In Search of Mermaids
Scuba diving and working with local environmentalists, two Live It Fund recipients seek to protect Sri Lanka’s unique environment in the face of development.
Biotech and Society
“EVERYTHING IN THIS COURSE has shady areas that can be ethically and morally debated. I love this since I can argue for a long time,” says Guillermo Vera ’1.
At the 221st meeting of the American Astronomical Society, only five undergraduates received prestigious Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards; two are Macalester students.
ESPN Uses Student Research
ESPN magazine quoted NBA player research done by Kwame Fynn ’13 and Morgan Sonnenschein ’12.
Digging for Dinosaurs
Madeline Marshall ’12 traveled to Madagascar looking for fossils. Her work there will continue in Macalester's labs. She hopes the results will be published in a peer-reviewed paleontology journal.
Pursuing the Ultrafast
Maggie Molter’s graphene research allowed her to work directly with her Mac professor and as part of a university research group.
Salman Haji’s dedication to his goal—fluency in Arabic—earned him a coveted Critical Language Scholarship from the State Dept. for study in Jordan.
Through recent museum internships, Elizabeth Allen ’13 has blended her interests in history and art and found a new passion for public history.
Orchestra Tunes Up
Conductor Mark Mandarano leads his student performers in the recently rebuilt Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center.
Picking Bones in Montana
Three geology majors spent the summer studying fossils that tell the story of the ancient wetlands of Montana’s Upper Missouri River Breaks.
Cultural Anthro Class
In this first-year course they learn about communities, anthropology and each other.
Halfway through his college years, Patrick Snyder ’13 found his true academic passions.
Fabulous Field Trips
Macalester's location makes it easy for students to enjoy both urban and rural field trips.
Let's Get Physical
It’s 2:20 on a Friday afternoon. Classes are winding down for the week, but inside the Theatre and Dance Department’s black box studio, the energy levels are just ramping up.
Galileo on Trial
Students in HIST 294—Science, Magic, and Belief—reenacted the 1632 trial to decide whether Galileo’s science was a crime against the Catholic Church.
Sophors Khut '14 spent his summer researching parallel computing, troubleshooting software, and writing an e-book.
Mira Hager studied tissue samples from HIV-positive patients to better understand the immune response to HIV.
Learning U.S. history through an understanding of the ethnic groups who have moved within our country’s borders.
Global Food Puzzle
Why is it so hard to get food to the hungry? Students explore problems and possibilities in the course Economics of Global Food Problems.
International Roundtable 2012
The seats were full as speakers from ag businesses and international scholars discussed the future of food.
Exploring Pathways in Medicine
Mariah Belgen explored the effects of iron deficiency and the possibility of pairing an MD with research.
Andrew Matsumoto ’13 used lasers to study molecules and found chemistry research a fascinating—and surprisingly social—endeavor.
We don’t know of another place where we could work with such an important collection of one-of-a-kind dinosaur bones or have ready access to such technology.
Twin Cities Theater Connections
Thanks to being located in an urban area with a rich theater scene, Macalester can offer its students plenty of professionals to learn from.
Theatre and Dance Department Presents Romeo and Juliet
The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Tickets are $7 general admission and $5 for seniors and groups. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday Nov. 9 and 10, and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Nov. 15–17 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Romeo and Juliet is directed by Ruth Easton Guest Artist Matt Sciple. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.
Latino Poetry Now Reading Fall 2012
Macalester College welcomed gifted and dynamic Latino poets, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Xochiquetzal Candelaria, and Lorena Duarte, who read from their work.
Kids Cancer Research
Studying pediatric skin cancers was transformative for pre-med student Beatrice Brumley ’13.
Eco Field Research
Yuris Martinez ’13 and her classmates give a tour of the Ordway Field Station to explain the research being conducted.