Macalester Today Summer 2011

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.