Feb. 18 - Wednesday
Boston-area Alumni Happy Hour
Enormous Room, 567 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Mass.
Join Boston-area alumni for great conversation and refreshments. Hosted by Swapnil Prabha '05, Claire Reynolds '05 and Martins Blums '05.
· View directions
Feb. 18 - Wednesday
Dead Feminist Society hosts Professor Adrienne Christiansen
Common Good Books, 165 Western Ave. N., Suite 14, St. Paul
Minister and former Star Tribune columnist Kristine M. Holmgren '75 hosts Political Science Professor Adrienne Christiansen, director of the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching, to discuss themes from the books Female Chauvenist Pig by Ariel Levy, Why Men Earn More by Warren Farrell, and Walking Out on Boys by Frances Conley.
· Read event listing at CommonGoodBooks.com
Feb. 19 - Thursday
Mitau Endowed Lecture by Wendy Brown
On Campus, Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
Wendy Brown, a professor of political science at the University of California - Berkeley and author, presents 'Desiring Walls' for the 28th Annual G. Theodore Mitau Lecture. Her books include Regulating Aversion (2006) and Edgework (2005).
Feb. 20-21 - Fri.-Sat.
6 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Relay For Life at Macalester College
On Campus, Leonard Center, Field House
Alumni, students, faculty, family, and friends are invited to celebrate 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
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: Whiteness in the Age of Obama. Harris, a professor at UCLA School of Law, presents 'Tracing Race in Colorblind Spaces.' Roediger, a professor of history at the U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, presents 'Whiteness as Management: Race and Capitalist Control of Production in the U.S. Past and Present.' No charge, open to the public.
· View conference details
Feb. 22 - Sunday
Step Forward: Phoenix
Wrigley Mansion Club, Phoenix, Ariz.
· See story below
Feb. 23 - Monday
London POLIS Debate: Reporting the Global Crash of '08
London School of Economics, Old Theatre, Houghton Street, London
Join London-area alumni for the POLIS public debate Why Did Nobody Tell Us? Reporting the Global Crash of '08 featuring Alex Brummer, Vince Cable MP and Evan Davis. After the debate, discuss it over drinks and nibbles at a nearby venue, to be determined. Email Russell Bradley-Cook '02 for more information.
· RSVP via Facebook
Feb. 23 - Monday
MPR Broadcast Journalist Series with NPR's John Ydstie
On Campus, Kagin Commons, Alexander G. Hill Ballroom
The Minnesota Public Radio Broadcast Journalist Series presents NPR's John Ydstie, who covers the current recession and federal economic recovery plans. He'll be hosted by MPR's Kerri Miller. No charge, but tickets are required and are available at Twin Cities Bibelot Shops.
Feb. 26 - Thursday
At the home of Mariko Kino Harris '96, Portland, Ore.
Discuss Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow with Portland-area alumni. Food and beverages will be provided. Email Mariko to RSVP and for directions.
March 6 - Friday
Founders Day 2009
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
· See story above
March 12 - Thursday
Step Forward: Washington, D.C.
The Newseum, Washington, D.C.
Alumni, parents and friends are invited to this regional celebration of the many ways Macalester is taking steps forward. The evening is hosted by Peter '70 and Alison '72 Fenn P '05; Robert Samuelson P'09 and Judy Herr P'09; as well as Bob Van Huevelen '72 and Jan Sherburne. To RSVP, email Karlyn Wegmann.
· View Step Forward site
Volunteer Day at Greater Chicago Food Depository
Summer Session 2009