July 2010 - Colin Covert '74

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Our Macbassador of the Month is Colin Covert, film critic for the Star Tribune, who generously shares his expertise with the Macalester community. For the past two years, Colin has organized and led the Alumni Film Series, a wildly popular program for Twin Cities alumni. He has also led three pre-Oscar talks on campus with alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the college.

"Why do I do it? I'm not much of a reunion guy, so volunteering at Mac gives me a great opportunity to stay connected to the school I love," Covert said. "I enjoy donating my time, meeting alumni, instructors, and undergrads, and discussing the subject I love best with a constellation of lively minds."

The next film series is already in the works: "Global Justice," an international look at how films depict justice in various cultures, environments, and political frameworks.


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