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A semester abroad in Tanzania inspired Michelle Einstein ’14 to explore the global used-clothing industry.
An International Studies course exploring photography gives Mac students new insights into an old medium.
Macalester President receives $250,000 senior presidential leadership grant from the Mellon Foundation
Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg has been awarded a $250,000 senior presidential leadership grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support initiatives arising from the college’s strategic planning process. The grant, which is made by invitation only, will start in September 2014 and end in August 2017.
Who the Enemy Is
The research of Mellon Mays scholar Christine Ohenewah ’15 explores tensions between Africans and African Americans.
Kids Books, Bolivian Style
Kyle Coombs ’14 spent his study abroad semester compiling a trilingual children’s book.
Into the Archives
Creative learning approach leads to Mellon Foundation grant.
Macalester Names Gary D. Martin Chief Investment Officer
Gary D. Martin will become Macalester's Chief Investment Officer, effective July 14. As CIO, Martin will oversee the college’s $746 million endowment, which ranks 18th among U.S. liberal arts colleges. The endowment supports financial aid for students, and academic and co-curricular programs, among other college priorities.
A recent Macalester grad is working on a platform to help music fans discover and share new talent.
Distance runner Kimber Meyer ’17 makes her mark.
A short film by Mac alum Annie Silverstein ’01 wins first place at Cannes Film Festival.
Studying Science in Norway
Charlotte Martinkus ’14 was delighted to find a program that allowed her to study in Europe while pursuing a physics degree.
Rethinking the World Cup
A soccer fan takes a serious look at the World Cup.
Talking with Farmers
Book by EcoHouse residents raises awareness about small-scale growers.
Alumni Win Science Grants
Six recent Macalester grads win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships to support explorations into subjects ranging from stars to monkeys.
Promoting Global Music
Mackenzie Martin ’16 enjoyed everything about working as a marketing intern for Minneapolis’s Cedar Cultural Center.
Portuguese and Spanish speaker Anne Huber ’14 will spend a year teaching English in Brazil.
Grad School Prep
Michelle Lee ’14 won a summer internship that helps students prepare for graduate school.
Professor’s book wins "Importance in Increasing the Awareness of Human Rights" Award
English Professor James Dawes’ book Evil Men recently won the "Importance in Increasing the Awareness of Human Rights" award at the International Human Rights Book Awards in Vienna, Austria.
Eight honored at Macalester Reunion
What do a writer, the former president of the National Council of Black American Affairs, a Princeton Economics and Public Affairs professor, a math teacher/athletic director/assistant principal and coach, a Macalester Geography professor, a practicing artist and professor, the owner of Wet Paint Artists’ Materials and Framing and the executive director of the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women have in common? They are all Macalester alumni who were honored in June during reunion weekend.
Pres. Brian Rosenberg to be honored with World Savvy’s Distinguished Global Educator Award, May 29
Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg has been selected to receive the World Savvy Distinguished Global Educator Award. This award is presented each year in recognition and celebration of individuals who have made a significant contribution to global learning for students and teachers in their career, as a practitioner, leader or policy maker.
The story behind the pipers that add the mood at Mac
Public Health Prize
Macalester’s team won a top prize in their first appearance at Public Health Scholar Bowl.
Russian Social Media
Mac students gain real world experience at Russian business conference in St. Paul.
Justin Sims '14 did research on Major League Baseball drafts.
Macalester Professor Emeritus’ Book Launch and Celebration May 9
Macalester’s DeWitt Wallace Library, in cooperation with the Theatre and Dance Department, will celebrate Professor Emeritus Sears Eldredge’s book, Captive Audiences/Captive Performers, Music and Theatre as Strategies for Survival on the Thailand-Burma Railway 1942-1945, at 4:45 p.m., Fri., May 9, in the library’s Harmon Room.
New Galaxy Discovered
Erik Alfvin ’15 has discovered a new galaxy as revealed in a recently published paper co-authored with Macalester astronomy professor John Cannon and others.
Q & Artist
Samantha Leopold-Sullivan talks about her artwork.
Tibetan and Himalayan People program is life changing for Macalester junior.
German and Russian Studies Professor Kiarina Kordela Wins Jack and Marty Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award
Professor of German in the Department of German and Russian Studies and Director of the Critical Theory Program Kiarina Kordela has been awarded the 2014 Jack and Marty Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award that recognizes “a faculty member who has been identified by colleagues and students as exemplifying the teaching goals of Macalester College.”
Renee Jordan '14 wrapped up her Macalester diving career with a national title.
Every year seniors do capstone projects that requires intense work. Some sociology majors share their projects.
Ghassan Zaqtan & Fady Joudah
End of life care in the U.S.
Anna Schmitz '14 delves into this sensitive issue for her capstone.
Sherman Fairchild Foundation awards Macalester $487K for scientific equipment
The Sherman Fairchild Foundation has awarded Macalester College a four-year, $487K grant for scientific equipment to enhance the college’s imaging resources. The equipment will be used in courses and research opportunities across multiple departments.
Education Rock Stars
Paying it Forward
Student Science Grant
The Art of the Deal
Track Team Togetherness
What I Learned
Students share their joy at seeing the new building open its doors.
Macalester Student Receives U.S. State Dept. CLS to study critical need language
Abigail Stowe-Thurston ’16, of Northampton, Mass., has been awarded a U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical languages this summer. She will study Azerbaijani.
Five Macalester Graduating Seniors Receive Fulbrights
Five Macalester Seniors received Fulbrights.
Macalester Senior receives Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
What Political Science major Leila Malow '14 learned as a 2013 Chuck Green Fellow led the senior to DC this summer to gain skills and experience in social justice, anti-hunger, anti-poverty, and anti-racism work.
Theatre and Dance Department presents Fleet/ing the 2014 Spring Dance Concert
The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Fleet/ing the 2014 Spring Dance Concert, with new works choreographed and performed by students with faculty guidance. Performances are at the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn., on Fri., April 25 at 7 p.m. and Sun., April 27 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.
Macalester Board approves naming new Studio Art Building after alumna Joan Mondale
The Macalester College Board of Trustees has unanimously approved naming the new Studio Art building on campus after alumna Joan Mondale. The building will be officially called the “Joan Adams Mondale Hall of Studio Art.” Mondale graduated from Macalester in 1952. The trustees approved the naming last month.