March, 2016

Macalester sophomore to receive Congressional Gold Medal this summer in Washington, DC

Making Math Beautiful

Applied mathematician and professional sculptor George Hart helped Macalester see the beauty in mathematical thinking.

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie

Networking in D.C.

Through MacConnect DC, Joe Klein spent his spring break networking and talking about careers with Macalester alumni in Washington, D.C.

From Intern to Employee

With the support of the Macalester network, Haroon Bokhari '16 landed an investment banking job at Wells Fargo.

Circling the Globe with Soccer

After Macalester, Georgia Cloepfil ’14 landed spots on professional soccer teams in Australia and Sweden.

Athletes Abroad

Studying in other countries was enriching in multiple ways for two Macalester student-athletes.

Actress and Playwright Danai Gurira ’01 to join Gary Hines ‘74, Sounds of Blackness Music Director and Producer, as Macalester’s Commencement Speakers

Intimidated by Data? Mac Meets You Where You Are

Handling complex data is essential in almost every field. At Macalester you can successfully learn data science from any starting point.

Two Macalester Seniors Receive Watson Fellowships

The fellowship, a one-year grant for international exploration, independent study and travel outside of the United States, is awarded annually.

Vietnam Interlude

Determined to find a challenging study away experience, Kendall Van Sistine ’16 spent a semester in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meeting Mongolia

Students visited Minnesota's Iron Range and found lessons relevant to their study of Mongolia.

Macalester to host symposium, April 28-30, on the Vietnam Antiwar Movement

In 1970, Macalester College hosted pivotal conference forging People’s Peace Treaty

From Macalester to Mayo

Her courses, along with her Department of Health experience, helped Alese Halvorson land a job at the famed Mayo Clinic.

Selling Wellness

Psychology class creates health ad campaigns directed at their fellow students.

Stony Brook University professor and artist George Hart to unveil sculpture at Macalester on March 22

History Harvest

Macalester students help preserve the memories of Rondo, a historically Black neighborhood in St. Paul.

Macalester After Dark

From Summit to St. Clair, the campus was jumping on a warm Friday February night.

Russian Research

Five students present academic findings at the Museum of Russian Art.

Gary Hines ‘74, Sounds of Blackness Music Director and Producer, to speak at Macalester Commencement

Gary D. Hines, Music Director and Producer of the three-time, Grammy Award-Winning Sounds of Blackness and a 1974 Macalester graduate, will be the 2016 commencement speaker.

Ballplayer and Teacher

A Mac athlete loves being on the baseball field—and in front of the classroom.

Dynamic Duos

Macalester paired them up as first-year roommates. Now seniors, they've lived together ever since.

Peace Corps Producer

For the third year in a row, Macalester is a top sender of Peace Corps volunteers.

Macalester names Dean of the Career Development Center

Macalester students hosting Power Dialog – A discussion with Minnesota policy makers about the implementation of the Clean Power Plan

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Ned Molter '15 puts his research and scientific writing skills to work at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

February, 2016

Green Architecture Intern

When David Weiss interned with Locus Architecture, he saw how concepts from his environmental studies classes were applied in construction and remodeling.

The Inaugural Lecture of Daniel J. Hornbach as John S. Holl Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies

Human Rights Path

Zoe Bowman '16 explains how she chose a human rights concentration.

Coderoni and Kingdom Roots Take First

Student teams Coderoni and Kingdom Roots took first place at Macalester's two 24-hour competitions.

Early Editor

Evelyn Pugh ’19 was one of ten high schoolers who put together The Best American Nonrequired Reading of 2015.

Macalester is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students and Scholars

Excavating Community Knowledge

An educational studies professor empowers young people of color by making them researchers.

Thirty-fifth Annual G. Theodore Mitau Endowed Lecture with Prof. Ian F. Haney López

At the Movies

First-year course Film Analysis is a compelling mixture of theory and viewing.

Macalester holds fourth Macathon and first Funkathon ~ Feb. 19 - 20

When in Rome

Textbooks came alive for students who spent two weeks in January exploring Rome’s art, architecture, and history.

Consuelo Gutierrez-Crosby Recognized as National Bonner Fellow by the Bonner Foundation

Research and Teaching Labs

Students work in state-of-the art labs in the Oline Rice Science Center, with impressive equipment.

Slave Trade History

Students in Professor Linda Sturtz’s Transatlantic Slave Trade course read narratives written by former slaves and created maps to tell their stories.

Apprentice Artists

Internships in the arts have helped three students realize that one can build a career in the art world.

Macalester Sociology Major Awarded Third Prize in Midwest Sociological Society Paper Competitions

Macalester student selected as a 2016 Frank Karel Fellow

Macalester Student to present at Human Development Conference

Macks' thesis, titled “Adapting to Urbanization: Internal Indigenous Migration in Chapod, Chile,” explores the impacts and pressures of modernization and urbanization on the rural Mapuche community of Chapod in southern Chile.

Macalester grants tenure status to three faculty members

Football Analytics

Using analytics, a Macalester economics major is at the forefront of a major shift in how a football game unfolds.

January, 2016