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 has been named Dean of Macalester College’s Multicultural Life Department.
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.
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:
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.