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.
Civil Rights Swap
Paula Hirschoff '66 writes about the historic Mac-Knoxville exchange program for Macalester Today.
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.
Step Forward Thank You Tour
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.
The Power of Mac Connections
David Suchy '12 found that the power of Macalester connections allowed him to launch his career.
After falling in love with Austria on a semester study abroad program, Adam Troldahl '09 has decided to make his life there.
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 at the Rollergirls Championship
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."
An Evening with the President
Candlelight Service 2011
Women in the Law
Photos from "Women in the Law: A Conversation with the Macalester Legal Community," November 2011
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.
Welcome to Our City 2011
Macalester alumni in eight U.S. cities, plus London and Beijing, got together for Macalester's second annual Welcome to Our City events. To host a WTOC event next year, email email@example.com.
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.
Macalester alumnus named Acting Director of ATF
Macalester alumnus and Minnesota U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones has been named Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Jones graduated from Macalester in 1979.
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.
Photos from Macalester College Reunion 2011, June 3-5.
The Award Goes To...
The alumni recipients, all biology majors, are Alese Colehour ’09, Ben Freeman ’06, and Suzy Szumowski ’09 received NSF grants.
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
MaryBeth Grewe ’10 received this award for a paper that was inspired by her study abroad experience and developed during the Anthropology Senior Capstone Seminar, taught by Anthropology Professor Dianna Shandy. more