Seeking Better Solar Cells
Yifei Sun explored a new, more environmentally desirable solar cell material.
Cancer Immunology Research
Her first-year course at Mac introduced Jaclyn Kline to immunology. Her curiosity led her to a summer of research at Mass. General and Harvard.
Geometries of Molecules
Marla DeVault is researching atmospheric chemistry, supported by a Beckman Scholarship.
Advice for First-Years
We asked Mac students to share their wisdom about starting college.
Replacing Heavy Metals
In Professor Cao’s chemistry lab, student researchers are actively seeking organic replacements for hazardous heavy metals.
Global Cardiac Care
Mac Sustainability Ambassadors Travel from India to Malaysia Exploring the Work of a Twin Cities-based Health NGO.
Estrogen and Lung Cancer
We don’t yet have a cure for lung cancer, but Maren Bettermann ’16 brings us one step closer by investigating the role of estrogen.
Where Ideas and Music Meet
A joint German studies/music course gives students a deeper understanding of Western European cultural history.
Three 2016 Grads Become NIH Fellows
Less than 10 percent of applicants are selected. Three grads tell how Mac helped them grow as researchers.
Macalester once had nursery school kids playing and learning at the Miss Stella Wood Center.
President Rosenberg congratulating a Class of 2016 graduate. This column is drawn from remarks he made at that May 14 Commencement ceremony.
Gender and Political Media
A political science major Rose Allen's honors project explores how gender affects media coverage in the current presidential race
Mapping North Minneapolis
Mac geography students partnered with a local organization to tell a story using maps.
Publishing with Professors
From topics as varied as childhood obesity in Mexico to the discovery of new galaxies, Macalester students research with faculty and publish the results.
A dozen lucky Mac students learned about campaigning firsthand during an election year.
From Newborns to Seniors: Anthropology in Action
Andrea Grimaldi ’16 utilizes her anthropology skills daily at Centro, an organization she connected with two years ago as a Chuck Green Fellow.
Frogtown Community Radio
Through radio, Jon Riddle ’16 aims to build community and reduce the digital divide in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood.
Why Keeping Up Matters: The Kardashians as a Reflection of Society
For her American studies capstone, Selena Pruitt ’16 watched Keeping Up with the Kardashians to uncover insights into “the best and worst” of American culture.
From Eden to the Apocalypse
English professor Benjamin Voigt’s class takes an unconventional approach to environmental literature.
Adopted from China
In her one-woman show, Julia Gay ’16 explores the love and the loss of being born Chinese and growing up in the West.
Students explore transit policy and urban planning—in the classroom and on two wheels.
Math Takes on Game of Thrones
A capstone mathematical analysis of Game of Thrones grabbed worldwide attention.
Vietnam War, Revisited
A campus symposium looks back on the ’60s peace movement.
Class of 2016—What’s Next?
Macalester's Class of 2016 is off to make their mark in the world. Here's where some of them are headed.
The First-Year Course
For incoming students, the first-year course combines a traditional class with a special focus on adjusting to life at Mac.
No living conditions are too tough for visiting scholar Stephanie Farmer ’08 as she races to learn the dying tongues of the Amazon.
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.
The Thing That Changed My Mind
What kind of experience does it take to transform the way you think about the world?
Physics professor Sung Kyu Kim inspired students for more than 50 years.
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.
Psychology class creates health ad campaigns directed at their fellow students.
Macalester students help preserve the memories of Rondo, a historically Black neighborhood in St. Paul.
Five students present academic findings at the Museum of Russian Art.
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.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Ned Molter '15 puts his research and scientific writing skills to work at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
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.
At the Movies
First-year course Film Analysis is a compelling mixture of theory and viewing.
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.
Using analytics, a Macalester economics major is at the forefront of a major shift in how a football game unfolds.
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.