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This part of our site is from the archives, prior to July 2010.

July

New Associate Director Named at Macalester’s Center for School Change - July 13, 2010 - Sonal Desai-Redd, an expert at working with students, faculty and families, has been selected as the new Associate Director of the Center for School Change (CSC) at Macalester College.  Joe Nathan, CSC director announced the selection after a search that drew several dozen applications from eight states and two countries. more»

Macalester Professor Awarded $1.2M NSF Grant to Study Tags - Grant split between Macalester and University of Minnesota - July 8, 2010 - Dr. Shilad Sen, assistant professor in the Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Department at Macalester College, has been awarded a four-year, $1.2M grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study tags, or words that people use to describe videos, photographs and web pages online.  The grant will lay the groundwork for research collaboration between Macalester College and the University of Minnesota.  Macalester’s portion of the grant is about $250,000. more»

Mahtomedi, Minn. Resident Receives Fulbright Award to Egypt - July 8, 2010 - Andrew Ver Steegh ‘09 of Mahtomedi, Minn. has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Egypt.  Ver Steegh also received a critical language enhancement award to study Arabic.  more»

Nause tries to qualify for men’s senior open  - Will be oldest to play in next week’s women’s open - July 1, 2010 - Martha Nause, Macalester College's men's and women's golf coach, tried to make history yesterday by becoming the first woman to qualify for the Men's U.S. Senior Open..  more»

June

Bonner Foundation Awards Macalester $500K for Civic Engagement and College Access Program, Award will generate another $500K in matching gifts for $1M Endowment - June 16, 2010 -Macalester College will receive a $500,000 endowment gift from the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation to support the college's participation in the Bonner Scholars Program, a nationwide, four-year program in student civic engagement. Macalester will raise an additional $500,000 in matching gifts to create a $1M endowment for the program.  more»

 

Student project aims to improve the lives of children in the Philippines - June 10, 2010 -Two Macalester College students, both born in the Philippines, are spending summer 2010 back in the Philippines improving conditions for some of its poorest children. more»

May

South Strafford, VT. Resident Receives Fulbright Award to India- May 27, 2010 -Amanda Janoo of South Strafford, Vt., has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to India.  Janoo graduated at Macalester College’s 121st commencement on May 15, 2010.  She is the daughter of Judy Janoo of Lebanon, N.H. and graduated from Hanover High School in Lebanon. more»

Kent, Ohio, Resident Receives Fulbright Award to Germany - May 27, 2010 - Colin Williams of Kent, Ohio, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Germany.  Williams graduated at Macalester College’s 121st commencement on May 15, 2010.  He is the son of James and Barbara Williams of Tallmadge, Ohio and graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent. more»

Macalester Board Elects New Trustees, Other action includes granting tenure for Philosophy faculty member - May 24, 2010 - The Macalester College Board of Trustees has elected three new trustees; Susan Dunst Schwartz '71; Michael J. Klingensmith 'P '10; and Carrie Norbin Killoran '94. The Board of Trustees approved tenure for Geoffrey Gorham, associate professor, Philosophy.  more»

Macalester Professor Awarded $571K for Prestigious NSF CAREER Grant - May 12, 2010 -Dr. Kristi Curry Rogers, assistant professor of Geology and Biology at Macalester College, has been awarded a five-year, $583,000 CAREER Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Curry Rogers, a paleobiologist, will use the grant to support her work on reconstructing the life histories of backboned animals through detailed analyses of their bones.  more»

Macalester Student from Batavia, N.Y., wins Presbyterian Outlook Church-College Partnership Award - May 7, 2010 - Kristin Riegel ‘10, from Batavia, N.Y., has won the Presbyterian Outlook Church-College Partnership Award, which is given to a graduating senior from a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-related college who has written the winning essay on the subject, “How my education at a PC (USA)-related college has prepared me for significant service and leadership.” Riegel majored in Humanities and Media and Cultural Studies. more»

Macalester has Received Trane “Energy Efficiency Leader in Education Award -May 5, 2010 - Macalester has received the Trane “Energy Efficiency Leader in Education Award.” more»

April

Macalester Student from Clementon, N.J., Wins Beinecke Scholarship - April 27, 2010 - Kyera Singleton '11, a junior from Clementon, N.J., double majoring in American studies and women, gender, and sexuality studies, has been awarded a Beinecke Scholarship worth $34,000 in support of her graduate education. Singleton is considering various graduate programs where she can study history, African American studies, and post-colonial studies. She is currently studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal. more»

