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.”
Paige Moody ’16 used GIS and statistics skills to develop interactive maps of gardens and local food sources.
In Congressman Ellison’s district office, Jordan Lim ’15 learned firsthand about government and helping constituents.
Are Women Empowered by New Urbanism?
A new study by Charlotte Fagan '12 and Geography Prof. Dan Trudeau focuses on the lived experience of women.
Macalester Names Rev. Kelly J. Stone Chaplain and Associate Dean for Religious and Spiritual Life
Rev. Kelly J. Stone has been named Chaplain and Associate Dean for Religious and Spiritual Life at Macalester College and will begin her new duties at the end of this month. Stone will oversee the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, which includes student religious groups, programs and events, and Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel.
Working with the Minnesota Epilepsy Group got Simon Sangaard more interested in clinical practice.
Hometown Human Rights
Macalester students gain skills while interning at Minneapolis-based Advocates for Human Rights.
A semester abroad in Tanzania inspired Michelle Einstein ’14 to explore the global used-clothing industry.
Macalester President receives $250,000 senior presidential leadership grant from the Mellon Foundation
Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg has been awarded a $250,000 senior presidential leadership grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support initiatives arising from the college’s strategic planning process. The grant, which is made by invitation only, will start in September 2014 and end in August 2017.
Who the Enemy Is
The research of Mellon Mays scholar Christine Ohenewah ’15 explores tensions between Africans and African Americans.
Kids Books, Bolivian Style
Kyle Coombs ’14 spent his study abroad semester compiling a trilingual children’s book.
Macalester Names Gary D. Martin Chief Investment Officer
Gary D. Martin will become Macalester's Chief Investment Officer, effective July 14. As CIO, Martin will oversee the college’s $746 million endowment, which ranks 18th among U.S. liberal arts colleges. The endowment supports financial aid for students, and academic and co-curricular programs, among other college priorities.
A recent Macalester grad is working on a platform to help music fans discover and share new talent.
Studying Science in Norway
Charlotte Martinkus ’14 was delighted to find a program that allowed her to study in Europe while pursuing a physics degree.
Promoting Global Music
Mackenzie Martin ’16 enjoyed everything about working as a marketing intern for Minneapolis’s Cedar Cultural Center.
Portuguese and Spanish speaker Anne Huber ’14 will spend a year teaching English in Brazil.
Grad School Prep
Michelle Lee ’14 won a summer internship that helps students prepare for graduate school.
Professor’s book wins "Importance in Increasing the Awareness of Human Rights" Award
English Professor James Dawes’ book Evil Men recently won the "Importance in Increasing the Awareness of Human Rights" award at the International Human Rights Book Awards in Vienna, Austria.
Eight honored at Macalester Reunion
What do a writer, the former president of the National Council of Black American Affairs, a Princeton Economics and Public Affairs professor, a math teacher/athletic director/assistant principal and coach, a Macalester Geography professor, a practicing artist and professor, the owner of Wet Paint Artists’ Materials and Framing and the executive director of the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women have in common? They are all Macalester alumni who were honored in June during reunion weekend.
Pres. Brian Rosenberg to be honored with World Savvy’s Distinguished Global Educator Award, May 29
Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg has been selected to receive the World Savvy Distinguished Global Educator Award. This award is presented each year in recognition and celebration of individuals who have made a significant contribution to global learning for students and teachers in their career, as a practitioner, leader or policy maker.
Public Health Prize
Macalester’s team won a top prize in their first appearance at Public Health Scholar Bowl.
Russian Social Media
Mac students gain real world experience at Russian business conference in St. Paul.
Macalester Professor Emeritus’ Book Launch and Celebration May 9
Macalester’s DeWitt Wallace Library, in cooperation with the Theatre and Dance Department, will celebrate Professor Emeritus Sears Eldredge’s book, Captive Audiences/Captive Performers, Music and Theatre as Strategies for Survival on the Thailand-Burma Railway 1942-1945, at 4:45 p.m., Fri., May 9, in the library’s Harmon Room.
New Galaxy Discovered
Erik Alfvin ’15 has discovered a new galaxy as revealed in a recently published paper co-authored with Macalester astronomy professor John Cannon and others.
German and Russian Studies Professor Kiarina Kordela Wins Jack and Marty Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award
Professor of German in the Department of German and Russian Studies and Director of the Critical Theory Program Kiarina Kordela has been awarded the 2014 Jack and Marty Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award that recognizes “a faculty member who has been identified by colleagues and students as exemplifying the teaching goals of Macalester College.”
Every year seniors do capstone projects that requires intense work. Some sociology majors share their projects.
Sherman Fairchild Foundation awards Macalester $487K for scientific equipment
The Sherman Fairchild Foundation has awarded Macalester College a four-year, $487K grant for scientific equipment to enhance the college’s imaging resources. The equipment will be used in courses and research opportunities across multiple departments.