Macalester students were asked to describe Macalester. This is what they said.
Fall at Macalester
Before the leaves fall, before the snow comes, we documented autumn around campus.
Mac Slams Poetry
This event featured current and prior Macalester students, as well as special guests Rachel Mckibbens and Mindy Netifee.
About Those Midterms
In this bi-weekly video series, Collin Calvert '13 asks students their tips and tricks for midterms.
"I think everyone fantasizes when they read Harry Potter that they'll get to play Quidditch sometime in their life," says Joseph Frankl '14.
Family Fest Petting Zoo
During Family Fest in October, a temporary petting zoo was set up on outside of Old Main. It was sponsored by the Program Board.
Every fall our department welcomes their campus family back with an ice cream sundae extravaganza. Student and faculty catch up on what they've done over the summer, reignite friendships, and meet new people.
In this bi-weekly video series, Collin Calvert '13 asks student what they're doing for Family Fest.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Renovation - Fall 2011
After tremendous progress this summer, the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center renovation and expansion’s first phase officially reached the halfway point this month.
My Latest Obsession
In this ongoing series, Collin Calvert '13 asks students what their latest obsession is.
The MSCS department hosted the the third annual C*SM*S Scavenger Hunt. Students solved a series of eight puzzles whose answers led students to the hidden location of the next puzzle on the Macalester campus.
Residential Life staff hosted a courtyard party for dorm residents, complete with pizza, smores, hot chocolate and the DJ club.
Kagin Ice Cream Social
Kagin Commons held its annual Ice Cream Social & Open House. Staff, tutors, counselors, and fellow students from the MAX Center, Multicultural Life, Internship Programs, Sustainability, and Career Development Center, were there to greet and serve ice cream until it ran out.
Nice Ride Dedication
Mac just keeps getting greener. The latest fuel-saving innovation added a station for the Twin Cities public bike-sharing program Nice Ride. The program started last year in Minneapolis, where it enjoyed great success. The station was officially dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony in mid-September 2011.
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.
Following the academic year's opening Convocation with Walter Mondale and Garrison Keillor as guest speakers, Macalester held an all-campus picnic.
Students interested in joining one of Macalester's student-run groups were able to talk to members during Taste of Service, an annual event that encourages students to get involved.
My Dream Job
Students at the Sophomore Fiesta told us their dream jobs.
What Class Are You Looking Forward To?
In this bi-weekly video series, Collin Calvert '13 asks current students what class they are looking most forward to.
Sophomore Fiesta 2011
The sophomore class celebrated their return to campus with fabulous Mexican cuisine and music. The event was sponsored by Macalester's Career Development Center.
Ice Cream Social
Sophomores were welcomed back with an ice cream social in Kagin Commons.
First-year students arrived on campus on Friday, September 2, to begin orientation and their new life at Macalester.
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Laura Avena ’14 is a cancer survivor from age 4, an accomplished volleyball athlete, and an internationally competitive chemistry student. It’s a path forged through blood, sweat and tears.
What to Pack
Frog and Flower Count
Minnesota's 2011 BioBlitz was held at Macalester's Ordway station. more
For someone who never expected to be in politics, Kathy Kim ’12 (Bellevue, Wash.) has come far: Next fall she’ll begin her term as president of the Macalester College Student Government.
City as a Classroom
Macalester is located in St. Paul and minutes from Minneapolis, locally known as the Twin Cities. Professors and students talk about how the Twin Cities impacts their academics.
Ainsley Judge ’11 turned a passion for biking into an honors project and now a trip around the Great Lakes that will raise money for youth-led non-profit Grand Aspirations. Her story begins with Macalester's bike share program.
Melody of Pitch
Macalester women’s soccer team members pursue far more than soccer and their studies while they’re at college. Their range of extracurricular activities runs from editing the Mac Weekly to volunteering at local nonprofits.
Mac at Twin Cities Pride
Macalester alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends marched in the annual Twin Cities Pride Parade on June 26, 2011.
Indiana James - M11
Today, a tour of my square, M11, with supervisor Kate Peterson ('11). Includes a special guest appearance by site architect Prof. Michael Nelson of CUNY Queens. Enjoy!
Photos from Macalester College Reunion 2011, June 3-5.
Mac DNA - Morgen Chang
Morgen Cheng '11 received third place at the 48th Annual Midwest Sociological Society Student Paper Competition. She was also the lead in the fall production of Cabaret at Macalester.
Campus Picnic 2011
The annual spring picnic was held on May 4.
Dog Days Spring 2011
Dog Days Spring 2011
What's Your Major?
For this installment of Scots on the Spot, Collin Calvert '13 asks students about their major.
The Chickens Have Arrived
Emily Hanson '11 is part of the student-run group MULCH (Macalester Urban Land and Community Health) that is taking care of six chickens on Macalester's campus. more
Royal Wedding Telecast
About 65 people gathered in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall for the 5 a.m. telecast of the wedding of Prince William of Wales to Miss Catherine Middleton. Scones, tea and coffee were available.
Students take a break from studying for finals to celebrate at Springfest 2011.
Model UN Team Successful
Macalester's Model United Nations team recently returned from the week long National Model UN conference in New York City. The delegation of 12 Mac students represented Mongolia and brought home a Distinguished Delegation award; the second highest given at the conference. Congratulations, MacMUN!
As Katie Agnew ’11 can tell you, sometimes extracurricular activities can really pay off. Agnew, a math major from Princeton, Minn., spent most of her free time at Macalester working on the Student Activities Program Board, serving as its chair for the last two years.
Relay for Life
Relay For Life Raised Almost $23K
Spring has arrived on campus. Macalester students took the opportunity to play and study outside.
Mac Idol 2011
Students performed in their own version of "American Idol." Judges were President Brian Rosenberg, VP for Student Affairs Laurie Hamre and Professor James Laine.
Poetry Slam 2011
Congratulations to the Macalester Poetry Slam team for taking first place at the 2011 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational at the University of Michigan.
Janet Wallace Construction
Photos from Janet Wallace Expansion and Renovation Project.
Every year around spring break, Macalester students engage in a Peeps Diorama Contest. Those little marshfellows find themselves in some precarious historical depictions. more
The biennial Asian Festival offered calligraphy, paper cutting, music, martial arts demos, and traditional Asian foods. This year's event was also a fundraiser for earthquake relief and students raised nearly $300.
Founders Day 2011
Founders Day is an annual community-wide celebration of Macalester’s history held on the anniversary of our founding.
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.