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Outdoor Life

At Macalester, students don't need to leave the city to conduct summer research about plant survival and expansion.

How to make a perfect muffin

Ever wonder the secret to baking a perfect muffin? Chemistry professor Susan Green's "Food Chemistry" students are in the lab, determined to find the magic solution.

Musical Fictions

Professor Mark Mazullo's Musical Fictions course, cross-listed in music and English, involves reading and discussing novels with the aim of developing musical perspectives on them.

State of Macalester 2019

President Brian Rosenberg offered a brief perspective on the state of the college and answered questions from family members and other attendees.

Sun Tun '22 in Montana.

Discovering the Beauty of the Planet

By studying vertebrate microfossil bonebeds in Montana this past summer, Sun Tun '22 came face to face with prehistoric ecosystems and the great diversity of life.

Incarceration (Un)Interrupted

We asked two International Roundtable organizers to debunk 10 common misconceptions about incarceration.

The Evolution of Black Entrepreneurship

Students don't just learn about the rich and complex history of black entrepreneurship, they perform what they have learned in verse.

Traveling Light

By measuring magnetic fields in moderate-redshift galaxies, Andrew Mizener '20 is learning how the structure of galaxies and other astrophysical environments evolved.

Gut Checks

By studying the gut microbiomes of non-human primates at St. Paul's Como Zoo, Maya Wills '21 is investigating possible long-term impacts of antibiotic use, and more.

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