August, 2011

July, 2011

Professor Molly Olsen

Olsen talks about what it's like to teach Macalester students. more

Mac DNA - Jeesun Choi

video icon Jeesun Choi '13 talks about her two internships in Minneapolis and her research project with English Professor Nathan Hensley on violence in Victorian novels.more

Teaching with Skype

Students discuss recent developments in the Middle East, with an emphasis on historical and geographic connections.

China Connection

Back in her hometown of Nanjing, China, before she ever came to Macalester, Danlu Hu ’13 read about Chinese adoptees returning to their native land. Moved by their stories, says Hu, she remembers thinking at the time, “I should really do something for these kids.”

Macalester Summer

What are summers like at Macalester? Many Macalester students choose to take advantage of internship and research opportunities in the summer. The campus is also busy with kids taking part in the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth (MITY) and ID Tech Camp programs.

Frog and Flower Count

Minnesota's 2011 BioBlitz was held at Macalester's Ordway station. more

Madame President

For someone who never expected to be in politics, Kathy Kim ’12 (Bellevue, Wash.) has come far: Next fall she’ll begin her term as president of the Macalester College Student Government.

Meet the Watsons

What could be more fun that a fully funded year of international study and travel? That’s what’s in store for Morgan Sleeper ’11 (Deland, Fla.) and Keren Yohannes ’11 (Louisville, Ky.), who were awarded Thomas J. Watson Fellowships—one-year grants for independent study and travel outside the United States.

History + Math = Museums

Olivia Belote '11 writes about her internship experiece with TRACES. more

Unearthing Turkish history

video iconHistory major Jemma Brown ’11 (New York, N.Y.) spent fall semester of her senior year in Turkey at Boğaziçi University, studying the contemporary Turkish art scene and its relations with the Western art market, nationalism, and constructions of Turkish identity. more

Lillie's Letters

Many people think of U.S. history in terms of battles, pioneers, and presidents. But for Elizabeth Tollefson ’11, studying history became much more personal—and much more local—by her last year at Macalester. more

Investigate and Map It

Nolan Levenson's class presented their GIS research about two reservations to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. That work is now research that will be used for public benefit. more

Melody of Pitch

Macalester women’s soccer team members pursue far more than soccer and their studies while they’re at college. Their range of extracurricular activities runs from editing the Mac Weekly to volunteering at local nonprofits.

Governor's Guy

When he signed up for Macalester’s legislative politics class, Reed Polakowski ’13 (Minneapolis) thought he’d be interning for a state senator or representative. Instead, he ended up in the office of Minnesota’s governor, Mark Dayton.

Exploring the Unknown

Pete Goldberg '11 spent two summers and an academic year performing research in chemistry professor Kathryn Splan’s laboratory.

June, 2011

Green Network

Natalie Locke '11 created a unique program at Macalester - the Sustainability Student Worker Network that has led to a number of green initiatives on campus. more

Mount Vernon

Students, Chelsea Hansen '13 and Danait Teklay '13 share their experience working with Professor Andy Overman attempting to excavate Mount Vernon where approximately two to three hundred of George Washington's slaves are buried. Through the excavation they would like to give recognition to the deceased slaves.

Indiana James - M11

Today, a tour of my square, M11, with supervisor Kate Peterson ('11). Includes a special guest appearance by site architect Prof. Michael Nelson of CUNY Queens. Enjoy!

Building a Library

Waruiru Mburu '13 received a grant from the Live It Fund. Her project involves building a library at Bunabumali Good Samaritan Orphan and Needy school in Bunabumali village, Bududa District, Uganda.

Senior Art Exhibit 2011

Every spring seniors manage their own art show in Macalester's Gallery.

Space 5-5

Amy Fisher '07 gives us a tour of her square, Sp5-5. She, Prof. Nanette Goldman, and her team are working inside the temple around the early shrine. The is part of the blog by James Mayer '11.

To Disclose–or Not

For Hannah Johnson, curiousity and her professor's mentoring resulted in a grant for summer research in Washington, D.C. more

The Award Goes To...

The alumni recipients, all biology majors, are Alese Colehour ’09, Ben Freeman ’06, and Suzy Szumowski ’09 received NSF grants.

Movie Man

James Christenson '11 produced the documentary Local Motives, which examines the politics and business of high-speed, commuter, and light-rail expanion in Minnesota. more

Google Guy

Andrew Rich ’12 (Philadelphia) spent last summer writing computer code for Google.

May, 2011

Mac DNA - Jamila Humphrie

video icon Jamila Humphrie '11 (Seattle, Wash.) has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Brazil. more

Commencement 2011 Senior Speakers

Video of Emily Schorr Lesnick '11 and Matt Kazinka '11 delivering the senior class speech at Commencement 2011 on May 14.

Brian Rosenberg at Commencement 2011

Macalester President Brian Rosenberg delivered these opening remarks at Commencement 2011 on May 14.

Lois Quam '83 at Commencement 2011

Video of Macalester alumna Lois Quam '83, executive director of the Global Health Initiative (GHI) and former trustee, delivering her Commencement 2011 address titled, 'Entering the World.'

Commencement 2011

Photos from Commencement 2011

Journal of Human Rights

Titus Levy's '10 senior capstone article is published in the Journal of Human Rights.

Davis Peace Project

Winner of one of this year's Davis Projects for Peace grants, Rayanatou Laouali ’12, discusses her project to bring economic agency and sustainability to impoverished female peanut oil laborers in Niger.

Monitoring Mussels

Karen Jackson '11 spent a summer at Macalester's Ordway Field Station researching the dam's role in sedimentation for her senior honors thesis. more

Mac DNA - Off to Yale

Emma Locatelli '11 heads off to Yale University to earn a PhD in invertebrate paleontology. Here she discusses how Macalester helped her get into this prestigious program. more

Mac DNA - Morgen Chang

Morgen Cheng '11 received third place at the 48th Annual Midwest Sociological Society Student Paper Competition. She was also the lead in the fall production of Cabaret at Macalester.

World Citizen

Krista Moore '10 worked for former President Jimmy Carter and is now attending graduate school in France.

Model UN Team Successful

Macalester's Model United Nations team recently returned from the week long National Model UN conference in New York City. The delegation of 12 Mac students represented Mongolia and brought home a Distinguished Delegation award; the second highest given at the conference. Congratulations, MacMUN!

April, 2011