The Mac Weekly: Leadership conference planned for UWC’s 50th

On Feb. 22 to 24, Macalester will host the inaugural “Macalester Connect+ Leadership Conference.” Inspired in part by the United World College’s 50th anniversary, a board of five students and a larger organizing team banded together in March 2012 to start planning a conference of their own. The two-day conference will feature workshops and guest speakers oriented around the theme of leadership.

The conference originally grew out of a conversation about how best to honor the connection between Macalester and the United World Colleges (UWC). Students realized that both Macalester students and UWC alumni shared a common interest in leadership. Ezequiel Jimenez ’13, a conference co-chair, spoke about the central question that started the process: “What does this generation want to achieve?”

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