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- Tiffany and Ivanka Trump wearing short skirts caused an international uproar because of sexism | Newsweek | November 21, 2017
As sisters Ivanka and Tiffany Trump watched their father pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey, their bare legs, apparently, caused an international uproar because in 2017 women's hemlines still make headlines across the globe. So is such thinking sexist? Professional women have long debated whether a woman's appearance should be subject to scrutiny. Some argue that a professional setting demands traditional clothing. American Studies Professor Duchess Harris was quoted.
- 5 Minnesotan cookbooks that will save your --- this holiday season | City Pages | November 21, 2017
If you’re freaked out about preparing a big meal for a crowd this holiday season, you’re not alone. Thankfully, your fellow Minnesotans have your back in the form of cookbooks that'll help you craft the perfect menu and walk you through its preparation. Whether you prefer your food fancy or farm-to-table, sweet or savory, complicated or one-dish, there’s someone in the land of 10,000 cookbook authors who will keep you sane in the most stressful of culinary moments. One of those Minnesota cookbook authors highlighted was Amy Thielen '97, author of "The New Midwestern Table."
- FORBES 30 Under 30 Class Of 2018: The Young Stars, Visionaries And Creative Disruptors | FORBES | November 14, 2017
The 2018 FORBES 30 Under 30 is made up of 30 game changers in 20 industries, all under 30 years old. One of the 30 Under 30 in the Healthcare industry is Cheryl Zogg, a 2011 Macalester graduate.
- Climate Cast with Paul Huttner | MPR | November 16, 2017
It’s a long way from St. Paul to Bonn, Germany. But that’s where Paul Huttner found Macalester students, Katie Lund '18 and Julia Makayova '18, who had traveled to the big COP23 climate conference with Environmental Studies professor Roopali Phadke. Her interview starts at 6:15.
- After all these years, Brainerd's Ron Stolski still can't put coaching down | Star Tribune | November 15, 2017
At the age of 78, Ron Stolski is still coaching in Brained. He graduated from Macalester in 1962, has been awarded the college’s Distinguished Citizen Award, and is in Mac’s Hall of Fame.
- Asa Butterfield Movie ‘The House of Tomorrow’ Lands at Shout! Studios | The Wrap | November 14, 2017
Shout! Studios has acquired North American rights to “The House of Tomorrow,” a coming-of-age feature starring Asa Butterfield, Nick Offerman and Ellen Burstyn and will launch the film theatrically on April 20, 2018. It’s based on the best-selling novel by English professor Peter Bognanni, was written and directed by Peter Livolsi, and premiered earlier this year at the San Francisco International Film Festival.
- Minnesota higher education leaders raise alarms about GOP tax plan | Star Tribune | November 14, 2017
Minnesota’s most prominent colleges and universities are raising alarms about the tax overhaul that Republicans are pushing through Congress, saying it would make it harder to offer financial assistance to low-income students, fund research and pay for academic buildings. President Brian Rosenberg was quoted.
- Interview with Charles Teague, CEO of Lose It! | Huffington Post | November 13, 2017
Charles Teague’s purpose was not to help solve the problem of obesity. Teague’s story is as ordinary as yours. According to VentureFizz, Teague graduated from Macalester College in 1995 with a degree in Political Science, and he told the outlet, “I got out and said to myself, What do I do now? What am I going to do for a living?’”
- Obituary: Mohamed Abshir Musa was a leader of Somali independence movement | Star Tribune | November 10, 2017
In one of the world’s most war-torn countries, Gen. Mohamed Abshir Musa was a peacemaker and a leader of the independence movement in Somalia, and when he retired, he moved to Minnesota. International Studies Professor Ahmed Samatar was interviewed and quoted.
- Steve Hengstler: the photographer who covered the rise of Hüsker Dü | The Current | November 7, 2017
Steve Hengstler '82 first met Bob Mould '82 in the fall of 1978, when the two lived across the hall from one another in Bigelow Hall at Macalester College in St. Paul. Hengstler would go on to photograph many of the press images and early concert photos of Hüsker Dü.
As tracked by Macalester College at pinboard.in.