When in Rome
Textbooks came alive for students who spent two weeks in January exploring Rome’s art, architecture, and history.
Research and Teaching Labs
Students work in state-of-the art labs in the Oline Rice Science Center, with impressive equipment.
Slave Trade History
Students in Professor Linda Sturtz’s Transatlantic Slave Trade course read narratives written by former slaves and created annotated maps to tell their stories.
Using analytics, a Macalester economics major is at the forefront of a major shift in how a football game unfolds.
Music and Freedom
A first-year class connects philosophy, politics, and history with music ranging from Mozart to Mingus.
Back to the Classroom
For the first time since becoming president of Macalester, Brian Rosenberg returned to the classroom to team-teach a seminar.
A Computer Science Sabbatical
Computer science professor Shilad Sen’s sabbatical resulted in grant funding and knowledge that will benefit Mac students for years to come.
Manuscript to finished paperback, students in a hands-on English course work their way through the publishing process.
Gates Grant for PhD Research
Zoë Campbell ’09 is one of only 16 students worldwide selected for a special program where she’ll help Tanzanian farmers as she earns her PhD.
On the Cancer Frontlines
In his second summer at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Liang “Adrian” Chang continued cutting edge research into breast cancer metastasis.
Learning in Israel
Ben Shields ’17 explored once-in-a-lifetime opportunities in the Middle East thanks to Mac Classics connections.
Every fall, a couple dozen Macalester students get up well before dawn and drive an hour south to a Buddhist temple to feed hungry ghosts.
Lung Cancer Research
Through Macalester’s Academic Health Sciences Summer Research Program, Alexander Dash worked in lung cancer treatment and research.
Greece, Ancient and Modern
From translating Aristophanes to picking oranges, Kacie Reilly experienced Greece across the centuries.
Asthma and Public Health
Omar Mansour investigated factors related to asthma and received the public health award for Outstanding Poster Presentation at a national conference in Washington, D.C.
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.