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Thu, 12/06/2018 - 9:32am
This is just the beginning—a generation of climate voters is ready to engage with every part of the democratic process to confront this crisis. Jesse Meisenhelter '16, an organizer with the Sunrise Movement, wrote this opinion.
Tue, 12/04/2018 - 4:19pm
Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, stepped into a mess last August when he declared at a public bill-signing event that America "was never that great." What Cuomo meant, I assume, was that some of us are too often nostalgic for a past that wasn’t perfect or even preferable to the present. A similar sort of nostalgia is common these days among critics of, and even some professionals within, American higher education. This opinion was written by President Brian Rosenberg.
The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira Named UN Women Goodwill Ambassador: ‘I Have a Purpose’ | People | December 3, 2018
Tue, 12/04/2018 - 2:03pm
Danai Gurira '01 may be known for playing the strong female-warrior Okoye in "Black Panther," but the woman behind the screen is just as fierce in her championing of women’s rights. "The Walking Dead" star was named a Women Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations while hosting the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 event celebrating the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday.
'Familiar' Channels Experiences Of 'Black Panther' And 'Walking Dead' Star Danai Gurira | FORBES | December 3, 2018
Tue, 12/04/2018 - 1:57pm
Danai Gurira '01 is not only an actor on "The Walking Dead," the upcoming "Avengers 4" and the Oscar buzz-generating "Black Panther," she's also a celebrated playwright. To that end, one of Gurira's earlier works, "Familiar," is getting a resurgence in the Heartland.
Sun, 12/02/2018 - 9:15pm
"Black Panther" and "Walking Dead" star Danai Gurira '01 says World AIDS Day resonates with her because she saw the effects of the deadly disease in her own community when she was growing up. Gurira was born in the U.S. but grew up in Zimbabwe, where she says, "I witnessed its effect on society and communities and families. It really did affect me in that regard."
Fri, 11/30/2018 - 3:06pm
Ahead of their show, Bad Bad Hats band members Connor Davison, Kerry Alexander and Chris Hoge, both 2012 graduates, took time to answer a few questions.
Thu, 11/29/2018 - 9:13pm
The track appears on the former Hüsker Dü guitarist’s upcoming album ‘Sunshine Rock.' Mould is a 1982 alumnus.
How the women of Black Panther inspired generations with their fierce performances | Entertainment Weekly | November 29, 2018
Thu, 11/29/2018 - 6:53pm
"You can judge a nation, and how successful it will be, based on how it treats its women and its girls.” That’s a real-life 2014 quote from President Barack Obama, but it applies perfectly to the fictional realm of Wakanda. Danai Gurira '01 was quoted.
Macalester professor's new book puts #MeToo into context for kids | Star Tribune | November 28, 2018
Wed, 11/28/2018 - 4:39pm
American Studies Professor Duchess Harris' work brings complicated and sometimes hidden history into focus. And even though she's on sabbatical, that doesn’t mean she’s taking a break. “When you are talking about MeToo, young people need to know that this is a 400-year project,” said Harris, whose book for high schoolers, “The Silence Breakers and the #MeToo Movement,” is being released next month. President Brian Rosenberg was quoted.
Tue, 11/27/2018 - 4:41pm
“Always Another Country” is a graceful memoir by Sisonke Msimang '96, a South African writer and political analyst, who charts an alternate course to the now familiar conclusion that home is not always a place on a map. Macalester is mentioned.
Mon, 11/26/2018 - 6:56am
Kafui Attoh '06, professor of urban studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, spoke about the deep political connotations of "transit rights."
Sat, 11/24/2018 - 8:43pm
In "Black Feminist Politics: From Kennedy to Trump," American Studies Professor Duchess Harris explores how black feminism is influencing politics and social media under the Trump administration.
Wed, 11/21/2018 - 9:46am
The Idea Lab in DeWitt Wallace Library was featured in Library Journal's list of architectural projects that encourage creativity and contemplation.
Thu, 11/15/2018 - 4:08pm
Sports Illustrated basketball writer Jeremy Woo tweeted about his friend, head men's basketball coach Abe Woldeslassie '08, in a shoutout about Macalester's home opener.
Danai Gurira's Heartfelt People's Choice speech is a celebration of women as superheroes | MTV News | November 12, 2018
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:49pm
To win "Action Movie Star of 2018," Danai Gurira '01 beat out Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Ryan Reynolds, and the Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman. "Thank you for affirming that women and girls, when they're given a chance to hang with the boys, can hang with the best of them."
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 9:09am
This opinion was written by Environmental Studies Professor Roopali Phadke and Shanai Matteson, a writer and public artist based in Minneapolis.
A referendum on Trump’s policies and leadership | História, Ciências, Saúde– Manguinhos | November 2018
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 5:46pm
Edens Professor, Geography, Eric Carter, was interviewed by the Brazilian journal, "História, Ciências, Saúde– Manguinhos" (History, Science, Health -- Manguinhos) for their "news" section to explain the results of the 2018 U.S. Midterm elections, especially the role of issues such as immigration and health care, and the impacts of the elections internationally.
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 7:49pm
One of the dances performed, "Just Her Time" by Macalester Theater and Dance faculty member Wynn Fricke, is an aching meditation on healing, birth, death and communal connection.
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 7:20pm
A new documentary shows how one state is confronting Native American child removal. This article was written by 2015 Macalester graduate Abaki Beck.