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Hidden Heroes: illuminating young girls’ brilliance, creativity, and imagination | Insight News | April 18, 2019
Sun, 04/21/2019 - 10:42pm
Stages Theatre Company (STC) in Hopkins is presenting the inspiring story of the young girls who grew up to become the Black Women of NASA. The original book was co-written by American Studies Professor Duchess Harris and adapted to the stage by playwright Shá Cage '95.
Sun, 04/21/2019 - 10:29pm
Marlon James leaves himself plenty of room for the subsequent volumes, and if they match the furious richness and depth of "Black Leopard, Red Wolf," they may complete one of the most important and innovative fantasy epics of the century so far.
Young Minnesotans with 'climate grief' are feeling anxiety – and taking action | Star Tribune | April 18, 2019
Fri, 04/19/2019 - 9:16am
While "climate grief" has many young people mired in worry about a warming planet, others are banding together to try to make a difference. Helen Meigs '21 and Environmental Studies and Psychology Professor Christina Manning were quoted.
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 6:04pm
American Studies Professor Duchess Harris wrote this article.
Double take: If you’re keeping up with Jones twins, you’ll find them on two Guthrie stages | Pioneer Press | April 17, 2019
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 4:20pm
Actors Charity and Felicity ('84) Jones are identical twin sisters. They’re both on stage at the Guthrie. In different shows. On different stages.
A List of 75 Women Who Can Speak at Your Next Twin Cities Startup Event | MINNEINNO | April 17, 2019
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 4:16pm
Listed under "Academia" is Kate Ryan Reiling '00, Entrepreneur in Residence, Macalester College.
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 4:05pm
Several Macalester people and places are listed in City Pages’ Best of the Twin Cities 2019.
Minnesota author Marlon James named one of Time's 100 most influential people | Star Tribune | April 17, 2019
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:50pm
The year isn't even half over, but now we know who the most influential people of 2019 are, and we know that Marlon James is one of them. Fred Swaniker '99, was also named to the list.
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 7:50am
Mohammed "Mo" Ibrahim, a billionaire businessman who founded Celtel, profiled Fred Swaniker '99.
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 6:47am
Novelist, essayist and fellow Man Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie wrote Marlon James's profile.
Interview: Gaelynn Lea on her music, becoming a public figure, and disability justice | MPR's The Current | April 16, 2019
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 2:33pm
When Gaelynn Lea '06 won and then performed as the winner of NPR's Tiny Desk music contest in 2016, her profile jumped several orders of magnitude as she went from a fixture in the Duluth music scene to a nationally-known folk artist.
The Night King’s eerie sigils on Game of Thrones could have a basis in math | The Verge | April 16, 2019
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:50pm
Andrew Beveridge, a math professor at Macalester College, says the White Walker spiral goes in the opposite direction of a golden spiral, but it’s “pretty darn close” to a clockwise golden spiral.
Mon, 04/15/2019 - 1:07pm
"Black Leopard, Red Wolf," which has even been billed as “The African Game of Thrones,” is the first part in what Marlon James is calling his “Dark Star Trilogy.”
While rivals worry, First Avenue expands its empire as one of nation's top indie promoters | Star Tribune | April 12, 2019
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 6:08pm
Rocker Bob Mould '82 and Cedar Cultural Center marketing director Alana Horton '14 were quoted.
Control and Collaboration: Simulating the Logic of Violence in Civil War for Political Science Students | Cambridge University Press | April 11, 2019
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 11:19am
Eric Mosinger, a faculty member in the Political Science Dept., wrote this article. His students helped him develop the simulation.
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 10:55am
The Australian newspaper interviewed English prof. Marlon James.
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 1:44pm
Bad Bad Hats, with Macalester class of 2012 members Kerry Alexander and Chris Hoge, is currently touring in the light of the band's latest album glowing notices, with Atwood magazine calling it “an energetic collection start to finish.”
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 7:45am
The 2001 Macalester graduate did not give anything away during her appearance on the late night show.
Tue, 04/09/2019 - 1:59pm
The World Premiere of HIDDEN HEROES has two Macalester connections. It's based on the book "Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA," co-written by American Studies prof. Duchess Harris. The play is written by Shá Cage, who graduated from Macalester in 1995.
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 5:52pm
“This feels right to me,” Rosenberg told the Pioneer Press in an interview on Monday. “It feels right to the institution. At a certain point, a change in leadership is healthy.”