March, 2015

National Parks Intern

Intern Olivia Nelson worked on water quality issues at Coldwater Spring, a nearby national park on the Mississippi River.

Temporary Nomad

Nathaniel Williams wanted to study in a country beyond his comfort zone. His choice: Mongolia.

Making Monologues

Award-winning novelist/professor Marlon James and actor/director/professor Harry Waters, Jr. team up to teach a new course.

VP for Student Affairs, Laurie Hamre, Wins 2015 Thomas Jefferson Award

Eye Tracking in Vienna

Mihaela Barokova ’15 interns at the University of Vienna while studying away in Germany.

The Inaugural Lecture of Thomas Halverson as DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Macalester Professor’s book offers new perspective on the Qur’an and modern Islam in Turkey

Real-World Experience

Thanks to the Winter Mann-Hill Fellowships, every winter break there are students out in the world exploring career interests in health care or medicine.

Macalester English Prof. Marlon James scheduled to be on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” Tuesday, March 3

El-Kati Lectureship: “Black Feminism in Today’s Pop Culture: Pleasure. Desire. Purposeful Transgression.”

This year’s Mahmoud El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship in American Studies will present a Rap Sessions Panel titled “Black Feminism in Today’s Pop Culture: Pleasure. Desire. Purposeful Transgression.”

February, 2015

Massive Math Meeting

MSCS students presented their summer research at a meeting of nearly 6,000 mathematicians.

Macalester professor’s research finds positive and non-conflicted racial identities among multiracial 10-13 year-olds

Studying by Sea

For a semester, Sonia Pollock's classroom was a sailboat on the Pacific Ocean.

Music Man

John Stark ’16 acts, directs, organizes musicals, and just generally keeps the good times rolling at Macalester.

Macalester earns spot on Peace Corps’ annual top schools rankings

Macalester professor receives Fulbright to study immigration in Germany

Beyond the Theoretical

Disaster relief, software development, history and culture. Their interests vary, but these three students found valuable internships near campus.

Macalester holds third Macathon ~ Feb. 20 - 21

Former Vice President Walter Mondale to speak at Macalester Commencement

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

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

Macalester receives $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Digital Liberal Arts and Writing

Careers and Connections

The MacConnect trip helps students explore career paths through links to Macalester alumni in Silicon Valley.

Intergenerational Conversations

Live It! Fund project inspires conversations between Chilean elders and grandchildren.

Macalester Elects New Board Member

Black History Month 2015 at Macalester – “Revisiting our Roots”

Hidden Human Computers

Segregated in a remote building, Black women mathematicians known as “computers” provided calculations essential to NASA and the space race.

Real-World Health Experiences

Macalester’s metro location offers many public health internships and research experiences.

January, 2015

Refugee Responder

Macalester Yesterday

Basketball in Brazil

The Indispensables

Consent is Mac

Bard of Rock

Seeing Mental Illness

Minnesota State Arts Board Awards Grants to three faculty members and one alumnus for 2015

Crisis Connection

Macalester Theatre and Dance Department presents "Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act" by Athol Fugard February 19-22

Macalester grants tenure status to 12 faculty members

The Inaugural Lecture of James Dawes as DeWitt Wallace Professor of English

Criminal Myths

A popular sociology class examines our country’s incarceration culture.

Exhibition at Macalester - Jan. 30 - March 13 “The Soul Selects her own Society: Women Artists from the Miller Meigs Collection”

Can Robots Be Human?

Meet Marvin and Armstrong, two of the robots that roam Olin-Rice Science Center, and two of their human operators.

Art Saver

An internship with the Midwest Art Conservation Center highlighted the value of art for Kelsey Coia ’16.

Osmo Vänskä at Macalester: Brahms Clarinet Quintet with college faculty and friends Feb. 19

Mighty Microscope

The new atomic force microscope in Olin-Rice Science Center provides researchers with amazing images at near-atomic scale.

Macalester New Music Series Presents “INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song" with Soprano Patrice Michaels

Teaching Robots

In his summer research, Evan Weiler ’16 trained robots to navigate around a building and through the air.

Death and Dying

Learning to face life’s end is a key part of this unique anthropology course.

Guatemala J-Term

Each January, Macalester sponsors a trip to Guatemala, where students spend two weeks on sustainable community development projects.