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Macalester Mourns the Death of Former President John B. Davis, Jr.
July 5, 2011

Dr. John B. Davis, Jr., who served as Macalester’s 13th president from 1975-1984 and led the college out of debt and into financial stability, died July 5. He was 89.

Davis generates debate with essay on invasive species
June 10, 2011

Do invasive species deserve their bad reputation? Mark Davis, DeWitt Wallace Professor and chair of Macalester’s biology department, tackles that question in a Nature essay he published with 18 other ecologists, and it’s garnering international buzz.

Macalester Board Elects Three New Trustees
June 2, 2011

The Macalester College Board of Trustees has elected three new members for three-year terms:

Macalester professor finds clues about ocean circulation affecting climate change
June 2, 2011

If you’re like a lot of Americans, swimming in the ocean is a favorite summer activity.  But did you know that ocean circulation can affect the Earth’s climate? While many things likely contribute to modern climate change, scientists believe that ocean circulation has had a major impact on Earth’s climate over the past 20,000 years. Macalester Environmental Studies Professor Louisa Bradtmiller recently co-authored a paper in Paleoceanography that helps to determine differences in ocean circulation between the last ice age and today.

Eric Goldfischer '13 Receives Newman Civic Fellow Award
May 23, 2011

Eric Goldfischer ’13, from Havertown, Penn., has received the Newman Civic Fellow Award from Campus Compact.  He was one of 135 students from 30 states who were honored as Newman Civic Fellows.

Two Students and a Recent Graduate Receive U.S. State Department Scholarships
May 18, 2011

Martha Rigby ’13 from Etna, N.H., Kaitlin Roh ’12 from Columbus, Neb., and Rachel Wisthuff  '11 from La Grange, Ill. have all been awarded U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) to study critical languages this summer.

Former U.N. Secretary-General and Obie award-winning playwright to be honored at Reunion Weekend
May 6, 2011

They are a former U.N. Secretary-General, an Obie award-winning playwright and actress, a Presbyterian minister and a Rabbi.  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’s alumni routinely make a difference in the world,” said Gabrielle Lawrence, director, Alumni Relations.  “The alumni we’re honoring next month at reunion have made differences that have changed the world.”

Julia Smith Receives Fulbright Award to Mexico
April 28, 2011

Julia Smith, of South Burlington, Vt., has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Mexico.  Smith will graduate at Macalester College’s 122nd commencement on May 14, 2011.

Ruth Conkling Receives Fulbright Award to Germany
April 28, 2011

Ruth Conkling, of Norfolk, Va., has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Germany.  Conkling will graduate at Macalester College’s 122nd commencement on May 14, 2011.