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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.

Macalester’s 20th Annual International Roundtable, Oct. 10-12 "Global Health: Promoting Equity Within and Across Borders”
September 13, 2013

Macalester College presents its 20th annual International Roundtable with the theme, “Global Health: Promoting Equity Within and Across Borders,” Thu. - Sat., Oct. 10 - 12, 2013, in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn.  The Roundtable is sponsored by the Institute for Global Citizenship and is free and open to the public.

Recent alumnae receives national essay award
September 4, 2013

Rachel Mueller, a 2013 Macalester graduate from Glenwood Springs, Colo., has won the 2013 national Nancy "Penny" Schwartz Undergraduate Essay Award from the Association for Africanist Anthropology (AfAA), a sub-section of the American Anthropological Association. The prize is awarded to the best undergraduate paper in Africanist anthropology.