Tales of a Baby Dinosaur
Groundbreaking research on baby dinosaur bones tells us about the early life of giant sauropods who walked the earth 67 million years ago.
Global Citizenship Awards 2016
Three Macalester seniors honored for their commitment to international service.
Making Math Beautiful
Applied mathematician and professional sculptor George Hart helped Macalester see the beauty in mathematical thinking.
Networking in D.C.
Through MacConnect DC, Joe Klein spent his spring break networking and talking about careers with Macalester alumni in Washington, D.C.
From Intern to Employee
With the support of the Macalester network, Haroon Bokhari '16 landed an investment banking job at Wells Fargo.
Intimidated by Data? Mac Meets You Where You Are
Handling complex data is essential in almost every field. At Macalester you can successfully learn data science from any starting point.
Students visited Minnesota's Iron Range and found lessons relevant to their study of Mongolia.
Macalester students help preserve the memories of Rondo, a historically Black neighborhood in St. Paul.
O’n’E , a devised work by Nora Spellane '16, is based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Ballplayer and Teacher
A Mac athlete loves being on the baseball field—and in front of the classroom.
Coderoni and Kingdom Roots Take First
Student teams Coderoni and Kingdom Roots took first place at Macalester's two 24-hour competitions.
Excavating Community Knowledge
An educational studies professor empowers young people of color by making them researchers.
When in Rome
Textbooks came alive for students who spent two weeks in January exploring Rome’s art, architecture, and history.
Research and Teaching Labs
Students work in state-of-the art labs in the Oline Rice Science Center, with impressive equipment.
Slave Trade History
Students in Professor Linda Sturtz’s Transatlantic Slave Trade course read narratives written by former slaves and created maps to tell their stories.
Music and Freedom
A first-year class connects philosophy, politics, and history with music ranging from Mozart to Mingus.
Back to the Classroom
For the first time since becoming president of Macalester, Brian Rosenberg returned to the classroom to team-teach a seminar.
A Computer Science Sabbatical
Professor Shilad Sen’s sabbatical resulted in grant funding and knowledge that will benefit students.
Gates Grant for PhD Research
Zoë Campbell ’09 will join a program that helps Tanzanian farmers as she earns her PhD.
On the Cancer Frontlines
In his second summer at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Liang “Adrian” Chang continued cutting edge research into breast cancer metastasis.
Learning in Israel
Ben Shields ’17 explored once-in-a-lifetime opportunities in the Middle East thanks to Mac Classics connections.
Every fall, a couple dozen Macalester students get up before dawn and drive an hour south to a Buddhist temple to feed hungry ghosts.
Lung Cancer Research
Through Macalester’s Academic Health Sciences Summer Research Program, Alexander Dash worked in lung cancer treatment and research.
Greece, Ancient and Modern
From translating Aristophanes to picking oranges, Kacie Reilly experienced Greece across the centuries.
Research at Mayo
Lisa Levoir studied the relationship between inflammation and colon cancer as a Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow.
COP21, Confronting Climate Change
Students share their experiences at COP21, the international conference devoted to addressing climate change.
In Uninhabited Rainforest
In Queensland, Australia, their search for answers about evolutionary biology introduced Jill Oberski and Joanne Johnson to some surprising creatures.
Mac Alumni Named RISE Fellows
Three Macalester alumni were awarded RISE fellowships to help make social justice projects a reality.
Breaking Down Barriers
As an intern with Harriet Tubman Chrysalis Center, Alexa Peters Posner ’16 supports clients in need of safe shelter, legal services, and counseling.
Research Opportunities with Alumni in Science
Science alumni bring qualified Mac students into their labs for outstanding summer research opportunities.
At the Feet of Dinosaurs
Patrick Sullivan’s study of fossils reveals information about creatures that inhabited a Montana swamp 75 million years ago.
English FYC Students See it All
Students in Professor English’s course Ecstasy and Apocalypse: have had superb opportunities for some experiential education.
Katherine Lane went to Switzerland to study the bacteria in honey bee guts and their roles in honey bee health and biology.
For a photography class, Alexandra Greenler ‘15 re-created pictures of Macalester female students of yesteryear.
Biochem Fights Alzheimer's
Nicole Mandel worked on purifying a protein that helps regulate copper in the body.
Sustainability for Global Citizenship
Students combined class time with a paid summer practicum as teams developed sustainability projects with community organizations.
Front of the Classroom
Lucy Short ’15 teaches 10th grade Honors World Literature as part of the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Brown University.