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.
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).
Survey: Mpls. among worst for women in tech | KARE-TV | June 23, 2016 A new survey finds Minneapolis is one of the worst cities when it comes to equal pay in the tech industry. The news of the survey was circulating the same week youth tech camps were happening across the Twin Cities, including one at Macalester College in St. Paul, where nearly 25 high school students in Minnesota took part in a week-long tech camp. Computer Science professor Susan Fox and the library's Angi Faiks were interviewed.
Pathway to Employment | Chronicle of Higher Education | May 23, 2016 As parents and lawmakers put colleges under increasing pressure to demonstrate that their degrees lead to good jobs, career-placement offices can equip students "to speak to the value of their education," says Mindy J. Deardurff, who is set to become the first dean of the Career Development Center at Macalester College, in St. Paul, Minn., on June 2.
Ask the Experts | Wallethub | May 16, 2026 As with searching for permanent employment, finding part-time, seasonal or temporary work can be challenging. With such obstacles in mind, Wallethub asked a panel of experts to weigh in with their advice — both for job seekers and city administrators. One of those experts was John Mountain, Interim Director, Career Development Center.
2016 college job fair season sees lots of employers | Star Tribune | February 3, 2016 Two weeks from now, thousands of college students will converge on the Minneapolis Convention Center in hopes of lining up a job or internship. And this year, their prospects appear to be looking up, judging from the number of recruiters lining up to meet them. John Mountain, acting director of career counseling at Macalester College, was quoted.