | Star Tribune | September 8, 2017
Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:15am
As Tim Lauer '77 starts enjoying his well-earned retirement, the 32-year Coastal Seafoods veteran takes a look back at his influential career.
How U.S. News college rankings promote economic inequality on campus | Politico | September 10, 2017
Sun, 09/10/2017 - 12:29pm
A POLITICO review shows that the criteria used in the U.S. News rankings — a measure so closely followed in the academic world that some colleges have built them into strategic plans — create incentives for schools to favor wealthier students over less wealthy applicants. President Brian Rosenberg was interviewed and quoted.
Saturday Night Forecast: Snowblind at the Black Dog on September 9, Steve Kenny Trio Opens | Jazz Police | September 7, 2017
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 1:15pm
The founding musicians of Snowblind came together in 2005 through their connections to the University of Minnesota. The current ensemble includes the original horn section of Computer Science professor, Shilad Sen, featured in this article, Adam Rossmiller, and Scott Agster, along with original drummer Reid Kennedy and more recent addition Graydon Peterson on bass.
How two students earned their college official “bike-friendliness” designation | Sierra | August 22, 2017
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 8:11am
This year, Macalester College became one of the few liberal arts colleges to achieve Silver status, thanks to the arduous work of two students, Ellie Hohulin '19 and Marlee Yost-Wolff '19.
Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:42am
Will Sheff '98 of Okkervil River has released "Down Down the Deep River," a film he wrote, directed, and scored. The film is Sheff's directorial debut; shot in his hometown in 2014 with local and non-professional actors, the dreamy, dialogue-free short film is a story of childhood, imagination, alienation, and loss as two young boys form a friendship and spur the unfolding strange events in 1980s small town New Hampshire.
Wed, 09/06/2017 - 9:52am
The Trump administration said it will phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, for people brought to the United States illegally as children. The turn of events has educators across the spectrum wondering how the decision could affect students and the role of leaders in serving them. Macalester President Brian Rosenberg was interviewed and quoted.
Minnesota punk legends Hüsker Dü's first-ever boxed set coming Nov. 10 | Star Tribune | September 5, 2017
Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:39pm
It's the first-ever boxed set -- and really the first significant archive collection of any kind -- from Hüsker Dü, which also featured enduring alt-rock star Bob Mould '82. The highly influential Minnesota punk trio's catalog and vault have been tied up over the decades. The hardcore punk band got its start at Macalester when Mould was a freshman and was active from 1979 to 1988, playing regularly in the Twin Cities. It's regarded as one of the first bands to help establish college rock.
Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:01am
The hardcore punk band got its start at Macalester when Bob Mould '82 was a freshman and was active from 1979 to 1988, playing regularly in the Twin Cities. It's regarded as one of the first bands to help establish college rock.
Branching Threads: a student's passion for the environment creates change | The University of Portland Beacon | September 4, 2017
Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:17am
A University of Portland student is making t-shirts to help the environment and a Macalester student is helping. Bekka Ord '18, a studio art major, creates the designs for the t-shirts with the inspiration of her hometown, Juneau, Alaska.
Julie Hurbanis '90 is Assistant VP for Marketing & Communications at Macalester College | Depauw News | September 2, 2017
Mon, 09/04/2017 - 5:01pm
Hurbanis began her new position today.
Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:46pm
American Studies professor and chair Duchess Harris was a guest and spoke about her books, "Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA," and "Race and Policing."
Education leaders consider: When should we speak up about divisive issues? | Christian Science Monitor | August 30, 2017
Thu, 08/31/2017 - 6:58am
On Aug. 14, Macalester President Brian Rosenberg joined in a chorus of college presidents across the United States denouncing the racially charged events in Charlottesville, Va.
Wed, 08/30/2017 - 4:13pm
Many of the evacuees fleeing Harvey's destruction in Texas are in need of medical care. "Here & Now's" Robin Young spoke with Dr. Regina Rodman '01, who has been busy treating people inside the shelter at Houston's convention center.