Podcast: Israel's Mizrahim
Frank Adler, Political Science, has researched the role of Israel's Mizrahim, Jews who for millennia were deeply rooted in the region, but were summarily expelled from Arab states after the state of Israel was founded in 1948. Professor Adler examines the "orientalist" discrimination that Mizrahim suffered in Israel, but also raises the possibility that both as Jews and Arabs, the Mizrahim might serve as a bridge to regional reconciliation.
Podcast: Who Should Live and Who Should Die
With the national debate over health care reform at a crossroads, Macalester held an open forum about the issue. Panel Participants included: Jeffrey Kahn, Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota, Michael Zis, Political Science, Macalester College, Earl Schwartz, Director of the Social Justice Program and Professor of Religion, Hamline University
Podcast: Life Expectancy and Crime
If you thought you wouldn't live very long, what would you do? Senior Jeremy Roth wondered if it would make people more likely to commit a crime. His paper on the subject earned him first place at the Minnesota Economic Association. In this episode he talks about how he came about his conclusion and how it can be applied.
Podcast: Shilad Sen
Professor Shilad Sen knows his way around computer code and the notes of a musical score. This summer he's working on something he calls a poliwiki and in his spare time, playing the saxophone in three jazz bands.
Podcast: What is an XMAC Laboratory
Professor Chad Topaz talks about what happens in the lab, patterns found in nature and how this Harvard scholar came to a liberal arts college.
Water and Power
Roopali Phadke, assistant professor of Environmental Studies, talks about her class Water and Power, the effects of water management on our global environment and where she hopes our society will be in 20 years in that area.
Podcast: State of the Union
Adrienne Christiansen, political science professor and director of the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching, gives us her take on President Obama's State of the Union address.
Podcast: Sara Boyer on Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs: Sara Boyer, Biology, talks about what the daddy long legs can tell us about geological history.
Can You Hear the Difference?
If you live in New York, you probably pronounce the words caught and cot quite differently. If you live in California, they most likely come out sounding the same. What Kaitlyn Arctander ’11 (Seacliff, New York) wanted to find out was if Midwesterners, too, were beginning to “merge” these vowel sounds.
Podcast: Our Health Care System
Political Science Professor Michael Zis talks about how politics, the economy, and the simple act of change all play a role in reforming the country's health care system.
2009 Commencement Speaker
Andy Van der Steegh delivers the 2009 senior commencement address.
Let There Be Light
Blogger Zach McDade '09 writes about his journeys in Nicaragua, bringing solar LEDs to poor, rural families in hopes of encouraging children to attend school. more
That the World May Know
English Professor James Dawes shares his experience about interviewing the confessions of Japanese war criminals, who were responsible for some of the greatest atrocities of the 21st century.
Book of Night Women
"We tend to demonize humans but don't humanize demons," says Marlon James about his characters in the novel The Book of Night Women, which has received rave reviews.
John Cage's Sonatas, Interludes and Accumulations
The Theatre & Dance and Music Departments collaborated on a significant choreographed performance of John Cage’s landmark 1948 piece, “Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano.”
One of the New Music Series concerts featured jazz pianist, composer, and arranger Uri Caine performing solo piano works.
From Mac To Yale
Rebecca Delventhal pursues a PhD at Yale University in Biological and Biomedical Sciences.
Music in Memphis
If you’re taking a class called “American Pop, Rockabilly, and Soul, 1954–64,” you might as well go straight to the source. Or at least that’s what music professor and class instructor Mark Mazullo thought.
Daylanne English, professor of English who studies African American literature, shares insights about Toni Morrison's novel Beloved. Morrison spoke on Macalester's campus for opening convocation 2006.
Paving the Rhodes to Oxford
An outstanding student, deeply engaged on campus, with a passion to do good? The Rhodes committee says 'Hello' to Keon West '06.