Being Latinx in the U.S.
This introductory course teaches students about the complex issues of being Latinx in America.
Studying Health in a Pandemic
A medical anthropology course grapples with propositions such as “Racism is bad for our health” and “Stigma is deadlier than Ebola.”
Life on Mars and Beyond
A student seeks to find life elsewhere
Setting the Stage
Students learn the art of scenic design in this advanced theater course.
Commencement 2021 – 9:30 a.m. Grad Walk
Three students receive Global Citizenship Award
Presented annually to graduating seniors who demonstrate a commitment to the ideals and practice of high academic performance, internationalism, multiculturalism, and civic engagement.
Students get their hands dirty to examine what makes dirt soil.
We asked a few seniors how they approached their capstone projects—and what they learned.
From Craigslist to Census: Telling Stories with Data
A hands-on course teaches students that data alone can tell a powerful story.
Commencement 2021 – 9:30 a.m. Grad Walk
Unfiltered: Spring 2021
Along with navigating college during a pandemic, these students are forging ahead with the “typical” sophomore year tasks of declaring majors and thinking about living off-campus with friends.
Unfiltered: Fall 2020
What’s it like to be in college during COVID-19? In “Unfiltered,” we ask several students from the Class of 2023 five simple questions—over and over, each semester until they graduate.
For international college students eager to study in the United States, COVID-19 is just the latest complication.
The Buddy System is a new, student-created initiative to create community in physical distancing.
The Class of 2024
Get to know Mac's class of 2024.
Thriving in Place
The Macalester Athletics Department is exploring new ways of keeping student-athletes connected.
Macalester's pilot Little Free Pantry, a response to a request put forth by the Black Liberation Affairs Committee (BLAC), will be an open place for community members to take and leave non-perishable foods.
Collaborating for Change
Macalester's Black Lives Matter chapter (BLMatMac) formed at the end of the May, coordinating a donation drive in early June.
Students share what they learned while interning at businesses in the Twin Cities
Printing a Better Way to Land on the Moon
Kayla Schang worked with a team at NASA to make landing on other planets easier.
Every summer the Macalester Summer Internship Grant supports students while they work
A Force for Good: Mac Project Corps
Virtual student teams brought a liberal arts perspective to solving problems at local businesses, nonprofits, and start-ups.
The future of global health
Aaron Zou researches why people avoid being vaccinated
Mixing liberal arts with investment banking
Theo Nsereko brings his liberal arts experience to Wall Street.
Each summer through MacNest, 10 students learn what it's like to work at an emerging company.
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.
Shelf Conscious: Fatiya Kedir ’21
What are some of the student government president's formative reads?
Get Out the Vote
Lisa Hu '15 traveled from California to Georgia to advocate for Senate candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.
All Charged Up
Electric boat motors are the wave of the future—and Steve Trkla ’83 is leading the way.
As the pandemic amplifies challenges in K–12 education, where do we go next?
Mac Entrepreneur: Samantha Strong ’98
Strong is owner, broker, and general contractor at Metamorphosis Realty & Design-Build in Minneapolis.
Dakota elder Walter “Super” LaBatte Jr. ’70 is an artist, historian, and culture bearer.
Recent creations and highlights from the several Class of 2021 studio art majors.
The Writing Life
Twin Cities journalist Mary Ann Grossmann ’60 has been penning stories for 60 years.
Seniors Look Back
The Class of 2021's seniors channel their Mac experiences into haiku or advice for new students.
Five Macalester students receive State Dept. Critical Language Scholarships
Helen Radovic ‘22, Marley Prichard ‘24, Carter Rutherford ‘23, Alexander Hamann ‘22, and Sarah Acheson-Field ‘24 are among the nearly 700 American college and university students who received a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) for the 2021 summer.
Record number of Macalester students awarded State Dept. scholarship to study abroad
The 20-person cohort is the largest number of Macalester students ever to receive the prestigious and highly competitive scholarship in one application cycle since the award’s inception in 2001.
Maccolades for May 2021: painting for Pride, food security fellowship, and remembering 100 years of subversion
Maccolades is a monthly round-up of the most recent accolades and accomplishments earned by members of the Macalester community.
Two seniors, alum receive 2021 Fulbright awards
Kayla Togneri ’21, Anisha RajBhandary ’21, and Essie Schlotterbeck ’13 were awarded scholarships.
Sounds of Blackness to perform at 2021 Billboard Music Awards
The Grammy-award winning group, which was formed at Macalester 50 years ago this year, will appear remotely from Prince’s Paisley Park.
Macalester College Names Dr. Lisa Anderson-Levy Executive Vice President and Provost
Dr. Lisa Anderson-Levy will become the college’s Executive Vice President and Provost. She will begin her new role on July 6.
Macalester earns top ranking in zero waste competition
The results of the National Wildlife Federation’s 2021 Campus Race to Zero Waste competition are in, and Macalester emerged as one of the top-performing higher education institutions in the nation.
Professor, alum named 2021 Bush Fellows
Dr. Brian Lozenski, associate professor of urban and multicultural education, and Dr. Dziwe Willard Ntaba ‘95, a physician and assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School, have been selected as 2021 Bush Fellows.
Recent Mac graduate, professor publish study on children’s movies and morality
Rachel Gehman '19 and psychology professor Steve Guglielmo recently published two peer-reviewed studies in PLOS ONE.