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Macalester student selected as a 2014 Frank Karel Fellow
April 3, 2014

Eura Chang ’15, from Rochester, Minn., has been selected as a 2014 Frank Karel Fellow. This was the second year Macalester was invited to participate.

Student project will help improve computer education and job placement skills in Vietnam
April 2, 2014

Macalester student Ngan "Jasmine" Nguyen has received a grant to undertake a project for peace by providing 60 high-school-age youth in Vinh Phuc Village in rural Vietnam computer education through the establishment of a sustainable “Interactive Learning Center” and basic computer-skills training programs.

Macalester Junior Awarded Humanity in Action Summer Fellowship
March 27, 2014

Anne Gavin, a junior from Mendota Heights, Minn., has been selected as a Fellow for the 2014 Humanity in Action Fellowship.

Macalester Senior Receives Watson Grant
March 26, 2014

Sylvia Thomas ‘14, of Winona, Minn., has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. 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 43 fellowships.  Over 700 applications were received by the campus partners and 150 were ultimately nominated. The awardees came from 29 of the 40 colleges on the Watson roster.  The fellows come from select private liberal arts colleges and universities.

Theatre and Dance Department Presents “In the Blood” April 10-12
March 25, 2014

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents In the Blood, by Suzan-Lori Parks, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Mainstage Theatre, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Tickets are $7 general admission and $5 for seniors and groups. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Thu. – Sat., April 10 - 12, and Sat., April 12 at 2 p.m. In the Blood is directed by Harry Waters Jr., associate professor in the Theatre and Dance Department. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359. Seating is limited.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Speaks at Macalester March 2, 2014
March 21, 2014

Macalester College welcomed His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for a speech to the Macalester community on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Senior Renee Jordan Is NCAA Division III Diving Champion
March 21, 2014

Macalester Senior Renee Jordan placed first in the 1-meter diving competition at the NCAA Division III women’s swimming and diving championships in Indianapolis, Ind., on Thursday, March 20.

French Meadow Bakery & Café opens in St. Paul near Macalester
March 19, 2014

French Meadow Bakery & Café has opened on Grand Ave. in St. Paul.  The bakery and café reside at 1662 Grand Ave., former home to Coat of Many Colors and Coffee News Café.