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Two Seniors Receive Watson Dream Grants
March 23, 2011

Morgan Sleeper ‘11 of Deland, FL and Keren Yohannes ‘11, of Louisville, KY, have been awarded Thomas J. Watson Fellowships. 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 148 finalists who were nominated, and the awardees came from only 23 of the 40 colleges on the Watson roster.  The fellows come from select private liberal arts colleges and universities.

Macalester Chaplain named President of Association of College and University Religious Affairs
March 20, 2011

Lucy Forster-Smith, Chaplain and Associate Dean for Religious and Spiritual Life at Macalester College, has been named President of Association of College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA), a national organization of religious professionals serving institutions of higher learning. She is an ordained Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) minister and has been at Macalester since 1994

Macalester recognized for campus internationalization efforts
March 15, 2011

Macalester College has received the 2011 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.  The award, from NAFSA: Association of International Educators, recognizes campuses across the United States for its internationalization efforts.

Professor Hornbach Wins Thomas Jefferson Award
March 11, 2011

Dan Hornbach, the DeWitt Wallace Professor in Biology, has been awarded the 2011 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. Hornbach was selected by a committee of past Jefferson Award winners.

Macalester grants tenure to two faculty members
March 3, 2011

Macalester College has granted tenure status to Jamie Monson, professor in the History Department, and Roopali Phadke, associate professor of Environmental Studies Policy & Politics in the Environmental Studies Department.

Pushball at Macalester - a tradition - Founders Day
March 2, 2011

Pushball at noon,  Friday, March 4, Macalester College, Old Main Lawn

Students Strive to "Build a Better Mac"
February 15, 2011

"How can we make Macalester better?” That’s the central question a new student-led initiative is addressing. Last fall more than 100 students came together to identify ways to strengthen the college and make it an even better place to live and learn. True to the spirit of their concern, they’re calling the effort ‘Build a Better Mac.’

Macalester College Presents Concert of Chinese Music
February 10, 2011

Macalester ethnomusicologist Chuen-Fung Wong and artistic director Eugene Rogers are collaborating on an evening of eclectic and inspiring vocal, dance, and instrumental performances from China for the college’s second biannual Songs of the Earth series. Conducted by Eugene Rogers, the multi-arts event will be held at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul. 

Macalester Sociology Majors Sweep Prizes in Midwest Sociological Society Paper Competitions
February 9, 2011

Senior sociology majors Evelyn Daugherty, Jenny Evgenia Grinblo, and Morgen Chang have won the top three prizes awarded in the Forty-eighth Annual Midwest Sociological Society Student Paper Competition. Daugherty and Grinblo were co-awarded first prize and Chang received third prize.