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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Speaks at Macalester March 2, 2014
March 21, 2014

Macalester College welcomed His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for a speech to the Macalester community on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Senior Renee Jordan Is NCAA Division III Diving Champion
March 21, 2014

Macalester Senior Renee Jordan placed first in the 1-meter diving competition at the NCAA Division III women’s swimming and diving championships in Indianapolis, Ind., on Thursday, March 20.

French Meadow Bakery & Café opens in St. Paul near Macalester
March 19, 2014

French Meadow Bakery & Café has opened on Grand Ave. in St. Paul.  The bakery and café reside at 1662 Grand Ave., former home to Coat of Many Colors and Coffee News Café.

Music by Carleton Macy Concert March 2 - A gift to the Macalester and Twin Cities communities from the Macys
February 25, 2014

A gift to the Macalester and Twin Cities Communities From the Macys

The Music by Carleton Macy Concert will feature six premieres, two of which have been composed especially for this concert. Laura Nichols, mezzo, Mary Budd Horozaniecki, violin, and Christine Dahl, piano, will premiere “Road Songs” with texts by Walt Whitman and Robert Frost.  “November,” a single-movement work which is the ninth and last in the composer’s series of “Prairie Trios” will be premiered by Mary Horozaniecki, Pat O’Keefe, clarinet, and John Jensen, piano.

Sociology Majors Awarded Prizes in Midwest Sociological Society Paper Competitions
February 19, 2014

Senior sociology majors Laura Levinson (Denver, Colo.) and Mara Aussendorf (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) have been awarded first and third prizes, respectively, in the 51st Annual Midwest Sociological Society Student Paper Competition.

Macalester holds second Macathon Feb. 28-March 1
February 18, 2014

Macalester is holding its second Macathon, a mash-up of a computer hackathon and a business start-up competition 4:00 p.m., Fri., Feb. 28, ending at 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 1.

15th Annual American Studies Conference at Macalester
February 14, 2014

This year’s conference with the theme, “Mixed Race America: Identities and Culture” features two keynote speakers:  Laura Kina, a visual artist, curator and Vincent de Paul Associate Profes­sor of Art, Media, & Design at DePaul University, will talk about “Mixed Race Asian American Art: On Becoming and Unbecoming a ‘Happy Hapa,’” and Ralina L. Joseph, associ­ate professor in the University of Washington’s Department of Com­munication and in the Departments of American Ethnic Studies and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, will talk about “Does ‘Mixed’ Mean Post-Race? - An Examination of 21st Century Media Representations of African American Multiraciality.”

Macalester jumps to a top spot on Peace Corps’ annual Top Schools rankings
February 11, 2014

Macalester College jumped 15 positions to No. 3 on Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing small colleges and universities across the country, making the ninth year in a row the college has made the list.  Currently, 16 alumni are serving overseas in the Peace Corps, and since the agency was created in 1961, 356 Macalester graduates have made a difference as Peace Corps volunteers.