Media Alert - Macalester College’s Stake in the Kentucky Derby Saturday, May 1 at 5:14 p.m. - April 26, 2010 - What:  Paddy O’Prado, one of the 22 horses in the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby, has a Macalester connection. Macalester alumnus Jerry Crawford ’71, who founded the Donegal Racing partnership which owns the horse, will donate his part of the purse from the Kentucky Derby to Macalester College. more»

Macalester College Presents Dance Concert “Double Take” - April 26, 2010 - The work of 12 student choreographers and an original piece by Diavolo Dance Theater will be presented at the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theatre, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., April 30 and May 1 and 2 p.m., May 2. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359. more»

Media Alert - Songs of Love, Hope, and Faith featuring Igor Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms" Saturday, April 24 at 8 p.m. - April 22, 2010 - The Macalester Combined Choirs unite with the Festival Chorale (faculty, staff and community members), and pianists Mark Mazullo and Claudia Chen, and soprano soloist Rabihah Davis.  Eugene Rogers conducts. Igor Stravinsky's hauntingly impassioned “Symphony of Psalms” and music of Johannes Brahms, Matthew Harris, Carleton Macy and Antonio Vivaldi. Saturday, April 24, 2010, 8 p.m.; Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Concert Hall FREE more»

Media Alert - Black and White and Read All Over Arnold H. Lowe Endowed Lecture Thursday, April 22 at 4:45 p.m. - April 20, 2010 - Who: Eugene V. Gallagher, Rosemary Park Professor of Religious Studies, Connecticut College. The Arnold H. Lowe Endowed Lecture - “Black and White and Read All Over: Appropriations of the Ten Commandments in Two New Religions.” The Arnold Lowe Lectureship at Macalester College was established in 1984 in honor of Arnold H. Lowe (1889-1977), pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis from 1941 to 1965. He also served for 12 years as the President of the Macalester Board of Trustees. Thursday, April 22, 2010, 4:45 p.m.; FREE more»

Macalester Student from Northfield, Minn., Wins Goldwater Scholarship - April 16, 2010 - Allison Jacobel '11, a junior from Northfield, Minn., double majoring in geology and environmental studies, has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship. Jacobel plans to earn a Ph.D. in paleoclimatology/ paleoceanography after graduation. She is currently studying in New Zealand. more»

Macalester Student from Iowa City, Iowa, Wins Udall Scholarship - April 16, 2010 - Matthew Kazinka '11, a Macalester College junior from Iowa City, Iowa, majoring in Environmental Studies and concentrating in Urban Studies, has been awarded a Udall Scholarship. Kazinka plans a career as an organizer and innovator in the green economy. more»

Macalester Student from Mililani, Hawaii, Wins Truman Scholarship - April 16, 2010 - Shelle Shimizu ‘11, a junior from Mililani, Hawaii, double majoring in political science and Asian studies, has been named a 2010 Truman Scholar. She is the eighth Macalester student to receive this award. Shimizu eventually wants to work both domestically and internationally to alleviate poverty. She's currently studying abroad in China.  more»

Chief Judge Michael J. Davis to Speak at Macalester Commencement Senior Class Speaker is Westenley Alcenat ’10, from Hait - April 14, 2010 - Chief Judge Michael J. Davis ‘69, Chief Judge of the District of Minnesota and the first African-American Federal Judge in the state, is Macalester College’s 2010 commencement speaker. Commencement will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the college. For the first time, Macalester will be streaming commencement at macalester.edu/commencement/. Check back for updates. more»

MEDIA ALERT Google Books Search and the End of Obscurity - The digitization of library collections and what it means for readers, scholars, and libraries - Friday, April 16 at noon - April 14, 2010 - Jack Bernard ‘88, the University of Michigan’s lead copyright lawyer who’s been involved in Michigan’s participation in the Google Books Search project since its inception. Wendy Pradt Lougee, head of the 14 libraries that make up the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. more»

Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department Presents “Accidental Death of an Anarchist” April 14–18, 2010- April 6, 2010 - The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul. Tickets are free to all students with a student ID; they are $7 general admission and $5 for seniors and groups of six or more. The opening night performance, Wednesday, April 14, is a “pay as able” event, with all proceeds going to Partners in Health for Haitian Earthquake Relief. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday–Saturday, April 14-17 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359. more»

How to promote sustainability and respond to environmental change are two of 11 questions a Macalester professor helped identify for the next decade of geographical sciences - April 5, 2010 - “How to understand and respond to environmental change” and “How to promote sustainability” are just two of the 11 questions Macalester Geography Professor William Moseley co-authored in a National Academy of Sciences report, “Understanding the Changing Planet: Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences,” identifying the most pressing questions for the next decade of geographical sciences. more»

