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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.
  • 2016’s Best & Worst States for Teachers | Wallethub | September 26, 2016
    Wallethub asked a panel of experts to weigh in on teacher-related issues and offer advice to both job seekers and local policymakers. One of those experts was Educational Studies professor Brian Lozenski.
  • John Taft: In George Latimer, a leadership lesson | Pioneer Press | September 22, 2016
    Former Macalester Trustee John Taft wrote this opinion about George Latimer, Emeriti Faculty, Geography.
  • NASA's Human Computers | MPR News | September 27, 2016
    Keegan-Michael Key narrates this radio/podcast interview with American Studies professor Duchess Harris and her mother about Miriam Daniel Mann. Mann, Harris’s grandmother, was one of dozens of African American women who worked for NASA as expert mathematicians from the 1940s to the 1960s. Segregated within NASA facilities in Hampton, Va., well-educated Black women used slide rules and pencils to do the calculations for flights by astronauts John Glenn and Alan Shepherd. There's an updated interview at the end of the podcast with Harris and MPR's Tom Weber.
  • How World War II opened the door for one of the first black women at NASA | Washington Post | September 19, 2016
    Have you ever seen a computer in a skirt? Duchess Harris has. In a photo submitted to Historically Black, a project by "The Washington Post," Miriam Daniel Mann walks with purpose down a Hampton, Va., street in 1943, clutching a thick, hardcover book. She sports heels, a fashionable turban and a coat with two large buttons, the hemline of her plaid skirt peering out underneath. Mann, Harris’s grandmother, was one of the first Black female computers employed by NASA’s predecessor,the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).
  • Black Lives Matter And The Price Of The Ticket | AAIHS | September 16, 2016
    American Studies professor Duchess Harris penned this opinion for the African American Intellectual History Society blog.
  • Minnesota novelist Marlon James hangs with Brad Pitt, gets him to recite his book | Star Tribune | September 13, 2016
    Marlon James, Macalester English professor and Minnesota’s Jamaica-born literary superstar, is having a great year. Since winning the Man Booker Prize last year for his epic novel, “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” he has crisscrossed the globe, sharing his works in Asia, Europe and the Americas – and drawing crowds everywhere he has landed. The latest thing his budding celebrity has brought him: A three-hour interview with Hollywood royalty Brad Pitt, which was the cover of the New York Times’ Style magazine on Sunday.
  • Duchess Harris shares grandmother's story in upcoming 'Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA' | MinnPost | September 13, 2016
    Harris is an American Studies professor and chair. Her grandmother was in the group of the first 11 black women recruited to work at NASA as engineers while NASA was still segregated. Her young-adult book, “Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA,” co-written with Sue Bradford Edwards, will be published in December by ABDO, the same Edina-based educational publishing house that published Edwards’ and Harris’ "Black Lives Matter" book last year. Also in December, a digital archive of “Hidden Human Computers” will launch at the Science Museum of Minnesota.
  • 10 new must-read books for fall | Chicago Tribune | September 7, 2016
    Here's a list of some of this fall's most anticipated books in fiction and nonfiction, one of which is Jack Weatherford's latest, "Genghis Khan and the Quest for God." Weatherford is Professor Emeritus in Anthropology.
  • Five or Six Things I Didn’t Know About Brad Pitt, by Marlon James | New York Times | September 7, 2016
    Musings from the Man Booker-winning author (and Macalester English professor) after his first meeting with one of the biggest — and nicest — stars on the planet. During his three-hour conversation with Brad Pitt at the actor’s office in Beverly Hills, for T’s Sept. 11 Men’s Style issue, James avoided inquiring about Angelina Jolie Pitt or their children. Instead, he says, “I wanted to know how he felt about Donald Trump, whether his architecture jones was for real and, more than anything, I wanted to know how a kid from the Bible Belt became such a liberal, pro-gay, not-so-pro-God activist.”

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