How to make a perfect muffin
Ever wonder the secret to baking a perfect muffin? Chemistry professor Susan Green's "Food Chemistry" students are in the lab, determined to find the magic solution.
Professor Mark Mazullo's Musical Fictions course, cross-listed in music and English, involves reading and discussing novels with the aim of developing musical perspectives on them.
State of Macalester 2019
President Brian Rosenberg offered a brief perspective on the state of the college and answered questions from family members and other attendees.
Discovering the Beauty of the Planet
By studying vertebrate microfossil bonebeds in Montana this past summer, Sun Tun '22 came face to face with prehistoric ecosystems and the great diversity of life.
We asked two International Roundtable organizers to debunk 10 common misconceptions about incarceration.
The Evolution of Black Entrepreneurship
Students don't just learn about the rich and complex history of black entrepreneurship, they perform what they have learned in verse.
By measuring magnetic fields in moderate-redshift galaxies, Andrew Mizener '20 is learning how the structure of galaxies and other astrophysical environments evolved.
By studying the gut microbiomes of non-human primates at St. Paul's Como Zoo, Maya Wills '21 is investigating possible long-term impacts of antibiotic use, and more.
At Macalester, professors don’t just teach—nearly all are also actively contributing to their fields through original research, scholarship, and other work, just like they would be at a larger research university.
Spreading the Word on Russian
Three Mac students recently visited a local middle school to share their love of studying foreign languages and cultures.
30 Things You Should Know About Macalester
We asked a student writer to compile a list of facts about life as a Mac student; here's what she found.
It’s About Time
Fred Swaniker '99 and Marlon James have long inspired the Mac community. Now they're part of TIME's "Most Influential People" list.
Global Citizenship Awards 2019
Macalester recognizes three members of the Class of 2019 for demonstrating the college's key values.
Live Performance: Medieval to Mozart
More than 60 courses in 17 departments, including Music, now include assignments that send students around the metro area to explore, research, and collaborate.
Making a Museum
Anthropology students visited one of the Twin Cities' newest museums and learned from its co-founders.
From the Classroom to the Capitol
Students present their research findings at the state capitol, only four miles from Macalester's campus.
The Evolution of Daddy Longlegs
By studying the evolution of mite harvestmen, Professor Sarah Boyer's lab hopes to answer larger questions about the world's past.
At Mac, students both learn from professors and work alongside them on research opportunities—often publishing their findings.