January, 2016

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl

Analyst Interns

If you are a student with a gift for analysis, there are a wide variety of internship opportunities in the Twin Cities.

Writing Advice from Marlon James

Man Booker prize winner and professor Marlon James asks young writers, "Couldn’t you have just said, 'said?'"

Happy Soccer Story

The men's soccer team's 2015 season went down as one of the best in the program's history.

Mac's Newest Trustees

Late Night Vinyl

Three times a semester, music professor Mark Mandarano invites students to listen to albums together.

Recipe For Success

An idea that began during a summer entrepreneurial program now facilitates meal-shares between students all semester long.

Repeat RAs

Two seniors reflect on spending three years as RAs.

Music and Freedom

A first-year class connects philosophy, politics, and history with music ranging from Mozart to Mingus.

Back to the Classroom

For the first time since becoming president of Macalester, Brian Rosenberg returned to the classroom to team-teach a seminar.

The Hammer

Paula Maccabee ’77 has made a big difference as a Minnesota public interest attorney.

Worldwide Radio

This Mac grad used her Watson fellowship to explore community radio across the globe.

Conversation Starter

Working with cops and the community, police liaison Isela Xitlali Gómez ’13 wants every voice to be heard.

Fighting Famine

Development economist Mushfiq Mobarak ’97 works around the world to curb hunger.

Geologist Shaper

Geology professor Ray Rogers has trained a nationwide network of colleagues.

Hello, My Name Is...

On the endlessly fraught decision of choosing a surname.

Banishing Night Terrors

Student entrepreneur Tyler Skluzacek ’16 finds success with an app inspired by his war vet father.

Macalester New Music Series Presents ICE Ensemble

Young Alumni Entrepreneurs

Young alumni create new enterprises by combining ideas, initiative, and determination.

The Inaugural Lecture of Karen Saxe as DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Macalester’s DeWitt Wallace Library receives the Excellence in Academic Library Award for 2016

A Computer Science Sabbatical

Professor Shilad Sen’s sabbatical resulted in grant funding and knowledge that will benefit students.

Literary Publishing

From manuscript to finished paperback, students in a hands-on English course work their way through the publishing process.

Taking off with Sun Country

Mutaz Alnaas ’17 used his work in math and economics during an internship with the airline industry.

December, 2015

Gates Grant for PhD Research

Zoë Campbell ’09 will join a program that helps Tanzanian farmers as she earns her PhD.

The Year That Was

Here are the stories from 2015 that brought you delight and pride in what happens at 1600 Grand.

Concert Choir to perform at American Choral Directors Assoc. North Central division conf. in Feb.

Dance Concert Fall 2015

On the Cancer Frontlines

In his second summer at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Liang “Adrian” Chang continued cutting edge research into breast cancer metastasis.

Learning in Israel

Ben Shields ’17 explored once-in-a-lifetime opportunities in the Middle East thanks to Mac Classics connections.

Temple Power

Every fall, a couple dozen Macalester students get up before dawn and drive an hour south to a Buddhist temple to feed hungry ghosts.

Lung Cancer Research

Through Macalester’s Academic Health Sciences Summer Research Program, Alexander Dash worked in lung cancer treatment and research.

Greece, Ancient and Modern

From translating Aristophanes to picking oranges, Kacie Reilly experienced Greece across the centuries.

Life at Google

Beautiful code was the goal when Alan Morales interned at Google Boulder.

Asthma and Public Health

Omar Mansour investigated factors related to asthma and received the public health award for Outstanding Poster Presentation at a national conference in Washington, D.C.

Notes From Ireland

Ava Bindas '17 reflects on her time away in Ireland.

Teaching Kids to Write

Hank Hietala '17 teachings kids to write at Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute.

Professor Marlon James chosen as one of 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2015 by Foreign Policy Magazine

November, 2015

Research at Mayo

Lisa Levoir studied the relationship between inflammation and colon cancer as a Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow.

COP21, Confronting Climate Change

Students share their experiences at COP21, the international conference devoted to addressing climate change.

Making College Possible

An internship with College Possible inspired Lillian Hexter ’16 to pursue a career that combines fundraising and social justice.

In Uninhabited Rainforest

In Queensland, Australia, their search for answers about evolutionary biology introduced Jill Oberski and Joanne Johnson to some surprising creatures.

Faculty Receive EMKE Grant to Develop Hindi Language Textbook and Course

Macalester President signs the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge

Mac Alumni Named RISE Fellows

Three Macalester alumni were awarded RISE fellowships to help make social justice projects a reality.

Breaking Down Barriers

As an intern with Harriet Tubman Chrysalis Center, Alexa Peters Posner ’16 supports clients in need of safe shelter, legal services, and counseling.

Research Opportunities with Alumni in Science

Science alumni bring qualified Mac students into their labs for outstanding summer research opportunities.

Macalester Theatre and Dance Department’s Dreaming the World Forward, Dec. 4 and 5

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.