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The news that matters to you. A production of The Mac Weekly, the independent student newspaper of Macalester College.

    A Final Interview with Brian Rosenberg

    A Final Interview with Brian Rosenberg

    For 17 years, he’s been the president of Macalester. This year, he’s stepping down. A final interview with Brian Rosenberg.
    Guests: Brian Rosenberg, President of Macalester College
    Further reading:

    * Controversial party reviewed by College Harassment Committee (https://themacweekly.com/61770/archive/controversial-party-reviewed-by-college-harassment-committee/)
    * Green Sheikh appearance cancelled amid protests (https://themacweekly.com/76624/news/green-sheikh-appearance-cancelled-amid-protests/)
    * Macalester campus unites for walk-in against hate (https://themacweekly.com/73138/news/macalester-campus-unites-for-walk-in-against-hate/)
    * Board says no new fossil fuel investments in victory for student activists (https://themacweekly.com/76670/news/board-says-no-new-fossil-fuel-investments-in-victory-for-student-activists/)
    * Six years later, Neill’s name stripped from Humanities Building (https://themacweekly.com/77196/news/six-years-later-neills-name-stripped-from-humanities-building/)

     
     

    • 39 min
    Coronavirus, Part 3: Social Distancing

    Coronavirus, Part 3: Social Distancing

    Across the country, states are ordering people to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Two weeks ago, Minnesota Governor Tim Waltz issued an executive order that people need to stay inside except for essentials like groceries and exercise. In the coming weeks, we’ll be bringing you updates as the crisis continues to unfold. This is part three: Tips for social distancing, working from home, and staying connected.
    Guests: Morgan Doherty, Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Mac Weekly

    • 27 min
    Coronavirus, Part 2: The Coming Recession

    Coronavirus, Part 2: The Coming Recession

    Across the world, the pandemic has brought economic activity to a halt. In the last week, the stock market has crashed. Local businesses have been forced to close. And in the US, more than three million people have lost their jobs. In the coming weeks, we’ll be bringing you updates as the crisis continues to unfold. This is part two: What you need to know about the coming recession.
    Guests: Liang Ding, Associate Professor of International Finance at Macalester; Pete Ferderer, Edward J Noble Professor of Macroeconomics and Economic History
    Resources:

    * https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-money-unemployment.html
    * https://www.uimn.org/applicants/needtoknow/news-updates/covid-19.jsp
    * https://www.usa.gov/unemployment

    • 25 min
    Coronavirus, Part 1: Why Fighting the Virus Depends on You

    Coronavirus, Part 1: Why Fighting the Virus Depends on You

    In the last three months, the rapid spread of the coronavirus has overloaded hospitals, forced borders to close, and killed thousands as countries struggle to slow it down. In the coming weeks, we’ll be bringing you updates as the crisis continues to unfold. This is part one: Why our ability to fight the virus depends on what you do.
     
    Guests: Devavani Chatterjea, Professor of Immunology and Global Health at Macalester
     
    Resources:

    * Minnesota Department of Health: www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
    * Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

    • 16 min
    2020: Minnesota's New Presidential Primary

    2020: Minnesota's New Presidential Primary

    For the first time in 60 years, Minnesota lawmakers are changing the rules for the state's presidential primary. Less than a week before the vote, some of those rules are still being written.
    Guests: Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State; Sarah West, Professor of Economics at Macalester; Erik Larson, Professor of Sociology at Macalester

    • 22 min
    Should College Athletes Be Paid?

    Should College Athletes Be Paid?

    College athletics is a $14 billion dollar-industry, but student athletes have never been paid. Now, California says that should change. How the state's Fair Pay to Play Act could remake college athletics across the country.
     
    Guests: Liam McMahon, Managing Editor at The Mac Weekly

    • 37 min

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Incredibly well done!

This podcast is well produced, researched, and executed. The two part series on Title IX at Macalester was particularly fantastic. Kori is doing a great job with this.

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