- Mar 11 “Popular Participation in Latin America” Lecture and Lunch with Benjamin Goldfrank
- Mar 12 French Lecture Series
- Mar 13 "Exodus Politics" with Dr. Robert Patterson - A Women's History Month Colloquium
- Mar 13 EnviroThursday - "The Indigenous Roots of Sustainable Forestry in the United States and an Environmental History of the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin"
- Mar 16 Chopin Society presents pianist Inon Barnatan
- Mar 27 Philosophy Colloquium - Cheshire Calhoun
- Mar 27 Pete Ferderer Inaugural Lecture: Edward John Noble Professor of Economics
- Mar 28 Peeps Show 2014
Newsletter Written by Mac Students
Japanese, Asian Studies
When I started looking at colleges, my parents decided Maine and Florida were my two borders, and the furthest west was Pittsburgh. So how did I get to Minnesota?
“When choosing a college, go by what you want from a school. I did, and I couldn’t be happier!”
I wanted to live with students from around the globe, have smaller classes whose teachers were approachable, find opportunities to get involved both on and off campus. That’s what I told my college counselor.
Immediately she recommended Macalester in Minnesota. I laughed, telling her about “the borders.” Later that night, I went to the website and surfed around for a bit—it was exactly what I was looking for. A week later I was boarding a plane to St. Paul.
When I got to campus, I instantly noticed the international feel and the friendliness. My interview went well and I enjoyed my tour. I sat in on a class and was asked to participate in the discussion! I never felt so welcome.
There were signs and posters everywhere for interesting events and groups.
Without second-guessing myself, I applied early decision. I got into Macalester on the first day of my high school’s winter break and what a gift it was. Macalester is everything I thought it would be and more. I am involved in a few groups including the orchestra. My average class this semester has 17 students. On my dorm floor there are people from China, Macedonia, Norway, and scattered parts of the United States.
When choosing a college, go by what you want from a school. I did, and I couldn’t be happier!