Alana Horton re-creates Macalester history in her capstone project, a devised play that moves across the campus, starting in Wallace Hall, heading to the Old Main War Memorial, and ending in the Theater Building’s furniture storage.
We’re No. 1 Again
Per Capita, Macalester Faculty #1 Among Peers for National Science Foundation Grants
Improving Solar Cells
John Graham ’14 worked on cutting edge thin film research for solar cells with physics professor Jim Doyle.
Why Global Health Matters
Christy Hanson, dean for the Institute of Global Citizenship, explains why global health matters.
It seems unlikely that a collection of rocks, acorns, and other natural materials could result in more than random landscape. But at Macalester’s Ordway Field Station last spring, students created art from materials supplied by Mother Nature.
With no answers in the back of a textbook—or even from their professors—more than 80 Macalester students learned science research is messy.
They Found Evidence
It’s 7:30 a.m. and a crew of five students from an anthropology class are headed out with shovels in hand for another day of digging in the dirt at the Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
Cosmochemistry students unravel the mysteries of the solar system from behind a scanning electron microscope in Olin-Rice.
“Emotional Labor” is from a short story in progress by Peter Bognanni ’01, who has been a visiting professor in the English Department for several years.
Professor Chris Wells in his new book Car Country untangles the complicated relationships between automobiles and the environment.
Building giant, colorful puppets. Devising complex performances in groups. Listening and learning from each other. These are all essential parts of Professor Harry Waters’s Community-based Theatres class.
Football and Fine Arts
John Verkuilen ’13, a four-year football player for Macalester, also sang in and co-led the student a cappella group Off Kilter.
Hunger Games: The Course
An American studies professor bases her popular new class on a successful young adult trilogy.
Researching refugee response
When Angela Butel chose to write about Cameroonian refugees for a Macalester class project, she didn’t know that she would be one of the first people to tackle the subject.
A Peek at Public Health
When a meningitis outbreak occurred, intern Alexia Malaga ’14 watched Minnesota Department of Health workers spring into action.
Fossils at the Smithsonian
Alexandra Lawrence ’14 interned at the National Museum of Natural History, creating replicas of 75 million-year-old fossils.