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.
The Book of [for] Profits
Leading the Loft
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.
A Choral Journey
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 Fed in Minneapolis and discovered his strengths.
Biochem Fights Alzheimer's
Nicole Mandel worked on purifying a protein that helps regulate copper in the body.
How Voters Act
In Political Psychology of Mass Behavior, students explore voter actions through multiple academic disciplines.
Three Macalester alumni become Trustees
Gov. Dayton declares Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, "Marlon James Day"
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 Theatre and Dance Department Presents Shakespeare's As You Like It
How do we make moral judgments about our own and others’ behavior?
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.
English Professor Marlon James has won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
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 and academic requirements.
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.
Laverne Cox event for Oct. 13 has been canceled
Two French professors receive the prestigious “Palmes Académiques”
When Fireflies Flash Together
Esha Datta and her team employed a new field of applied mathematics to explore how similar oscillators—like fireflies—synchronize.
Zahrah Abdul-Shakur and Samia Habli stretched their previous research skills and developed new ones through Minnesota’s Regenerative Medicine Internship Program.
Seeing What’s Never Been Seen
Alex Gordon observed and analyzed dwarf galaxies with the help of the Hubble and other powerful telescopes.
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.
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.