September, 2014

August, 2014

Symposium features keynote speaker Annette Blum, faculty, film screening and roundtable discussions

Winter Warrior

Helping Families Succeed

Other People's Money

Staff Attachments

Ansel Adams Authority

Turn and Face the Strange*


Long a hidden population at Macalester, first-generation college students are declaring themselves and supporting each other as never before.

Storytelling Career

Recent grad works for The Moth in Manhattan.

Living on Campus

Advice from current students on what you need to live at Macalester.

Visualizing Swarm Theory

Karina Li '14 worked with Prof. Chad Topaz to create art that is a visual expression of swarm theory.

Author Daniel Gilbert to Speak at Opening Convocation Sept. 4

Author Daniel Gilbert, bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness and professor of psychology at Harvard University, will speak at Macalester’s opening convocation at 11:30 a.m., Thu., Sept. 4, in the Alumni Gymnasium in the Leonard Center. The topic of his talk is “Stumbling on Happiness.”

Mapping Gardens

Paige Moody ’16 used GIS and statistics skills to develop interactive maps of gardens and local food sources.

Congressional Intern

In Congressman Ellison’s district office, Jordan Lim ’15 learned firsthand about government and helping constituents.

Going Global

Professor Vélez bridges eras and continents to stretch the minds of Mac students.

July, 2014

June, 2014

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.

Music Entrepreneur

A recent Macalester grad is working on a platform to help music fans discover and share new talent.

First-Year Standout

Distance runner Kimber Meyer ’17 makes her mark.

Film Star

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.

May, 2014

Promoting Global Music

Mackenzie Martin ’16 enjoyed everything about working as a marketing intern for Minneapolis’s Cedar Cultural Center.

Fulbright Fellow

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.

Pipe Plaid

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.

Baseball Stats

Justin Sims '14 did research on Major League Baseball drafts.