A new course brings together climate science and economics to determine efficient ways to address climate change.
Allies across (Dis)ability
Maddie Kornfeld and Marium Ibrahim went to the experts to discover what it takes to build alliances between people with and without disabilities.
New Faculty Faces
Civility and Its Discontents
A U of Minnesota program provides research experience, graduate school support for Mariah Geiger ’15.
Original research is the gold standard experience for undergraduate science students and there’s no better place to conduct it than Macalester.
Chemistry major Brian Carr enjoyed both the individual attention at Macalester and the experience of a research university lab.
Biology major Antsa Randriamihaja was awarded two fellowships, which supported her lab research and an independent project in Madagascar.
Research at 15,000 Feet
Alia Payne ’15 studied the effects of climate change on glaciers high in the Peruvian Andes.
Suicide Prevention Study
At the Minnesota Dept. of Health, Alese Halvorson ’15 contributed her statistical expertise to save lives.
O-Chem Research, Two Views
Sometimes the most demanding subjects are the ones you can’t let go of.
New Mac students learn about a subject while learning about college.
Mac Chemistry #1
The Chemistry Department is #1 per capita in NSF grants for undergraduate research among its 40 peer colleges.
Each summer Mac students land fellowships, locally and around the world.
Focus on Research
Following Stolen Art
Students in classics professor Vanessa Rousseau’s course made their own contributions to fight the underground market for stolen art.
Profs’ Summer Reading
Jane Berdysheva ’14 comes alive when conversing in one of her seven languages.
Alumni Anthro Authors
Many contributors to an important cultural anthropology reader are graduates of the Macalester department.
Turn and Face the Strange*
Visualizing Swarm Theory
Karina Li '14 worked with Prof. Chad Topaz to create art that is a visual expression of swarm theory.
Professor Vélez bridges eras and continents to stretch the minds of Mac students.
Are Women Empowered by New Urbanism?
A new study by Charlotte Fagan '12 and Geography Prof. Dan Trudeau focuses on the lived experience of women.
A semester abroad in Tanzania inspired Michelle Einstein ’14 to explore the global used-clothing industry.
An International Studies course exploring photography gives Mac students new insights into an old medium.
Who the Enemy Is
The research of Mellon Mays scholar Christine Ohenewah ’15 explores tensions between Africans and African Americans.
Into the Archives
Creative learning approach leads to Mellon Foundation grant.
Rethinking the World Cup
A soccer fan takes a serious look at the World Cup.
Talking with Farmers
Book by EcoHouse residents raises awareness about small-scale growers.
Alumni Win Science Grants
Six recent Macalester grads win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships to support explorations into subjects ranging from stars to monkeys.
Public Health Prize
Macalester’s team won a top prize in their first appearance at Public Health Scholar Bowl.
Justin Sims '14 did research on Major League Baseball drafts.
New Galaxy Discovered
Erik Alfvin ’15 has discovered a new galaxy as revealed in a recently published paper co-authored with Macalester astronomy professor John Cannon and others.
Q & Artist
Samantha Leopold-Sullivan talks about her artwork.
Every year seniors do capstone projects that requires intense work. Some sociology majors share their projects.
End of life care in the U.S.
Anna Schmitz '14 delves into this sensitive issue for her capstone.
Student Science Grant
Students share their joy at seeing the new building open its doors.
Learning from Farms
Reality meets theory when an Mac students connect with Common Harvest Farm.
Complexities of Conflict
A popular political science class has students taking on real-life roles in mock negotiations and war games.
Gary Krueger: 25 Years of Comparative Economics
Video of Gary Krueger's inaugural lecture as recipient of the college's Cargill Professorship in International Economics, "25 Years of Comparative Economics: The Questions Don't Change, but the Answers Do," given on Feb. 18, 2014 in the John B Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center at Macalester College.
Publish and Prosper
Mac students work alongside faculty in the lab and in the field—and publish the results.
In Contagion, a first-year course, students explored the human factor in the spread of infectious diseases.
Macalester’s proximity to the Mayo Clinic and top biomedical companies provides some great opportunities, including the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program.
The Elegant C. Elegans
Nicole Miller '14 worked on the regulation of genes through RNAi in Professor Mary Montgomery's lab.
Meaning of Mixed Race
Macalester sponsors conference on the identities and culture of mixed race America.
By exploring literature, film, and folklore, one first-year class found out there’s much more to vampires than Twilight.