MITY Summer Fun
Every summer the Macalester campus comes alive when 500 kids from the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth (MITY) program show up. These brainy, energetic middle- and high-school students are on campus for two-week sessions in topics like Beginning Debate and Astrophysics. About one-third of them stay overnight in the dorms; the rest are local kids. But whether they’re slaving over a test tube or lugging around a TV camera, they take out time every day for the popular rec hour—which frequently involves activities like this 2010 water balloon toss.