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Three Macalester alums’ video about N.D. oil boom featured on New York Times website
January 14, 2014

An excerpt of a documentary by three Macalester alumni is being featured on the New York Times website.

Macalester Completes $20.5M Studio Art Phase of JWFAC Expansion and Renovation
January 7, 2014

Macalester College has completed construction on a comprehensive renovation and expansion of the Studio Art building, part of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center.  Construction began in January 2013 and was completed in January 2014.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet to speak at Macalester
December 17, 2013

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will speak to the Macalester College community on Sunday, March 2, 2014. His talk is titled, “The Nature of Happiness, Fulfillment, and Embodiment.” Seating for the event will be limited and tickets will not be available to the general public. The event will be free for the campus community but tickets will be required.  More information will be shared with the campus community when tickets are available.

Choral Director McGaghie selected as an ACDA ICEP Conducting Fellow
December 11, 2013

Macalester Music Professor and Director of Choral Activities Michael McGaghie has been selected for the 2014 American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) International Conductors Exchange Program (ICEP). He is one of seven conductors chosen from a competitive nationwide application pool to spend two weeks in China conducting choirs in that country this summer.

Two Seniors Receive Minnesota High Tech Association STEM scholarships
December 10, 2013

Two Macalester seniors, Eric Biggers from Verona, Wis., and Nathan Leech of Mound, Minn., have received the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) Foundation annual scholarships awarded to undergraduate students who excel in programs geared toward science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. Only 15 students across the state of Minnesota received the award.

Governor Dayton Appoints Mac Professor to Council on MLK Jr. Holiday
December 10, 2013

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Macalester Professor Duchess Harris to the Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.  Harris’ term is effective immediately and will extend through March 1, 2014.  She replaces Cheryl Chatman.

Biannual "Dog Days" at Macalester Dec. 7
December 6, 2013

Macalester College’s biannual Dog Days when students hug dogs to beat stress before final exams will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Due to the very cold temperatures, Dog Days will be held indoors in the facilities services garage, lower level of the music building in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center on campus.

Four Faculty Members Recommended for Tenure
November 26, 2013

Pending Board of Trustees approval, Macalester has recommended tenure status for the following four faculty members: Cynthia Kauffeld - Hispanic Studies; Scott Legge – Anthropology; Shilad Sen - Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science; and Xin Yang - Asian Languages. 

Macalester Implements Electric Vehicle Charging Station
November 25, 2013

Macalester College has installed an electric vehicle charging station on campus, just north of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center. The Coulumb CT2021 bollard-style model station has two charging ports and is for use by staff, faculty, and members of the community.