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.
An annual tradition, Macalester students played a game of Pushball on Friday, March 4, 2011.
Songs of the Earth
The Macalester Concert Choir and Friends, under the direction of Eugene Rogers, presented an evening of Chinese music, poetry and dance.
Students Go Curling
A group of Macalester students ventured out to the St. Paul Curling Club to learn how to curl on February 13, 2011.
Nutrition and Hunger
Evelyn Balsells '12 studied community health in Egypt. And last summer, worked at Open Arms of Minnesota as part of her fellowship. A common thread in the Middle East and Minneapolis? Nutrition and community health issues. She explains.
Macalester College Presents Concert of Chinese Music
Macalester ethnomusicologist Chuen-Fung Wong and artistic director Eugene Rogers are collaborating on an evening of eclectic and inspiring vocal, dance, and instrumental performances from China for the college’s second biannual Songs of the Earth series. Conducted by Eugene Rogers, the multi-arts event will be held at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul.
Campus Center Turns 10
The Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center turns 10 years old this semester. Students celebrated by attending a birthday party for the building on January 28, 2011.
The Rock in Review
Painting "the rock" on Macalester's lawn in front of Old Main has been a tradition for many Macalester students. Here, we chronicle some of the changes it underwent during fall semester.
Students share art that they created professor Chris Willcox's course Painting 1.
Reading at MIA
Native American poet Allison Hedge Coke gave a joint reading with English Professor Wang Ping's ENGL 150 and ENGL 282 creative writing students in the Native American section of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Winter Ball 2010
Macalester students attended the second annual Winter Ball in early December.
What gift would you give the world?
Collin Calvert '13 hits the Macalester "streets" to ask students, "What are your plans for winter break? And, what gift would you give the world?"
Students took a break from the upcoming finals week by building gingerbread houses in the campus center.
Dog Day Afternoon
Macalester Students Hug a Dog to Beat Finals’ Stress
Christmas Candlelight Service
Every year students gather to celebrate the spirit of Christmas with a Candlelight Service in Weyerhaueser Memorial Chapel.
Student journalist Tatiana Craine has covered author Neil Gaiman (Coraline), directors Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings) and Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air)—even London Fashion Week. more
Student group Fresh Concepts held a 24-hour improv show in November 2010.
What Are You Thankful For?
Collin Calvert '13 hits the Macalester "streets" to ask students, "What are you doing for Thanksgiving and what are you thankful for?"
Images from the first snow of winter 2010-11 at Macalester College.
Who's Your Favorite Professor?
Collin Calvert '13 hits the Macalester 'streets' to ask students, 'Who is your favorite professor?'
Dinner with David
Geography majors are invited to Professor David Lanegran's home for dinner every fall.more
Halloween 2010 photo gallery