Academic News

When in Rome

Textbooks came alive for students who spent two weeks in January exploring Rome’s art, architecture, and history.

Research and Teaching Labs

Students work in state-of-the art labs in the Oline Rice Science Center, with impressive equipment.

Slave Trade History

Students in Professor Linda Sturtz’s Transatlantic Slave Trade course read narratives written by former slaves and created annotated maps to tell their stories.

Football Analytics

Using analytics, a Macalester economics major is at the forefront of a major shift in how a football game unfolds.

Music and Freedom

A first-year class connects philosophy, politics, and history with music ranging from Mozart to Mingus.

Back to the Classroom

For the first time since becoming president of Macalester, Brian Rosenberg returned to the classroom to team-teach a seminar.

Geologist Shaper

Geology professor Ray Rogers has trained a nationwide network of colleagues.

A Computer Science Sabbatical

Computer science professor Shilad Sen’s sabbatical resulted in grant funding and knowledge that will benefit Mac students for years to come.

Literary Publishing

Manuscript to finished paperback, students in a hands-on English course work their way through the publishing process.

Gates Grant for PhD Research

Zoë Campbell ’09 is one of only 16 students worldwide selected for a special program where she’ll help Tanzanian farmers as she earns her PhD.

Student Life News

Internship News

Apprentice Artists

Internships in the arts have helped three Macalester students realize that with enough dedication and passion, one can build a career in the art world.

Young Alumni Entrepreneurs

Fashion, clean energy, home brewing. Young alumni create new enterprises by combining ideas, initiative and determination with the willingness to take a chance.

Taking off with Sun Country

Mutaz Alnaas ’17 used his work in math and economics during an internship with the airline industry.

Learning in Israel

Ben Shields ’17 explored once-in-a-lifetime opportunities in the Middle East thanks to Mac Classics connections.

Teaching Kids to Write

Hank Hietala '17 teaches kids to write at Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute.

Making College Possible

An internship with College Possible inspired Lillian Hexter ’16 to pursue a career that combines fundraising and social justice.

The Class of 2015: After Mac

We checked in with a few members of the Class of 2015 to see what their first year out of college looks like.

Healthcare Consultant

An information session with Macalester alumni inspired Jyothi Dhanwada ’15 to pursue a career in healthcare consulting; today she works with Optum Consulting at UnitedHealth Group.

Astronomy Intern

Asra Nizami ’16 (Karachi, Pakistan) interned with the Space Telescope Science Institute, an affiliate of NASA.

Bee Bacteria to Galaxies

Over 80 Macalester students in the hard sciences, environmental studies, and math, statistics and computer science gained valuable hands-on summer research experience through internships.

Alumni News

Study Abroad News

Civic Engagement News

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