December, 2016

The Year Behind Us

A look back at the most popular stories of 2016.

Seven Juniors Receive Gilman Scholarship

They represent seven of over 850 American undergraduate students from 359 colleges and universities across the U.S.

Warming Up to Winter

Instead of seeing frosty days as a liability, the Macalester community embraces the cold and snowy.

Macalester names Dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship

Dog Days Fall 2016

Career Insights

Four Mac students talk about the fun and the value of gaining real-world experience through internships.

Macalester Alumna Hawi Tilahune Wins Prestigious Rangel Fellowship

The Rangel Fellowship will provide Tilahune with approximately $95,000 in benefits over a two year period, and give her the opportunity to represent her country overseas.

Fall 2016 Week 12

Department of Health Interns

Ilana Budenosky and Ruth Percival worked with epidemiologists to help reduce injuries and fatalities in Minnesota.

2015 Alumna named Schwarzman Scholar for 2018

Anne Gavin '15, a summa cum laude Anthropology major from Mendota Heights, Minn., has been selected as one of 129 Schwarzman Scholars for 2018.

Setting the Scene

A theater class explores the design elements of putting on a production.

Movie Making

When a movie is made from your book, why not be an extra and enjoy the ride?

November, 2016

Be that 10 Percent: Creative Writing with Marlon James

Julia Joy '20 tells what it's like to take a course from Man Booker Prize winner Professor Marlon James.

Fall 2016 Week 11

Macalester professor named 2016 Fellow in AAAS

Eric P. Wiertelak, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Psychology and Director of Neuroscience Studies, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Life in the State Department

From South Korea to Pakistan, Isabelle Chan ’06 works to make the world a safer, more equitable place.

Post-Election Display

Marlon James Named Macalester's First Writer-in-Residence

Marlon James, Macalester English professor and winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, has been named Macalester’s first ever writer-in-residence. His appointment begins January 1, 2017.

Speculating About the Future

African American Lit professor andré carrington ’03 looks to science fiction, fantasy and related genres for clues to the cultural politics of the future.

Fall 2016 Week 10

After Mac: Class of 2016

Six months after the Class of 2016 graduated from Macalester, we asked a few of the new alumni what life looks like now.

Colorful Mexico

When Adrianna Jereb '18 studied in Mexico, she experienced the quiet mornings and rowdy nights of her temporary home.

A day in the life with Bianca Gonzalez

Macalester student Bianca Gonzalez takes us along for one day in her life at Macalester, from 5:45 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Bodies in the Balance, the 2016 Fall Dance Concert

Performances are December 2 at 7:30 pm and December 3 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater

Observing COP22

Two students are on study away in Morocco and are using Macalester's observer credentials to attend the UN Climate Negotiations.

Senior Leadership

Guided by vibrant peer leadership in their first year at Mac, the women's cross country seniors are making their own mark this fall.

Fall 2016 Week 9

A Fascination with Chemistry

A Beltmann Research Grant enabled Hoang Anh Phan to dig deep into the world of chemistry.

Returning Musicians

Three members of the Class of 2013 come back to campus for a residency and concert.

All Rise

The inspirational life and career of Judge Michael Davis '69.

New Muslim Chaplain

Macalester hired a halftime Muslim chaplain who began work this fall.

Making Mac Trans-Friendly

Every building on campus now includes at least one single stall or all-gender restroom

Opening Convo

Professor Marlon James spoke at Macalester's opening convocation for the fall semester.

Track Triumph

Sarah Jonathan '16 competed in the MIAC conference outdoor track and field championships.

Her Day in Court

Amy Hagstrom Miller '89 was the lead plaintiff in this generation's most critical abortion rights decision.

Joyful Innovator

With three jobs and plenty more to accomplish in medicine and business, Collin Mothupi ’00 is an energetic idea generator.

Why Macalester Matters

President Rosenberg explores why Macalester is necessary.

Summer Start-Ups

Seven fledgling businesses spread their wings in a remarkable entrepreneurial incubator.

Gallery for the People

Art meets community in Tricia Heuring's Northeast Minneapolis space.

October, 2016