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  • Female farmers suffer most in Southern Africa drought | Al Jazeera English | September 30, 2016
    William Moseley is a Professor of Geography at Macalester and, currently, visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota. His latest book is "Land Reform in South Africa: An Uneven Transformation." Rachel Fehr '16 was a double major in geography and economics, with a concentration in African Studies. She spent part of 2015 doing fieldwork in Botswana with Moseley.
  • Milkweed to publish memoir of Minn. couple who spent entire year in Boundary Waters | Star Tribune | September 29, 2016
    Dave and Amy Freeman '04 spent an entire year living in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The couple returned last week. "Our exit from the Wilderness today is bittersweet," Amy Freeman said in a press release. "We love this place and honestly wouldn't mind staying a bit longer, but we are eager to catch up with family and friends." The Freemans were named the 2014 National Geographic Adventurers of the Year.
  • New Young Adult Bible Study Offers Fresh Perspective on Faith and Gender | PR Web | September 27, 2016
    Hannah Rasmussen '14 has written a new book titled, "Good News about Gender." Designed for group study, the book offers an alternative to many evangelical Christian books for young adults, which Rasmussen says often focus exclusively on Bible reading, prayer, or dating.
  • How a tiny Afghan restaurant became unlikely hub for Twin Cities jazz scene | Star Tribune | September 23, 2016
    After 9 p.m. nearly every Thursday since June 2014, the Khyber Pass Cafe near Macalester College in St. Paul has presented music bristling with risk, adventure and spontaneous improvisation. It doesn’t take much time spent with Emel Sherzad '89, who owns the Khyber Pass with his wife, Masooda, to understand how he became the spiritual shepherd for this weekly adventure.
  • Dance performance explores society's need for healing | MPR | September 13, 2016
    When the world is filled with violence — both physical and psychological — how do you take care of yourself? "Horidraa: Golden Healing," a new piece by Ananya Dance Theatre, celebrates the healing power of indigenous wisdom and the love of community. Alessandra Williams '07 and Julia Gay '16, are both involved with Ananya Dance Theatre. Williams was quoted in this article.
  • Minnesota-shot, Macalester-rooted movie aims for Sundance | Pioneer Press | August 22, 2016
    A movie shot in North Branch last month is aiming for the highest prize in independent movies: the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. That’s the plan for “The House of Tomorrow,” according to producer Tarik Karam '01. A coming-of-age drama about a kid, his grandmother, his new pal and the relationships all of them have with theorist Buckminster Fuller and with punk music. “Tomorrow” is based on a novel by Macalester grad/English professor Peter Bognanni, and its Mac roots run deep.
  • 25 Under 25 | Forward Montana Foundation | August 1, 2016
    Each year, the Forward Montana Foundation selects 25 young Montanans who are using their art, activism, science, or entrepreneurship to create real and positive change in their respective communities. This year, Abaki Beck, Macalester class of 2015, was one of the 25 under 25 young Montanans chosen for moving the state forward by challenging the status quo, taking risks and serving their community.
  • Diana Ringuette Selected as a 2016 "Up & Coming Attorney" by Minnesota Lawyer | Maslon newsletter | June 20, 2016
    Diana Marianetti Ringuette '05, attorney in Maslon's Estate Planning Group, has been named a 2016 "Up & Coming Attorney" by Minnesota Lawyer. The recognition highlights lawyers in their first 10 years of practice who have already distinguished themselves by their achievements. The criteria for selection includes professional accomplishment and leadership service to the community and the profession.
  • The Bizarre Thing You Never Noticed About ‘The Daily Show’ | The Huffington Post | July 21, 2016
    On July 21, 1996, “The Daily Show” premiered on Comedy Central with a theme song that still survives in Trevor Noah’s iteration of the show 20 years later. The song, “Dog on Fire,” was composed by Macalester alum Bob Mould '82.
  • Burstyn, Offerman wrap indie filmed in North Branch | Pioneer Press | July 26, 2016
    An independent film completed 17 days of shooting Tuesday in North Branch, and the only traces of it left are the photos its stars posted on Instagram and Twitter. Check the feeds of actors Asa Butterfield, Alex Wolff and Nick Offerman for evidence of “The House of Tomorrow,” based on a novel by Macalester College English teacher Peter Bognanni and co-produced by 2001 Macalester grad Tarik Karam.

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