Update on State Grants Program
The State Grant Program, which provides scholarships to 78,000 low-and moderate-income private and public college students in Minnesota, was funded at the same level as the last biennium under the recently passed Higher Education Funding Bill.
The program provides $140 million each year of the two-year biennium. Last year, 129 Macalester students received a total of $430,000 in state grants.
Macalester appreciates students, staff, alumni and faculty who wrote letters and went to the Capitol on behalf of the grant program. The efforts paid off.
Kendrick Brown and students present at psychology conference
Associate Professor Kendrick Brown, Psychology, with Marietta Hoogs '05, Heather Kimmel '06, and Julie Phelps '06, presented a research poster at the 17th annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Los Angeles on May 28. The poster entitled "The Effects of Identity Incongruence on Monoracial and Multiracial Individuals' Mental Health," focused on the psychological consequences of experiencing discrepancy between one's self-identified ethnicity and the ethnic categorization of others.
Thomas P. Bonner named vice president
Thomas P. Bonner, vice president for university relations at the University of the South, will become Macalester's new Vice President for Advancement. "He has an outstanding record of fund-raising and leadership at the University of the South, where he is currently leading a $180 million capital campaign. His breadth of experience, inspiring leadership and sense of teamwork will help Macalester," says President Brian Rosenberg.
Faith and Values
American's 'voted their values' in the 2004 election, it was often said--meaning, for the most part, religious values. Is there a role for religion in the political process? How separate must church and state be. Read the article in the Macalester Today.
Win a Macalester sweatshirt
Macalester Today will give away five Macalester sweatshirts to readers who answer the most questions correctly on this year's history quiz. In the event of ties, five winners will be chosen in a random drawing from the highest scorers. Winners will be announced in the fall issue. Take the quiz.
What are you doing after graduation?
The Institutional Research Office annually surveys parents to ask specifically what advanced degrees their graduates have pursued after leaving Macalester.
Once again, the survey shows about half of Macalester graduates have either pursued or attained an advanced degree within 3 years of leaving Macalester. This is consistent with other survey data which show that 60 percent of Mac grads enroll in graduate or professional programs within 5 years of graduation. Read the results
Forty-four percent of Macalester graduates, 8,685 alumni--the most of any year--led the Annual Fund to a record total of more than $3 million in contributions. They were joined by hundreds of parents, friends and organizations. Macalester thanks all Annual Fund participants for a great year.
New web site
Macalester's homepage has a new look. The campus Web Management Team has been planning a design refresh for the homepage and for a number of top-level section pages, including the alumni web site. The college's homepage includes a rotation of 15 pictures. View the pictures.
Amazon River Journey
Join the Alumni Office for the adventure of a lifetime on a cruise down the Amazon to explore the vast rainforests and untamed waters of one of the world's most exotic and mysterious natural realms.
The journey takes place in nine months. Start planning now. Contact Carol Polk in the Alumni Office for more information.
Welcome Class of 2009!
June 26, 1-4 p.m.
Contact Sarah Puro '99
Scots Pride at Twin Cities Pride Festival
10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday,
June 26, Loring Park more>>
Highland Games and
July 9, Mount Vernon
Contact Carolyn Anderson '76