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Barbara Laskin

Macalester Board Elects New Trustees
Other action includes granting tenure for
Philosophy faculty member

May 24, 2010 – St. Paul, Minn. – The Macalester College Board of Trustees has elected three new trustees:

Susan Dunst Schwartz '71, an attorney, is a senior writer at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, Inc. in Chicago, formerly known as CCH Inc., a leading, worldwide provider of tax and business law information and software solutions. Dunst Schwartz earned her JD from the University of Chicago in 1974 and joined the Illinois bar that same year. Prior to joining CCH in 1999, she served for 20 years as a corporate lawyer for The First National Bank of Chicago. She also served as an attorney at Dickinson Wright PLLC. She has been active at Macalester, serving on her 25th reunion planning committee in 2006 and participating in college events. Her husband, Donald L. Schwartz, graduated from Macalester in 1971.

Michael J. Klingensmith

Michael J. Klingensmith, P '10, is the publisher of the Star Tribune, in Minneapolis, Minn. He is the former managing director of AdMedia and before that, executive vice president for Time Inc. In his 31-year career at Time Inc., Klingensmith served as general manager of TIME worldwide, circulation director of four different magazines, and as Time's group circulation director. Klingensmith was the founding publisher and president of Entertainment Weekly and president of Sports Illustrated, as well as chief financial officer and senior vice president of what was then the Time Inc. Magazine Company. Klingensmith earned a BA and an MBA from the University of Chicago, where he also serves as a trustee. He serves on the boards of the American Foundation for AIDS Research and the YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis. Klingensmith is the parent of a 2010 Macalester graduate.

Carrie Norbin Killoran

Carrie Norbin Killoran '94, an attorney, is vice president and chief compliance/integrity officer for Aurora Health Care, Inc. in Milwaukee, the largest integrated health system in Wisconsin. Previously, she was a partner with Quarles & Brady LLP in their health law practice. Prior to joining Quarles & Brady, she was a partner in Michael Best & Friedrich's healthcare practice group. Killoran earned her JD from Harvard Law School in 1999 and her MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 1996 where she concentrated her studies on health policy. While at Macalester, she was selected as a Truman Scholar and was a member of the debate team. She served on the Macalester Alumni Board from 1998 to 2004 and has been active with the alumni groups in Milwaukee and Boston. Her husband, Grant Killoran, graduated from Macalester in 1986.

Eight trustees were re-elected to the board for three-year terms ending in 2013: Peter W. Ahn '87; Melvin E. Collins '75; Ruth Stricker Dayton '57, P '87; David J. Deno '79, P '11; Patricia R. Hurley '82, P '10; John C. Law '72; Michael E. Sneed '81; and Per von Zelowitz '94.

Geoffrey Gorham

In other business, the board approved tenure for Geoffrey Gorham, associate professor, Philosophy. Gorham earned a BA from Dalhousie University, King’s College, London, an MA from the University of Calgary, and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. Gorham came to Macalester in 2008 from St. Olaf College, where he was an associate professor specializing in early modern philosophy, and the history and philosophy of science. He is particularly interested in Descartes and in contemporary metaphysics including the philosophy of space and time, feminist epistemology, and realism. Gorham has published numerous articles, including “God and the Natural World in the Seventeenth Century: Space, Time and Causality,” Philosophy Compass; 2009; “Descartes on God’s Relation to Time,” Religious Studies, 2008; “Cartesian Temporal Atomism: A New Defense, A New Refutation,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 2008; and “Descartes on Time and Duration,” Early Science and Medicine, 2007. His book, Philosophy of Science: A Beginner’s Guide. Oxford: One World Press, was published in October, 2009. He is currently working on a book about the concept of absolute time between the late scholastics and Newton.

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 1,958 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism and civic engagement.