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Macalester Receives $354,500 Mellon Grant for Student Fellowships
October 11, 2012

Macalester College has received a $354,500 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York to continue its Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program through the 2014-2015 academic year. Now in its twelfth year at Macalester, MMUF aims to reduce the serious underrepresentation of minorities in the faculty ranks of institutions of higher learning by encouraging minority students to earn PhDs.

Macalester College opposes Minnesota marriage amendment
October 6, 2012

The Macalester College Board of Trustees voted Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, to oppose the constitutional amendment going before Minnesota voters in November that would define marriage as being between one man and one woman.

Macalester’s Board of Trustees approves plans, timeline for studio art renovation and expansion
October 6, 2012

On the same day the Macalester community celebrated the opening of the music building and arts commons, the college’s Board of Trustees launched the next step in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center’s comprehensive renovation and expansion by approving the plans and timeline for the studio art building. Construction will begin in January 2013, with the project scheduled for completion in January 2014.

Theatre and Dance Department Presents "Sing Protest, Sing Peace"
October 1, 2012

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Sing Protest, Sing Peace in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Admission is free. Performances are at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday October 12th and 13th, and Sunday, October 14th at 2 p.m. Sing Protest, Sing Peace is directed by guest director Isabel Nelson, ’04. For reservations call the box office at 651-696-6359.

Pianist Anton Kuerti Plays Beethoven in Macalester’s new Mairs Concert Hall
October 1, 2012

The Macalester Music Department and the Pulliam Endowment present pianist Anton Kuerti performing an all-Beethoven concert, 3 p.m., Sun., Oct. 14, in Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Macalester College Hosts International Roundtable on Globalization, Food, and Agriculture
September 28, 2012

Macalester College’s annual International Roundtable will this year feature the topic “Feeding the World: Globalization, Food and Agriculture in the 21st Century.” It will be held Thursday, Oct. 11 and Friday, Oct. 12 in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Presentations start at 11:15 a.m. on Oct. 11 and workshops at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 12. A full schedule can be found at macalester.edu/internationalroundtable.

Global Friends
September 19, 2012

50th Anniversary of United World Colleges—and its Relationship with Macalester—Celebrated

Macalester Completes $33.8M first phase of Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Expansion and Renovation
September 18, 2012

Macalester College has completed the first phase of a comprehensive renovation and expansion of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, ushering in a new era for the arts at Macalester.  Construction began in January 2011 and was completed in July 2012.

Harriet Bart Exhibition “Between Echo and Silence” first in Macalester’s Law Warschaw Gallery
September 13, 2012

Harriet Bart, a well-established conceptual artist who works in a wide-range of media, will present the first solo exhibition at Macalester College’s Law Warschaw Gallery in the newly renovated and expanded Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center.  The exhibition, “Between Echo and Silence,” opens Sun., Oct. 7 and is curated by Joanna Inglot, chair and associate professor of Macalester’s Art and Art History department.