November, 2014

Worth 1000 Words

In Professor Eric Carroll’s photography class, students looked with new eyes at Macalester past and present.

Summer Classics

Two students talk about their internship experiences.

Climate Collaboration

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.

Big Plans

New Faculty Faces

A Man for All Seasons

Civility and Its Discontents

River Refuge

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.

Foundation Fellows

The Bush Foundation has launched a fellowship program to promote diversity in philanthropic leadership.

Ultimate Exec

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.

McNair Magic

A U of Minnesota program provides research experience, graduate school support for Mariah Geiger ’15.

Ink Spot

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.

Research—Getting Started

Original research is the gold standard experience for undergraduate science students and there’s no better place to conduct it than Macalester.

By the Miles

A traditionally beautiful, leafy campus, Macalester College is also the portal to everything a metropolitan area of three million people has to offer.

October, 2014

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.

Lab Research

Chemistry major Brian Carr enjoyed both the individual attention at Macalester and the experience of a research university lab.

Fighting Viruses

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.

O-Chem Research, Two Views

Sometimes the most demanding subjects are the ones you can’t let go of.

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.

Transnational Adoption

A Macalester class spurred Grace Newton ’16 to ask new questions about being uprooted from her homeland.

First-Year Courses

New Mac students learn about a subject while learning about college.

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.

Global Movements

21st annual Macalester International Roundtable focuses on human migration.

September, 2014

Climate March

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.

Summer Fellowships

Each summer Mac students land fellowships, locally and around the world.

Happy Talk

Convocation speaker and happiness researcher Dan Gilbert visits a Mac psychology class.

Following Stolen Art

Students in classics professor Vanessa Rousseau’s course made their own contributions to fight the underground market for stolen art.

Profs’ Summer Reading

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.

Polyglot Grad

Jane Berdysheva ’14 comes alive when conversing in one of her seven languages.

Two Tenure-Track Professors Join Macalester

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.

ABC News

Anja Crowder ’13 landed her dream job working on This Week with George Stephanopoulos.