Kofi Annan '61 during his visit in the spring of 2018.

It’s been quite a year at Macalester. Over the past 12 months, we’ve graduated one class and welcomed our largest first-year cohort ever. We’ve launched a $100-million fundraising campaign, The Macalester Moment, along with our Big Questions video series featuring faculty, staff and alumni. We’ve hosted MacArthur- and Pulitzer-winning poets on campus, and we welcomed back former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan ’61 in May before mourning his death and reflecting on his legacy later in the year. And as always, we’ve convened students and scholars from around the world to research, learn, and grow.

Here we present 10 of our favorite stories from the past calendar year:

  1. Class of 2018 – What’s Next? | A quick look into some of the incredible places our graduates go
  2. Global Citizenship Awards 2018 | Profiles of three seniors who represent the best of Macalester
  3. Mac Sweethearts | Memories from alumni who met their partners at Mac, from Macalester Today
  4. Kofi Annan Visits Macalester | Photo and video highlights from this momentous visit
  5. Intro to Your First Course | Vignettes from Macalester’s distinctive first-year seminars
  6. Comic Timing | Profile of our Emmy-nominated alumna who writes for Stephen Colbert, from Macalester Today
  7. Rad Roommates | On the first-year roommates who became best friends
  8. Beyond Blood and Skin | Student presenters led the conversation on race and identity at this year’s International Roundtable
  9. Giving High School Students a Voice | How a Mac football player is promoting racial understanding through poetry
  10. A Slice of Olin-Rice | A peek into the incredible science research that happens each summer at Mac


December 21 2018

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