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 Class of 2012
In the fall of 2008, Macalester welcomed 504 students in the Class of 2012. Sixty-six percent of those students were in the top 10 percent of their graduating class (96 percent were in the top quarter). They represented 45 states - included among the top five states were California and New York.
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 CEEMEA (Central Eastern Europe Middle East & Africa) Equity Capital Markets for Merrill Lynch. Originally from Lithuania, Jurkute joined Merrill Lynch’s London office upon graduation, hired by Brad England ’76. She returned to Macalester at her own expense to help students prepare for successful futures after Mac.
How Emily Howland ’09 turned a Hispanic studies and English major into an international adventure trip job.
Athletic Career Night
At this event, alumni athletes living and working in the Twin Cities area came to speak with current students athletes about their careers and life after Macalester.
Step Forward "Thank You" event - San Francisco
Macalester College's first regional Step Forward "Thank You" event was held in San Francisco on January 27, 2012. Donors and friends celebrated the successful conclusion of the historic campaign.
Mac Students Enriched by Exploreships
Sophomore Marta LeFevre-Levy recounts her experience job shadowing with a Mac alum Chris Jandro '04.
Behind the Scenes of 'President Scrooge'
Behind-the-scenes photos from the shooting of the "President Scrooge: A Macalester Carol" video. In the video, President Brian Rosenberg took time to remember some valuable lessons with help from Karl Egge, David Lanegran '63, Laurie Hamre, Alana Horton '14, and "Emma."
Long-run challenges for the U.S. Economy
Timothy Taylor, managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, well-known economist, and award-winning teacher shared his thoughts about the "Long-run challenges for the U.S. Economy" at an alumni breakfast on October, 13, 2011. This is a recording of his talk.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale ’50 and A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor spoke at Macalester's opening convocation. Their talk, “A conversation about life and politics,” featured remarks from Keillor and Mondale about the state of the nation followed by a Q & A session moderated by President Rosenberg.
Women's River Trip 2011
Photo gallery. Ten women from the Macalester alumni community met in front of Weyerhaeuser at the end of July, threw their sleeping bags into cars and ventured to northern Wisconsin for four days of canoeing and camping along the scenic Namekagon River. Together, they revived a tradition from the 1940s, the annual Macalester Women's River Trip.
Former U.N. Secretary-General and Obie award-winning playwright to be honored at Reunion Weekend
They are a former U.N. Secretary-General, an Obie award-winning playwright and actress, a Presbyterian minister and a Rabbi. But one thing they all have in common is that they are all Macalester alumni who will be honored in June during reunion weekend. “Macalester’s alumni routinely make a difference in the world,” said Gabrielle Lawrence, director, Alumni Relations. “The alumni we’re honoring next month at reunion have made differences that have changed the world.”
Lois Quam to Speak at Macalester Commencement
Lois Quam ‘83, executive director of the Global Health Initiative (GHI), is Macalester College’s 2011 commencement speaker. The title of her talk is “Entering the World.” Commencement will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the college. Macalester will be streaming commencement at macalester.edu/commencement/ Check back for updates.
Sylvia Forman Prize Awarded to Recent Macalester Graduate
Eau Claire, Wis., resident MaryBeth Grewe ’10, has been awarded the Sylvia Forman Prize from the Association for Feminist Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association, for the best undergraduate paper in feminist anthropology.