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Macalester professor to talk about Egypt, his home country
October 21, 2013

Classics Prof. Wessam Elmeligi, a native of Alexandria, Egypt, will discuss Egypt’s recent turmoil in a talk at 12 p.m., Thursday, October 31, in Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel.

Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department Presents “The Government Inspector” November 7-9
October 15, 2013

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents The Government Inspector, by Nikolai Gogol, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Tickets are $7 general admission and $5 for seniors and groups. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nov. 7, 8, and 9, and Saturday Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. The Government Inspector is directed by Robert Rosen, guest artist in the Theatre and Dance Department. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.

Macalester Renames Humanities Building after Founder and First President
October 10, 2013

Macalester College has renamed its Humanities Building Neill Hall after the Rev. Edward Duffield Neill (1823 -1893), founder and first president of the college.  The Board of Trustees voted last weekend to make the change.

Macalester alumnus establishes scholarship at college
October 9, 2013

Macalester alumnus Duane Burnham, retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Abbott Laboratories, has established the Burnham Scholarship at Macalester College which will support five students in each incoming class.

Inaugural Ostermeier Human Rights Lecture Oct. 17
October 1, 2013

The Inaugural Ostermeier Human Rights Lecture with PEN American Center’s Suzanne Nossel is Thu., Oct. 17, 4:45 p.m., in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Nossel’s talk is titled “The New Free Speech.”  The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information call 651-696-6290.

2013 Hawkinson Foundation Scholarship awarded to Waruiru Mburu '13
September 30, 2013

Waruiru Mburu, 24, a 2013 graduate of Macalester College, has received a 2013 Hawkinson Scholarship from the Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation for Peace & Justice in Minneapolis. 

Recent Macalester graduates depart for Peace Corps
September 19, 2013

Three recent Macalester College graduates will be gaining valuable international experience and making a difference in the lives of others through Peace Corps service.

Macalester ITS Associate Director Wins National Award
September 19, 2013

Barron Koralesky, the associate director for information technology services at Macalester College, has won the EDUCAUSE Rising Star Award. The EDUCAUSE Rising Star award recognizes an information technology professional who, while early in his or her career, demonstrates exceptional achievement in the area of information technology in higher education.  Koralesky shares this year’s award with Jennifer Sparrow, senior director of networked knowledge ventures and emerging technologies at Virginia Tech.