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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.

Jamila Humphrie Receives Fulbright Award to Brazil
April 28, 2011

Jamila Humphrie, of Seattle, Wash., has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Brazil.  Humphrie graduated at Macalester College’s 122nd commencement on May 14, 2011.

Lois Quam to Speak at Macalester Commencement
April 22, 2011

Lois Quam ‘83, executive director of the Global Health Initiative (GHI), is Macalester College’s 2011 commencement speaker.  The title of her talk is “Entering the World.”  Commencement will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the college. Macalester will be streaming commencement at macalester.edu/commencement/  Check back for updates.

Macalester Sociology Students Awarded Top Two Places in National Competition
April 20, 2011

Senior sociology majors Emily Christie of Indianapolis, Ind., and Evelyn Daugherty of Ann Arbor, Mich., have been selected as the first and second place winners, respectively, for the 2011 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.

Macalester College Presents Dance Concert "Resist This"
April 15, 2011

Choreographed and performed exclusively by students, the Macalester Spring Dance Concert showcases 10 new dance works. Performances are in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theatre, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.  For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.

Record-breaking number of students apply to Macalester
April 15, 2011

6,109 students applied to be part of Macalester's Class of 2015, nearly 1,800 more than last year, setting a new record for the college. Of these applicants, 31.7 percent were admitted, a decrease from 42.5 percent last year.

Sociology Student Wins Recognition From Law and Society Association
April 13, 2011

Senior sociology major Emily Christie, of Indianapolis, Ind. has been selected for Honorable Mention by the Law and Society Association in the Association’s 2011 Undergraduate Student Prize Competition for her paper “Declaraciones de Deseo y Declaraciones de Realidad: State-Indigenous Relations and Intercultural-Bilingual Education in Peru and Guatemala.”