It’s Day 2 of the Macalester College student sit-in of the lobby of President Brian Rosenberg’s office — protesting the college’s refusal to cut ties with Wells Fargo Bank over its house-foreclosure record. I contacted student Alexander Bartiromo again, who told me by email: We did indeed stay overnight, and it was honestly very relaxed. Read more →
Just a photo or two from today’s anti-Wells-Fargo rally today at Macalester College: Here are a couple of photos from the scene of the Mac student protest against Wells Fargo. Student Alexander Bartiromo says state Rep. Frank Hornstein (DFL-Minneapolis), a Mac alumnus, addressed them in the photo above, and said the protest had about 90 Read more →
Some Macalester College students say they’re upset with President Brian Rosenberg, saying he has refused to cut the college’s business ties with Wells Fargo. They’re apparently demonstrating at noon today outside Weyerhaeuser Hall on the eastern side of campus. According to a press statement by a student group that calls itself Kick Wells Fargo Off Read more →
Macalester College financial aid chief Brian Lindeman discusses in The New York Times how final a college’s financial aid offer is: “Most financial aid offices will not respond positively to simple requests for more aid. We generally won’t improve financial aid packages in response to a financial aid offer from another school. … Over the years, Read more →
Figures.Macalester College has made Inside College’s list of Most Free-Spirited Colleges, as reported by The Huffington Post. It’s a list of schools .. … where those who ‘wear a tutu to school and don’t notice (or care) about…funny looks’ can just have fun! See the slideshow of rainbow-chasers here.
When a policy or an argument or a political platform — or a candidate — is antithetical or threatening to the fundamental educational mission of the institution, then in my view it is the responsibility of the president to say so publicly. Put another way, silence in the face of such threats is a failure Read more →
Remember that cow on Macalester Campus that people were talking about a couple of weeks ago? Here’s why it was there — a Mac spoof of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, starring President Brian Rosenberg. (Rosenberg is at it again after his popular President’s Day video.) And that cow reference: It’s a well-known Mac story that Read more →
“It will give people at Macalester a chance to walk into an establishment where you can just walk around and look at things, you don’t really need to buy anything. … You walk into a bookstore and you look around at books and here, for sale, all around you, is American enterprise, intellectual enterprise and Read more →