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.
Astrophysics in Belgium
While studying abroad, Ned Molter kept his eyes on the sky for star explosions.
Revitalizing Historic Sites
A Mac history class drew Natalie Heneghan ’15 (Cedarburg, Wis.) to a HistoriCorps preservation project in Wyoming.
Investigating Sickle-Cell Anemia
Dinesh Rathakrishnan Believes Research Will Make Him a Better Doctor
Better Living through [Plant] Chemistry
From campus research to the Mayo Clinic, Julie Sun ’14 is using science to make a difference.
Captivated by Chemistry
Much to his surprise, Andrew Olinger ’15 found his intellectual passion in chemistry.
Investigating Iron in Cancer Cells
Burton Masem ’14 studied the effects of iron overload on ovarian cancer cells.
Tweeting from Libya
Ellen Noble ’13 analyzed tweets (over 7,000 of them) to explore the ways in which social media was used by Libyans to challenge the dominant hero-victim narrative of humanitarian crises.
Becoming a Scientist
Alyssa Ashbaugh ’14 did research at the Mayo Clinic, a large research university, and a campus lab.
Passions and Requiems
A course cross-listed in Music and Religious Studies teaches unforgettable lessons of power and prayer.
When Majors Collide
Issa Ali ’15 found his computer science skills were highly applicable to biology research.
Death, Devastation & Math
Three years after taking an applied math class, two Mac students have their research published in a peer-reviewed journal.
The Ovenbird Mystery
Karina Li did research at Macalester's Ordway Field Station to understand why Ovenbirds, a ground-nesting species, were largely absent from the property.
Closing the Math Gender Gap
After Amy Janett ’14 attended the selective Summer Program for Women in Mathematics in Washington, D.C., she returned eager to pursue a math career.
Ethics and the Internet
A Mac philosophy class tackles the ethics of dataveillance, social networking, and intellectual property.
Knights and Jihad
Political Science Professor Andrew Latham is a teacher, academic, collaborator—and now a novelist.
Partial to Baby Animals
Does this photo make you more sympathetic to climate change? For most, the answer is yes, according to Rowena Foo '16 and Professor Christie Manning.
Mentored by her professor, an inexperienced student was soon synthesizing colorful molecules.
Computer Science Aids WHO
Computer science students design website to support research on Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Virginity from Mary to Miley
Kicking off with Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” this course explored sexual renunciation from early Christianity to today.
Joining Team Chatterjea
Once this biology student saw what was happening in immunology lab, she signed up on the spot.
The Literary Bible
A new English Department course explores the King James version of the scriptures along with the works of other 17th century authors.
Amazon tracks your purchases. Google sifts your email. And Uncle Sam may be monitoring your international calls. Is privacy even possible in the age of the Internet?
Alana Horton re-creates Macalester history in her capstone project, a devised play that moves across the campus, starting in Wallace Hall, heading to the Old Main War Memorial, and ending in the Theater Building’s furniture storage.
We're No. 1 Again
Per Capita, Macalester Faculty #1 Among Peers for National Science Foundation Grants
Improving Solar Cells
John Graham ’14 worked on cutting edge thin film research for solar cells with physics professor Jim Doyle.
It seems unlikely that a collection of rocks, acorns, and other natural materials could result in more than random landscape. But at Macalester’s Ordway Field Station last spring, students created art from materials supplied by Mother Nature.
They Found Evidence
It’s 7:30 a.m. and a crew of five students from an anthropology class are headed out with shovels in hand for another day of digging in the dirt at the Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
Cosmochemistry students unravel the mysteries of the solar system from behind a scanning electron microscope in Olin-Rice.
“Emotional Labor” is from a short story in progress by Peter Bognanni ’01, who has been a visiting professor in the English Department for several years.