One of the longest-standing public radio traditions in the U.S. is undoubtedly our home state's A Prairie Home Companion. The past 40 years went quick, didn't they? Garrison Keillor's variety show with a heaping serving of folksy wisdom and humor is celebrating four decades with a weekend concert co ... More >>
This week, U.S. News and World Report released the latest installment of its annual "Best Colleges" list.SEE ALSO: Top 19 anonymous confessions on U of M Facebook pageThe rankings are somewhat complicated, as they break schools into "Regional Universities," "Regional Colleges," "National Liberal Ar ... More >>
Over the weekend, Macalester student Konnor Fleming made a web gem-worthy catch during a televised wiffle ball tournament played on a field in Vermont that's a mini version of Fenway Park.SEE ALSO: New Madden commercial shows everyone schooling the Packers [VIDEO]Fleming, a native of the Green Mount ... More >>
Both Michele Bachmann and Jim Graves decide not to vie for the 6th District
Macalester has sternly punished students involved in last month's week-long anti-Wells Fargo protest, drawing the ire of some alums who think administrators went too far.SEE ALSO: Macalester students end sit-in; administration refuses to dump Wells Fargo More than a dozen students involved in t ... More >>
During a Friday afternoon meeting, Macalester administrators reaffirmed to Wells Fargo-protesting students that the school has no plans to end its business relationship with the bank.SEE ALSO: Macalester protesters heeding nature's call in kitty-litter box during sit-in Student protestors ended thei ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Macalester protesters heeding nature's call in kitty-litter box during sit-inAs the Wells Fargo-protesting sit-in at Macalester's Weyerhaeuser Hall enters its third day, student protesters have issued a response to the memos written by administrators that we shared with you yesterda ... More >>
A report from Macalester's student newspaper indicates that it's not all fun and games for protesters taking part in an anti-Wells Fargo sit-in at Weyerhaeuser Hall.SEE ALSO: Protesting Macalester students respond to admins, escalate anti-Wells Fargo sit-inAccording to the Mac Weekly, students were ... More >>
This morning, about 30 Macalester students continue to hold a sit-in in Weyerhaeuser Hall. They're demanding the school sever its banking relationship with Wells Fargo, a bank they accuse of foreclosing on more Minnesota homes than anyone.THE BACKSTORY: Macalester students occupying president's offi ... More >>
There are all sorts of reasons to pick up the mixtape compiled by WMCN 91.7 FM, Macalester's college radio station. First of all, it's a well-curated snapshot of indie rock acts performing regularly and powerfully around town. Among them are Mac-tied groups Carroll (above) and Bad Bad Hats, who hav ... More >>
This afternoon, a group of roughly a dozen Macalester students are occupying college president Brian Rosenberg's office and demanding the college cut ties with Wells Fargo.SEE ALSO: Wells Fargo fires Richard Eggers for using counterfeit coin... in 1963 Other students are rallying outside, and this a ... More >>
Gimme Noise's fondest memories from college aren't set in $100 million athletic centers or on perfectly manicured lawns, but rather in dingy basements and coffee shop stages. The student music scene has always made big contributions to the Twin Cities as a whole -- local immortals like the U of M's ... More >>
Wang Ping came to the United States from China with $26 in her pocket. 13 years later, she had earned her master's and Ph.D., and in 1999 Macalester hired her to teach creative writing.In 2001 she hopped on the tenure track, and by 2005 she achieved the rank of a tenured associate professor. Meanwhi ... More >>
The owners of Shish have taken over the former Grand Sandwich space and given it a complete overhaul. We poked our heads inside of Grand Avenue's newest restaurant by the Macalester campus.
The Bad Bad Hats' lead singer Kerry Alexander (above) has voice like cotton candy: light and airy, imperfectly shaped, and filled with sweet pockets of sugar. The only thing more whimsical than her voice is her songwriting, which bounces cheerfully through songs about broken hearts and loneliness as ... More >>
The former Coffee News space is getting a much-needed makeover. French Meadow, the longtime bakery and cafe in Uptown, is sprucing the space up and planning on opening a second location there.See also:Coffee News closes unexpectedlyCoffee News fish n chips: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 91Best Vegetarian ... More >>
If a new Lumosity study can be believed, Macalester students aren't just the smartest in the state -- they're some of the smartest in the country.SEE ALSO: Macalester is LGBT friendly after all, says Campus Pride Index Unsatisfied with college rankings that only consider "resources" -- for example, ... More >>
Last weekend, after weeks of uproar from students and community members, Macalester College publicly announced its opposition to the proposed Minnesota marriage amendment. SEE ALSO: Macalester is LGBT friendly after all, says Campus Pride Index
SEE ALSO:- U of M is one of the most LGBT-friendly campuses in the country, says new study When this year's Campus Pride Index came out a few weeks ago, it ranked both the U of M and Carleton College in the top 25 of the country's most LGBT-friendly higher ed campuses, awarding the local schools fiv ... More >>
Note: Brother Ali is a Minneapolis rapper signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment and is one of our 20 Best Minnesota Musicians. His latest album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, will be released in August. Here are portions of an interview discussing the Occupy Homes movement, which Ali wil ... More >>
As part of an effort to bring national music acts to their campus, Macalester College will host a show next Tuesday, November 22 with an airtight lineup of indie- and electro-pop bands, including headlining Melbourne collective Architecture in Helsinki, Dom, and Lo-Fi-Fnk.
Tue Quang Tran, post cartwheel.The days of simply walking to the podium in a dignified manner to accept your college degree are rapidly fading. It's sort of sad to see the pomp and circumstance fall by the wayside. On the other hand, thank god, because otherwise we wouldn't get to see momen ... More >>
Look deep into my olives and tell me what you see When Dan Esrig graduated with a degree in geography from Macalester College last year, he realized what he wanted was in his own back yard. He wanted to open a sandwich spot that would serve the student's need for late night, affordable food ... More >>
Courtesy of Macalester CollegeCollege stress relief.Bluto Blutarsky would be appalled: Macalester College is helping its stressed out students by giving them warm, fuzzy puppies to pet. That's nice. But what's wrong with, say, beer?
Carleton College, where nerds rule.Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth eat your hearts out. Some of the biggest college brains in the country, who go to class just for the sheer delight of exercising their cerebral cortex, can be found at Carelton and Macalester colleges. Rating website Unigo arrive ... More >>
This week in A-List extra we have a beer-tasting benefit, a cabaret show, a party for dislocate literary publication, and a farmers' market weekend opening with moms in mind.
Check Peter Schilling's interview with NYC native and Macalster College grad Dave Zirin, author of A People's ... More >>
In Minnesota, the average compensation with salary and benefits for 4-year private college presidents was around $225,000 in the 2003-2004 academic year.
Local artist Jake Keeler discovers his inner animal, and it has teeth
The world makes out all right at the International Film Festival
Mapping the literary landmarks of the Twin Cities
With its sci-fi epic 'Terminus,' the anarchic Bedlam Theater builds the mothership of all puppets
A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001
Surviving the book wars and outfoxing the wolves with the Hungry Mind's David Unowsky
Thien-Bao Phi brings his cultural grievances and personal lamentations to the arena of competitive poetry
Student-teacher Amrit Chauhan promised his class at Murray Junior High he'd be honest about himself. But telling the kids he's gay might have cost him his teaching certificate.