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Theatre and Dance Department Presents Romeo and Juliet
October 16, 2012

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet 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., Friday and Saturday Nov. 9 and 10, and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Nov. 15–17 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Romeo and Juliet is directed by Ruth Easton Guest Artist Matt Sciple. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.

Macalester Alumnus wins 2012 Hugo Award for comic “Digger”
October 15, 2012

Ursula Vernon, author of the popular children’s book series “Dragonbreath” and a 1998 Macalester Anthropology graduate, has received her first nomination for a Hugo award for her comic “Digger.”

Macalester astrophysicist receives grant to study mysterious galaxies
October 11, 2012

In the world of astrophysics, the evolution of galaxies remains one of the great, unsolved mysteries. Macalester Professor John Cannon has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for over $295,000 to try to discover how a certain curious type of galaxy changes over time.


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