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.
Anthropology April Fools' Day
Professor Profile: Andrew Latham
A profile of political science professor Andrew Latham.
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.
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.
Each Hour Redeem
The latest book by Professor Daylanne English.
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.
Global Health students explore diseases and share findings with Ugandan officials.
Shasta Webb '13 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.
Digging for Fossils in Montana
Students talk about their research in Montana.
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 socreative 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 ’16.
At the 221st meeting of the American Astronomical Society, only five undergraduates received prestigious Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards; two are Macalester students.
Why Big Data is a Big Deal
ESPN Uses Student Research
ESPN magazine quoted NBA player research done by Kwame Fynn ’13 and Morgan Sonnenschein ’12.
Digging for Dinosaurs
"My time in Madagascar showed me that important scientific discoveries happen all the time." more
Orchestra and Choir Fall 2012
Macalester Choir and Orchestra performing in fall 2012
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.
Becoming a Scientist
Elena Tonc discovers the many paths to becoming a scientist.
Nathan Scheiner ’13 investigates persistent pain, seeking to prevent suffering.
Orchestra Tunes Up
Conductor Mark Mandarano leads his student performers in the award-winning 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.
Cerisa Obern ’13 arrived at Macalester already an aficionado of languages. Then she took beginning Chinese, and “I fell in love with the language,” she says. She’s been studying it ever since.
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.
Cyber Politics in Practice
Rather than write individual term papers, political science students built a website to show how presidential candidates used Twitter during the 2012 presidential primary
The Piraq Causa [Who is Still to Blame?]
World Philosophy Day with Dessa
Music Is In the Air
Mira Hager studied tissue samples from HIV-positive patients to better understand the immune response to HIV.
Physical Theater, Robert Rosen's Class
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.
Senior history majors saw first-hand how complicated commemorating history can be, thanks to a capstone class that drew on events marking the 150th anniversary of Minnesota’s U.S.-Dakota War.