September, 2015

At Home in the Himalayas

Mark McCrae-Hokenson ’15, Milan, Michigan (Religious Studies) studied in Bhutan

Russian Art Intern

An internship at the Museum of Russian Art furthered Joshua Sosa’s understanding of Russian history while offering leadership experience.

Macalester Theatre and Dance Department presents Carson Kreitzer’s green: an elegy to summer, October 1-4 and 8-10 at several campus locations

Homelessness & Health

Chidyaonga Shalita found community-based research with the homeless to be a powerful complement to laboratory research.

Smoking-Related Tumors

Working under Macalester alumna Lisa Peterson, Tia Eskridge investigated the chemicals involved in smoking.

What Mussels Tell

Geology major Molly Guiney snorkeled in Minnesota rivers in pursuit of Plain Pocketbooks and White Heelsplitters—mussels that are indicators of river health.

Learning with Lasers

Bradley Pearlman ’16, with colleague Ian Wyse ’16 and Professor Tom Varberg, used laser spectroscopy to study the molecule gold sulfide.

From Classroom to Lab

As part of the HHMI Young Researchers group, Jonathan Amezquita took to the lab, where he gained valuable research skills and new friends.

Education in a Globalized World

Macalester hosts its 22nd annual International Roundtable with the theme, “Education in a Globalized World: Equity, Diversity and Civic Participation,” from Oct. 7-10.

Sherman Alexie and Bob Hershon poetry reading October 5 at Macalester

Stony Brook University professor and artist George Hart to unveil sculpture at Macalester in October

Football’s Record Roster

On August 15, the Macalester football program kicked off the current season with 79 players, its largest roster on record.

Summer Internships

Macalester students went far and wide this summer during their internships, from Amman, Jordan to Washington, D.C.

Climate Change & the City

This summer, Macalester environmental studies professors and students worked on climate-adaptation projects across St. Paul.

Capitol Course

A popular political science class blends a traditional syllabus with an internship at the state capitol.

August, 2015

Narrative Journalism

Public radio host and editor Stephen Smith ’82 shares his 30+ years of journalism experience by teaching Macalester students.

Incredibly International

In Café Mac, students from Ramallah to Harare sit down to lunch together.

Eleven tenure-track professors and one tenured professor join Macalester faculty this fall

Macalester announces new Data Science minor

Yale professor James Forman Jr. First Thursday - Opening Convocation speaker

Intern at the Embassy

Jacob Phillips ’16 interned at the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, D.C.

State Department Internship

Emily Muscat ’16 interned at the U.S. Department of State.

Macalester geography professor part of team who has received a $480K NSF grant for collaborative research in Africa

Archival Object: Medieval Texts

Big Finnish

What Now, Class of 2015?

Donna Lee, Mac's New VP for Student Affairs

Through the Doorway of Africa

Cara Haberman ’06 and Jed Fix ’05 take on new roles when their jobs lead to an adventure in reality TV.

The Reel Deal

Brian Miller ’02 has followed his passion for Irish traditional music around the world and all the way back home.

Our Man in Zambia

Eric Schultz ’82, America’s new ambassador to Zambia, has been winning hearts and minds through nearly three decades of foreign service.

Interfaith Internship

As an intern with the Minnesota Council of Churches, Chanen Hanson ’16 organized a Ramadan dialogue series with 18 mosques and over 500 participants.

2015 Macalester alumna receives Undergraduate Essay Award from the Association of Africanist Anthropology

2015 Macalester alumna receives Undergraduate Essay Award from the Association of Africanist Anthropology

Made for TV

How Sonia Kharkar ’08 turned a childhood passion for sitcoms into a Hollywood career.

Moats and Bridges

Grandstand - Location, Location, Location

Your Tough Questions Answered

Macalester’s campus experts weigh in on some of today’s greatest challenges.

Macalester’s Coolest Classes

Combing today’s course catalogue for classes may make alumni wish they could be students all over again.

Goats and Garlic Mustard

Macalester biology students lived and worked at Ordway Field Station this summer, conducting research on plant nutrition and more.

July, 2015

June, 2015