International studies major Emily Elkins ’16 helps refugees become U.S. citizens.
Global Citizenship Awards 2016
Three Macalester seniors honored for their commitment to international service.
Making an Impact
Macalester was named No. 2 by Princeton Review for graduating students who make a difference.
Macalester students help preserve the memories of Rondo, a historically Black neighborhood in St. Paul.
Russian Art Intern
An internship at the Museum of Russian Art furthered Joshua Sosa’s understanding of Russian history while offering leadership experience.
The annual Taste of Service and Involvement Fair was held on Friday, September 11.
Education in a Globalized World
Macalester hosts its 22nd annual International Roundtable with the theme, “Education in a Globalized World: Equity, Diversity and Civic Participation,” from Oct. 7-10.
Climate Change & the City
This summer, Macalester environmental studies professors and students worked on climate-adaptation projects across St. Paul.
Worth 1000 Words
In Professor Eric Carroll’s photography class, students looked with new eyes at Macalester past and present.
In the City
Community-based learning is part of a growing number of Macalester classes.
Service Trip to New Orleans
In January, a group of first-year Bonner Community Scholars travelled to New Orleans for a unique J-term experience.
Into the Streets
Into the Streets is the service-learning portion of orientation, in which all incoming freshman students participate in half-day service projects with community organizations. Into the Streets emphasizes the college’s commitment to service in a way that is accessible and relevant to students’ first experiences at Macalester, introducing them not only to various organizations and neighborhoods within the Twin Cities, but building a foundation for continued civic engagement and volunteerism.
Summer of Service
Whether they were teaching art in St. Paul, tending to tomato plants in Utah, or interviewing migrants in Morocco, Macalester’s Bonner Scholars were busy this summer in the name of social change.
Students interested in joining one of Macalester's student-run groups were able to talk to members during Taste of Service, an annual event that encourages students to get involved.
Building a Library
Waruiru Mburu '13 received a grant from the Live It Fund. Her project involves building a library at Bunabumali Good Samaritan Orphan and Needy school in Bunabumali village, Bududa District, Uganda.
Macalester receives Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected Macalester College for its 2010 Community Engagement Classification. The classification was awarded after an extensive review of the college’s community engagement locally, nationally and globally. Macalester is one of only 27 baccalaureate colleges nationally to have achieved the classification since it began in 2006. Since that time, a total of 311 colleges and universities have received the classification.
Global Model United Nations
In August, two Macalester students, Anja Crowder '13 and Yiting Wang '12, were invited to attend the Global Model United Nations conference, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The conference, sponsored by the United Nations, brings together a select group of students from around the world to learn about global issues by acting in the role of diplomats who must negotiate with other countries to achieve a goal or develop resolutions on a specific issue.
In the Philippines
Two months ago, I completed my study abroad in Nanjing, China. Since then, I have spent time in the Philippines working on an island where the most important industry is sugarcane and sugar. I have been volunteering on a small farm.
Civic Engagement at Macalester
Civic Engagement at Macalester
Mac student co-founded an NGO that addresses poverty in the Philippines. more
How to Change the World
Listen to five Mac students express how they plan to make an impact.
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