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.
A Lesson From Marlon James, Epic Storyteller
Mac’s writer in residence brings us behind the scenes (and shares an excerpt) of his new novel, "Black Leopard, Red Wolf."
Lecture Notes: The Diversity of Islam
Students explore how the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims interpret and practice their faith.
We Are Here: Learning in the Twin Cities
In more than 60 courses, holding class off campus adds new dimensions to what students learn.
President Rosenberg writes about the crumbling of a consensus about what constitutes reality.
Malini Sharma spent the summer applying her knowledge of neuroscience and computer science to code a robot's brain.
Treating Heart Disease
In a summer position at Johns Hopkins University, Gianna Bortoli gained research experience while seeking a cure for heart disease.