Tweeting from Libya
Ellen Noble ’13 analyzed tweets (over 7,000 of them) to explore the ways in which social media was used by Libyans to challenge the dominant hero-victim narrative of humanitarian crises.
Dan Knickelbein ’14 spent the summer in D.C. learning about transportation policy.
Math and the Real World
Sara Staszak used math to address the detection of structural defects.
Becoming a Scientist
Alyssa Ashbaugh ’14 did research at the Mayo Clinic, a large research university, and a campus lab.
Passions and Requiems
A course cross-listed in Music and Religious Studies teaches unforgettable lessons of power and prayer.
When Majors Collide
Issa Ali ’15 found his computer science skills were highly applicable to biology research.
Financial Literacy and Growth
John Sankara ’15 partnered with community organizations that help minority-owned businesses grow and promote financial literacy.
Adventures in Interning
Mac students take advantage of their mid-metro location through working at schools, museums, and more.
Death, Devastation & Math
Three years after taking an applied math class, two Mac students have their research published in a peer-reviewed journal.
The Year That Was
Macalester professors share perspectives on some of the top news stories of 2013.
Macalester Completes $20.5M Studio Art Phase of JWFAC Expansion and Renovation
Macalester College has completed construction on a comprehensive renovation and expansion of the Studio Art building, part of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet to speak at Macalester
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will speak to the Macalester College community on Sunday, March 2, 2014. His talk is titled, “The Nature of Happiness, Fulfillment, and Embodiment.” Seating for the event will be limited and tickets will not be available to the general public. The event will be free for the campus community but tickets will be required. More information will be shared with the campus community when tickets are available.
The Ovenbird Mystery
Karina Li did research at Macalester's Ordway Field Station to understand why Ovenbirds, a ground-nesting species, were largely absent from the property.
People Over Postings
Mac Career Center staff showed Jamila Humphrie ’11 that when searching for jobs, personal connections trump online ads.
Choral Director McGaghie selected as an ACDA ICEP Conducting Fellow
Macalester Music Professor and Director of Choral Activities Michael McGaghie has been selected for the 2014 American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) International Conductors Exchange Program (ICEP). He is one of seven conductors chosen from a competitive nationwide application pool to spend two weeks in China conducting choirs in that country this summer.
Two Seniors Receive Minnesota High Tech Association STEM scholarships
Two Macalester seniors, Eric Biggers from Verona, Wis., and Nathan Leech of Mound, Minn., have received the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) Foundation annual scholarships awarded to undergraduate students who excel in programs geared toward science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. Only 15 students across the state of Minnesota received the award.
Governor Dayton Appoints Mac Professor to Council on MLK Jr. Holiday
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Macalester Professor Duchess Harris to the Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Harris’ term is effective immediately and will extend through March 1, 2014. She replaces Cheryl Chatman.
Biannual "Dog Days" at Macalester Dec. 7
Biannual "Dog Days" at Macalester Dec. 7
Closing the Math Gender Gap
After Amy Janett ’14 attended the selective Summer Program for Women in Mathematics in Washington, D.C., she returned eager to pursue a math career.
Ethics and the Internet
A Mac philosophy class tackles the ethics of dataveillance, social networking, and intellectual property.
Under the stadium lights with the season's first snow falling, the Macalester women's soccer team won its final home game of the year Nov. 5—an undeniable highlight of a successful season.
Chispa Grant in Action II
Supported by a Latin American Studies Chispa Grant in November 2013, Elsa Goossen ’15 traveled to Fort Benning, Georgia for the annual vigil and protest against the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC).
Knights and Jihad
Political Science Professor Andrew Latham is a teacher, academic, collaborator—and now a novelist.
Partial to Baby Animals
Does this photo make you more sympathetic to climate change? For most, the answer is yes, according to Rowena Foo '16 and Professor Christie Manning.
The Future of Computing
Computer science students in summer research group help create community around parallel computing.
Four Faculty Members Recommended for Tenure
Pending Board of Trustees approval, Macalester has recommended tenure status for four faculty members: Cynthia Kauffeld - Hispanic Studies; Scott Legge – Anthropology; Shilad Sen - Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science; and Xin Yang - Asian Languages.
Macalester Implements Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Macalester College has installed an electric vehicle charging station on campus, just north of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center. The Coulumb CT2021 bollard-style model station has two charging ports and is for use by staff, faculty, and members of the community.
Mentored by her professor, an inexperienced student was soon synthesizing colorful molecules.
Hannah Wiesner ’14 spent the summer doing research in the Harvard Forest.
Uganda, India, Argentina—Mac’s public health students traverse the globe for their research.
The Network Works
Knowledge. Experience. Networking. Of these valuable components of a Macalester education, networking may be the most nebulous. Here’s an example.
Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department Presents Stillness in Motion
The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Stillness in Motion, the 2013 Fall dance concert, with new works choreographed by students, faculty and guest choreographer Marciano Silva dos Santos. Performances are at the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 23. There will be a post show discussion on Nov. 22. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359 or visit macalester.edu/boxoffice.
Virginity from Mary to Miley
Kicking off with Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” this course explored sexual renunciation from early Christianity to today.
ESPN The Magazine cited Jeremy Roth’s groundbreaking research on steroids in baseball.
Emma Pulido '14 explains why someone would chose a college in Minnesota.
Buddhism in India
Two Mac seniors spent the summer in Dharamsala—and met the Dalai Lama.
Joining Team Chatterjea
Once this biology student saw what was happening in immunology lab, she signed up on the spot.
Exhibition by Macalester Art Professor
Macalester Art Prof. Gary Erickson will exhibit his work titled “Experiencing China: Jingdezhen Porcelain Spirals,” November 21 – December 18, 2013, at the H. Williams Teaching Gallery, Concordia University, 1301 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, Minn. There will be two public receptions: one, from 5-7 p.m., on Thursday November 21, and the other from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, November 23. All events are free and open to the public.
The Literary Bible
A new English Department course explores the King James version of the scriptures along with the works of other 17th century authors.
Macalester Geography Professor Wins Book Prize
Eric Carter's book, "Enemy in the Blood: Malaria, Environment, and Development in Argentina," published by the University of Alabama Press, has received the 2013 Elinor Melville Prize for the best book on Latin American environmental history, awarded by the Conference on Latin American History.
Macalester professor to talk about Egypt, his home country
Classics Prof. Wessam Elmeligi, a native of Alexandria, Egypt, will discuss Egypt’s recent turmoil in a talk at 12 p.m., Thursday, October 31, in Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel.
All the Right Moves
Jon Chen ’11 first learned to dance at Macalester. Now he’s showing his ballroom skills on the national stage.
Amazon tracks your purchases. Google sifts your email. And Uncle Sam may be monitoring your international calls. Is privacy even possible in the age of the Internet?
The Anxious, Empathic Writer
Wiffle Ball Hero
Kai Wilson ’14 (West Hartford, Conn.) never took part in student government in high school, but he’s now the president of the Macalester College Student Government (MCSG).