At the Feet of Dinosaurs
Patrick Sullivan’s study of fossils reveals information about creatures that inhabited a Montana swamp 75 million years ago.
The Class of 2015: After Mac
We checked in with a few members of the Class of 2015 to see what their first year out of college looks like.
English FYC Students See it All
Students in Professor English’s course Ecstasy and Apocalypse have had superb opportunities for some experiential education.
An information session with Macalester alumni inspired Jyothi Dhanwada ’15 to pursue a career in healthcare consulting; today she works with Optum Consulting at UnitedHealth Group.
Macalester professor named 2015-16 Executive Leadership Fellow at the U of M’s Center for Integrative Leadership
Katherine Lane went to Switzerland to study the bacteria in honey bee guts and their roles in honey bee health and biology.
Asra Nizami ’16 (Karachi, Pakistan) interned with the Space Telescope Science Institute, an affiliate of NASA.
Ben Bartenstein ’16 (Hingham, Wis.) studied abroad in Morocco last spring through the SIT program Field Studies in Journalism and New Media. He is also a member of the men’s cross-country team.
Bee Bacteria to Galaxies
Over 80 Macalester students in the hard sciences, environmental studies, and math, statistics and computer science gained valuable hands-on summer research experience through internships.
Goats and Garlic Mustard
Macalester biology students lived and worked at Ordway Field Station this summer, conducting research on plant nutrition, trees, ovenbirds, and garlic mustard.
For a photography class, Alexandra Greenler ‘15 re-created pictures of Macalester female students of yesteryear.
An affinity for hands-on, project-based learning took Max Cady '10 to the rainforest outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Ha Song Pham ’15 discovered an affinity for data and learned how to make them reveal their truths.
Federal Reserve Internship
Jonathan Van Arneman ’16 interned at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and discovered his strengths.
Biochem Fights Alzheimer's
Nicole Mandel worked on purifying a protein that helps regulate copper in the body.
Sustainability for Global Citizenship
Students combined class time with a paid summer practicum as teams developed sustainability projects with community organizations.
Working Wall Street
An Investment Banking course connected Kunal Chauhan ’15 to a Mac alum, whose mentorship helped him land a job on Wall Street.
Front of the Classroom
Lucy Short ’15 teaches 10th grade Honors World Literature as part of the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Brown University.
Sam Naden ’15 landed a job as a software engineer with Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm.
Macalester professor receives Profiles in Courage Award from the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
Mariah Carray ’16 traveled to Ghana to help develop social protection programs for tuberculosis patients.
Macalester professor Marlon James wins the Man Booker Prize for his novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings”
Macalester professor Marlon James has won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, considered the most prestigious prize in literature, for his book A Brief History of Seven Killings. James is the first writer from Jamaica to win in the prize's 47-year history.
Even before its release, English professor Marlon James’s novel was lauded as “stunning,” “scary and lyrically beautiful.”
Big Data and Public Health
As a data scientist at the Minnesota Department of Health, Akanksha Dua contributed to a healthier Minnesota.
Research Opportunities with Alumni in Science
Science alumni bring qualified Mac students into their labs for outstanding summer research opportunities.
Multiculturalism has long been among Macalester’s chief values—so much so that it has been written into the college's academic requirements for many years.
Crafts of Writing: Poetry Field Trip
Students camped with Professor Wang Ping for their poetry writing course.
Alexie, Hershon Joke and Jive with a Full House
Macalester welcomed award-winning poets Sherman Alexie and Robert Hershon for a reading in Kagin’s Alexander G. Hill Ballroom.
Top Prize for PTSD App
Tyler Skluzacek’s team took top prize at HackDC, a 36-hour coding competition dedicated to addressing PTSD.
Ruthanne Kurth-Schai explains the difficulties of creating educational equity — the topic of this year's 22nd Annual International Roundtable