Russian Art Intern
An internship at the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis furthered Joshua Sosa’s understanding of Russian history and culture while offering valuable leadership experience.
Understanding the role geography plays in community health led Carey Hert ’13 to play with her food with a Minneapolis community
Dreams of Doctoring
Abas Noor ’13 began life as a Somali refugee. As a Mac grad, he’s headed to Brown University’s medical school.
In Search of Mermaids
Scuba diving and working with local environmentalists, two Live It Fund recipients seek to protect Sri Lanka’s unique environment in the face of development.
International Roundtable 2012
The seats were full as speakers from ag businesses and international scholars discussed the future of food.
Stone's Throw Urban Farm
Alex Liebman ’12 and Emily Hanson ’11, with four partners, have turned 15 vacant city lots into Stone’s Throw Urban Farm, where they are growing an abundance of fresh, delicious vegetables.
Every fall, Mac geography students take their GIS software skills into the real world.
Global citizenship on two wheels
This year’s Live It grants take students into neighborhoods ranging from the Twin Cities to Ghana, all in the name of putting global citizenship into action.
Exploring Energy Efficiency
Rosie Mate ’12 focused on physics, French, environmental studies, and economics at Macalester. It makes sense that she approaches studying energy efficiency from different perspectives, too.
Macalester urban geography major Caroline Devany ’13 volunteered with St. Paul’s Frogtown Gardens, helping the neighborhood make the case for a $2.2 million public land purchase.
Into the Streets
Into the Streets is the service-learning portion of orientation, in which all incoming freshman students participate in half-day service projects with community organizations. Into the Streets emphasizes the college’s commitment to service in a way that is accessible and relevant to students’ first experiences at Macalester, introducing them not only to various organizations and neighborhoods within the Twin Cities, but building a foundation for continued civic engagement and volunteerism.
Summer of Service
Whether they were teaching art in St. Paul, tending to tomato plants in Utah, or interviewing migrants in Morocco, Macalester’s Bonner Scholars were busy this summer in the name of social change.
Meet the Watsons
What could be more fun that a fully funded year of international study and travel? That’s what’s in store for Morgan Sleeper ’11 (Deland, Fla.) and Keren Yohannes ’11 (Louisville, Ky.), who were awarded Thomas J. Watson Fellowships—one-year grants for independent study and travel outside the United States.
Investigate and Map It
Nolan Levenson '11 class Urban GIS research Indian reservations in Minnesota. The file project was presented to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. The maps they developed are now available in at Native American Community Development Institute in Minneapolis on a large touch screen.