U.S. Attorney and College President two of nine to be honored at Annual Macalester Reunion Weekend in June - April 1, 2010 -They are a U.S. attorney and college president and a former lieutenant governor and CIA analyst.  But one thing they all have in common is that they are all Macalester alumni who will be honored in June during reunion weekend. more»

March

Macalester Sociology Senior wins Midwest Sociologists for Women in Society Paper Competition - Third time in four years a Macalester Sociology senior has won this award- March 29, 2010 -Macalester senior Sociology major Alexandra Zoellner has won the 2010 Midwest Sociologists for Women in Society Undergraduate Paper Competition for her paper “‘I’m a Community Clinic Kind of Gal’: Coping with Emotional Labor in Community-Based Organizing.” Zoellner will receive the award and present her paper during the joint annual meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society and North Central Sociological Association on April 2 in Chicago. more»

“Civic Leadership in the Age of Obama” Fourth Annual Civic Forum at Macalester - Thursday, April 8- March 24, 2010 -What does “Civic Leadership in the Age of Obama” mean?  College faculty and students will answer that question during the fourth annual Civic Forum at Macalester College from 6:30 to 9:40 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall at Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public. more»

Photo Op - Peeps Diorama Contest 2010 at Macalester College - Friday, March. 26, 2010 at 4 p.m.- March 23, 2010 - Who: Macalester Classics vs. History Departments What:  Peeps Show 2010 Diorama Contest and Open House - Two floors of fantastic Peeps' creations When:  Friday, March 26, 2010, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Where:  Macalester College, Old Main, 3rd and 4th floors, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minn. more»

Ruthanne Kurth-Schai Receives Thomas Jefferson Award- March 23, 2010 - Ruthanne Kurth-Schai, professor and chair of Educational Studies, has been awarded the Thomas Jefferson Award. The award was established in 1961 by the Robert Earll McConnell Foundation to honor faculty members that exemplify the principles and ideals of Thomas Jefferson. more»

“Haiti Health and Human Rights: Disaster relief and long-term partnerships in the developing world”- March 23, 2010 - A physician and leading public health activist who helped establish a network providing health care for the poor in Haiti and other nations will speak at Macalester College at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons. more»

Macalester College Presents Jazz Pianist Geri Allen - March 11, 2010 - St. Paul, Minn. - Geri Allen, the internationally known, award-winning jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, will perform on Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m. in Macalester College’s Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul. more»

February

Macalester professor finds dependency on Asian rice contributed to 2008 West African global food crisis - February 19, 2010 - St. Paul, Minn. -During the 2008 global food crisis, certain West African countries fared worse than others due to increased dependency on Asian rice, which severely undermined local rice production.  Macalester College Geography Professor William Moseley and co-authors made this discovery that was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. more»

Macalester College Earns Place on the Peace Corps’ Annual Top Colleges Rankings - February 19, 2010 - St. Paul, Minn. -Since the Peace Corps began in 1961, Macalester alumni have been there – 326 have served.  And for the fifth year in a row, Macalester has placed on the Peace Corps’ list of top colleges nationwide producing Peace Corps volunteers.  With 19 alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers, Macalester is No. 7 in this year’s rankings among small-sized colleges and universities, moving up from No. 9 in last year’s ranking. more»

Why a Macalester education makes a good attorney? A conversation with Macalester alumni about practicing the law Thursday, February 25 at 7 p.m.- February 19, 2010 - St. Paul, Minn. -A panel of distinguished alumni, talking about how a Macalester education helps you become a good attorney more»

"Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department Presents “Marat/Sade” February 26–28 and March 4–6, 2010 - February 16, 2010 - St. Paul, Minn. -The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Peter Weiss’s “Marat/Sade” in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Tickets are $7 general admission and $5 for seniors and groups. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday February 26–27 and Thursday–Saturday March 4–6 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 28. “Marat/Sade” is directed by guest artist Rachel Perlmeter. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359. more»

"Freedom to Learn: Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline" - The 11th Annual American Studies Conference, Feb. 25-26 at Macalester- February 15, 2010 - St. Paul, Minn. -"Challenging Racial Inequality in Our Schools" is the topic keynote speaker Pedro Noguera will address at the Eleventh Annual American Studies Conference, 6 p.m., Thursday, February 25, in Alexander G. Hill Ballroom in Kagin Commons, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul. The conference theme is "Freedom to Learn: Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline." His talk is free and open to the public. more»

