August, 2016

Six tenure-track professors join Macalester faculty this fall

They are: Amy Elkins (English), Bret Jackson (Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science), Crystal Moten (History), Jessica Pearson-Patel (History), Katrina Phillips (History), and Leah Witus (Chemistry).

Class Agent Impact

Annual Fund Class Agents met in August to discuss the growing program's future.

Marlon James to speak at First Thursday

Opening Convocation speaker this year is Marlon James, Macalester English professor and Man Booker Prize winner.

Estrogen and Lung Cancer

We don’t yet have a cure for lung cancer, but Maren Bettermann ’16 brings us one step closer by investigating the role of estrogen.

Where Ideas and Music Meet

A joint German studies/music course gives students a deeper understanding of Western European cultural history.

Here Comes the Class of 2020

The 512 members of Macalester's Class of 2020 brings the college's total enrollment to over 2,100.

Four students awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to Study Abroad

All rising juniors, they have received scholarships to study abroad this summer in Chile, Nepal, Morocco, and the United Kingdom respectively.

Bookstores of London

An English major explores the bookstores of the UK.

Macalester Student Selected as College Debate 2016 Delegate

The delegates are turning to social media to post, tweet, share, and snap the issues that matter most to young voters.

Creating Screen Magic

Hollywood insider Ken LaZebnik ’76 leads a screenwriting program designed to bring more women into the field.

The Next Sound You Hear

Duluth musician Gaelynn Lea Tressler ’06 wins NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest–and the start of a national reputation.

Pioneering Preschool

Macalester once had nursery school kids playing and learning at the Miss Stella Wood Center.

Please Bee Friendly

Emily Sylvestre ’16 spent the year researching, building consensus, and crafting a resolution to make Macalester a more bee-friendly place.

Market-Savvy Foreign Aid

Mihir Desai ’90 leads a thriving international development consultancy.

Get Set for Generation Z

As Millennials move on, Macalester gets ready to welcome the largest and most diverse cohort of students in its history.

Not Advice

President Rosenberg congratulating a Class of 2016 graduate. This column is drawn from remarks he made at that May 14 Commencement ceremony.

Choosing a Bigger Life

Pinpointing that moment when everything changed.

Gender and Political Media

A political science major Rose Allen's honors project explores how gender affects media coverage in the current presidential race

July, 2016

June, 2016

May, 2016

Sea Semester

Two students from Macalester—Molly Stark-Ragsdale ’17 and Hoai-Nam Bui ’17—took part in a SEA Semester.

Three Macalester Alumnae Receive Fulbrights

Three Macalester alumnae from the class of 2015 have received Fulbright scholarships.

Macalester Partners with QuestBridge to Enroll Exceptional Low-Income Students

Macalester College has joined QuestBridge, a national non-profit that connects the nation’s most exceptional, low-income youth with leading institutions of higher education.

Danai Gurira ’01 Commencement Address

Macalester alumna Danai Gurira ’01 spoke to the Class of 2016 at its commencement ceremony.

Adopted from China

In her one-woman show, Julia Gay ’16 explores the love and the loss of being born Chinese and growing up in the West.

Macalester mourns the loss of Art Professor Gary Erickson

Gary Erickson, a visiting assistant professor of Art and Art History who came to Macalester in 1995, has passed away at the age of 60.

Two professors, a retired Foreign Service officer, a pastor, and an artist and entrepreneur, are five of nine to be honored at Macalester Reunion in June

Macalester Reunion 2016, June 3-5.

City Cycling

Students explore transit policy and urban planning—in the classroom and on two wheels.

Chilean Conservation

While studying abroad, geology major Sarah Jonathan ’16 did field research for Chile’s national parks.

Three Macalester students receive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships

Three students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) to study Indonesian, Arabic, and Korean this summer.

Math Takes on Game of Thrones

A capstone mathematical analysis of Game of Thrones grabbed worldwide attention.

Public Health Internships

Four students talk about their Twin Cities internships in the world of public health.

Vietnam War, Revisited

A campus symposium looks back on the ’60s peace movement.

Graduating senior named 2016 American Humanity in Action Fellow

Gage Garretson ’16, has been named a 2016 American Humanity in Action Fellow, one of 48 recipients this year out of a pool of 513 applicants.

Macalester student is Udall Foundation 2016 Scholar

The Udall Foundation has selected Henry Kellison ’17 (Austin, Texas) as one of 60 students from 49 schools.

Macalester student receives research award from the American Association of Physical Anthropologists

Senior Anthropology major Cecilia Mayer ’16 (Seattle, Wash.) has been awarded the American Association for Physical Anthropologists 2016 Sherwood Washburn Prize.

Class of 2016—What’s Next?

Macalester's Class of 2016 is off to make their mark in the world. Here's where some of them are headed.

The First-Year Course

For incoming students, the first-year course combines a traditional class with a special focus on adjusting to life at Mac.

Endangered Languages

No living conditions are too tough for visiting scholar Stephanie Farmer ’08 as she races to learn the dying tongues of the Amazon.