34 episodes

The “Big Questions” series is our attempt to try something different. These are glimpses into the minds and hearts of the people who comprise Macalester: a collection of their thoughts about the things that matter to them and, we hope, to you.You might think of these short videos as a stripped down, “acoustic” version of Macalester communications and as a way to see what truly animates the college.

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The “Big Questions” series is our attempt to try something different. These are glimpses into the minds and hearts of the people who comprise Macalester: a collection of their thoughts about the things that matter to them and, we hope, to you.You might think of these short videos as a stripped down, “acoustic” version of Macalester communications and as a way to see what truly animates the college.

    Roopali Phadke and Katie Clifford on the Rivers Running Dry - Episode 34 - Macalester Big Questions

    Roopali Phadke and Katie Clifford on the Rivers Running Dry - Episode 34 - Macalester Big Questions

    On this episode of Macalester Big Questions, Professor Roopali Phadke and Katie Clifford, an alum from the Class of 2009 and now a postdoctoral fellow with the US Geological Survey sit down with President Brian Rosenberg. In front of a live audience in...

    • 48 min
    Michael McGaghie and Patricia Brown on the Arts and Our Common Humanity - Episode 33 - Macalester Big Questions

    Michael McGaghie and Patricia Brown on the Arts and Our Common Humanity - Episode 33 - Macalester Big Questions

    On this episode of Macalester Big Questions, Music Professor Michael McGaghie and Dance Instructor Patricia Brown sit down with President Brian Rosenberg in front of a live audience in Los Angeles, California. Their discussion seeks to answer the...

    • 53 min
    Andrew Beveridge and Kofi Amoo-Gottfried on Social Media - Episode 32 - Macalester Big Questions

    Andrew Beveridge and Kofi Amoo-Gottfried on Social Media - Episode 32 - Macalester Big Questions

    On this episode of Macalester Big Questions, Professor Andrew Beveridge and Kofi Amoo-Gottfried, from the Class of 2001 and now the Vice President of Marketing at Doordash sit down with President Brian Rosenberg. Their discussion, recorded in front of a...

    • 55 min
    Marjorie Trueblood and Donna Maeda on Inclusion - Episode 31 - Macalester Big Questions

    Marjorie Trueblood and Donna Maeda on Inclusion - Episode 31 - Macalester Big Questions

    Deans Marjorie Trueblood and Donna Maeda talk about inclusion with Patricia King '72 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    • 47 min
    Jeffrey Toobin on the Supreme Court - Episode 30 - Macalester Big Questions

    Jeffrey Toobin on the Supreme Court - Episode 30 - Macalester Big Questions

    On this episode of Macalester Big Questions, CNN's chief legal analyst and New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin sits down with President Brian Rosenberg in front of a live audience in New York City. In a wide-ranging conversation, they explore this...

    • 57 min
    Barbara Phillips and Melvin Collins on Macalester's EEO Program - Episode 29 - Macalester Big Questions

    Barbara Phillips and Melvin Collins on Macalester's EEO Program - Episode 29 - Macalester Big Questions

    Two alumni, Barbara Phillips and Melvin Collins, speak about Macalester's Expanded Educational Opportunities program that was in place from 1969 to 1974.

    • 19 min

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This podcast give the listener excellent insight in the academic culture at this fine institution. The president asks probing question and then steps back and lets Macalester faculty/staff and alumni shine. This is a great podcast if you are considering attending Macalester or if just want to engage with critical societal issues.

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