Six Macalester Faculty Members Receive Tenure - February 10, 2010 - St. Paul, Minn. -Macalester College has granted tenure status to Holly Barcus, Geography; Paul Dosh, Political Science; Erik Larson, Sociology; Kelly MacGregor, Geology; Chad Topaz, Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science and Harry Waters Jr., Theatre and Dance. more»

Social Entrepreneurship in an Age of Urgent Threats–Paul Light ‘75 at Macalester February 18 - February 4, 2010 - St. Paul, Minn. -What doesSocial Entrepreneurship in an Age of Urgent Threats” mean? It’s the topic Macalester alum Paul Light ’75 will talk about at the 29th Annual G. Theodore Mitau Endowed Lecture at 8 p.m., Thursday, February 18 in Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. more»

January

Macalester Receives $373,000 Mellon Grant for Student Fellowships- January 29, 2010 - St. Paul, Minn. - Macalester College has received a $373,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York to continue the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program through the 2012-2013 academic year. The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program is the centerpiece of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s initiatives to increase diversity in the faculty ranks of institutions of higher learning. more»

Research Corporation for Science Advancement Awards Macalester $75,000 to Investigate Dangerous Fungus - January 21, 2010 - St. Paul, Minn. - Macalester College has received a two-year, $75,000 grant to support the study of a fungus that annually kills 3,500 people in the U.S. more»

Macalester College Presents Enso String Quartet - January 21, 2010 - St. Paul, Minn. - The Enso String Quartet, recently nominated for a Grammy award, will perform on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. in Macalester College’s Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. more»

Macalester Center for School Change receives $2 million grant from Cargill to help improve charter public schools - January 18, 2010 - St. Paul, Minn. - A new $2 million Cargill Foundation grant to the Center for School Change at Macalester College aims to significantly improve the academic and operational performance of Minneapolis-area charter public schools that serve a high percentage of students from low income families. more»

December

Macalester 13th Nationally for International Students and Mid-Length Study Abroad Experiences - St. Paul, Minn. - Internationalism and a global perspective are woven into the fabric of a Macalester education. A new national report illustrates Macalester’s leadership in both educating international students on campus, and sending U.S. students abroad to study. more»

Macalester College Presents Ballets Russes Centennial Celebration December 7, 2009 - St. Paul, Minn. - A symposium marking the centennial of the famed Ballets Russes dance company will take place at Macalester College on Saturday, December 12 in the Weyerhaeuser Hall Boardroom, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul. Titled  “Reflections on Interdisciplinarity and the Artist as Global Citizen,” the symposium begins at 2 pm and is free and open to the public. more»

November

Macalester College Presents Dance Concert “Faces of Madness” November 30, 2009 - St. Paul, Minn. - Ten faculty, guest, and student choreographers probe the many faces of madness in Macalester College’s fall dance concert at the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theatre, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., December 11 and 12 and 2 p.m., December 13. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359. more»

Center for School Change Moving to Macalester College Move from U of M Humphrey Institute to Macalester is “Win-Win” November 30, 2009 - St. Paul, Minn. - Macalester College will be the new home of the Center for School Change, a nationally known program to improve K-12 education. more»

Macalester College Presents "Timeless Melodies" Choral Concert November 24, 2009 - St. Paul, Minn. - The world premiere of a new composition by Jan Gilbert will be among the highlights of the Macalester Music Department’s winter concert, to be held Saturday, December 5 in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul. The performance is at 8 p.m., with a pre-concert talk at 7:30 p.m. more»

Two Macalester Alumni have won American Academy of Religion Book Awards November 24, 2009 - St. Paul, Minn. - For the second time in six years, a Macalester alumnus has won the American Academy of Religion book award. Earlier this month, Christian Lee Novetzke '93, (a co-winner with Benjamin Lazier, Reed College) won the Best First Book in the History of Religions award for Religion and Public Memory: A Cultural History of Saint Namdev in India, Columbia University Press, 2008. In 2003, Ananda Abeysekara ’92, won the Best First Book in the History of Religions award for Colors of the Robe: Religion, Identity, and Difference, University of South Carolina Press, 2002. more»

Margaret Wallin Marvin Memorialized by Macalester College November 20, 2009 - St. Paul, Minn. - Macalester College has dedicated Marvin Plaza, named for Margaret Wallin Marvin, of Warroad, Minn. Marvin graduated from Macalester in 1939. Two of her grandchildren (Christine Marvin ’03 and Angela Marvin ’09) are also are alumni. Ten family members, Catherine Marvin, Dan Marvin, Frank and Margaret Marvin, Ginny Marvin, Christine Marvin '03, Susan Marvin and Keith Schwartzwald, Peggy Johnson and Victoria Marvin, attended the dedication ceremony. more»

