Why Keeping Up Matters: The Kardashians as a Reflection of Society
For her American studies capstone, Selena Pruitt ’16 watched Keeping Up with the Kardashians to uncover insights into “the best and worst” of American culture.
Adopted from China
In her one-woman show, Julia Gay ’16 explores the love and the loss of being born Chinese and growing up in the West.
Vietnam War, Revisited
A campus symposium looks back on the ’60s peace movement.
Slave Trade History
Students in Professor Linda Sturtz’s Transatlantic Slave Trade course read narratives written by former slaves and created maps to tell their stories.
Making College Possible
An internship with College Possible inspired Lillian Hexter ’16 to pursue a career that combines fundraising and social justice.
Mac Alumni Named RISE Fellows
Three Macalester alumni were awarded RISE fellowships to help make social justice projects a reality.
Breaking Down Barriers
As an intern with Harriet Tubman Chrysalis Center, Alexa Peters Posner ’16 supports clients in need of safe shelter, legal services, and counseling.
Front of the Classroom
Lucy Short ’15 teaches 10th grade Honors World Literature as part of the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Brown University.
Global Citizenship Awards
2015 Global Citizenship Student Awards recognize outstanding work with communities near and far.
Hidden Human Computers
Segregated in a remote building, Black women mathematicians known as “computers” provided calculations essential to NASA and the space race.
Who the Enemy Is
The research of Mellon Mays scholar Christine Ohenewah ’15 explores tensions between Africans and African Americans.
Meaning of Mixed Race
Macalester sponsors conference on the identities and culture of mixed race America.
Hunger Games: The Course
An American studies professor bases her popular new class on a successful young adult trilogy.
Interning for the Bureau
Working with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension gave Collin Calvert ’13 a new outlook on law enforcement.
Rhodes Wins Radcliffe Fellowship
Jane Rhodes, American studies professor and Dean for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, has been awarded a coveted year-long fellowship by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.
In this collaborative class, American studies students put together their own on-line academic journal.
Goodbye Lunch - American Studies
The American Studies Department honored graduating seniors, including three who completed Honors Projects. more
With the help of a Macalester Live-It grant, Caroline Karanja ’12 returned to Kenya to build a greenhouse for girls orphaned by AIDS. more
El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship in American Studies Presents a Talk by Harry J. Elam, Jr
The El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship in American Studies presents a talk by Stanford University’s Harry J. Elam, Jr. The lectureship, established by Macalester alumni Dr. Stanley M. Berry ’75 and Bertram M. Days ’74 along with Ava B. Days, honors Macalester Prof. Mahmoud El-Kati’s career (1970-2003) as a lecturer, writer and commentator on the African American experience.
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