Mac Alumni Named RISE Fellows
Three Macalester alumni were awarded RISE fellowships to help make social justice projects a reality.
Ha Song Pham ’15 discovered an affinity for data and learned how to make them reveal their truths.
Gary Krueger: 25 Years of Comparative Economics
Video of Gary Krueger's inaugural lecture as recipient of the college's Cargill Professorship in International Economics, "25 Years of Comparative Economics: The Questions Don't Change, but the Answers Do," given on Feb. 18, 2014 in the John B Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center at Macalester College.
Two Views of Cambodia
It was a richer experience when students and faculty from religious studies and economics studied together in the kingdom of Cambodia.
ESPN Uses Student Research
ESPN magazine quoted NBA player research done by Kwame Fynn ’13 and Morgan Sonnenschein ’12.
Now a business analyst for Deloitte Consulting in Minneapolis, Jessica Baier '12 talks about Macalester's Economics Department and how she found her passion.
Student Standouts at Econ Conference
Economics and Mathematics students Wanyi Li ’12 and Qianyi Yang ’12 recently presented their honors theses research at Georgetown University’s prestigious Carroll Round economics conference and Li brought back the Outstanding Young Economist award.
Aukse Jurkute ’98 recently returned to the Economics Department to talk with students about her experience as head of CEEMEA (Central Eastern Europe Middle East & Africa) Equity Capital Markets for Merrill Lynch. Originally from Lithuania, Jurkute joined Merrill Lynch’s London office upon graduation, hired by Brad England ’76. She returned to Macalester at her own expense to help students prepare for successful futures after Mac.
Macalester grants tenure status to seven faculty members
Macalester College has granted tenure status to Vittorio Addona, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science; Darcy Burgund, Psychology; Liang Ding, Economics; Laura Smith and Dan Trudeau, Geography; Christopher Wells, Environmental Studies and Chuen-Fung Wong, Music.
From Macalester to Citigroup
Taking advantage of Macalester’s urban location, Jingjiao Zhang ’12 interned with 3M. Now she has a New York job offer.
Macalester Names Tenure-Track Professor in Economics
Mario Solis-Garcia has joined the Macalester College Economics Department as a tenure-track assistant professor.
Four Tenure-Track Professors join Macalester
Four new tenure-track faculty members have joined Macalester this fall. They are Victoria Malawey (Music), Jesús Ernesto Ortiz-Diaz (Hispanic and Latin American Studies), Mario Solis-Garcia (Economics) and Karin Vélez (History).
Davis Projects for Peace - Student project aims to expand women's enterprise in Niger
A Macalester student from Niger has received a $10,000 grant to return this summer to her childhood home to help women there expand their peanut-processing business, allowing them to better provide for and educate their children.
Old Main to Wall Street
Although the common stereotype is that all liberal arts graduates are social workers or environmental activists, there are plenty of businesspeople among our alumni.