Who the Enemy Is
The research of Mellon Mays scholar Christine Ohenewah ’15 explores tensions between Africans and African Americans.
Public Health Prize
Macalester’s team won a top prize in their first appearance at Public Health Scholar Bowl.
New Galaxy Discovered
Erik Alfvin ’15 has discovered a new galaxy as revealed in a recently published paper co-authored with Macalester astronomy professor John Cannon and others.
Every year seniors do capstone projects that requires intense work. Some sociology majors share their projects.
Gary Krueger: 25 Years of Comparative Economics
Video of Gary Krueger's inaugural lecture as recipient of the college's Cargill Professorship in International Economics, "25 Years of Comparative Economics: The Questions Don't Change, but the Answers Do," given on Feb. 18, 2014 in the John B Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center at Macalester College.
Publish and Prosper
Mac students work alongside faculty in the lab and in the field—and publish the results.
Macalester’s proximity to the Mayo Clinic and top biomedical companies provides some great opportunities, including the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program.
The Elegant C. Elegans
Nicole Miller '14 worked on the regulation of genes through RNAi in Professor Mary Montgomery's lab.
Meaning of Mixed Race
Macalester sponsors conference on the identities and culture of mixed race America.
Our Four First-Years Grow Up
On finding a fit: During the fall of her junior year Kiah, who was already majoring in American studies, took—and loved—two education classes, that led her to add Educational studies as a second major.
Astrophysics in Belgium
While studying abroad, Ned Molter kept his eyes on the sky for star explosions.
Revitalizing Historic Sites
A Mac history class drew Natalie Heneghan ’15 (Cedarburg, Wis.) to a HistoriCorps summer preservation project in Wyoming.
Investigating Sickle-Cell Anemia
Dinesh Rathakrishnan believes research will make him a better doctor
Better Living through [Plant] Chemistry
From campus research to the Mayo Clinic, Julie Sun ’14 is using science to make a difference.
Captivated by Chemistry
Much to his surprise, Andrew Olinger ’15 found his intellectual passion in chemistry.
Investigating Iron in Cancer Cells
Burton Masem ’14 studied the effects of iron overload on ovarian cancer cells.
Tweeting from Libya
Ellen Noble ’13 analyzed tweets (over 7,000 of them) to explore the ways in which social media was used by Libyans to challenge the dominant hero-victim narrative of humanitarian crises.
Becoming a Scientist
Alyssa Ashbaugh ’14 did research at the Mayo Clinic, a large research university, and a campus lab.
Passions and Requiems
A course cross-listed in Music and Religious Studies teaches unforgettable lessons of power and prayer.
When Majors Collide
Issa Ali ’15 found his computer science skills were highly applicable to biology research.
Death, Devastation & Math
Three years after taking an applied math class, two Mac students have their research published in a peer-reviewed journal.
The Ovenbird Mystery
Karina Li did research at Macalester's Ordway Field Station to understand why Ovenbirds, a ground-nesting species, were largely absent from the property.
Closing the Math Gender Gap
After Amy Janett ’14 attended the selective Summer Program for Women in Mathematics in Washington, D.C., she returned eager to pursue a math career.
Ethics and the Internet
A Mac philosophy class tackles the ethics of dataveillance, social networking, and intellectual property.
Knights and Jihad
Political Science Professor Andrew Latham is a teacher, academic, collaborator—and now a novelist.
Partial to Baby Animals
Does this photo make you more sympathetic to climate change? For most, the answer is yes, according to Rowena Foo '16 and Professor Christie Manning.
The Future of Computing
Computer science students in summer research group help create community around parallel computing.
Mentored by her professor, an inexperienced student was soon synthesizing colorful molecules.