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Tue, 06/25/2019 - 3:58pm
Minneapolis ad agency rolls out a new campaign to hook millennials and Gen Zers. In the ad, local indie rock group Bad Bad Hats, with 2012 Mac alums Kerry Alexander and Chris Hoge, covers the theme song from the Andy Griffith Show.
2-year battle over Indiana abortion clinic highlights ‘politically motivated’ licensing laws: Advocates | ABC News | June 20, 2019
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 5:16pm
Whole Woman's Health founder Amy Hagstrom Miller '89 was quoted.
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 4:41pm
Writer in Residence and English Professor Marlon James is one of the writers who suggests what to read this summer.
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 10:34am
Okkervil River looks back while moving forward. Frontman Will Sheff '98 was interviewed.
The 3rd Annual Logan Festival Of Solo Performance to Feature Nationally Celebrated Performers | Broadway World | June 19, 2019
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 5:13pm
The 3rd Annual Logan Festival of Solo Performance will run at 1st Stage from July 11-21, 2019. This innovative festival features: "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien '68, dramatized by Jim Stowell. Based on the literary classic, "The Things They Carried" explores the lines between truth and reality as fact and fiction blur in this unforgettable soldier's journey ranging from rural Minnesota to the jungles of Vietnam. Of writer Tim O'Brien, the "San Francisco Examiner" has said, "[He] is the best American writer of his generation."
Last surviving medic from World War II ‘Band of Brothers’ Battalion honored during funeral service | DVIDS | June 18, 2019
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:19pm
Tim O’Brien '68, author of "The Things they Carried," was quoted.
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 3:15pm
Bad Bad Hats' remake of the classic "Andy Griffith Show" theme song is for an outdoorsy new campaign. The three-piece band consists of two 2012 Macalester graduates, Kerry Alexander and Chris Hoge.
Mon, 06/17/2019 - 9:44pm
When divinity professor Kate Bowler '02 was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer, she realized her expectations for health and happiness were based on a lie. She wrote this opinion and appears in the video.
Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:16pm
The Artistry Board of Directors presented outgoing Executive Director & Chief Advancement Officer Andrea Specht '92 with the inaugural Diane Darr Award for Artistry Excellence.
Mon, 06/17/2019 - 4:54pm
Dr. Lowell Gess '42 of Alexandria received the prestigious Charles J. Turck Global Citizen Award from his alma mater, Macalester College during a school reunion.
This gripping memoir tells the story of a girl — and South Africa — coming of age | Washington Post | June 14, 2019
Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:15pm
Sisonke Msimang’s stories teach readers about race and racism, how one’s political ideology shifts, and about contemporary South African political history. She graduated from Macalester in 1996.
Vice President Walter Mondale's influence pervades Minnesota, even in his 90s | Star Tribune | June 11, 2019
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 3:29pm
Three-and-a-half decades removed from a run as the Democratic nominee for the U.S. presidency, Mondale '50, Minnesota’s highest-profile statesman, is still giving back, his political power gracefully given way to influence and public service.
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 2:17pm
Sexual assault survivor and Advocacy Director of RISE (Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment) Asma Mohammed '14 testified.
Muddying the waters: A political ecology of mosquito-borne disease in coastal Ecuador | ScienceDirect | May 10, 2019
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 2:10pm
Edens Professor of Geography and Global Health Eric Carter and Miranda Harris '18 published this article from a collaborative research project based on field work re attitudes towards mosquito-borne disease that Harris conducted in Ecuador.
BWW Review: BLOOD KNOT at The Pillsbury House Theatre: A Play Just as Relevant Now as 1961 | Broadway World | June 4, 2019
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:56am
"Blood Knot" by Athol Fugard, currently playing at The Pillsbury House Theatre, is a show that was first performed in 1961 and is still just as poignant today. Macalester alumni James A. Williams '77 and Stephen Yoakam '75 are the leads. The Pillsbury House Theatre's Co-Artistic Producing Director is Faye Price '77.
‘It’s Time Africa Had Its Own Harvard.’ Inside a University Training African Leaders to Solve African Problems | TIME | June 12, 2019
Tue, 06/11/2019 - 3:41pm
Profile of the African Leadership University, founded by Fred Swaniker '99.
Mon, 06/10/2019 - 2:53pm
The actor talked about the beloved character, getting the Vietnam narrative right and working with Tim O'Brien '68, the author of "The Things They Carried."
Mon, 06/10/2019 - 2:46pm
Georgia Cloepfil '13 has played professionally in Sweden, Australia, South Korea and Norway. She read this post.
Q&A: Former Facebook marketing exec joins DoorDash 'To be about building again' | AdAge | June 5, 2019
Thu, 06/06/2019 - 3:08pm
Kofi Amoo-Gottfried '01 talks Cambridge Analytica, branding in the ‘burbs, and his famous uncle, the late Kofi Annan ’61, former UN Secretary-General.
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 3:23pm
The author of Booker-winning "A Brief History of Seven Killings" and African myth inspired "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" is interviewed about his views on fantasy literature and why he had troubles getting his new book published in UK.