When in Rome
Textbooks came alive for students who spent two weeks in January exploring Rome’s art, architecture, and history.
Learning in Israel
Ben Shields ’17 explored once-in-a-lifetime opportunities in the Middle East thanks to Mac Classics connections.
Greece, Ancient and Modern
From translating Aristophanes to picking oranges, Kacie Reilly experienced Greece across the centuries.
As an intern with the Minnesota Council of Churches, Chanen Hanson ’16 organized a Ramadan dialogue series with 18 mosques and over 500 participants.
An internship with the Midwest Art Conservation Center highlighted the value of art for Kelsey Coia ’16.
Following Stolen Art
Students in classics professor Vanessa Rousseau’s course made their own contributions to fight the underground market for stolen art.
Students enrolled in Macalester's January classes to study material in depth and up close.
Farming and Peace Building
During a semester spent at an Israeli institute, one Mac student learned about the challenges of both desert food production and Middle East peace building.
Most Macalester students choose to do internships in the Twin Cities, but these three students went for more exotic locales.
Since 1999, Macalester's Classics Department has taken students and alumni to this important archaeological site in Israel. It's hot, hard work, but they keep coming back for more.
Peeps Contest 2012
The Fourth annual "Classics vs. History Marshmallow Peeps Diorama Contest" took place March 23 in Old Main.
Kate Peterson ’11 spent her summer at the Israel Museum, restoring artifacts from Herod’s palace.
In an interview with Grace Erny ’12, Professor Jeffrey Pearson discusses his archaeological fieldwork in the Near East, his experience with the Department of Homeland Security, and his musical skills.
Omrit in Review
Omrit is an interdisciplinary learning experience and anyone is eligible to participate in the excavation without previous experience in archaeology
Teaching with Skype
Students discuss recent developments in the Middle East, with an emphasis on historical and geographic connections.
Every year around spring break, Macalester students engage in a Peeps Diorama Contest. Those little marshfellows find themselves in some precarious historical depictions. more
Reconciliation and Iraq
Daugherty received a full scholarship to study Arabic for six weeks this summer in Muscat, Oman.
During their January break, a group of students traveled to Egypt and Rome for a 2-credit course.
Summer in Omrit, Israel
Summer 2010 in Omrit, Israel
Andrew Ver Steegh '09 has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Scholarship to Egypt
Andrew Ver Steegh ’09 of Mahtomedi, Minn., has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Egypt. Ver Steegh also received a critical language enhancement award to study Arabic.
The Dead Sea Scrolls
“It’s great that Macalester is located within an urban area that provides such opportunities for extracurricular learning, and that the school is able to integrate itself into the community this way.” How do yu get fragile 2,000-year-old text fragments from Israel to Minnesota safely, and keep them that way? As members of a Macalester class on the Dead Sea Scrolls found out, you ship them a few at a time on the laps of first-class passengers, and then every half hour you monitor—from Israel—the humidity of their display cases.
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