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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.

Music by Carleton Macy Concert March 2 - A gift to the Macalester and Twin Cities communities from the Macys
February 25, 2014

A gift to the Macalester and Twin Cities Communities From the Macys

The Music by Carleton Macy Concert will feature six premieres, two of which have been composed especially for this concert. Laura Nichols, mezzo, Mary Budd Horozaniecki, violin, and Christine Dahl, piano, will premiere “Road Songs” with texts by Walt Whitman and Robert Frost.  “November,” a single-movement work which is the ninth and last in the composer’s series of “Prairie Trios” will be premiered by Mary Horozaniecki, Pat O’Keefe, clarinet, and John Jensen, piano.

Sociology Majors Awarded Prizes in Midwest Sociological Society Paper Competitions
February 19, 2014

Senior sociology majors Laura Levinson (Denver, Colo.) and Mara Aussendorf (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) have been awarded first and third prizes, respectively, in the 51st Annual Midwest Sociological Society Student Paper Competition.

Macalester holds second Macathon Feb. 28-March 1
February 18, 2014

Macalester is holding its second Macathon, a mash-up of a computer hackathon and a business start-up competition 4:00 p.m., Fri., Feb. 28, ending at 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 1.