Professors Ray Rogers, Kristi Curry Rogers, Geology Lab Instructor Jeff Thole,and their students spend summer months exploring the 75 million year-old rocks and fossils to answer questions related to ancient environments, ecosystems, and processes of fossilization.
Hydropolitics and the Nile
Anthropology major Kevin Boueri '12 returned home to Lebanon this summer to study Arabic and do research for his honors project on hydro-politics and the Nile.
First-year students arrived on campus on Friday, September 2, to begin orientation and their new life at Macalester.
Students and Sustainability
Students at Macalester are making it possible for the campus to become carbon neutral by 2025.
Body of Knowledge
It's no surprise to those who know Macalester that our students are working with faculty on science research that is both original and that aims to make a difference in how people understand the world.
Community Change Agents
It’s one thing to perform service work—commendable, yet limited in scope. It’s quite another to take on social issues systemically, problem solving for the future. Such is the charge of the dozen annual Chuck Green Civic Engagement fellows, who set out each summer to analyze and address community-based issues.
Geographers Go National
Geography majors Ross Donihue ’11 and Slavisa Mijatovic ’12 spent the summer in Washington, D.C., honing their skills at National Geographic.
Laura Holt spent the entire month in fabulous San Igancio City, in the Cayo District of Belize. She was participating in a field school run by Dr. Terry Powis of Kennesaw State University.
Macalester alumnus named Acting Director of ATF
Macalester alumnus and Minnesota U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones has been named Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Jones graduated from Macalester in 1979.
Two Sides of Cape Town
When Will Chilton ’11 studied abroad in South Africa, he was prepared for the contrast in wealth, but another cultural difference caught him by surprise.
Nathaniel Macijeski ’14 wasn’t content to read about the philosophy of happiness; he decided to research it for himself.
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Laura Avena ’14 is a cancer survivor from age 4, an accomplished volleyball athlete, and an internationally competitive chemistry student. It’s a path forged through blood, sweat and tears.
Macalester no longer offering bottled water
Beginning September 1, 2011, Macalester College will no longer be offering bottled water.
Women’s River Trip 2011
Photo gallery. Ten women from the Macalester alumni community met in front of Weyerhaeuser at the end of July, threw their sleeping bags into cars and ventured to northern Wisconsin for four days of canoeing and camping along the scenic Namekagon River. Together, they revived a tradition from the 1940s, the annual Macalester Women's River Trip.
Omrit in Review
Andy Overman, professor of Classics, gives an overview of Macalester's dig in Israel.
Hannah Anderson-Dana ’13 spent fall semester volunteering at the Minnesota Children’s Museum, pointing out, “The Twin Cities is a good place to get internships.”
Adrian St. Francis ’13 (Sonoma, Calif.), an English and philosophy major, is immersed in helping design a poetry class.