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Tue, 08/13/2019 - 4:20pm
In celebration of the release of "Avengers: Endgame," BuzzFeed assembled an Avenger — Danai Gurira '01 — to take their "Which Avengers: Endgame Character You Are?" quiz.
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 12:14pm
For back-to-school time, here are some new and soon-to-be-published picture books with LGBTQ and gender-creative characters, all involving schools and classmates. "In My Footprints,” by Bao Phi '97 and illustrated by Basia Tran, is one of the books.
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 12:05pm
Dr. Bruce R. Krawisz '74, a retired physician who does research on the health effects of climate change, wrote this commentary.
African countries are opening their borders. What does this mean for security, identity and trade? | Washington Post | August 13, 2019
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 9:29am
Political Science Prof. Lisa Mueller co-wrote this analysis.
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 9:15am
Authors Colson Whitehead and Marlon James talk to Nam Kiwanuka about their latest novels.
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 9:11am
Geography Prof. Emeritus David Lanegran was quoted.
Minnesota Museum of American Art's new curator: 'There are widespread calls to decolonize museums' | Star Tribune | August 12, 2019
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 12:36pm
Macalester alum Laura Wertheim Joseph '07 brings broad arts experience to Minnesota Museum of American Art.
2020 hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren to campaign in St. Paul next week | Star Tribune | August 12, 2019
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 11:24am
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will bring her 2020 Democratic presidential campaign to St. Paul next Monday. A town hall is set for 6:15 p.m. Aug. 19 at Leonard Center Fieldhouse on the Macalester College campus.
From Minnesota to Africa, local nonprofit connects food experts worlds apart | Star Tribune | August 9, 2019
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 9:24am
Minnesota-based Partners in Food Solutions connects U.S. food experts with smaller African companies looking for new ways to feed large populations. PFS began in 2008 after former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan '61, a Macalester College alum, personally challenged former General Mills CEO Ken Powell to do more about food insecurity.
Chef Amy Thielen and artist Aaron Spangler make a home in the Minnesota woods | Star Tribune | August 10, 2019
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 9:19am
The home of Amy Thielen '97 and her husband, Aaron Spangler, is literally in the sticks, and that’s just how they like it. Located on the edge of a state forest some 200 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, it’s a cozy world unto itself.
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 4:11am
There are lessons in writing that no teacher can teach you. Lessons you learn only through reading. The “what you know” that you’re supposed to write about. That trick where you make readers believe people doing the unbelievable. She insisted I read Toni Morrison.
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 11:13am
At summer camp kids can ride a horse, go canoeing or sing songs. But one group of girls explored helicopters in St Paul. They are part of the Project Scientist Stem Summer Academy based at Macalester College.
In her own words: Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison | MPR News Presents | August 8, 2019
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 11:10am
Toni Morrison gave the opening convocation and helped inaugurate the new Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College in St. Paul on Sept. 5, 2006.
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 9:55am
Girls can see new horizons in engineering and aviation at a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) camp called Project Scientist, which aims to expose girls to careers that may otherwise seem out of reach. The camp is based at Macalester.
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 6:37pm
As a student double majoring in Education Studies and Geography at Macalester College, Ella Schoenen '18 spent a lot of time analyzing school policy and specifically, case studies of the area public school districts. Here's an update about what she's doing now.
Toni Morrison remembered—in the words of Marlon James, Yara Shahidi, Janet Mock | Document | August 6, 2019
Tue, 08/06/2019 - 2:36pm
The giant of American literature has passed away at the age of 88. Here, five cultural figures, including English Prof. Marlon James, describe the Morrison novels they'll never forget.
Mon, 08/05/2019 - 5:12pm
The English professor and Man Booker prizewinner from Jamaica on his personal possessions, from a pair of jeans to a much-loved comic.
Mon, 08/05/2019 - 4:59pm
The 20th season of Talking Volumes, Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune’s collaboration on in-depth conversations with some of today’s best writers, starts next month and includes Tim O’Brien '68 who will talk about his latest, "Dad’s Maybe Book." His appearance will be on Oct. 16 at the Parkway Theater.
Wed, 07/31/2019 - 10:42am
The columnist mentions two Macalester alumni, Don Gemberling ‘64 and Jack Sjostrom ‘49.
Tue, 07/30/2019 - 10:45am
American Studies Prof. Duchess Harris threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Minnesota Twins’ July 20 game at Target Field against the Oakland A’s. The honor was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing that took place July 20, 1969. Harris’ grandmother, Miriam Mann, was one of 11 Black women mathematicians recruited by NASA to assist in the agency’s quest to put a man on the moon.