The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Urinetown: The Musical
Performances are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, November 4 - 5, Thursday – Saturday, Nov. 10 – 12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, November 6.
A Lineage of Chemistry Excellence
Students of professors Dennis Cao and Leah Witus are the academic descendants of a Nobel Laureate in chemistry.
Taking on a Devastating Virus
Kemal Kirchmeier learned to use a variety of tools to investigate the most common congenitally transmitted disease in the U.S.
Stem Cells and Congenital Heart Disease
Surprised by all the tools available at Macalester, Rosemary Cobb used stem cell research to investigate heart disease.
To Improve Modern Medicine
Malik Mays came to Macalester with the goal of jumping into research—and succeeded.
Being a Scientist, Being Yourself
Miranda Harris investigated the molecular side of viruses in a rigorous lab where science meets culture.
Math in Mexico
The Mexican government and national press take notice when a student from Guadalajara starts a math program for kids in his hometown.
Three Macalester alumni become Trustees
Maps for Good
Ross Donihue ’11 builds on cartography skills learned at Macalester to promote conservation of critical landscapes.
This summer Kendra Komoto ’15 was part of a research effort that changed how we understand the Zika virus.
Meet Mindy Deardurff, the energetic new dean of the Career Development Center.
Resurrection in the Heart of New Orleans
Historic St. Paul's Church in New Orleans was in danger of fading away, but Andrew Greenhaw '06 thought the church still had a lot to give.
Mac alumnus receives Fulbright scholarship to study in the United States
Diego Melo, from Bogotá, Colombia, has received a four-year Fulbright Foreign Student Program award to pursue graduate study.
Seeking Better Solar Cells
Yifei Sun explored a new, more environmentally desirable solar cell material.
Two Macalester rising seniors receive scholarships from the Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust
Political Science major Emilie McGuire '17 from Park Ridge, Ill., and Economics major Forest Redlin '17, of Tempe, Ariz., have received $25,000 scholarships.
Seven fledgling businesses spread their wings in a remarkable entrepreneurial incubator.
Cancer Immunology Research
Her first-year course at Mac introduced Jaclyn Kline to immunology. Her curiosity led her to a summer of research at Mass. General and Harvard.
Geometries of Molecules
Marla DeVault is researching atmospheric chemistry, supported by a Beckman Scholarship.
2016 Macalester alumna receives undergraduate essay award from the Association of Africanist Anthropology and an Honorable Mention for the Sylvia Forman Prize
Anthropology major Nana C E Adubea (Dubie) Toa-Kwapong '16 received awards
Sylvia Forman Prize Awarded to Recent Macalester Graduate
Katherine Brown ‘16 has been awarded the Sylvia Forman Prize from the Association for Feminist Anthropology
Advice for First-Years
We asked Mac students to share their wisdom about starting college.
Learning the Ropes
From caring for zebras to managing actors, Mac students gained some unforgettable experiences last summer.
Replacing Heavy Metals
In Professor Cao’s chemistry lab, student researchers are actively seeking organic replacements for hazardous heavy metals.
Macalester’s 23rd Annual International Roundtable -“Sustainable Cities: Sharing Habitat, Building Resiliency”
Thursday through Saturday, September 29 through October 1, 2016, at Macalester College, in varying campus locations and times.
Auspicious Notes, New Music concert from composer Randy Bauer conducted by Mark Mandarano
A 13-piece chamber orchestra comprised of leading Twin Cities musicians will perform the world premiere
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).
Global Cardiac Care
Mac Sustainability Ambassadors Travel from India to Malaysia Exploring the Work of a Twin Cities-based Health NGO.
Class Agent Impact
Annual Fund Class Agents met in August to discuss the growing program's future.
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.
Marlon James to speak at First Thursday
Opening Convocation speaker this year is Marlon James, Macalester English professor and Man Booker Prize winner.
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.
Three 2016 Grads Become NIH Fellows
Less than 10 percent of applicants are selected. Three grads tell how Mac helped them grow as researchers.
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.
The Next Sound You Hear
Duluth musician Gaelynn Lea Tressler ’06 wins NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest–and the start of a national reputation.
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.
Creating Screen Magic
Hollywood insider Ken LaZebnik ’76 leads a screenwriting program designed to bring more women into the field.
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
Mapping North Minneapolis
Mac geography students partnered with a local organization to tell a story using maps.
Publishing with Professors
From topics as varied as childhood obesity in Mexico to the discovery of new galaxies, Macalester students research with faculty and publish the results.
A Semester in French Publishing
A Mac student's literary adventure living and working in France.
A dozen lucky Mac students learned about campaigning firsthand during an election year.
International studies major Emily Elkins ’16 helps refugees become U.S. citizens.