Jan. 18 - Sunday
MacReads San Francisco
The home of Siobhan Boylan '02, Oakland, Calif.
Discuss the book Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman with Bay-area alumni. Email Aleena Oberthur '05 or Mindy Lechman '05 to RSVP and receive directions.
Jan. 23 - Friday
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
President Brian Rosenberg speaks in Naples, Fla.
Naples Beach Club House, River of Grass Ballroom, 851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Fla.
President Brian Rosenberg speaks about myths in higher education at the Naples Beach Club House. A breakfast buffet will be served at 8 a.m. and President Rosenberg will address the group at 8:30 a.m. The Naples Beach Club House is located across the street from the Naples Beach Hotel. The breakfast is open to the public and costs $19 per person, paid at the event. RSVP to Stephanie Mulcahey.
Jan. 29 - Thursday
Twin Cities Class of 1984 Preunion
Chambers Hotel, 901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
Chill out with the Class of '84 at the Chamber Hotel's Ice Bar in preparation for the Class of '84 25-year reunion this June. Guests and alumni of neighboring class years are welcome. After the happy hour, those who are interested will hear Big Head Todd at First Avenue. Email Sherry L. Johnson '84 for more information.
Feb. 3 - Tuesday
Advancing the status of women in Afghanistan
On Campus, Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
Founder and director of Afghan Institute of Learning, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, and president of Americans for UNFPA, Anica Rahman, discuss work being done to advance the status of women in Afghanistan. Presented by Macalester College, Americans for UNFPA and the Minnesota International Center.
Feb. 11 - Wed.
Stars, Studios, Gowns and Gossamer: The Oscars
On Campus, Olin-Rice 250
Join a conversation with Star Tribune film critic Colin Covert '74 in a review of this year's Oscar candidates and an examination of our national obsession with the awards. How can films as different as Slumdog Millionaire and The Dark Knight compete for the same prize? How do the roles actors choose affect their chances of nomination? How do actual Academy members make their choices? Explore these questions, and your own, while watching key sequences from nominated films. Email Stephen Sporer to RSVP.
Feb. 20 - Friday
First Relay For Life at Macalester College
On Campus, Leonard Center, Field House
All alumni, students, faculty, family, and friends are invited to participate in celebrating the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost to the disease, and raise money to fund cutting-edge cancer research, early detection and prevention education, advocacy efforts and life-affirming patient services. Email Adam Freedman '12 or Maggie Hutchison '12 with questions.
· Start or join a team at relayforlife.org
Feb. 20 - Friday
6 - 7:30 p.m.
American Studies Conference: Whiteness in the Age of Obama
Kagin Commons, Alexander G. Hill Ballroom
Cheryl I. Harris and David R. Roediger deliver the keynote address for the 10th Annual American Studies Conference. Harris presents 'Tracing Race in Colorblind Spaces.' Roediger presents 'Whiteness as Management: Race and Capitalist Control of Production in the U.S. Past and Present.' Email Kathy Scott for more information.