Macalester Today Fall 2011

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When I think of John—with whom I was privileged to become well acquainted during the past eight years—I am inclined to reflect upon the subject of leadership. Macalester students, we have found, view leadership with skepticism.


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History Meets Fantasy

At Macalester the faculty role is described as that of scholar/teacher, signifying the institution’s commitment to excellence in both faculty research and teaching. In the past two years I’ve donned another mantle, and now I’m figuring out what it means to be scholar/teacher/novelist. Some might find it surprising that a historian of the early modern era would find equal joy in writing about a 21st century world full of witches and wolf warriors, but to be honest, building a bridge between my worlds always struck me as natural rather than antithetical.


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