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Macalester Senior Receives Watson Grant
March 30, 2012

Charlotte Fagan ‘12, of East Greenwich, R.I., has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. The fellowship, a one-year grant for independent study and travel outside of the United States, is awarded annually to graduating college/university seniors. This year the Foundation awarded 40 fellowships out of the 147 finalists who were nominated, and the awardees came from 29 of the 40 colleges on the Watson roster.  The fellows come from select private liberal arts colleges and universities.

Center for School Change “Returning to its Roots”
March 30, 2012

The Center for School Change (CSC) will be “returning to its roots” in K-12 education, becoming an affiliate of nationally known EdVisions.  The move will take place June 1.  CSC has been at Macalester College since January 2010.  CSC works with district and charter public schools, community members and policy-makers to help promote higher achievement and broader civic involvement.

Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department Presents “The Laramie Project” April 5-14
March 20, 2012

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents The Laramie Project, by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theatre Project 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. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Thu. - Sat., April 5 - 7, and Thu. - Sat., April 12 - 14 and also at 2 p.m. Sat., April 7. On April 14th at 2 p.m., there will be a special free symposium about the show in the MainStage Theatre.  All are welcome.  The Laramie Project is directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Harry Waters Jr.  For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.

Macalester mourns the death of Second Lt. Clovis Ray '99
March 20, 2012

Second Lt. Clovis T. Ray of Three Rivers, Texas, died March 15 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, the Department of Defense confirmed Saturday. He was injured when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

"Rethinking Race & Class" featuring Lani Guinier, the 31st Mitau Endowed Lecturer
March 7, 2012

Lani Guinier, the Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will talk about "Rethinking Race & Class" as the 31st Mitau Endowed Lecturer at Macalester College, Thursday, March 22nd in Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul. Her talk begins at 4:45 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Anthropology Major Receives Danish Institute for Study Abroad's Intercultural Leadership Award
February 24, 2012

Rachel Higgs, a junior from Apple Valley, Minn., has won the Danish Institute for Study Abroad's Intercultural Leadership Award for her Anthropology research last semester.

“Economic and Social Justice In The 21st Century” Featuring Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Pres. of Bennett College
February 22, 2012

Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President of Bennett College, will talk about “Economic and Social Justice In The 21st Century” as the keynote speaker for the 13th Annual American Studies Conference at Macalester College, Thursday, February 23rd in Kagin Commons, Alexander Hill Ballroom, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul. Her talk begins at 6 p.m.

Christy Hanson named Dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship
February 16, 2012

Christy Hanson has been named Dean of Macalester College’s Institute for Global Citizenship.

Intimacy and Belonging: The Association between Sexual Activity and Depression among Older Adults
February 8, 2012

Kathryn Ganong, a 2010 Macalester alumnae and graduate student at Boston College, and Macalester Sociology Prof. Erik Larson have discovered sexual activity that typically incorporates other forms of physical intimacy has a robust association with lower depression for both women and men. In spite of popular perceptions that sex might matter more for men, they found no significant difference in this association between men and women. They recently published their findings in the journal Society and Mental Health.