Podcast: State of the Union
Adrienne Christiansen, political science professor and director of the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching, gives us her take on President Obama's State of the Union address.
Podcast: Sara Boyer on Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs: Sara Boyer, Biology, talks about what the daddy long legs can tell us about geological history.
Can You Hear the Difference?
If you live in New York, you probably pronounce the words caught and cot quite differently. If you live in California, they most likely come out sounding the same. What Kaitlyn Arctander ’11 (Seacliff, New York) wanted to find out was if Midwesterners, too, were beginning to “merge” these vowel sounds.
Podcast: Our Health Care System
Political Science Professor Michael Zis talks about how politics, the economy, and the simple act of change all play a role in reforming the country's health care system.
Let There Be Light
Follow student blogger Zach McDade in his journeys in Nicaragua, bringing solar LEDs to poor, rural families in hopes of encouraging children to attend school.
That the World May Know
English Professor James Dawes shares his experience about interviewing the confessions of Japanese war criminals, who were responsible for some of the greatest atrocities of the 21st century.
Book of Night Women
"We tend to demonize humans but don't humanize demons," says Marlon James about his characters in the novel The Book of Night Women, which has received rave reviews.
John Cage’s Sonatas, Interludes and Accumulations
The Macalester Theatre & Dance and Music Departments collaborated on a significant choreographed performance of John Cage’s landmark 1948 piece, “Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano.”
One of the New Music Series concerts featured jazz pianist, composer, and arranger Uri Caine performing solo piano works as well as with a combo, which included Macalester studio instructors Dave Jensen, trumpet, and Kathy Jensen, saxophone. The MacJazz big band, directed by Joan Griffith, performed several works by Caine.
From Mac To Yale
Rebecca Delventhal pursues a PhD at Yale University in Biological and Biomedical Sciences.
Music in Memphis
If you’re taking a class called “American Pop, Rockabilly, and Soul, 1954–64,” you might as well go straight to the source. Or at least that’s what music professor and class instructor Mark Mazullo thought.
Daylanne English, professor of English who studies African American literature, shares insights about Toni Morrison's novel Beloved. Morrison spoke on Macalester's campus for opening convocation 2006.