Two new conductors–Mark Mandarano and Mike McGaghie–bring fresh energy to Macalester' performing arts scene.
NSF Chem Fellow Off to Harvard
Andrew Bendelsmith ’13 graduates with a National Science Foundation research fellowship and a Goldwater Scholarship to support his PhD studies in organic chemistry at Harvard.
Educational Studies professor Tina Kruse teaches both the topic at hand and how to navigate life at Mac in one of the building blocks of a Macalester education: the first-year course.
Cost Vs. Value
"Choosing a college is a lot less like choosing a product than it is like building a relationship," says President Brian Rosenberg. Spring brings with it for high school seniors acceptance letters from a variety of colleges and universities. Choosing the right fit can be daunting.
Dreams of Doctoring
Abas Noor ’13 began life as a Somali refugee. As a Mac grad, he’s headed to Brown University’s medical school.
Studio Art Projects
Students in Professor Megan Vossler’s Expanded Drawing and Mixed Media class presented their first projects recently.
Through an internship, Joel Mandella ’14 made it easier for electric vehicle drivers to find charging stations.
Kate Hamilton '13
A biology major reflects on her time at Macalester and offers a few tips on how to get the most from your education.
Two Lenses on Cambodia
It was a richer experience when students and faculty from religious studies and economics studied together in the kingdom of Cambodia.
Under the direction of Prof. Michael McGaghie, students from various disciplines create perfect harmony in the Macalester Concert Choir.
Anthropology Major Shasta Webb was awarded a William S. Pollitzer Student Travel award to attend the annual conference of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Knoxville, Tenn. this April for her award-winning essay.
Called to Chemistry
Chemistry professor Becky Hoye teaches, conducts research in natural product synthesis, and mentors students in her laboratory.
Head for Math
Maxray Savage ’13 took part in an interdisciplinary math research program and found it so creative that he plans to pursue a PhD in math.
Exploring Pathways in Medicine
Mariah Belgen explored the effects of iron deficiency and the possibility of pairing an MD with research.
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.