Q & A with Kirsten Fristad '05
Kirsten Fristad '05, NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center, visited the department in March to share her knowledge and insights with students. We took a moment to ask her some questions about her career in geology.
Alumni Trip to Turkey 2012
On October 23, a group of alumni embarked on the 2012 trip to Turkey, where they visited Istanbul, viewed ancient ruins, and took a four-day yacht trip along the Turquoise Coast. They returned two weeks later with new sights, knowledge, and friendship. Photos by Gabrielle Lawrence '73.
Computer Career Pathfinder
A Macalester alumnus guided Adam Oien ’10 to a computer science class, an internship—and then to a job at his company.
A geography degree, a facility with Spanish, and photography skills have landed Ross Donihue ’11 a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant.
MAC in the City 2012
View photos from MAC in the City 2012, an annual worldwide, multi-city alumni event.
Legacy Russell ’08 is a writer-artist-curator and creative producer who’s actively building an impressive body of work in each of those roles. The lifestyle Web site refinery29. com recently named her one of “The Ten Most Inspiring Young Artists in New York City Right Now.”
Since 1999, Macalester's Classics Department has taken students and alumni to this important archaeological site in Israel. It's hot, hard work, but they keep coming back for more.
Being Clever, Being Kind
President Brian Rosenberg delivered the following remarks at Macalester’s 123rd Commencement, held May 12, 2012.
Just out of college, Lara Avery ’10 will launch her writing career this fall with the publication of her first novel.
Beyond the Auto
Mac experts predict that bikes, buses, and your own two feet are the transit options that will reign supreme in the cities of tomorrow.
White Bread and Dreams of Perfect Food
Reflecting back on 150 years of battles over America’s bread habits, five dreams come up repeatedly.
Chicago's Mr. Chips
At a Jesuit inner-city school for boys, Chris Dwyer ’05 does everything from coach basketball to raise chickens.
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter slept here. So too have scores of famous authors, visiting scholars, prospective faculty, and first-year parents clutching damp Kleenex. Welcome to the Hugh S. Alexander Alumni House, a Georgian brick colonial located at 1644 Summit Avenue.
2012 Staff Appreciation Video for Student-Athlete Banquet
This video was created to honor the Macalester Athletics Department coaches and staff members at the 2012 Student-Athlete Banquet. The video was created by volleyball player Danielle Dweck '12 and stars several of our student-athletes, coaches, and administrators.
Macalester alum Charles Baxter wins prestigious Rea Award for the Short Story
Charles Baxter, a 1969 Macalester graduate and fiction writer, has won the Rea Award for the Short Story, a lifetime achievement honor.
The Philanthropy of Pastry
Veronica Descotte ’03 makes the world a better place for kids, one cake at a time.
Writing of Russia
An ability to imagine "what if" took R.D. Zimmerman ’75 from Russian class to Hollywood filmmaking.
Aukse Jurkute ’98 recently returned to the Economics Department to talk with students about her experience as head of Central Eastern Europe Middle East & Africa Equity Capital Markets for Merrill Lynch.
Back to Germany
After graduation last May, Carl Skarbek ’11 took his lab and classroom experiences straight to Germany.