Cost Vs. Value
"Choosing a college is a lot less like choosing a product than it is like building a relationship," says President Brian Rosenberg. Spring brings with it for high school seniors acceptance letters from a variety of colleges and universities. Choosing the right fit can be daunting.
Every year students celebrate Founders Day with a friendly game of Pushball on Macalester's Old Main Lawn.
Under the direction of Prof. Michael McGaghie, students from various disciplines create perfect harmony in the Macalester Concert Choir.
Guest Lecture: Fred Swaniker '99
Fred Swaniker '99, Mac alum and founder of the African Leadership Academy, delivered the Keynote Address of the Macalester Connect+ Leadership Conference.
Ever seen the white squirrel on campus, or the black one with the skimpy tail? According to students, Mac squirrels are extra friendly but perhaps a little spoiled.
Called to Chemistry
Chemistry professor Becky Hoye teaches, conducts research in natural product synthesis, and mentors students in her laboratory.
In Search of Mermaids
Scuba diving and working with local environmentalists, two Live It Fund recipients seek to protect Sri Lanka’s unique environment in the face of development.
Halfway to May
The Class of 2013 gathered on November 29 to hear Vikings punter Chris Kluwe speak about his life in football, his favorite books and his civic engagements.
Current Mac students discuss their Thanksgiving plans and what they are thankful for this year.
Club sports provides students with an option to play competitive sports without joining a varsity team.
Global Food Puzzle
Why is it so hard to get food to the hungry? Students explore problems and possibilities in the course Economics of Global Food Problems.
Senior history majors saw first-hand how complicated commemorating history can be, thanks to a capstone class that drew on events marking the 150th anniversary of Minnesota’s U.S.-Dakota War.
Teaching philosophy to 8- and 9-year-olds at St. Paul’s West 7th Community Center was the unconventional way that Vivian Ihekoronye ’13 (St. Paul) spent her summer.
Macalester students and alumni dug deep into the Twin Cities theater scene last summer by showcasing their talents at the Minnesota Fringe Festival.
Eco Field Research
Yuris Martinez ’13 and her classmates give a tour of the Ordway Field Station to explain the research being conducted.
Now a business analyst for Deloitte Consulting in Minneapolis, Jessica Baier '12 talks about Macalester's Economics Department and how she found her passion.
Maggie Hutchinson '12 studied abroad in Chile and then brought her research back to Macalester and did an honors project on bilingual education.
This past semester, about two dozen urban ecology students divided out into teams to create short video documentaries exploring concepts of urban design.
2012 Staff Appreciation Video for Student-Athlete Banquet
This video was created to honor the Macalester Athletics Department coaches and staff members at the 2012 Student-Athlete Banquet. The video was created by volleyball player Danielle Dweck '12 and stars several of our student-athletes, coaches, and administrators.
The Class of 2012
In the fall of 2008, Macalester welcomed 504 students in the Class of 2012. Sixty-six percent of those students were in the top 10 percent of their graduating class (96 percent were in the top quarter). They represented 45 states - included among the top five states were California and New York.
Student Kyle Rosenberg woke up at 6 a.m. to go with the Crew team down the Mississippi River, a 10-minute walk from campus.
Three standout students were finalists for Mac’s 2012 Global Citizenship Student Award.
Of TB and Tropical Disease
Three Mac students investigate global public health threats with Professor Christy Hanson, international public health veteran and new dean for the Institute of Global Citizenship.
Mac Dagorhir, aka 'The LARPers'
A chartered student organization with approximately 20 members, the Mac Dagorhir engage in battle games with foam weaponry.
90 Degrees South
Macalester art professor Chris Willcox’s marked a new career highlight this year: her first exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, a popular museum 20 minutes away from campus.
Ecstasy and Apocalypse
Ecstasy and Apocalypse: Literature of the Extreme is an English Department course taught by Daylanne English. Students examine novels on both spectrums and try to find the point of intersection.
“Front line soldiers.” That’s how Ruben Pena ‘12 describes the role of nurses. “Doctors plan the patient’s care, but nurses are in the thick of it and doing the day-to-day care,” he says. That’s what makes the field so appealing to him. Pena, a psychology major from Asuncion, Paraguay, holds an internship at Regions Hospital in downtown St. Paul,
Kyle Gename '13 interned at Permaculture Research Institute, where he worked on restoring toxic soils so that people could safely use the land to grow their own food.