Mac's First Online Course
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.
Copper in Our Bodies
Richard Liang’s study of copper may increase understanding of Alzheimer’s.
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.
Math and the Real World
Sara Staszak used math to address the detection of structural defects.
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 Year That Was
Macalester professors share perspectives on some of the top news stories of 2013.
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.
The Art of Physics
For Qingyang Liu ’14, creating art is the perfect complement to majors in psychology and physics/astronomy.
Mentored by her professor, an inexperienced student was soon synthesizing colorful molecules.
Computer Science Aids WHO
Computer science students design website to support research on Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Hannah Wiesner ’14 spent the summer doing research in the Harvard Forest.
Virginity from Mary to Miley
Kicking off with Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” this course explored sexual renunciation from early Christianity to today.
ESPN The Magazine cited Jeremy Roth’s groundbreaking research on steroids in baseball.
Joining Team Chatterjea
Once this biology student saw what was happening in immunology lab, she signed up on the spot.
The Literary Bible
A new English Department course explores the King James version of the scriptures along with the works of other 17th century authors.
Amazon tracks your purchases. Google sifts your email. And Uncle Sam may be monitoring your international calls. Is privacy even possible in the age of the Internet?
A Gazelle and Flesh-Eating Beetles
9 Professors 4 Answers
Sam Eklund ’14 helps philosophy professor take a new look at 17th century thinkers.
Alana Horton re-creates Macalester history in her captone project. A devised play that moves across the campus, starting in Wallace Hall, heading to the Old Main War Memorial, and ending in the Theater Building’s furniture storage.
We're No. 1 Again
Per Capita, Macalester Faculty #1 Among Peers for National Science Foundation Grants
Improving Solar Cells
John Graham ’14 worked on cutting edge thin film research for solar cells with physics professor Jim Doyle.
Why Global Health Matters
Christy Hanson, dean for the Institute of Global Citizenship, explains why global health matters.
It seems unlikely that a collection of rocks, acorns, and other natural materials could result in more than random landscape. But at Macalester’s Ordway Field Station last spring, students created art from materials supplied by Mother Nature.
The art world can be a complicated place, says art professor Ruthann Godollei. That’s why for her, being a working artist is an essential part of being a professor.
With no answers in the back of a textbook—or even from their professors—more than 80 Macalester students learned science research is messy.
They Found Evidence
Student researchers and Professor Legge found evidence of human life some 2,500 years ago at Macalester's Ordway Field Station.
Cosmochemistry students unravel the mysteries of the solar system from behind a scanning electron microscope in Olin-Rice.
Success for the new Applied Math and Statistics (AMS) track for math majors.
“Emotional Labor” is from a short story in progress by Peter Bognanni ’01, who has been a visiting professor in the English Department for several years.
Professor Chris Wells in his new book Car Country untangles the complicated relationships between automobiles and the environment.
Building giant, colorful puppets. Devising complex performances in groups. Listening and learning from each other. These are all essential parts of Professor Harry Waters’s Community-based Theatres class.
Football and Fine Arts
John Verkuilen ’13, a four-year football player for Macalester, also sang in and co-led the student a cappella group Off Kilter.
Hunger Games: The Course
An American studies professor bases her popular new class on a successful young adult trilogy.