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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.

Macalester Senior receives Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
April 15, 2014

Leila Malow ’14, of Laveen, Ariz., has been selected as a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow. Malow is part of the 21st class of the Emerson National Hunger Fellows.

Theatre and Dance Department presents Fleet/ing the 2014 Spring Dance Concert
April 14, 2014

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Fleet/ing the 2014 Spring Dance Concert, with new works choreographed and performed by students with faculty guidance. Performances are at the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn., on Fri., April 25 at 7 p.m. and Sun., April 27 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.

Macalester Board approves naming new Studio Art Building after alumna Joan Mondale
April 14, 2014

The Macalester College Board of Trustees has unanimously approved naming the new Studio Art building on campus after alumna Joan Mondale.  The building will be officially called the “Joan Adams Mondale Hall of Studio Art.”  Mondale graduated from Macalester in 1952.  The trustees approved the naming last month.

Partners in Health’s Paul Farmer to speak at Macalester Commencement
April 14, 2014

Physician and medical anthropologist Paul Farmer will deliver the commencement address at the 2014 Macalester College graduation ceremony.  Lucy Andrews, of Plymouth, Minn., is the senior class speaker. Andrews is a Geology major and captain of the Women's Track and Field Team.

Sociology student awarded a top place in national competition
April 10, 2014

Macalester senior Mara Aussendorf of Bainbridge Island, Wash., has won third place in the 2014 national Alpha Kappa Delta Undergraduate Paper Competition with her paper titled “The Birdhouse and the Bee Hive: Parents’ Navigation of Successful Sexual Socialization.” Alpha Kappa Delta, the honors society for sociology, sponsors the annual undergraduate paper competition that receives entries from across the country.  This award marks the fourth consecutive year that Macalester sociology majors have earned the top prizes from Alpha Kappa Delta.

Professor Lin Aanonsen Wins Thomas Jefferson Award
April 8, 2014

Lin Aanonsen, O.T. Walter Professor, Biology, and Chair, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, has been awarded the 2014 Thomas Jefferson Award. The award was established in 1961 by the Robert Earll McConnell Foundation to honor faculty members who exemplify the principles and ideals of Thomas Jefferson. Aanonsen was selected by a committee of past Jefferson Award winners.

Rosenberg letter to vendor requests they become signatory to Bangladeshi Accord
April 3, 2014

Macalester’s Social Responsibility Committee (SRC), made up of Macalester faculty, students and staff representatives, has recommended to President Brian Rosenberg that all vendors of campus apparel, including the Highlander Store, sign what’s known as the Bangladeshi Accord on Fire and Building Safety, an independent agreement designed to make all garment factories in Bangladesh safe workplaces. It includes independent safety inspections at factories and public reporting of the results of these inspections.