When she took an internship at an arts nonprofit, Cecilia Martinez-Miranda ’13 didn’t know she’d end up helping it stay afloat.
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.
Natalie Locke '11 created a unique program at Macalester - the Sustainability Student Worker Network that has led to a number of green initiatives on campus. more
Less than three years after enrolling at Macalester, Butler co-chairs its Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) chapter, has worked as an election judge, and pitched in for Get Out the Vote campaigns. He took on another new experience: testifying on a bill at the Minnesota State Capitol.
IMAGINE BEING DROPPED into the middle of a South American country with a week to make your way to four remote villages, find housing and food in them for volunteers, meet the decision leaders, and determine each community’s major need.
Macalester College 6th in Placing Peace Corps Volunteers
For the sixth year in a row, Macalester has placed on the Peace Corps’ list of top colleges nationally producing Peace Corps volunteers. With 22 alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers, Macalester is No. 6 in this year’s rankings among small-sized colleges and universities (tied with Johns Hopkins), moving up from No. 7 in 2010, and No. 9 two years ago.
Global Model United Nations
In August, two Macalester students, Anja Crowder '13 and Yiting Wang '12, were invited to attend the Global Model United Nations conference, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The conference, sponsored by the United Nations, brings together a select group of students from around the world to learn about global issues by acting in the role of diplomats who must negotiate with other countries to achieve a goal or develop resolutions on a specific issue.
Banking on Experience
Course concepts quickly become the realities of daily life when, like three Mac seniors, you are investment banking interns in New York. more
Obesity & the Minnesota State Fair
In this episode of Macalester Talks, Professor Jaine Strauss talks about what makes overeating at certain festivities, such as the state fair, seem ok. Strauss is chair of the Psychology Department. Her research focuses on body image, eating disorders, mood and conceptions of self.
Soham Banerji '10
Soham Banerji '10 was one of 50 student micro-finance leaders chosen from around the world to attend the Africa-Middle East Micro-Credit Summit in Kenya. more
Live it Fund
How can we harness the energy and connections that define our moment and place in global historical processes to ensure that all of us flourish?
Hopi Costello's '10 unique work-study takes her off campus to a nearby school. Read the article
Notes From Nicaragua
Jennifer Wichmann '06 serves as an English teaching volunteer in the Peace Corps. more
Student Kaitlin Roh '12 worked at PACER Center, which helps families who have children with disabilities. Read the article