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Macalester Names Gary D. Martin Chief Investment Officer
June 10, 2014

Gary D. Martin will become Macalester's Chief Investment Officer, effective July 14. As CIO, Martin will oversee the college’s $746 million endowment, which ranks 18th among U.S. liberal arts colleges. The endowment supports financial aid for students, and academic and co-curricular programs, among other college priorities.

Professor’s book wins "Importance in Increasing the Awareness of Human Rights" Award
May 19, 2014

English Professor James Dawes’ book Evil Men recently won the "Importance in Increasing the Awareness of Human Rights" award at the International Human Rights Book Awards in Vienna, Austria.

Eight honored at Macalester Reunion
May 15, 2014

What do a writer, the former president of the National Council of Black American Affairs, a Princeton Economics and Public Affairs professor, a math teacher/athletic director/assistant principal and coach, a Macalester Geography professor, a practicing artist and professor, the owner of Wet Paint Artists’ Materials and Framing and the executive director of the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women have in common? They are all Macalester alumni who were honored in June during reunion weekend.

Pres. Brian Rosenberg to be honored with World Savvy’s Distinguished Global Educator Award, May 29
May 15, 2014

Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg has been selected to receive the World Savvy Distinguished Global Educator Award.  This award is presented each year in recognition and celebration of individuals who have made a significant contribution to global learning for students and teachers in their career, as a practitioner, leader or policy maker.

Macalester Professor Emeritus’ Book Launch and Celebration May 9
May 6, 2014

Macalester’s DeWitt Wallace Library, in cooperation with the Theatre and Dance Department, will celebrate Professor Emeritus Sears Eldredge’s book, Captive Audiences/Captive Performers, Music and Theatre as Strategies for Survival on the Thailand-Burma Railway 1942-1945, at 4:45 p.m., Fri., May 9, in the library’s Harmon Room. 

German and Russian Studies Professor Kiarina Kordela Wins Jack and Marty Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award
May 2, 2014

Professor of German in the Department of German and Russian Studies and Director of the Critical Theory Program Kiarina Kordela has been awarded the 2014 Jack and Marty Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award that recognizes “a faculty member who has been identified by colleagues and students as exemplifying the teaching goals of Macalester College.” 

Sherman Fairchild Foundation awards Macalester $487K for scientific equipment
April 29, 2014

The Sherman Fairchild Foundation has awarded Macalester College a four-year, $487K grant for scientific equipment to enhance the college’s imaging resources. The equipment will be used in courses and research opportunities across multiple departments. 

Macalester Student Receives U.S. State Dept. CLS to study critical need language
April 28, 2014

Abigail Stowe-Thurston ’16, of Northampton, Mass., has been awarded a U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical languages this summer.  She will study Azerbaijani.

Five Macalester Graduating Seniors Receive Fulbrights
April 24, 2014

Macalester graduating seniors, Jon Dahl, Rebecca Galey, and Charles Nesler have received Fulbright English Teaching Assistant awards to work in Germany, and Anne Huber has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award to work in Brazil.  Sarah Rasmussen received a Fulbright grant to conduct research in Nepal.