Death Row Investigator
Alumna Ellen Brady ’15 uses what she learned at Macalester to help inmates facing thedeath penalty.
Making a Museum
A hands-on Mac course examines what it takes to create and operate museums of all types and sizes.
Allergies and Pain
Beebie Boo had an early interest in research. Now she designs and conducts her own experiments, sharing the results at scientific conferences.
The Year Behind Us
A look back at the most popular stories of 2016.
Warming Up to Winter
Instead of seeing frosty days as a liability, the Macalester community embraces the cold and snowy.
Four Mac students talk about the fun and the value of gaining real-world experience through internships.
Department of Health Interns
Ilana Budenosky and Ruth Percival worked with epidemiologists to help reduce injuries and fatalities in Minnesota.
Setting the Scene
A theater class explores the design elements of putting on a production.
When a movie is made from your book, why not be an extra and enjoy the ride?
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Fascination with Chemistry
A Beltmann Research Grant enabled Hoang Anh Phan to dig deep into the world of chemistry.
Three members of the Class of 2013 come back to campus for a residency and concert.
Demons, witches, devils. Evil incarnate features prominently in English literature of the 1500–1700s.
The Art of Voting
A Macalester art course is using design to get out the vote.
What Did You Learn Today?
From butterfly facts to new breakdancing moves, students at Macalester share what they've learned during the course of one day.
Alya Ansari ’19 helped build an award-winning new media installation for an all-night Twin Cities arts festival.
An Insider's Election Guide
Mac alumni and professors weigh in on how campaigns have changed—and how to make sense of it all.
Human Rights Career
From his London desk, Ezequiel Jimenez '13 supports Amnesty International offices around the world.
A Lineage of Chemistry Excellence
Students of professors Dennis Cao and Leah Witus are the academic descendants of a Nobel Laureate in chemistry.
Taking on a Devastating Virus
Kemal Kirchmeier learned to use a variety of tools to investigate the most common congenitally transmitted disease in the U.S.
Stem Cells and Congenital Heart Disease
Surprised by all the tools available at Macalester, Rosemary Cobb used stem cell research to investigate heart disease.
To Improve Modern Medicine
Malik Mays came to Macalester with the goal of jumping into research—and succeeded.
Being a Scientist, Being Yourself
Miranda Harris investigated the molecular side of viruses in a rigorous lab where science meets culture.
This is the second year that professors and students at Macalester have studied freshwater mussels. What researchers learn about their stress levels has implications for river health.
From Neuroscience to Microbiology
Ethan Carpenter gained valuable experience in microbiology doing summer research in Arizona.
Cardiology Research at Johns Hopkins
Amin Sabet gained valuable experience working in the Johns Hopkins cardiology research lab of Mac alumnus Dr. Mark Anderson.
Seeking Better Solar Cells
Yifei Sun explored a new, more environmentally desirable solar cell material.
Eye-opening Vision Research
Knowledge and skills gained at Macalester prepared Ionatan Kuperwajs for research at an internationally recognized neuroimaging lab.
Cancer Immunology Research
Her first-year course at Mac introduced Jaclyn Kline to immunology. Her curiosity led her to a summer of research at Mass. General and Harvard.
Geometries of Molecules
Marla DeVault is researching atmospheric chemistry, supported by a Beckman Scholarship.
Advice for First-Years
We asked Mac students to share their wisdom about starting college.
Replacing Heavy Metals
In Professor Cao’s chemistry lab, student researchers are actively seeking organic replacements for hazardous heavy metals.
Global Cardiac Care
Mac Sustainability Ambassadors Travel from India to Malaysia Exploring the Work of a Twin Cities-based Health NGO.
Estrogen and Lung Cancer
We don’t yet have a cure for lung cancer, but Maren Bettermann ’16 brings us one step closer by investigating the role of estrogen.
Where Ideas and Music Meet
A joint German studies/music course gives students a deeper understanding of Western European cultural history.
Three 2016 Grads Become NIH Fellows
Less than 10 percent of applicants are selected. Three grads tell how Mac helped them grow as researchers.
Macalester once had nursery school kids playing and learning at the Miss Stella Wood Center.
President Rosenberg congratulating a Class of 2016 graduate. This column is drawn from remarks he made at that May 14 Commencement ceremony.
Gender and Political Media
A political science major Rose Allen's honors project explores how gender affects media coverage in the current presidential race
Mapping North Minneapolis
Mac geography students partnered with a local organization to tell a story using maps.
Publishing with Professors
From topics as varied as childhood obesity in Mexico to the discovery of new galaxies, Macalester students research with faculty and publish the results.
A dozen lucky Mac students learned about campaigning firsthand during an election year.
From Newborns to Seniors: Anthropology in Action
Andrea Grimaldi ’16 utilizes her anthropology skills daily at Centro, an organization she connected with two years ago as a Chuck Green Fellow.
Frogtown Community Radio
Through radio, Jon Riddle ’16 aims to build community and reduce the digital divide in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood.
Why Keeping Up Matters: The Kardashians as a Reflection of Society
For her American studies capstone, Selena Pruitt ’16 watched Keeping Up with the Kardashians to uncover insights into “the best and worst” of American culture.
From Eden to the Apocalypse
English professor Benjamin Voigt’s class takes an unconventional approach to environmental literature.