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Recent News

New American Citizens: Opportunities and Obligations for Somalis Fifth Annual Civic Forum
April 1, 2011

What does “New American Citizens: Opportunities and Obligations for Somalis” mean?  Faculty and students will answer that question during the fifth annual Civic Forum at Macalester College from 6:30 to 9:40 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall at the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Davis Projects for Peace - Student project aims to expand women's enterprise in Niger
March 31, 2011

A Macalester student from Niger has received a $10,000 grant to return this summer to her childhood home to help women there expand their peanut-processing business, allowing them to better provide for and educate their children.

Macalester College Presents "12 Ophelias: a play with broken songs"
March 29, 2011

The contemporary play “12 Ophelias: a play with broken songs,” by Caridad Svich, will be performed April 8 - 10 and 14 - 16 by Macalester College’s Theatre and Dance Department in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $5 for seniors, and $2 for students. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat., April 8 - 9 and 2 p.m. Sun., April 10 and at 7:30 p.m., Thu. – Sat., April 14 - 16. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.

Two Seniors Receive Watson Dream Grants
March 23, 2011

Morgan Sleeper ‘11 of Deland, FL and Keren Yohannes ‘11, of Louisville, KY, have been awarded Thomas J. Watson Fellowships. 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 40 fellowships out of the 148 finalists who were nominated, and the awardees came from only 23 of the 40 colleges on the Watson roster.  The fellows come from select private liberal arts colleges and universities.

Macalester Chaplain named President of Association of College and University Religious Affairs
March 20, 2011

Lucy Forster-Smith, Chaplain and Associate Dean for Religious and Spiritual Life at Macalester College, has been named President of Association of College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA), a national organization of religious professionals serving institutions of higher learning. She is an ordained Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) minister and has been at Macalester since 1994

Macalester recognized for campus internationalization efforts
March 15, 2011

Macalester College has received the 2011 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.  The award, from NAFSA: Association of International Educators, recognizes campuses across the United States for its internationalization efforts.

Professor Hornbach Wins Thomas Jefferson Award
March 11, 2011

Dan Hornbach, the DeWitt Wallace Professor in Biology, has been awarded the 2011 Thomas Jefferson Award. The award was established in 1961 by the Robert Earll McConnell Foundation to honor faculty members who exemplify the principles and ideals of Thomas Jefferson. Hornbach was selected by a committee of past Jefferson Award winners.

Macalester grants tenure to two faculty members
March 3, 2011

Macalester College has granted tenure status to Jamie Monson, professor in the History Department, and Roopali Phadke, associate professor of Environmental Studies Policy & Politics in the Environmental Studies Department.

Pushball at Macalester - a tradition - Founders Day
March 2, 2011

Pushball at noon,  Friday, March 4, Macalester College, Old Main Lawn