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After 40 years, Kosmo Machine is investing $1 million in new equipment and adding jobs | Richmond Times-Dispatch | December 10, 2017
Sun, 12/10/2017 - 10:38pm
When Kosmo Machine Inc. was founded in 1976, brothers Pat and Ted Smook operated the business — a maker of machine components — in a 2,000-square-foot building just a few miles south of Ashland. Now, after a series of expansions over four decades, the company employs nearly 60 people and has a 62,000-square-foot office and manufacturing plant near Richmond International Airport. One of the more recent hires was Gavin Keisling, Macalester class of 2009.
Sun, 12/10/2017 - 2:25pm
A lot of people, living much better lives, in a land not as influentially far away as it once was. What do we think about this? I, for one, rejoice. Timothy Taylor, managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives based at Macalester, wrote this opinion.
Fri, 12/08/2017 - 3:15pm
One of the guests MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with about the current state of international affairs was Russian and International Studies Professor James von Geldern.
After internet fame, Max the banned library cat meets with Macalester president | Star Tribune | December 6, 2017
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 2:34pm
The cat has become so popular, the college president needed to have a sit-down.
New dinosaur looks like odd mix of duck, croc, ostrich, swan | U.S. News & World Report | December 6, 2017
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:48pm
With a bill like a duck but teeth like a croc's, a swanlike neck and killer claws, a new dinosaur species uncovered by scientists looks like something Dr. Seuss could have dreamed up. Professor Kristi Curry Rogers, who's a paleontologist, was quoted.
These aspiring NYC actors who might end up in your next favorite TV show | AM New York | October 4, 2017
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:59am
One of the actors highlighted was Mandi Masden '08.
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:52am
Sounds of Blackness Music Director and Producer Gary Hines ‘74 spoke with MSR. The music group got its start on Macalester’s campus more than four decades ago.
Twin Cities holiday shows get funky new addition with Shá Cage's 'Khephra' | Star Tribune | December 5, 2017
Tue, 12/05/2017 - 4:56pm
The playful production is written by, and stars, Shá Cage ‘95, the versatile and prolific Twin Cities actor/director last seen in "Romeo and Juliet" at the Guthrie. Her new show, directed fluidly by E.G. Bailey, mixes puppetry, music and dance as it tells a sincere story about a fatherless African girl's migration to America.
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 5:59pm
A tabby named Max has been playing a game of cat and mouse with some Minnesota college librarians. The furtive feline has been sneaking into the Macalester College library in St. Paul when people open the door and has been seen scampering around the bookshelves.
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 4:57pm
All Max that cat wanted to do was hang out in the library, but the feline wanderer got a little more than he bargained for, becoming an overnight viral sensation.
The internet is going crazy over this library's sign about a cat named Max | Yahoo News | December 1, 2017
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 4:27pm
Max continues to make news.
Internet rallies behind St. Paul cat banned from library after repeated attempts to enter | Star Tribune | December 1, 2017
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 1:00pm
Max, an orange tabby cat in St. Paul, has caused an internet uproar because of his propensity for books.
How Max the Cat was kicked out of the Macalester library and became an internet sensation | Pioneer Press | December 1, 2017
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:49pm
Max the cat has become an internet sensation. The library's Chris Schommer and media relations manager Barbara Laskin were quoted.
Meet Max the Cat: He’s banned from the library but that doesn’t stop him venturing in | Belfast Telegraph | November 30, 2017
Thu, 11/30/2017 - 6:07pm
The "Max the Cat" story crosses the ocean as the Belfast Telegraph weighs in.
Thu, 11/30/2017 - 5:19pm
A story in photographs about Max the handsome cat.
Thu, 11/30/2017 - 5:14pm
The story of Max the cat has already been written — simply, succinctly and perfectly. This story, printed and taped onto a college library door in St. Paul, Minn., might have ended there. But because the Internet loves cat characters — and has a special fondness for those known as library cats — the story of 3-year-old Max exploded Wednesday. Having been shooed away from the Macalester College library, Max sprinted straight toward Internet fame. Christopher Schommer, from the library, was quoted.
West Africa: Questions Linger Over U.S. Role in Fighting Terrorism in Sahel | Voice of America | November 28, 2017
Wed, 11/29/2017 - 2:48pm
The deaths of four U.S. Special Forces soldiers in Niger last month have raised questions about America’s role in the fight against violent extremism in a sparsely populated region of Africa. Political Science Professor Lisa Mueller was quoted.
Books from Minnesota authors you’ll want on your holiday gift list | Pioneer Press | November 26, 2017
Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:35pm
Here are some gift-worthy books by Minnesotans published this year and three have Macalester connections: “Give a Girl a Knife” by Amy Thielen '97; “A Different Pond” by Bao Phi '97; and “Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA” co-authored by Duchess Harris, professor in American Studies.
Call of the wild: Minnesota women explore public lands, by bicycle | Star Tribune | November 25, 2017
Sat, 11/25/2017 - 3:26pm
Four young women, including Hannah Field and Ariana Amini from the Macalester class of 2017, have undertaken a journey of enlightenment — by bicycle. They’re on a quest to learn all they can about threats to public lands, crossing the nation from coast to coast on a 4,871-mile expedition that will end in South Carolina in December.
“Khephra,” enlightening entertainment for all ages | Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder | November 24, 2017
Sat, 11/25/2017 - 12:38pm
Shá Cage ‘95, hardly rests on her laurels. After the runaway success of “New Neighbors,” which debuted in June at the Sundance Film Festival, Cage has performed on more than 50 venues internationally and still tours prestigious outlets. She’s featured in this article.