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  • Conversations with Al McFarlane | KFAI-FM | December 20, 2016
    American Studies professor Duchess Harris and student Ayan Natalan '18 were both interviewed. Harris spoke about the book she co-authored, "Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA." The book is about dozens of African American women, including Harris's grandmother, who worked for NASA as expert mathematicians from the 1940s to the 1960s. Harris and Natalan also spoke about the future.
  • Philando Castile’s killing follows familiar pattern, journalist says | Pioneer Press | November 30, 2016
    Journalist and activist Shaun King told several hundred Macalester College students that Philando Castile’s fatal shooting by a St. Anthony police officer last summer was the product of an American criminal justice system that is biased against people of color. “The system is not broken,” he said. “It’s functioning exactly like it was designed to function. This was not an accident; this was deliberate.”
  • I-94 reopens in Minneapolis after anti-Trump protesters shut it down | Pioneer Press | November 10, 2016
    Macalester first year students Tulsi Patel and Theo Bilski were quoted.
  • Wallin’s legacy: Relationship-driven scholarship program proves effective | MinnPost | November 2, 2106
    The scholarship program that the late businessman Winston Wallin co-founded with his wife, Maxine '48 in 1992 has become the embodiment of “pay it forward” in more ways than one. Wallin scholars and Macalester students Lisa Levoir ’17 and Emely Mancia Chavez '18 are pictured and featured.
  • Edwin Herrera’s letter from college | Sonoma Valley Sun | October 31, 2016
    Edwin Herrera, in his first year at Macalester, was The Sun’s student reporter last semester. Here he writes about his impressions of college, the Twin Cities and being away from home.
  • Mellon Mays Fellows @JXTA | Juxtaposition Arts | October 3, 2016
    Six Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows from Macalester participated in JXTA’s Free Wall: Intro to Aerosol Painting three-week workshop this summer. American Studies professor Duchess Harris, a Mellon Mays Fellow in 1991 who connected Macalester's fellows with Juxtaposition Arts, said that “the purpose of the program is to mentor undergraduates to become graduate students, and eventually faculty. We are interested in enhancing the numbers of faculty who come from under-represented backgrounds.” The fellows were Malik Earle '18 (Hancock, NH), Ayaan Natala '18 (St. Paul, Minn), Andrea Kvietok '18 (Lima, Peru), Tracy Pham '18 (Bloomington, Minn) Jordana Palmer '18 (Kingston, Jamaica) and Ryan Harris '17 (Philadelphia, Penn).
  • Macalester on the Orientation Express | Smart Trips | September 26, 2016
    The first year of college is an exciting time for students at Macalester. In the first week of school, Macalester helps students explore the Twin Cities by encouraging them to form relationships within the community. “Into the Streets” began in 1988 as a unique event designed to introduce new Macalester students to the Twin Cities. This year, students went to the Frogtown neighborhood, the State Capital, the Green Line and many other Twin Cities locations. In recent years, Macalester has integrated public transit into these tours.
  • Beta Byte: Sittereco | Tech.MN | September 28, 2016
    Interview with Mana Sanghvi, founder/CEO at Sittereco, word-of-mouth mobile app network of recommended parents and sitters. In this article, she mentions Paul Cantrell, visiting instructor in the Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Department, and student Cody Molho '18.
  • Powerful show against strength for cancer | WUSA-TV | September 13, 2016
    Hundreds of cancer survivors and loved ones of those who lost their battle gathered on Capitol Hill recently to remember the lost and to keep battling the disease. Ian Lock '17, a survivor, was interviewed.
  • Giant Coral Reef in Protected Area Shows New Signs of Life | New York Times | August 15, 2016
    William Feeney '18 was part of the SEA Semester voyage that discovered good news regarding coral health in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) last month, a discovery that was featured in the New York Times. He was a member of a larger group that gathered data on the health of the islands’ coral reef ecosystem in order to recommend policy implementations to the PIPA management office in Kiribati, an island nation in the central Pacific Ocean, all while sailing as an active crewmember aboard the tall ship research vessel.

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