Adopted from China
In her one-woman show, Julia Gay ’16 explores the love and the loss of being born Chinese and growing up in the West.
Students explore transit policy and urban planning—in the classroom and on two wheels.
Math Takes on Game of Thrones
A capstone mathematical analysis of Game of Thrones grabbed worldwide attention.
Vietnam War, Revisited
A campus symposium looks back on the ’60s peace movement.
Class of 2016—What’s Next?
Macalester's Class of 2016 is off to make their mark in the world. Here's where some of them are headed.
The First-Year Course
For incoming students, the first-year course combines a traditional class with a special focus on adjusting to life at Mac.
No living conditions are too tough for visiting scholar Stephanie Farmer ’08 as she races to learn the dying tongues of the Amazon.
Tales of a Baby Dinosaur
Groundbreaking research on baby dinosaur bones tells us about the early life of giant sauropods who walked the earth 67 million years ago.
Global Citizenship Awards 2016
Three Macalester seniors honored for their commitment to international service.
The Thing That Changed My Mind
What kind of experience does it take to transform the way you think about the world?
Physics professor Sung Kyu Kim inspired students for more than 50 years.
Making Math Beautiful
Applied mathematician and professional sculptor George Hart helped Macalester see the beauty in mathematical thinking.
Networking in D.C.
Through MacConnect DC, Joe Klein spent his spring break networking and talking about careers with Macalester alumni in Washington, D.C.
From Intern to Employee
With the support of the Macalester network, Haroon Bokhari '16 landed an investment banking job at Wells Fargo.
Intimidated by Data? Mac Meets You Where You Are
Handling complex data is essential in almost every field. At Macalester you can successfully learn data science from any starting point.
Students visited Minnesota's Iron Range and found lessons relevant to their study of Mongolia.
Psychology class creates health ad campaigns directed at their fellow students.
Macalester students help preserve the memories of Rondo, a historically Black neighborhood in St. Paul.
Five students present academic findings at the Museum of Russian Art.
O’n’E , a devised work by Nora Spellane '16, is based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Ballplayer and Teacher
A Mac athlete loves being on the baseball field—and in front of the classroom.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Ned Molter '15 puts his research and scientific writing skills to work at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Coderoni and Kingdom Roots Take First
Student teams Coderoni and Kingdom Roots took first place at Macalester's two 24-hour competitions.
Excavating Community Knowledge
An educational studies professor empowers young people of color by making them researchers.
At the Movies
First-year course Film Analysis is a compelling mixture of theory and viewing.
When in Rome
Textbooks came alive for students who spent two weeks in January exploring Rome’s art, architecture, and history.
Research and Teaching Labs
Students work in state-of-the art labs in the Oline Rice Science Center, with impressive equipment.
Slave Trade History
Students in Professor Linda Sturtz’s Transatlantic Slave Trade course read narratives written by former slaves and created maps to tell their stories.
Using analytics, a Macalester economics major is at the forefront of a major shift in how a football game unfolds.
Music and Freedom
A first-year class connects philosophy, politics, and history with music ranging from Mozart to Mingus.
Back to the Classroom
For the first time since becoming president of Macalester, Brian Rosenberg returned to the classroom to team-teach a seminar.
Geology professor Ray Rogers has trained a nationwide network of colleagues.
A Computer Science Sabbatical
Professor Shilad Sen’s sabbatical resulted in grant funding and knowledge that will benefit students.
From manuscript to finished paperback, students in a hands-on English course work their way through the publishing process.
Gates Grant for PhD Research
Zoë Campbell ’09 will join a program that helps Tanzanian farmers as she earns her PhD.
On the Cancer Frontlines
In his second summer at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Liang “Adrian” Chang continued cutting edge research into breast cancer metastasis.
Learning in Israel
Ben Shields ’17 explored once-in-a-lifetime opportunities in the Middle East thanks to Mac Classics connections.
Every fall, a couple dozen Macalester students get up before dawn and drive an hour south to a Buddhist temple to feed hungry ghosts.
Lung Cancer Research
Through Macalester’s Academic Health Sciences Summer Research Program, Alexander Dash worked in lung cancer treatment and research.
Greece, Ancient and Modern
From translating Aristophanes to picking oranges, Kacie Reilly experienced Greece across the centuries.
Asthma and Public Health
Omar Mansour investigated factors related to asthma and received the public health award for Outstanding Poster Presentation at a national conference in Washington, D.C.
Research at Mayo
Lisa Levoir studied the relationship between inflammation and colon cancer as a Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow.
COP21, Confronting Climate Change
Students share their experiences at COP21, the international conference devoted to addressing climate change.
In Uninhabited Rainforest
In Queensland, Australia, their search for answers about evolutionary biology introduced Jill Oberski and Joanne Johnson to some surprising creatures.
Mac Alumni Named RISE Fellows
Three Macalester alumni were awarded RISE fellowships to help make social justice projects a reality.
Breaking Down Barriers
As an intern with Harriet Tubman Chrysalis Center, Alexa Peters Posner ’16 supports clients in need of safe shelter, legal services, and counseling.
Research Opportunities with Alumni in Science
Science alumni bring qualified Mac students into their labs for outstanding summer research opportunities.
At the Feet of Dinosaurs
Patrick Sullivan’s study of fossils reveals information about creatures that inhabited a Montana swamp 75 million years ago.
English FYC Students See it All
Students in Professor English’s course Ecstasy and Apocalypse: have had superb opportunities for some experiential education.
Katherine Lane went to Switzerland to study the bacteria in honey bee guts and their roles in honey bee health and biology.