MAC in the City 2013
Macalester alumni gathered in 29 cities worldwide for MAC in the City 2013 on Thursday, Oct. 3.
Guiding a Poet’s Press
Editor Jeffrey Shotts ’96 is the force behind the recent success of Minnesota’s Graywolf Press.
The Wine Makers
Making It Through The Week
Steve Kotok ’92 is CEO of a successful upstart newsweekly. And he began his journey there selling hummus for Old City Café.
Mental Health Advocate
Sue Abderholden ’76 advocates for the 1 in 4 Americans diagnosed with a mental illness.
Macalester marks new Annual Fund, Reunion records
This month, Macalester marked new milestones in the Annual Fund and at Reunion, thanks to its network of alumni, parents, and friends.
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.
Life of a Library
Superimposing Brittany Lynk’s life path onto a world map would make for a gloriously squiggly mess.
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.
Day Jobs for Artists
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.”
Art All Over
Keeping Us Human
Water Wonder Woman
Lara Avery '10 Book Reading
Lara Avery read from Anything But Ordinary at Common Good Books on September 12.
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.
Adventures in Organic Farming
"Shake the hands that feeds you."
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.
Omar Ansari ’92 brings craft beer to the people.
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.
The Perfect Meal
Rethinking foodie fundamentalism in service of feeding the whole world.
Jesse Dubois '07 is designing California yards with peas and lettuce.
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.
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.
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 Class of 2012
In the fall of 2008, Macalester welcomed 504 students in the Class of 2012.
Grandstand - Bhutan Stretchable Time
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.