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- Protecting the Boundary Waters Canoe Area | Sierra Magazine | November/December 2016
With over a quarter million visitors per year, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is America's most popular federal wilderness; it is also, at 1.1 million acres, one of the Lower 48's largest. Amy '04 and Dave Freeman first went there as kids with their families on summer vacation. They have now fulfilled a dream by spending a full 365 days in the wilderness and raising awareness to a major threat to the health of the BWCA – a Chilean mining company that wants to build a massive sulfide-ore copper mine nearby.
- A Call for Diversity and Diplomacy | Inside Higher Ed | October 20, 2016
Eight university presidents -- some of them prominent -- have joined with leaders in national security and foreign policy to issue a joint call for the next U.S. president to embrace diversity, diplomacy and globalism. President Brian Rosenberg was quoted from a column he wrote in April for IHE titled "Trump and the Limits of Neutrality."
- Federal Judge Michael Davis receives national civil rights award | Star Tribune | October 19, 2016
U.S. District Judge Michael Davis '69 recently earned national recognition for four-plus decades of work promoting the advancement of civil and human rights. The Federal Bar Association last month presented to Davis the Sarah T. Hughes Civil Rights Award, named for the first female federal judge appointed in Texas in the 1960s. Davis, who began his career as a poverty lawyer, rose to become Minnesota’s first black federal judge and eventually chief federal judge.
- “Walking Dead” star Dania Gurira campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Orlando | Orlando Political Observer | October 18, 2016
Television star and Tony-nominated playwright Danai Gurira '01 was in Orlando to campaign for Democratic Presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. “I’m known for playing a character on television, who’s tough, strong, formidable and all of those things.” said Gurira. “But she ain’t got nothing on Hillary.”
- In St. Paul, Madeleine Albright makes the case for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump | Star Tribune | October 18, 2016
Madeleine Albright has done many things in her long career as secretary of state, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and current board director for the Council on Foreign Relations. But when it comes to campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, she quipped at Macalester College in St. Paul, “I am no longer a diplomat.” Albright made the comment to the largely pro-Clinton audience after mentioning Republican Donald Trump’s disapproval of the Iran nuclear agreement, saying it made Trump look like “an idiot” who “doesn’t understand how the system works.”
- Madeleine Albright Campaigns For Clinton In St. Paul | WCCO-TV | October 18, 2016
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright campaigned in Minnesota for Hillary Clinton. Albright appeared as part of a foreign policy roundtable at St. Paul’s Macalester College. It was the latest push by Clinton’s campaign to lock in younger voters in the state. The woman who served as President Bill Clinton’s Secretary of State offered a blistering assessment of Donald Trump’s foreign policy qualifications. She cited Trump’s opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.
- Madeleine Albright speaks at foreign policy forum at Macalester College | FOX 9 News | October 18, 2016
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright didn’t mince words when talking about national security and foreign affairs. “The world is a mess, and that’s a diplomatic term of ours,” said Albright. Albright, Rep. Betty McCollum and former National Security Council staff member and Assistant Secretary of State Eric Schwartz spoke at an national security roundtable at Macalester while also stumping for presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
- "The Walking Dead" star Danai Gurira presses for fans to think globally | CBS News | October 14, 2016
For “The Walking Dead” star Danai Gurira'01, part of keeping a positive outlook in today’s difficult world means making sure she’s part of the solution, not part of the problem.
- Author shares creative process at Lenoir-Rhyne | Hickory Record | October 14, 2016
Humor mixed with social commentary highlighted Jamaican author Marlon James’s visit to Lenoir-Rhyne University during the Visiting Writers Series. James is a faculty member in the English department.
- Announcing the winning ideas in the Knight Arts Challenge St. Paul | Knight Foundation | October 11, 2016
One of the winners was Macalester curator, Jehra Patrick. The Project: Emerging Curators Fellowship. "To establish and build the individual practices of emerging curators from diverse backgrounds through a yearlong research, professional development and presentation fellowship."
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