January, 2016

December, 2015

November, 2015

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.

Bee Guts

Katherine Lane went to Switzerland to study the bacteria in honey bee guts and their roles in honey bee health and biology.

Reimagining Portraits

For a photography class, Alexandra Greenler ‘15 re-created pictures of Macalester female students of yesteryear.

Biochem Fights Alzheimer's

Nicole Mandel worked on purifying a protein that helps regulate copper in the body.

How Voters Act

In Political Psychology of Mass Behavior, students explore voter actions through multiple academic disciplines.

October, 2015

Macalester College celebrated Marlon James

Sustainability for Global Citizenship

Students combined class time with a paid summer practicum as teams developed sustainability projects with community organizations.

Front of the Classroom

Lucy Short ’15 teaches 10th grade Honors World Literature as part of the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Brown University.

Software Engineer

Sam Naden ’15 landed a job as a software engineer with Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm.

Moral Psychology

How do we make moral judgments about our own and others’ behavior?

Tackling TB

Mariah Carray ’16 traveled to Ghana to help develop social protection programs for tuberculosis patients.

Brief History

English Professor Marlon James has won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

Big Data and Public Health

As a data scientist at the Minnesota Department of Health, Akanksha Dua contributed to a healthier Minnesota.

Research Opportunities with Alumni in Science

Science alumni bring qualified Mac students into their labs for outstanding summer research opportunities.

Multicultural Courses

Multiculturalism has long been among Macalester’s chief values and academic requirements.

Crafts of Writing: Poetry Field Trip

Students camped with Professor Wang Ping for their poetry writing course.

Top Prize for PTSD App

Tyler Skluzacek’s team took top prize at HackDC, a 36-hour coding competition dedicated to addressing PTSD.

Educational Equity

Ruthanne Kurth-Schai explains the difficulties of creating educational equity—the topic of this year's 22nd Annual International Roundtable.

September, 2015

When Fireflies Flash Together

Esha Datta and her team employed a new field of applied mathematics to explore how similar oscillators—like fireflies—synchronize.

Regenerative Medicine

Zahrah Abdul-Shakur and Samia Habli stretched their previous research skills and developed new ones through Minnesota’s Regenerative Medicine Internship Program.

Seeing What’s Never Been Seen

Alex Gordon observed and analyzed dwarf galaxies with the help of the Hubble and other powerful telescopes.

Homelessness & Health

Chidyaonga Shalita found community-based research with the homeless to be a powerful complement to laboratory research.

Smoking-Related Tumors

Working under Macalester alumna Lisa Peterson, Tia Eskridge investigated the chemicals involved in smoking.

What Mussels Tell

Geology major Molly Guiney snorkeled in Minnesota rivers in pursuit of Plain Pocketbooks and White Heelsplitters—mussels that are indicators of river health.

Learning with Lasers

Bradley Pearlman ’16, with colleague Ian Wyse ’16 and Professor Tom Varberg, used laser spectroscopy to study the molecule gold sulfide.

From Classroom to Lab

As part of the HHMI Young Researchers group, Jonathan Amezquita took to the lab, where he gained valuable research skills and new friends.

Summer Internships

Macalester students went far and wide this summer during their internships, from Amman, Jordan to Washington, D.C.

Climate Change & the City

This summer, Macalester environmental studies professors and students worked on climate-adaptation projects across St. Paul.

Capitol Course

A popular political science class blends a traditional syllabus with an internship at the state capitol.

August, 2015

July, 2015