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The Point with Liu Xin | CGTN | August 15, 2018
August 15th marked the 73rd anniversary of Japan's unconditional surrender at the end of WWII. Macalester History professor Yue-him Tam was interviewed on CGTN English (China Global Television Network headquartered in Beijing), and spoke about the relationship between China and Japan in the context of this anniversary.
macnews  History  Japan  China  WWII  piper 
2 days ago by macalestercollege
For Sisonke Msimang, a Childhood in Exile Created a Life of Activism | Wall Street Journal | August 10, 2018
In her first book, the memoir "Always Another Country," the writer and human rights worker reflects on her youth in exile from South Africa, and the urge for social justice that the experience created. She graduated from Macalester in 1996.
macalumni  Classof1996  segregation  activism  SouthAfrica  exile  piper 
3 days ago by macalestercollege
Clara Ueland: Minnesota suffragist, lifelong women's rights activist | MinnPost | August 13, 2018
Elizabeth Loetscher '19 is a student at Macalester where she studies English. She wrote this article.
macnews  classof2019  MacStudents  English  piper 
3 days ago by macalestercollege
4 new books from Minnesota authors that plumb emotional depths | Pioneer Press | August 5, 2018
One of the four books, “Tales of Love and Despair: Men in Love In Revolutionary Iran,” was written by the late Macalester Sociology professor Mahnaz Kousha (Self-published, $9.99), who died last October. “I knew they shared more with me than if I were male,” she wrote. “They saw me more as a therapist or counselor than as a sociologist. I, however, found their silences potent, pregnant with deep-felt introspection and emotions.”
macnews  macfaculty  Sociology  Iran  Author  book  piper 
11 days ago by macalestercollege
Macalester College athletes want to give new meaning to 'locker-room talk' | Star Tribune | August 4, 2018
Macalester College football players are heading back to high school this fall, hoping to give new meaning to “locker-room talk.” Practice starts Aug. 13 for the St. Paul Central High School football team. Not long after that, Ethan Levin ‘20, a sophomore defensive lineman on the Macalester football team, will return to his old high school with his new teammates and a message.
macnews  football  AthletesAgainstSexualViolence  classof2020  athletes  piper 
13 days ago by macalestercollege
At Frogtown Farm, neighbors do a share of the work for a share of the harvest | MinnPost | July 31, 2018
Nina Escriva '17 took advantage of a new program this season to help at the Frogtown Farm in St. Paul once or twice a week in exchange for a share of the harvest. She’s lived in Frogtown for five years while attending Macalester.
macnews  classof2017  farming  macalumni  piper 
17 days ago by macalestercollege
Good Question: What Causes Sinkholes To Open Up? | WCCO-TV | July 30, 2018
On Sunday morning, part of Kellogg Boulevard in St. Paul crumbled. Sinkholes can be caused by a number of different things. So, what causes the ground to open up? “In all cases, it’s material being removed from underground and then the surface collapsing in,” said Anna Lindquist, a visiting professor of Geology at Macalester.
macnews  macfaculty  sinkholes  Geology  piper 
18 days ago by macalestercollege
The ethics of computer science: this researcher has a controversial proposal | Nature | July 26, 2018
Nature spoke to Brent Hecht '05, who said peer reviewers must ensure that researchers consider negative societal consequences of their work.
macalumni  Classof2005  ComputerScience  Geography  piper 
21 days ago by macalestercollege
Minneapolis indie band Bad Bad Hats rocks The Cleveland Sessions | Cleveland.com | July 23, 2018
Bad Bad Hats has come a long way from its college roots. The Minneapolis indie rock band formed in 2012 while singer Kerry Alexander ‘12, guitarist Chris Hoge ‘12 and bassist Noah Boswell ‘14 went to college at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The trio competed in a college rock off, got connected to Afternoon Records owner Ian Anderson, and released its debut EP, "It Hurts," in 2013. Bad Bad Hats released its debut full-length record, "Psychic Reader," in 2015.
macnews  BadBadHats  band  Classof2012  classof2014  music  piper 
25 days ago by macalestercollege
U.S. best-seller author introduces book on Genghis Khan | Vietnam News | July 18, 2018
Jack Weatherford, professor emeritus, Anthropology, went to Vietnam to introduce the Vietnamese version of his book "Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World."
macnews  macfaculty  GenghisKhanandtheMakingoftheModernWorld  Anthropology  piper 
4 weeks ago by macalestercollege
Danai Gurira is the new face of Reebok | Fashionista | July 13, 2018
Reebok continues its streak of partnerships with famous faces with the announcement of its newest campaign star: Danai Gurira '01 of "Black Panther" and "The Walking Dead" fame. (She's also reportedly in talks to be in "Godzilla Vs. Kong," as well as the next "Star Trek" film.)
macalumni  Reebok  BlackPanther  TheWalkingDead  classof2001  piper 
5 weeks ago by macalestercollege
Summer at Kresge: Human services fellow makes her way from policy to philanthropy | The Kresge Foundation | July 12, 2018
A unique life journey led Leila Malow '14 to The Kresge Foundation and the human services sector. Born in Somalia, her family eventually immigrated to the U.S., and she was raised mostly in Minnesota, where she received her undergraduate degree in political science at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn.
macnews  macalumni  classof2014  Somalia  PoliticalScience  humanservices  piper 
5 weeks ago by macalestercollege
History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides | July 10, 2018 | National Review's Great Books podcast
Host John J. Miller was joined by Political Science professor Andrew Latham of Macalester College to discuss Thucydides’s "History of the Peloponnesian War."
macnews  macfaculty  PoliticalScience  PeloponnesianWar  piper 
5 weeks ago by macalestercollege
Breaking Big - Danai Gurira | PBS | June 29, 2018
See how Tony Award-nominated writer Danai Gurira ‘01 made the leap from storyteller to Hollywood superstar.
macnews  macalumniawardwinner  classof2001  actress  playwright  piper 
6 weeks ago by macalestercollege
STEM Needs Spur Space Assessment | Business Officer | June 2018
David Wheaton, Vice President of Administration and Finance, wrote this article for Business Officer magazine.
MacStaff  macnews  STEM  piper 
7 weeks ago by macalestercollege
Mac’s new Black hoops coach a rarity in Minnesota | Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder | June 25, 2018
Abraham “Abe” Woldeslassie’08 is the first Black men’s college basketball coach of a Twin Cities college or university since Tubby Smith. Macalester College (Mac) in St. Paul hired him in April. He’s featured in this article.
macnews  basketball  coach  Athletics  classof2008  piper 
7 weeks ago by macalestercollege
Why We Should Spare the Education Department — for Now | Chronicle of Higher Education | June 25, 2018
This commentary about the proposal to merge the Education and Labor Departments was written by President Brian Rosenberg.
macnews  departmentofeducation  departmentoflabor  commentary  Trump  presidentrosenberg  piper 
7 weeks ago by macalestercollege

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