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Macalester College 6th in Placing Peace Corps Volunteers
February 3, 2011

For the sixth year in a row, Macalester has placed on the Peace Corps’ list of top colleges nationally producing Peace Corps volunteers. With 22 alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers, Macalester is No. 6 in this year’s rankings among small-sized colleges and universities (tied with Johns Hopkins), moving up from No. 7 in 2010, and No. 9 two years ago.

Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department Presents "Antigone"
February 2, 2011

“Antigone,” adapted from Sophocles by Bertolt Brecht and translated by Judith Malina, will be performed by Macalester College’s Theatre and Dance Department in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Main Stage Theater February 17–19 at 7:30 p.m. and February 19 and 20 at 2 p.m.

Paper about Minnesota iron miners wins first place national award for Macalester alumna
January 20, 2011

The Mesabi Iron Range in Northeastern Minnesota is a long way from Rose Friedman’s hometown of Newton, Mass., but the 2010 Macalester graduate felt passionately about the area and its early miners. So much so that her essay, "The IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) and the Mesabi Miners, 1916-1917," won the 2010 Barbara Wertheimer Prize for the best paper by an undergraduate student on a topic in labor or work history. Her paper was written for the History senior seminar in the fall of 2009. The prize carries a cash award of $250.00.

Macalester Receives $150,000 Grant From F.R. Bigelow Foundation
January 13, 2011

Macalester College has received a $150,000 grant from the F. R. Bigelow Foundation to support the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center renovation and expansion.  The two-phase project, which begins this month, will expand and update the center’s facilities and enhance opportunities for cross-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration between the arts and the broader campus community.

Macalester receives Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
January 6, 2011

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected Macalester College for its 2010 Community Engagement Classification. The classification was awarded after an extensive review of the college’s community engagement locally, nationally and globally. Macalester is one of only 27 baccalaureate colleges nationally to have achieved the classification since it began in 2006. Since that time, a total of 311 colleges and universities have received the classification.

Ringing in 2011 with alumni support
January 6, 2011

After a calendar year-end push that yielded more than 6,000 calls to Macalester alumni and friends, the Annual Fund ended the year strong, with 2,187 gifts in December alone. Since June 1, the start of our fiscal year, Annual Fund has raised nearly $2 million, which is $53,000 more than the same period last year. To date, the Annual Fund is more than halfway toward its goal of fundraising $3.6 million by the end of the fiscal year on May 31.

Macalester Board Elects Two New Trustees
December 9, 2010

The Macalester College Board of Trustees has elected two new trustees: Mark Leonard '65 and Paul L. H. Olson ‘72.

Media Alert - Photo Op: Macalester Students Hug a Dog to Beat Finals' Stress
December 9, 2010

Who: Macalester students, dogs, alumni, dogs, faculty, dogs, staff and dogs; What: Macalester’s “Dog Day Afternoon” is an opportunity for students to relieve stress and receive some doggie social therapy before final exams; When: Saturday, December 11, ~ 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Where: Bateman Plaza, in front of the Ruth Stricker Campus Center

Macalester Professor Discovers CO2 Stored in Deep Pacific During Ice Age
November 30, 2010

Paleoclimatologists have long wondered why atmospheric CO2 was so much lower during the last glacial period.  Where did the carbon go?  Macalester Environmental Studies Professor Louisa Bradtmiller demonstrates, in a new paper, that the deep Pacific Ocean (below 2000 meters) likely stored more carbon during the last glacial period than the Holocene (the last 10,000 years of the Earth's history -- the time since the end of the last major glacial epoch, or "ice age.").