Death and Dying
Learning to face life’s end is a key part of this unique anthropology course.
Each January, Macalester sponsors a trip to Guatemala, where students spend two weeks on sustainable community development projects.
Mac Students at ABRCMS
With support of the Macalester-HHMI Science Education Award, four students recently attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, two as presenters.
News of 2014
Macalester faculty and students explore some of the year’s top stories.
Working at YouTube
Daniel Pickens-Jones '08, now working at YouTube, was surprised to find other liberal-arts graduates in the tech sector.
Anthropology major Katharine Meier ’15 is getting to know the great apes at the Como Zoo.
Three Mac students learn politics from the inside working for U.S. senators.
Winter: What's to Like?
Plenty of Macalester students revel in our frosty months.
Studying Science Abroad
Three science students study abroad, from Singapore to Scotland.
Macalester Becomes Tobacco-Free January 1
HHMI Young Researchers
From pain to tiny arachnids, Nicole Mathews applied concepts from her science courses as she pursued answers to real-world questions in the lab.
Tiny Australian Arachnids
Collecting specimens in Australia and identifying them in the lab taught Michelle Coblens a lot about the power of original research.
Health Policy Pursuits
Jyothi Dhanwada researches pain and has interned on a U.S. Senate committee in Washington to learn firsthand about the intersection of science and health policy.
Rivers of Electricity
Noah Lupu-Gladstein explored cutting-edge thermoelectrics research in Professor James Heyman’s physics lab.
Clues from Antarctica
As part of a Keck Consortium research project, Hali Englert studied rocks from Antarctica for what they can tell us about climate change.
Reef Diving in Belize
Ilian DeCorte made daily scuba dives in Belize to learn why otherwise endangered coral were thriving there.
A Database of Brains
Bioinformatics at Harvard–MIT’s Health Sciences and Technology Program allowed Issa Ali to combine his research interests in computer science, biology and chemistry.
Rocks Tell the Story
In Glacier National Park, Emily Diener and Eric Stephens took core samples that illuminate the geological history of the landscape.
Three Macalester students receive new Joan Adams Mondale Endowed Scholarship
Football Takes Conference Title
Geology in Glacier Park
At Glacier National Park, Emily Diener used core samples from lakes to investigate their geological history.
Trees and Climate Change
Trees store carbon, which helps mitigate climate change. Eli Liebman investigated this process in northern Michigan.
In Marcos Ortega’s lab, Djoser Ramsey investigated how to interrupt the reproduction of viruses, such as one that causes lymphoma.
From the Farm to the Lab
Economics major Cody Dail is using the many resources at his disposal to prepare himself for medical school.
Science is Discovery
With the support of a Beckmann grant, Charles Benck ’15 is conducting research aimed at new ways to combat pain.
Macalester Provost named President at Whitman College
Kathleen M. Murray, who has been Macalester's Provost since July 2008, has been named the 14th President of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.
Football Going to Conference Championship
The Macalester Football team is heading to Illinois to play for the Midwest Conference championship.
Mac Chemistry #1
The Chemistry Department is #1 per capita in National Science Foundation grants for undergraduate research among its 40 peer colleges.
Two students talk about their internship experiences.
Worth 1000 Words
In Professor Eric Carroll’s photography class, students looked with new eyes at Macalester past and present.
Two students talk about their internship experiences.
A new course brings together climate science and economics to determine efficient ways to address climate change.
Soccer from Both Sides
Will Matsuda ’15 enjoys soccer from two perspectives, as both varsity athlete and photographer.
The Class of 2014: After Mac
We checked in with a few members of the Class of 2014 to see what their first year out of college looks like.
Allies across (Dis)ability
Maddie Kornfeld and Marium Ibrahim went to the experts to discover what it takes to build alliances between people with and without disabilities.
New Faculty Faces
A Man for All Seasons
Civility and Its Discontents
Life on the River
The Mississippi, flowing just a mile from campus, exerts a strong pull on student life at Macalester.
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.