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Climate-change expert Bill McKibben coming to St. Thomas and Macalester
February 5, 2013

Bill McKibben, one of the nation’s best-known environmental journalists and an expert on global warming, will visit the University of St. Thomas and Macalester College Feb. 20 and 21 for a series of lectures and programs titled “Celebrating and Preserving Winter: Responding to Climate Change in Minnesota and Wisconsin.” 

Macalester earns spot on Peace Corps’ annual Top Schools rankings
February 5, 2013

For the eighth year in a row, Macalester College has earned a spot on Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing small colleges and universities across the country. With 15 alumni currently serving overseas as Peace Corps volunteers, the school ranks No. 18 and remains a solid source of individuals committed to making a difference at home and abroad. Since the agency was created in 1961, 350 Macalester graduates have served as Peace Corps volunteers.

Sociology major wins second place in MSS Paper Competition
February 1, 2013

The Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) has awarded IndiAna Gowland ’13, of Mill Valley, Calif., second place in its 49th Annual Student Paper Competition.

Exhibition: "Ornament and Crime: Parastou Forouhar" in Macalester’s Law Warschaw Gallery
January 31, 2013

Iranian-born, internationally known artist, Parastou Forouhar, presented a solo exhibition at Macalester’s Law Warschaw Gallery.  The exhibition, “Ornament and Crime,” opened Fri., Feb. 8 and was curated by Joanna Inglot, chair and associate professor of Macalester’s Art and Art History department.

Theatre and Dance Department Presents Hip Hop Hopes
January 28, 2013

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Hip Hop Hopes: What’s Going On? in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Tickets are $7 general admission and $5 for seniors and groups. There are two performances at 7 and 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, February 15, 16, 22, & 23. Single performances are at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 17 and 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 21. Please make reservations as there is limited seating. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.

Leland and Kathleen Hansen Establish Geography Research Endowed Fund
January 25, 2013

Leland and Kathleen Hansen of St. Paul have established a $100,000 research endowed fund at Macalester College.  It will be named the Leland and Kathleen Hansen Geography Research Endowed Fund and support student research in urban geography.

MN State Arts Board grants awarded to 10 Macalester people
January 25, 2013

The Minnesota State Arts Board has awarded grants to eight Macalester alumni and two Art and Art History faculty members for 2013.

Grand Opening Jan. 30 featuring discounts, prizes and refreshments
January 24, 2013

Highlander, the official store for Macalester College, will host a Grand Opening celebration on Wednesday, January 30. Officially opening in its new location at 32 S. Snelling late last year, Highlander now offers longer hours and expanded product assortments – including robust selections of clothing, gifts, supplies, course materials, and more.

Macalester grants tenure status to seven faculty members
January 14, 2013

Macalester College has granted tenure status to the following seven faculty members: Andrew Beveridge, Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science; Sarah Boyer, Biology; John Cannon, Physics & Astronomy; Devavani Chatterjea, Biology; Kristi Curry Rogers, Biology & Geology; Christina Esposito, Linguistics; and Kathryn Splan, Chemistry.