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Please contact Barbara K. Laskin, media
relations manager, at 651-696-6451 or .


Faculty experts

Our 163 faculty teach 800 courses in
59 departments or programs and have a wide range of expertise and insight
to bring to stories or analysis of current news. 96 percent of our faculty
have PhDs, or the highest degree in their fields and 20 percent are
U.S. and international people of color.

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Media guidelines

While Macalester welcomes the media
to campus, we do require that all members of the media contact our Media
Relations Manager Barbara Laskin prior to visiting campus. Reporters
or other members of the media visiting campus will be escorted by a
Communications staff person or designee.

Our goal is to facilitate media access
while not interfering with teaching and research activities and protecting
the privacy, health and safety of students, faculty and staff; and complying
with state and federal student and personnel privacy laws.


  • Media vehicles must be parked
    legally. Maps & Directions.
  • Equipment must not damage
    college property
  • Equipment, vehicles and
    personnel must not restrict traffic, fire lanes or access to buildings
  • Additional restrictions
    on the use of television cameras, still cameras, flashes and other special
    lighting and audio equipment may be imposed on a case-by-case basis
    to minimize disruption or protect safety or security. If security is
    an issue, these items may be subject to inspection

Release of student information

Federal law, state law and college
policy govern access to student records. Under these laws and policies,
only certain information is considered public. However, it is possible
for students to suppress some or all public information by requesting
a nondisclosure.

All requests for information from reporters
and representatives of news organizations must be directed to Media
Relations. Depending on the nature of your request, we may require you
to make the request in writing.

Commercial filming on campus

Macalester’s beautiful, vibrant urban
campus makes it an ideal setting for a variety commercial still and
film projects. To learn more about filming on campus, contact the Campus

For Faculty, Staff, Students

We are always looking for interesting
and timely news about faculty and student achievements and exciting
things happening on campus. If you have a story to share, contact Communications
and Public Relations at: x6203 or

Media relations

If you are contacted by a member of
the media and have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our
Media Relations Manager Barbara K. Laskin, 651-696-6451 or

If you were in the news, we’d love
to see the story. Please email

If you would like help developing a
communications plan to promote new research, a grant, an event, or other
activity, or preparing for a media interview, contact Barbara Laskin.

Dean’s and Honors List and Graduation

Each semester, Communications &
Public Relations sends information about students earning a spot on
the Dean’s or Honors list to their hometown papers. We also send notices
on graduates each semester to their hometown papers.

If you have not seen a notice in your
paper, or have moved since matriculating, please contact

Campus News

Submit campus news to the Daily
, which is published each day during the academic year and
twice a week during the summer and on breaks.

For alumni

We want to share the wonderful
things our alumni are doing and we’re always looking for interesting
stories and profiles for Macalester Today and Mac Wire.

If you have a story idea, contact:

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