June, 2011

Mount Vernon

Students, Chelsea Hansen '13 and Danait Teklay '13 share their experience working with Professor Andy Overman attempting to excavate Mount Vernon where approximately two to three hundred of George Washington's slaves are buried. Through the excavation they would like to give recognition to the deceased slaves.

Indiana James - M11

Today, a tour of my square, M11, with supervisor Kate Peterson ('11). Includes a special guest appearance by site architect Prof. Michael Nelson of CUNY Queens. Enjoy!

Building a Library

Waruiru Mburu '13 received a grant from the Live It Fund. Her project involves building a library at Bunabumali Good Samaritan Orphan and Needy school in Bunabumali village, Bududa District, Uganda.

Senior Art Exhibit 2011

Every spring seniors manage their own art show in Macalester's Gallery.

Space 5-5

Amy Fisher '07 gives us a tour of her square, Sp5-5. She, Prof. Nanette Goldman, and her team are working inside the temple around the early shrine. The is part of the blog by James Mayer '11.

To Disclose–or Not

For Hannah Johnson, curiousity and her professor's mentoring resulted in a grant for summer research in Washington, D.C. more

The Award Goes To...

The alumni recipients, all biology majors, are Alese Colehour ’09, Ben Freeman ’06, and Suzy Szumowski ’09 received NSF grants.

Movie Man

James Christenson '11 produced the documentary Local Motives, which examines the politics and business of high-speed, commuter, and light-rail expanion in Minnesota. more

Google Guy

Andrew Rich ’12 (Philadelphia) spent last summer writing computer code for Google.

May, 2011

Mac DNA - Jamila Humphrie

video icon Jamila Humphrie '11 (Seattle, Wash.) has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Brazil. more

Commencement 2011 Senior Speakers

Video of Emily Schorr Lesnick '11 and Matt Kazinka '11 delivering the senior class speech at Commencement 2011 on May 14.

Brian Rosenberg at Commencement 2011

Macalester President Brian Rosenberg delivered these opening remarks at Commencement 2011 on May 14.

Lois Quam '83 at Commencement 2011

Video of Macalester alumna Lois Quam '83, executive director of the Global Health Initiative (GHI) and former trustee, delivering her Commencement 2011 address titled, 'Entering the World.'

Commencement 2011

Photos from Commencement 2011

Journal of Human Rights

Titus Levy's '10 senior capstone article is published in the Journal of Human Rights.

Davis Peace Project

Winner of one of this year's Davis Projects for Peace grants, Rayanatou Laouali ’12, discusses her project to bring economic agency and sustainability to impoverished female peanut oil laborers in Niger.

Monitoring Mussels

Karen Jackson '11 spent a summer at Macalester's Ordway Field Station researching the dam's role in sedimentation for her senior honors thesis. more

Mac DNA - Off to Yale

Emma Locatelli '11 heads off to Yale University to earn a PhD in invertebrate paleontology. Here she discusses how Macalester helped her get into this prestigious program. more

Mac DNA - Morgen Chang

Morgen Cheng '11 received third place at the 48th Annual Midwest Sociological Society Student Paper Competition. She was also the lead in the fall production of Cabaret at Macalester.

World Citizen

Krista Moore '10 worked for former President Jimmy Carter and is now attending graduate school in France.

Model UN Team Successful

Macalester's Model United Nations team recently returned from the week long National Model UN conference in New York City. The delegation of 12 Mac students represented Mongolia and brought home a Distinguished Delegation award; the second highest given at the conference. Congratulations, MacMUN!

April, 2011

Jamila Humphrie Receives Fulbright Award to Brazil

Jamila Humphrie, of Seattle, Wash., has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Brazil. Humphrie will graduate at Macalester College’s 122nd commencement on May 14, 2011.

Sandwiches and Scholarship

The IGCSC hosts Sandwiches and Scholarship luncheons on the second Thursday of each month to highlight student scholarship across campus.

Unveiling the Secrets of War

A new book by Professor Olga González was published by the University of Chicago Press. more

Outwitting Pain

Willem Laursen '11 seeks to understand what causes pain and how to treat it better. He continues his work at the National Institutes of Health.

Biological Anthropology

Anthropology professor Scott Legge takes us on a tour of his office while explaining his field of study, biological anthropology.

Inventions for Mayo Clinic

Undergraduate science and economics students analyze projects submitted by Mayo physician-scientists.

A Private Life

Retired Macalester Religious Studies Prof. Cal Roetzel translated Civil War letters and learned a new perspective on an old war. more

Reconciliation and Iraq

Daugherty received a full scholarship to study Arabic for six weeks this summer in Muscat, Oman.

Three Amazing Jobs

After travelling the world, Sarah Louise Galbraith ’03 landed a great job at Discovery Networks, home of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and TLC.

March, 2011

February, 2011

Go-go Dancers, Arabic, and YouTube

Three Mac sociology seniors win top prizes for their academic papers.

Studying South Africa

It’s clear that Victor Parker ’11 (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) is determined to become a world citizen

The Great Liberal Arts

Hannah Glaser attends the University of Birmingham's (England) master's program in acting more

Podcast: Contemporary Slavery

History professor James Stewart talks about contemporary slavery in this country and trafficking worldwide and why these issues are nearly invisible. Stewart established Historians Against Slavery to develop "abolitionism on our campuses and in our community."

Interview with Author Charles Baxter '69

Author Charles Baxter ’69 talks here about his most recent book, Gryphon: New and Selected Stories (Pantheon, 2011), which is the common reading for Macalester Reunion 2011. Baxter, who also wrote the National Book Award-nominated novel Feast of Love, is the Edelstein-Keller Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. For more information, visit charlesbaxter.com.

Cultural Survival

video icon Seven Macalester students spent a week in New Orleans under the direction of Professor Molly Olsen for a seminar on cultural survival. See the trip through their eyes, as documented by Catherine Reagan '11. more

Taking on Teeth

With work in the Macalester biochemistry lab on his resume, Xu Han ’10 is attending the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. more

Macalester Sociology Majors Sweep Prizes in Midwest Sociological Society Paper Competitions

Senior sociology majors Evelyn Daugherty, Jenny Evgenia Grinblo, and Morgen Chang have won the top three prizes awarded in the Forty-eighth Annual Midwest Sociological Society Student Paper Competition. Daugherty and Grinblo were co-awarded first prize and Chang received third prize.

What is to be Done? Activist Scholarship for a World in Crisis

"What is to be Done? Activist Scholarship for a World in Crisis" is the topic keynote speaker Ruth Wilson Gilmore will address at the Twelfth Annual American Studies Conference, 6 p.m., Thursday, February 10, in Alexander G. Hill Ballroom in Kagin Commons, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Podcast: Electric Cars

Economics professor Sarah West talks about the latest developments in electric cars. West has studied how gas prices and fuel economy affect consumer purchasing decisions.

January, 2011