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Macalester receives $1.3M grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
May 24, 2012

Macalester has received a $1.3M, four-year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in support of undergraduate science education. Macalester, one of 47 small colleges and universities in the United States to receive a HHMI award, will use the funding to promote curricular innovation and to provide local and global research experiences for students. Macalester’s application was considered along with 181 other submissions in this national competition.

Eight to be honored at Annual Macalester Reunion in June
May 22, 2012

Former NY/NJ Port Authority executive and national expert on abuse are Two of eight to be honored at Annual Macalester Reunion in June. They are a former NY/NJ Port Authority executive director, a national expert on abuse, a football coach, an actor and mentor, and an advocate at the Special Court in Sierra Leone.  But one thing they all have in common is that they are all Macalester alumni who will be honored in June during reunion weekend.

Macalester and Carleton receive grant from MHS to study Minnesota’s environmental history – Joint conference in June
May 16, 2012

Chris Wells, associate professor of environmental studies at Macalester, and George Vrtis, assistant professor of environmental studies and history at Carleton College, have received a grant of $102,522 from the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) to advance research focused on the environmental history of Minnesota.

Macalester alum Charles Baxter wins prestigious Rea Award for the Short Story
May 16, 2012

Charles Baxter, a 1969 Macalester graduate and fiction writer, has won the Rea Award for the Short Story, a lifetime achievement honor.  

Macalester students receive U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships
May 9, 2012

Salman Haji ’14 from Albuquerque, N.M., and Patrick Snyder ’13 from Versailles, Ky., have been awarded U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) to study critical languages this summer.  Both will study Arabic.

Geology Professor Ray Rogers Wins the Jack and Marty Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award
May 4, 2012

Geology Prof. Ray Rogers has been awarded the 2012 Jack and Marty Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award which recognizes “a faculty member who has been identified by colleagues and students as exemplifying the teaching goals of Macalester College.” 

Four Macalester Graduating Seniors Receive Fulbrights
April 30, 2012

Keith Armstrong, Tyler Martinson, Kaitlin Roh and Ann Stromgren have all received Fulbright Awards to work in Colombia, Morocco, Jordan and Germany later this year.

Westminster Presbyterian Church Establishes Endowed Scholarship at Macalester
April 26, 2012

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, Minn., has established a $350,000 endowed scholarship at Macalester College.  The scholarship will support a qualified Macalester student who is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Theatre and Dance Department Presents “Battles and Bodies” Spring Dance Concert April 27-28
April 23, 2012

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents “Battles and Bodies,” a Spring Dance Concert composed of original works choreographed by eight students and guest artist/Macalester alumna Mikari Suzuki, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Performances are Friday, April 27th at 7:30 PM, and Saturday, April 28th at 2 PM as well as 7:30 PM. Admission: General $7 Senior Citizens (62+) and groups $5.  For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.