Academics News

How a recent Mac alum published original research as an undergraduate

Emma Curchin '22 was the lead author on an award-winning research paper on teachers' unions' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and racism after a two-year collaboration with Professor Lesley Lavery.

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Twelve Things We Learned from This Year’s Honors Projects

The Class of 2023’s honors projects span the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics.

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Humanities Behind the Headlines

Faculty show how the enduring principles of the humanities can help us unpack some of today’s most urgent questions.

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Business Negotiations

Professor of economics Joyce Minor ’88 pushes students out of their comfort zones and into the real world, where both “saints” and “snakes” live.

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Professor Emeritus Stan Wagon’s Square-Wheeled Bike Inspires London Bridge

To celebrate, students, faculty, and staff were invited to ride the bike at an April event.

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Shelf Conscious: Professor Arjun Guneratne

Ever wonder about all those books lining professors’ offices? We’re with you.

Rural Geography: Notes from the Field

A first-year student takes us along on a geography class trip to rural Wisconsin.

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Inclusive Initiatives: Equitable Access with OER

The DeWitt Wallace Library explores open educational resources to center inclusivity, affordability

Producing a History of Consumerism

An environmental studies course takes on the challenge of disentangling consumer solutions from consumerism's fundamental flaws.

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Maccolades for September 2023: STEM stars, European adventures, and groundbreaking books

Maccolades is a monthly round-up of the most recent accolades and accomplishments earned by members of the Macalester community.

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Macalester recognized as a top performer in 2023 Sustainable Campus Index

Macalester College received a Gold rating for its sustainability efforts and ranked 8th among Baccalaureate Institutions.

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US News, Princeton Review and others recognize Macalester as one of nation’s top liberal arts schools

Macalester's rankings include 6th in undergraduate teaching and 4th on a list of the Top 20 Best Schools for Making an Impact, among others.

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Macalester presents honorary degree to civil rights pioneer Leona Tate

The founder of the Leona Tate Foundation for Change received the honor at Opening Convocation.

Maccolades for Summer 2023: Roaring lion and beaver research, showstopping support for faculty artists, and more

Maccolades is a monthly round-up of the most recent accolades and accomplishments earned by members of the Macalester community.

Two Macalester alumni named 2023 Bush Fellows

Kim Park Nelson ‘93 and Owen Duckworth ‘06 are among the 24 individuals who have been selected for 2023 Bush Fellowships.

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Announcing the Flemming Scholars Initiative

Beginning this fall, a new initiative will expand the web of institutional support and remove those roadblocks in order to foster a sense of belonging for the college's highest-need students.

Maccolades for May 2023: A flurry of success in forensics, Fulbrights, creative writing, sustainability, and more

Maccolades is a monthly round-up of the most recent accolades and accomplishments earned by members of the Macalester community. Below are highlights from May 2023. 

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Macalester earns top marks for sustainability efforts in national competition

The college ranked #1 among small schools in three categories: Zero Waste, Food Organics, and Diversion.