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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.").

Macalester College Presents Dance Concert "Beyond Control"
November 23, 2010

Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department showcases the work of nine student and faculty choreographers, and guest choreographer Vanessa Voskuil in “Beyond Control” at the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theatre, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., December 10 and 11 and at 2 p.m., December 12. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.

Composer Randall Bauer's Classical and Jazz Works Featured at Macalester Concert
November 9, 2010

A concert featuring noted classical composer, jazz pianist, and Macalester Professor Randall Bauer will be performed at Macalester College on Sunday, November 21 at 3 p.m. in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.

Media Alert - Closing the Achievement Gap - Panel Discussion
October 27, 2010

What are the most important things to be done to close performance gaps linked to race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, while still promoting overall progress? Panelists include: Carlos Mariani, Valeria Silva, Mary Cathryn Ricker and Bill Wilson. 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 3, Kagin Commons, Alexander G. Hill Ballroom.

The Kids are All Right: Few Negative Associations With Moms' Return to Work Soon After Having Children
October 15, 2010

Children whose mothers return to work before their offspring turn 3 are no more likely to have academic or behavioral problems than kids whose mothers stay at home, according to a review of 50 years of research.

Media Alert - Macalester alum Alex Lemon to read from his best-selling book, Happy: A Memoir
October 14, 2010

Alex Lemon will read from his best-selling book, Happy: A Memoir at 7 p.m., Monday, October 25, in Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel.