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.
Comparing Japanese-to-English Translations of Sailor Moon Over Time
Linguistics Professor Morgan Sleeper studies the popular manga Sailor Moon.
Emma Verges '21 shares her experience of studying away in Russia.
Creating electronic music
Students use the electronic music lab to tell stories with sound.
60-Second Syllabus: Endangered/Minority Languages
All it takes is 60 seconds to learn more about this course.
60-Second Syllabus: American Indian History Since 1871
All it takes is 60 seconds to learn more about this course.
Reimagining Community Care
Through partnerships with Twin Cities mutual aid networks and nonprofits, the Sustainability Office is building a wider definition of sustainability at Macalester.
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.
Senior Remarks: Melisa Peresian Letayian
Melisa Peresian Letayian was one of two speakers chosen for Macalester's Commencement in May.
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.
The Alumni Board’s Athletics Working Group (AWG) is finding ways to connect alumni to student-athletes.
Big Questions with Professor Sam Asarnow
In November, President Suzanne Rivera talked with philosophy professor Sam Asarnow about how we balance our commitment to the greater good with our desire to exercise personal autonomy in a pandemic.
Books: Winter 2021
Books recently published by Macalester alumni, faculty, and staff.
Lecture Notes: Rumors in History
Professor Karin Vélez examines how fiction can overshadow reality, even when we have all the facts.
An American in Paris
Josh Timberlake ’96 found a career that applied both of his majors and took him on an international adventure.
Demoya Gordon Makes the Case for Justice
The 2006 alum fought against Prada’s racist iconography—and won.
Democracy in Action
In last fall’s election season, a new class immersed students in the democratic process.
Wise Words for Turbulent Times
Alumni share perspectives on how to move forward.
“You’ve Got a Chance to Make This Country Whole”
Mahmoud El-Kati shaped generations of students. He’s no longer teaching, but his work continues.
Professor Duchess Harris is this year’s Thomas Jefferson Award winner
American Studies and Political Science Professor Duchess Harris is the recipient of the 2021 Thomas Jefferson Award.
New study on efficacy of vaccine education reveals information, gender matter
The study examines two versions of an educational video about COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, one narrated by a man and the other by a woman.
Groundbreaking Native American activist will be 2021 commencement speaker
Elona Street-Stewart will be the 2021 commencement speaker at Macalester College’s spring graduation ceremony.
Maccolades for March 2021: Poetry and public history prizes, Fulbright excellence
Maccolades is a new monthly round-up of the most recent accolades and accomplishments earned by members of the Macalester community.
Macalester senior awarded 2021 Watson Fellowship
Each of the 42 recipients from this year’s class of Watson Fellows receives a one-year stipend of $36,000 to pursue original projects outside the United States.
Five new tenure-track professors join Macalester’s faculty
Five new tenure-track faculty members representing a broad range of disciplines will be joining Macalester in the coming months.
Chemistry professor’s Cottrell Scholar Award will create new student research jobs
As a new Cottrell Scholar, Prof. Witus has big plans for her students, her lab, and her classroom.
Macalester student chasing Olympic dream in the Netherlands
Conor McDermott-Mostowy '22 is competing in this year's condensed long track speedskating season in Heerenveen, Netherlands.
Career Exploration team featured in new book by New York Times columnist
The Price You Pay for College by Ron Lieber features a conversation with Career Exploration Dean Mindy Deardurff.