Microbiology in the Idea Lab
Students visit Macalester's Idea Lab to create pathogens in their Microbiology class.
How to Debut a Symphony
The Macalester Orchestra teamed up with music professor and composer Victoria Malawey for an experience she called "absolutely exhilarating."
Seven Seniors and Two Alumni Receive 2020 Fulbright Awards
Their next stops range from Azerbaijan to Brazil.
Our Wish for You
Macalester welcomes Dr. Suzanne Rivera, the college's 17th president.
Geography students analyze a pandemic IRL and collect evidence for future generations.
With encouragement, modest tools, and a DIY spirit, students are making beautiful art from home.
Students are adapting to remote learning with determination and creativity.
Macalester Student Receives Truman Scholarship
Junior Willow Fortunoff receives a prestigious Truman Scholarship.
We talked with seven students about their senior research projects—and we learned a lot.
Senior Remarks: Melisa Peresian Letayian
Melisa Peresian Letayian was one of two speakers chosen for Macalester's Commencement in May.
A Message to our Davis United World College Scholars
Congratulations to the Davis UWC Scholars Class of 2020!
Dear Old Macalester
Members of the community sing this traditional Macalester song.
Unfiltered: Spring 2020
Each semester, we ask several students from the Class of 2023 five simple questions.
Hatching Sustainable Plans
Macalester's EcoHouse is home to four students committed to sustainability and four chickens.
When the spring sports season was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, David Palmer '20 was just one athlete affected.
Nine first-year students took in dinner and a hockey game in St. Paul.
Facing fears about a warming planet, Macalester students are responding with education, organizing, and growing activism.
Read about SPACES, a creative outlet for Macalester students of color produced by students of color.
Risk and Reward
Maddy Kennard structures her internship at a start-up in downtown Minneapolis, just seven miles from campus.
Interning at the Minnesota Department of Health
Three miles from campus, Jack analyzes food recovery and commuter trends at the Minnesota Department of Health.
St. Paul Storyteller
As an intern with the St. Paul Neighborhood Network, Mai Moua Thao ‘22 helped produce documentaries about the local community.
Cleaning Up Industry
Jose Perez '22 spent his summer interning with the Guatemalan Center of Cleaner Production.
Serving with the Red Crescent
For her summer internship, Karinna Gerhardt ‘20 is working with the Red Crescent on public health campaigns in Jordan.
Empowering Women in Palestine
Donia Kraishi '21 is spending the summer working on two projects for the United Nations.
Alexander Young Williams ‘20 is getting a taste of government life this summer through his internship at the U.S. Embassy in Benin.
Capitol Internship A Bus Ride Away
Ximena Silva-Avila found her internship with Senator Torres Ray easy to get to and full of life lessons.
Learning on the Job
Mac students take advantage of the hundreds of internship opportunities in the Twin Cities to gain real-world skills and experience.
Macalester’s Next Chapter
Dr. Suzanne Rivera will begin her term as Macalester' next president this summer.
Lecture Notes: The Art of Data Science
Statistics professor Brianna Heggeseth talks about her research on diversity in major US art museums.
Two alumni collaborate to support unarmed peacekeeping in some of the world's most volatile conflict zones.
Legends of the Night
These sleep experts share their best advice—as well as some of their own sleep practice.
Points of Struggle, Points of Pride
Charting Macalester's queer history over six decades
“The Greatest Privilege of My Professional Life”
President Brian Rosenberg looks back on 17 years at Macalester.
How to Practice Medicine in Alaska
Heidi Baines '95 on the tools she carries with her in the frontier and beyond.
“I Like to Dream Big”
Researcher and artist Jaye Gardiner ’11 uses comics to smash stereotypes and engage new scientists.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced unprecedented, and often painful, decisions at Macalester this spring.
Two Macalester faculty members awarded grants to develop community partnerships through civic engagement courses
Macalester College faculty members Teresa Mesa and Joëlle Vitiello have been selected as Mellon Periclean Faculty Leaders (PFLs) in the Humanities.
2020 Commencement Address by Marlon James
Read and watch video of the full Macalester Commencement 2020 speech by Marlon James.
Geology professor’s rare fossil discovery in Madagascar featured in scientific journal Nature
The paper details the discovery of a new mammalian fossil in the Mahajanga Basin in Madagascar.
Macalester Senior Awarded Watson Fellowship
Each of the 47 recipients from this year’s class of Watson Fellows receives a one-year grant of $36,000 to pursue original projects outside the United States.
Erik Larson, Sociology, Receives Jack and Marty Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award
Afifa Benwahoud Receives the Staff Outstanding Service Award
Macalester College adopts test-optional admissions policy
Macalester College will no longer require prospective students to submit SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admission.
Planning for Fall 2020
Remembering Macalester Trustee Emerita Ruth Stricker Dayton ’57 P’87
The Trustee Emerita passed away on Tuesday, April 14.