July, 2010

Media Man

Despite the precarious state of mainstream media, Peter Wright ’11 pursued a journalism career through multiple internships. more

Theater in the Cities

I came to Macalester never having been to Minnesota. When I arrived, I was surprised by an orientation experience called “Into the Streets,” in which members of each first-year course go into the Twin Cities community to see how their course topic connects to the Cities. My class, “Theatre and Performance in the Twin Cities,” visited a handful of the numerous theaters here. We met the owners—and often the directors and actors— of these places and learned about volunteer and internship opportunities.

Million Dollar Men

Professors Dan Hornbach and Tom Varberg have received grants exceeding $2.5 million, all benefitting students.

That's the Mac Community

Katie Soo writes about one day at Macalester.

Jillian Scudder '09

Graduate program: Astronomy, University of Victoria, British Columbia

Social Media Research

Isaac Sparling works with Professor Shilad Sen on Poliwiki, a web site that allows for social interactions about politics.

Kid Wrangler

Hopi Costello's '10 unique work-study takes her off campus to a nearby school. Read the article

A New Vision for the Fine Arts

Our music building will be renovated beginning in January 2011.

WE International

Mac student co-founded an NGO that addresses poverty in the Philippines. more

The Artist's Lens

Student Bimbola Akinbola '11 helped her art professor create an art history textbook.

Charles Vang '10 Future Doctor

Charles Vang '10 wants to become a family doctor in his hometown neighborhood in Minneapolis.

In the Lab of Professor Chatterjea

Professor Chatterjea is preparing students to make tomorrow's breakthrough discoveries. more

City Pix

Emily Cox '10 worked with noted Twin Cities photographer Wing Young Huie on a public art project in St. Paul. more

Fossil Library

Student Brad Andres says, "Dinosaurs are my passion, plain and simple." He set up Macalester's histology lab and finds that studying fossils gives us insight into modern animals.

Civil Rights Radio Hour

The popular NPR show This American Life served as the model for a semester-long radio project created by the students.

Notes From Nicaragua

Jennifer Wichmann '06 serves as an English teaching volunteer in the Peace Corps. more

Disability Advocate

Student Kaitlin Roh '12 worked at PACER Center, which helps families who have children with disabilities. Read the article

In Nicaragua

Marichel Mejia '11 recounts her study abroad experience in Nicaragua. more

Macalester Professor Awarded $250K NSF Grant to Study Biological Swarming

Dr. Chad Topaz, associate professor in the Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Department at Macalester College, has been awarded a three-year, $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study biological swarming and chemical pattern formation. The project will provide research experience to 12 Macalester undergraduates who will collaborate with Topaz and with each other.

New Associate Director Named at Macalester's Center for School Change

Sonal Desai-Redd, an expert at working with students, faculty and families, has been selected as the new Associate Director of the Center for School Change (CSC) at Macalester College. Joe Nathan, CSC director announced the selection after a search that drew several dozen applications from eight states and two countries.

Macalester Professor Awarded $1.2M NSF Grant to Study Tags

Dr. Shilad Sen, assistant professor in the Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Department at Macalester College, has been awarded a four-year, $1.2M grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study tags, or words that people use to describe videos, photographs and web pages online. The grant will lay the groundwork for research collaboration between Macalester College and the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s portion of the grant is about $250,000.

Andrew Ver Steegh '09 has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Scholarship to Egypt

Andrew Ver Steegh ’09 of Mahtomedi, Minn., has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Egypt. Ver Steegh also received a critical language enhancement award to study Arabic.

Mayo Magic

Nause tries to qualify for men's senior open

Martha Nause, Macalester College's men's and women's golf coach, tried to make history yesterday by becoming the first woman to qualify for the Men's U.S. Senior Open.

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