Eco Field Research
Yuris Martinez ’13 and her classmates give a tour of the Ordway Field Station to explain the research being conducted.
Geology Field Trip to Iowa
A dozen geology students dug up thousands of Devonian era fossils—and made an especially exciting find.
Space Through the Hubble
At Kitt Peak National Observatory, Erin O’Leary used Hubble Space Telescope images to analyze galaxies. Soon she’ll present her findings to the American Astronomical Society.
Exploring Health Professions
Taylor Fellowships give students a taste of their own kind of medicine.
Intrigued by a class in structural geology, Nikita Avdievitch ’13 accompanied his professor to Northeast China to study an unusual outcropping of rocks.
A focus on feeding the world and a more informal format means many more students will be involved in this year’s International Roundtable.
Working for Human Rights Watch, Omar El Zoheiry ’13 dealt with the fallout from the Egyptian revolution.
Chuck Green Fellows 2012
For 12 Macalester sophomores and juniors every spring, the final exams and papers at semester’s end mark simply the halfway point for one of their classes.
This summer, Diane Rubin ’13 (Amherst, Mass.) and Jenny Liu ’13 (Hsinchu City, Taiwan) saw firsthand that exploring biology isn’t limited to textbooks in a classroom. Some days it takes waders and wetsuits, too.
Anatomy of a Crime
Within the first 30 minutes of this class, 16 students have already viewed clips from "Psycho," “The Godfather,” and “Silence of the Lambs” to compare the cinematography.
Lecturing three times a week may not be the best way to teach, math professor Chad Topaz has realized. more
Elijah Bernstein-Cooper’s observational astronomy course conducted research at the magnificent Jansky observatory in New Mexico. Astronomical Journal is publishing the results, with all nine students as co-authors.
When you’re a chemistry major at Macalester, the connections extend well beyond the day you receive your diploma. Three alumni of Professor Becky Hoye’s lab are now her colleagues, extending her commitment to research, teaching, and mentoring to the University of California–Berkeley and Princeton.
For her honors project, one history major took a closer look at a Civil War-era conflict she’d studied as a child, paving her way to grad school.
By the time I graduate from Macalester, I will have participated in three fascinating astronomy research projects, and I will be a co-author of one—or maybe more—published journal articles. more
Defense Against the Dark Arts
For a generation of college students raised on the sacred texts of Harry Potter, a course entitled “Defense Against the Dark Arts” is nearly irresistible.
Biology professor Sarah Boyer took three students to the Australian rainforest to research some unique fauna of Australia on their own turf. more
Grandstand - Reborn
Ten years ago, Macalester didn’t even teach Chinese. Now interest in the language has grown so much that this fall the college will open a Chinese language residence.
A Mac senior takes on the challenge of uncovering—and filming a documentary about—the hidden world of Chinese video games.
It’s one thing for Macalester geography students to master Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping software in the lab. It’s quite another challenge to apply those skills in the real world, through a partnership with a community organization.
In this new Macalester class, students learn to weave art into the community.
Now a business analyst for Deloitte Consulting in Minneapolis, Baier talks about Macalester's Economics Department and how she found her passion.
In a London study abroad program, Graham Brown ’12 got an eye-opening look at how medicine works in the United Kingdom.
Meet Professor Robertson
Economics professor Raymond Robertson provides well-grounded data and extensive expertise to illuminate debates about the world economy.
I tweet, therefore I am...outgoing? That’s what most Twitter readers concluded, found Ethan Cline '13.
A class in this popular literature form forces Mac students to grapple with the big questions.
Every spring seniors manage their own art show in Macalester's Gallery.
Obesity in Costa Rica
Chloe Souza ’12 took home an ACM award for her research on childhood obesity in Costa Rica.
Maggie Hutchinson '12 studied abroad in Peru and then brought her research back to Macalester and did an honors project on bilingual education.
This past semester, about two dozen urban ecology students divided out into teams to create short video documentaries exploring concepts of urban design.
Macalester's Class of 2012 commenced on Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m. Congratulations everyone.
Spring Dance Concert 2012
Dance students rose to the challenge of producing, choreographing and performing in this concert. They brought forth an eclectic blend of modern, ballet, jazz and hip-hop dance.
The Class of 2012
In the fall of 2008, Macalester welcomed 504 students in the Class of 2012.
Exploring Energy Efficiency
Rosie Mate ’12 focused on physics, French, environmental studies, and economics at Macalester. She studies energy efficiency from different perspectives, too.
In this collaborative class, American studies students put together their own on-line academic journal.
May it Please the Court
Hanna Chakoian ’12 uses mathematical modeling to help the Minnesota Court of Appeals predict upcoming hearings.
Rich in the Arts
When you go to school in a cultural hotbed like the Twin Cities, the world of theater and dance opens up to you.
Senior Art Show
The senior art show, Specs, opened at the Macalester Art Gallery.
Biology Professor Mark Davis took his class to the Crosby Farm Park to birdwatch.
Strength in Numbers
Four math majors and soon-to-be graduate students discuss where they find the beauty in mathematics.
Macalester and its students are part of a growing national movement to make public health a true liberal art.
What's the Good Word?
What are candidates really saying? To find out, Macalester political science students analyzed candidates' Twitter activity.
Professor Megan Vossler took her ART 370 class to Macalester's Ordway Field Station to draw the natural world.
Student Standouts at Econ Conference
Wanyi Li ’12 and Qianyi Yang ’12 present their honors theses research at Georgetown University’s prestigious Carroll Round economics conference.
Drawing Goats on Campus
Assistant Professor Megan Vossler brought in unusual subjects for her ART 370 class.
What A Stranger May Know
"What A Stranger May Know" is a play commemorating the Virginia Tech shootings and was performed by Theatre and Dance majors and Twin Cities community participants.