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Recent News

Macalester alum Charles Baxter wins prestigious Rea Award for the Short Story
May 16, 2012

Charles Baxter, a 1969 Macalester graduate and fiction writer, has won the Rea Award for the Short Story, a lifetime achievement honor.  

Macalester students receive U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships
May 9, 2012

Salman Haji ’14 from Albuquerque, N.M., and Patrick Snyder ’13 from Versailles, Ky., have been awarded U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) to study critical languages this summer.  Both will study Arabic.

Geology Professor Ray Rogers Wins the Jack and Marty Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award
May 4, 2012

Geology Prof. Ray Rogers has been awarded the 2012 Jack and Marty Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award which recognizes “a faculty member who has been identified by colleagues and students as exemplifying the teaching goals of Macalester College.” 

Four Macalester Graduating Seniors Receive Fulbrights
April 30, 2012

Keith Armstrong, Tyler Martinson, Kaitlin Roh and Ann Stromgren have all received Fulbright Awards to work in Colombia, Morocco, Jordan and Germany later this year.

Westminster Presbyterian Church Establishes Endowed Scholarship at Macalester
April 26, 2012

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, Minn., has established a $350,000 endowed scholarship at Macalester College.  The scholarship will support a qualified Macalester student who is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Theatre and Dance Department Presents “Battles and Bodies” Spring Dance Concert April 27-28
April 23, 2012

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents “Battles and Bodies,” a Spring Dance Concert composed of original works choreographed by eight students and guest artist/Macalester alumna Mikari Suzuki, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Performances are Friday, April 27th at 7:30 PM, and Saturday, April 28th at 2 PM as well as 7:30 PM. Admission: General $7 Senior Citizens (62+) and groups $5.  For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.

Jack Weatherford to Speak at Macalester Commencement
April 12, 2012

Jack Weatherford, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Anthropology, will deliver the commencement speech for the 2012 graduation ceremony.  The title of his talk is "Macalester Lessons."  Yeukai Mudzi is the senior class speaker.  Mudzi, from Zimbabwe, is an Economics major with a minor in Anthropology.

Commencement will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the college. Macalester will be streaming commencement at  Check back for updates.

Classics Professor Overman Wins Thomas Jefferson Award
April 11, 2012

J. Andrew Overman, the Harry M. Drake Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Fine Arts in Classics, has been awarded the 2012 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. Overman was selected by a committee of past Jefferson Award winners.

Macalester Sociology Students Awarded Top Two Places in National Competition for Second Year in a Row
April 9, 2012

Senior sociology majors Jeremy Carp and Diego Melo have been selected as the First Place and Second Place winners, respectively, for the 2012 Alpha Kappa Delta Undergraduate Paper Competition. Alpha Kappa Delta, the honors society for sociology, sponsors the annual undergraduate paper competition which receives entries from across the country.