Rumor Has It
We dig deep to discover the truth behind Macalester’s most enduring myths, legends, and mysteries.
The Bush Foundation has launched a fellowship program to promote diversity in philanthropic leadership.
Denitza Batchvarova ’06 uses her business skills to help run a company promoting mixed martial arts.
Macalester names new Vice President for Advancement
D. Andrew Brown, Assistant Vice President for Development at the University of Minnesota Foundation, has been named Macalester College's Vice President for Advancement beginning January 1, 2015. President Brian Rosenberg made the announcement today.
Macalester professor and undergraduate helped collect important new Cretaceous mammal skull in Madagascar
Geology Professor Ray Rogers and alumna Madeline Marshall ‘12, a current University of Chicago graduate student studying paleontology, were part of a small team exploring 68 million-year-old rocks in northwestern Madagascar in 2010.
A U of Minnesota program provides research experience, graduate school support for Mariah Geiger ’15.
Brianne Farley ’06 is building an impressive career as a children’s book author and illustrator.
Second in Command
A city focus on racial equity persuaded Kristin Beckmann ’92 to become St. Paul’s deputy mayor.
Semester Away, Summer in L.A.
Hannah Rehak '15 spent the summer in Los Angeles working for Zester Daily.
National Football Leaguer
Former Mac running back Daniel Ricci ’14 landed his first job with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Original research is the gold standard experience for undergraduate science students and there’s no better place to conduct it than Macalester.
The Theatre and Dance Department presents Timepieces, the 2014 Fall Dance Concert
The 2014 Fall Dance Concert features new choreographic works by students, faculty, and guest artist Karen Charles.
Chemistry major Brian Carr enjoyed both the individual attention at Macalester and the experience of a research university lab.
Biology major Antsa Randriamihaja was awarded two fellowships, which supported her lab research and an independent project in Madagascar.
Research at 15,000 Feet
Alia Payne ’15 studied the effects of climate change on glaciers high in the Peruvian Andes.
Suicide Prevention Study
At the Minnesota Dept. of Health, Alese Halvorson ’15 contributed her statistical expertise to save lives.
Theatre and Dance and Music Departments Present “The Cradle Will Rock” November 6-8
"The Cradle Will Rock" is a collaboration between the Theatre and Dance Department and the Music Department; its cast of 28 makes it one of the largest Mainstage productions of recent years.
A Macalester class spurred Grace Newton ’16 to ask new questions about being uprooted from her homeland.
Macalester awarded Career Ready Internship grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp.
The Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation has awarded Macalester College a Career Ready Internship grant for the 2014-2015 academic year in the amount of $60,022. The corporation awarded a total of $5.2 million in new grants to Macalester and 39 other colleges and universities in Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin allowing students with financial need to reap the educational and career-boosting benefits of paid internships.
Mac Chemistry #1
The Chemistry Department is #1 per capita in NSF grants for undergraduate research among its 40 peer colleges.
New Music Series Presents Music from Copland House
The acclaimed resident ensemble at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in New York, has come to occupy a special place on the U.S. musical scene as perhaps this country’s only wide-ranging American repertory ensemble.
Macalester’s 21st Annual International Roundtable: “Migration” Oct. 8-11
The 2014 Macalester International Roundtable (IRT) will examine human MIGRATION as a dynamic and powerful social force shaping societies, past and present.
Following Stolen Art
Students in classics professor Vanessa Rousseau’s course made their own contributions to fight the underground market for stolen art.
Three Macalester students receive Amy Ostermeier Human Rights Fellowships
The fellowship is designed to support students who secure internships at human rights organizations.
Three Macalester students receive Spradley Summer Fellowships
Because of the scholarship, the students were able to travel to South Africa, Senegal, and Rwanda.
How did Macalester prepare me for my job? Oh, let me count the ways.
Kalie Caetano '13 writes about her job as Digital Media Specialist at Stanford University Press
Alumni Anthro Authors
Many contributors to an important cultural anthropology reader are graduates of the Macalester department.
Long a hidden population at Macalester, first-generation college students are declaring themselves and supporting each other as never before.
Visualizing Swarm Theory
Karina Li '14 worked with Prof. Chad Topaz to create art that is a visual expression of swarm theory.
Author Daniel Gilbert to Speak at Opening Convocation Sept. 4
Author Daniel Gilbert, bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness and professor of psychology at Harvard University, will speak at Macalester’s opening convocation at 11:30 a.m., Thu., Sept. 4, in the Alumni Gymnasium in the Leonard Center. The topic of his talk is “Stumbling on Happiness.”