A trip down memory lane. Test your knowledge of what happened during our Freshman year by answering the questions below.

Trivia #1

  1. According to an editorial in the September 25, 1964 Mac Weekly, Freshman orientation was quite a success. Praised were such innovations as “the Twin Cities bus tours, T.V. presentations, and more departmental programs.” However, according to the writers, what important feature was missing?
  2. Who returned to Macalester as a staff member in the fall of 1964? This person was a 1953 graduate of Macalester who after graduating studied at St. Mary’s College, St. Andrew’s University, Scotland, then Union Theological Seminary, New York, and later the Free University of Berlin.
  3. What new building was dedicated on May 17, 1965?

Need a little help in finding the answers? View the Mac Weeklys below:
Mac Weekly – September 25, 1964
Mac Weekly – October 2, 1964
Mac Weekly – May 14, 1965

Trivia #2

  1. A column in the September 17, 1965,  Mac Weekly stated the price for a package of of tickets to what event would cost $192 (plus $1.00 for mailing)?
  2. The results of a survey released in the Oct. 15, 1965 Mac Weekly showed “YES, Macalester students have come out in favor, though not unanimously” to the distribution of what on campus?
  3. A letter to the editor of the Mac Weekly April 1, 1966 suggested that the administration was not concerned enough about of a group of  679 students.  Which group was the letter writer referring to?

Need a little help in finding the answers? View the Mac Weeklys below:
Mac Weekly – September 17, 1965
Mac Weekly – October 15, 1965
Mac Weekly – April 1, 1966

MacWeekly Articles from Classmates – A Look Back

SPAN article by Evelyn Early
September 29, 1967

Interim, Term Courses

How many of your Interim courses do you remember? Four, three? To help you recall these memories, view the PDF files below.

January 1966
January 1967

January 1968

A special thanks to Ellen Holt-Werle ’97, library archivist, and Jayne Niemi ’79, college registrar, for their help in providing archival information that helps us revisit our years at Mac. 

Note that a copy of the interim from 1965 was not found. If you have a copy of the document, please connect with Ellen directly – she would love to add this to the collection: