Katherine Lane went to Switzerland to study the bacteria in honey bee guts and their roles in honey bee health and biology.
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.
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.
Sam Naden ’15 landed a job as a software engineer with Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm.
How do we make moral judgments about our own and others’ behavior?
Mariah Carray ’16 traveled to Ghana to help develop social protection programs for tuberculosis patients.
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.
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.
Ruthanne Kurth-Schai explains the difficulties of creating educational equity—the topic of this year's 22nd Annual International Roundtable.
When Fireflies Flash Together
Esha Datta and her team employed a new field of applied mathematics to explore how similar oscillators—like fireflies—synchronize.
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.
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.
Working under Macalester alumna Lisa Peterson, Tia Eskridge investigated the chemicals involved in smoking.
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.
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.
A popular political science class blends a traditional syllabus with an internship at the state capitol.
Public radio host and editor Stephen Smith ’82 shares his 30+ years of journalism experience by teaching Macalester students.
Goats and Garlic Mustard
Macalester biology students lived and worked at Ordway Field Station this summer, conducting research on plant nutrition and more.
Alum returns to give lecture-recital
Martínez will give lecture-recital regarding his recent book and CD on the Colombian composer Maruja Hinestrosa (1914–2002).
From Chopin to Chromactics
Along with the usual concerts and a capella performances, Macalester’s Music Department hosted many special guests and witnessed the inaugural performances of new student groups.
A faculty-and-student team evaluates the health of Minnesota's rivers by looking at an unglamorous organism: mussels.
Zeyi Shen ’16 explored a path in finance through a yearlong internship at UBS Wealth Management.
Students in one Mac classroom connect with experts around the Middle East—through Skype.
Investigating Historical Memory
Cameron Kesinger ’15 reflects on conducting research during his semester abroad in Nicaragua.
Professor Nadya Nedelsky publishes book on post-Cold War Central and Eastern Europe
GIS for Public Health
Students used GIS to investigate critical public health problems in the West Bank, Palestine.
Three seniors awarded prizes
Sarah Birkholz, Chidinma Emenike, and Annabelle Nichols were awarded Asian Languages and Culture departmental prizes.
Research & Development at 3M
Four Mac students are working in paid internships at 3M, gaining valuable experience with an industry leader.
How a grade school passion for Japanese led to an award-winning speech.
Macalester Senior Andrew Notaras Awarded Internship Stipend
Andrew Notaras was awarded an internship stipend
Special Visitor to Asian Languages and Cultures Class
Vice President Walter Mondale visited "Narratives of Alienation: 20th Century Japanese Fiction and Film" taught by Arthur Mitchell.
The Elevator Pitch
Francesco Nutricato '17 gives his elevator pitch in–where else–an elevator.
Dean of Geographers
Failing at Failure
President Rosenberg examines the lessons that can be learned from failure.
Building a Website
With guidance from the Mac alumni network, four students learned how to apply computer science to a global humanitarian project.
Geography major Amy Lebowitz ’15 explores the meaning of the great American front yard.