$400,000 Scholarship Fund Created for Local Students to Attend Macalester College St. Paul, Minn. November 18, 2009 - Macalester College has announced that it has received a gift to support a $400,000 scholarship endowment for students from Grand Marais or Cook County, Minn., who attend the college. more»

Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department Presents Molière's Tartuffe, Comedy in Five Acts November 13-15 and 19-21, 2009- St. Paul, Minn. November 2, 2009 - Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Molière's Tartuffe in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Tickets are $7 general admission and $5 for seniors and groups.  Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14, and Thursday - Saturday, November 19 - 21. There is also a 2 p.m. performance on Sunday, November 15. Tartuffe is directed by Theatre and Dance Professor Harry Waters Jr. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359. more»

October

Macalester Student wins Mario Savio Young Activist Award- St. Paul, Minn. October 28, 2009 - Timothy DenHerder-Thomas, a 22-year-old senior at Macalester College, has been awarded the Mario Savio Young Activist Award for his work in tackling the problems of climate change and environmental justice. As part of the award, DenHerder-Thomas received $6,000, half for his project and half to use as he wishes. The award ceremony took place on Tuesday, October 27, in California. more»

Women, Motherhood, and Work: Understanding the Opt-Out Phenomenon- St. Paul, Minn. October 16, 2009 - A new book by economist Karine Moe and anthropologist Dianna Shandy, both of Macalester College, argues that women’s decisions about paid work and motherhood affect us all. more»

Pres. of the Council on Foreign Relations to speak at Macalester about Pres. Obama’s foreign policy challenges- St. Paul, Minn. October 15, 2009 - Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, will help answer that question, when he talks about President Obama's Foreign Policy Challenges, at 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 23, in Olin-Rice Room 250. This event is free and open to the public. more»

Macalester Board Elects Three New Trustees- St. Paul, Minn. October 6, 2009 - The Macalester College Board of Trustees has elected three new trustees: more»

September

Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond to Speak at Macalester and Receive Honorary Degree - St. Paul, Minn. - Civil rights leader Julian Bond will speak at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 1, at Macalester College. Bond’s speech is titled “Civil Rights Then and Now.” He will also receive an honorary degree. more»

Markim Hall Dedication at Macalester First Campus in MN to Receive LEED Platinum Certification Thursday, October 1, 5:30 p.m. - St. Paul, Minn. - Dedication of Markim Hall, home of the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College, which has received LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, becoming the first higher education facility in Minnesota to earn the highest level of certification. more»

Well-known Jazz Artist to Perform at Macalester College September 25, 2009 - St. Paul, Minn. - Uri Caine, jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, will perform at Macalester College on Tuesday, October 6 at 8 p.m. in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. more»

Macalester’s Sixteenth Annual International Roundtable “Global Environment: The Eleventh Hour?”October 8 – 10, 2009 September 23, 2009 - St. Paul, Minn. - Macalester College presents its 16th annual International Roundtable titled, “Global Environment: The Eleventh Hour?” Thursday - Saturday, October 8 - 10, 2009, in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Campus Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. more»

Macalester College Receives LEED Platinum Certification for Markim Hall First college or university facility in state to achieve this status September 22, 2009 - St. Paul, Minn. - Markim Hall, home of the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College, has received LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Markim Hall is the first higher education facility in Minnesota to earn LEED Platinum certification. Platinum is the highest level of certification. more»

Macalester College to be Carbon Neutral by 2025 Goal is part of comprehensive climate action plan September 17, 2009 - St. Paul, Minn. - Macalester College has completed its first long-term strategic plan to combat climate change. more»

Meet the Class of 2013 September 8, 2009 - St. Paul, Minn. - There are 568 first year students and 19 transfer students joining the Macalester community this fall. This is the largest group to enter Macalester in many decades. Many of these students chose Macalester because of the college’s emphasis on diversity and internationalism. They come to Macalester because it is a community that embraces and learns from differences. These are the students from the 4,564 applications for the first year spots that chose Macalester. more»

Macalester welcomes largest number of new tenure-track professors in three decades September 8, 2009 - St. Paul, Minn. - This fall, Macalester is welcoming 16 new tenure-track faculty members to campus. This is the largest cohort of new faculty to begin in at least 30 years. According to Provost Kathleen Murray it is also one of the most talented new group. “We have attracted many of the best and brightest in their fields and in most cases were able to hire our very top candidate,” she said. more