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Macalester no longer offering bottled water
August 24, 2011

Beginning September 1, 2011, Macalester College will no longer be offering bottled water. 

Christopher MacDonald-Dennis Named Dean of Macalester's Multicultural Life Department
August 4, 2011

Christopher MacDonald-Dennis has been named Dean of Macalester College’s Multicultural Life Department.

Macalester Receives STARS Silver Rating for Sustainability
July 25, 2011

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has awarded Macalester College a STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements.  STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, is a new program that measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.

Alexandra Frankel Receives Fulbright Award to Turkey
July 25, 2011

Alexandra Frankel, of Milwaukee, Wis., has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Turkey.  Frankel graduated from Macalester College in 2009.

James Mayer Receives Fulbright Award to Turkey
July 21, 2011

James Mayer, of Houston, Texas, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Turkey.  Mayer graduated from Macalester College in May.

Macalester Mourns the Death of Former President John B. Davis, Jr.
July 5, 2011

Dr. John B. Davis, Jr., who served as Macalester’s 13th president from 1975-1984 and led the college out of debt and into financial stability, died July 5. He was 89.

Davis generates debate with essay on invasive species
June 10, 2011

Do invasive species deserve their bad reputation? Mark Davis, DeWitt Wallace Professor and chair of Macalester’s biology department, tackles that question in a Nature essay he published with 18 other ecologists, and it’s garnering international buzz.

Macalester Board Elects Three New Trustees
June 2, 2011

The Macalester College Board of Trustees has elected three new members for three-year terms:

Macalester professor finds clues about ocean circulation affecting climate change
June 2, 2011

If you’re like a lot of Americans, swimming in the ocean is a favorite summer activity.  But did you know that ocean circulation can affect the Earth’s climate? While many things likely contribute to modern climate change, scientists believe that ocean circulation has had a major impact on Earth’s climate over the past 20,000 years. Macalester Environmental Studies Professor Louisa Bradtmiller recently co-authored a paper in Paleoceanography that helps to determine differences in ocean circulation between the last ice age and today.