Space Through the Hubble
At Kitt Peak National Observatory, Erin O’Leary used Hubble Space Telescope images to analyze galaxies. Soon she’ll present her findings to the American Astronomical Society.
Intrigued by a class in structural geology, Nikita Avdievitch ’13 accompanied his professor to Northeast China to study an unusual outcropping of rocks.
Exploring Health Professions
Taylor Fellowships give students a taste of their own kind of medicine.
A focus on feeding the world and a more informal format means many more students will be involved in this year’s International Roundtable.
Chuck Green Fellows 2012
For 12 Macalester sophomores and juniors every spring, the final exams and papers at semester’s end mark simply the halfway point for one of their classes.
This summer, Diane Rubin ’13 (Amherst, Mass.) and Jenny Liu ’13 (Hsinchu City, Taiwan) saw firsthand that exploring biology isn’t limited to textbooks in a classroom. Some days it takes waders and wetsuits, too.
Anatomy of a Crime
Within the first 30 minutes of this class, 16 students have already viewed clips from "Psycho," “The Godfather,” and “Silence of the Lambs” to compare the cinematography. They're researching everything from criminal justice to media portrayals of serial killers.
Mathematics professor Chad Topaz is pioneering new methods of teaching in his Applied Calculus and Differential Equations courses.
Building on her campus research with astronomy professor John Cannon, Clara Thomann ’13 was selected for a prestigious research program in Chile.
A Mac senior takes on the challenge of uncovering—and filming a documentary about—the hidden world of Chinese video games.
Every fall, Mac geography students take their GIS software skills into the real world.
Now a business analyst for Deloitte Consulting in Minneapolis, Jessica Baier '12 talks about Macalester's Economics Department and how she found her passion.
In a London study abroad program, Graham Brown ’12 got an eye-opening look at how medicine works in the United Kingdom.
Meet Professor Robertson
Concerns about the world economy dominate discussions over coffee, in classrooms, and in halls of state. Fortunately, there are people like economics professor Raymond Robertson, who provides well-grounded data and extensive expertise to illuminate those debates.
Conducting research for a psychology capstone project, student Ethan Cline '13 found that Twitter users believe they are outgoing.
Obesity in Costa Rica
Chloe Souza ’12 took home an ACM award for her research on childhood obesity in Costa Rica.
Maggie Hutchinson '12 studied abroad in Chile and then brought her research back to Macalester and did an honors project on bilingual education.
This past semester, about two dozen urban ecology students divided out into teams to create short video documentaries exploring concepts of urban design.
Macalester's Class of 2012 commenced on Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m. Congratulations everyone.
Spring Dance Concert 2012
Dance students rose to the challenge of producing, choreographing and performing in this concert. They brought forth an eclectic blend of modern, ballet, jazz and hip-hop dance.
The Class of 2012
In the fall of 2008, Macalester welcomed 504 students in the Class of 2012. Sixty-six percent of those students were in the top 10 percent of their graduating class (96 percent were in the top quarter). They represented 45 states - included among the top five states were California and New York.
Exploring Energy Efficiency
Rosie Mate ’12 focused on physics, French, environmental studies, and economics at Macalester. It makes sense that she approaches studying energy efficiency from different perspectives, too.
In this collaborative class, American studies students put together their own on-line academic journal.
May it Please the Court
Macalester mathematics major Hanna Chakoian uses mathematical modeling to help the Minnesota Court of Appeals predict the number and timing of upcoming hearings.
Strength in Numbers
Four math majors and soon-to-be graduate students discuss where they find the beauty in mathematics.
Macalester and its students are part of a growing national movement to make public health a true liberal art.
What's the Good Word?
What are candidates really saying? To find out, Macalester political science students analyzed candidates' Twitter activity.
Student Standouts at Econ Conference
Economics and Mathematics students Wanyi Li ’12 and Qianyi Yang ’12 recently presented their honors theses research at Georgetown University’s prestigious Carroll Round economics conference and Li brought back the Outstanding Young Economist award.
Aukse Jurkute ’98 recently returned to the Economics Department to talk with students about her experience as head of CEEMEA (Central Eastern Europe Middle East & Africa) Equity Capital Markets for Merrill Lynch. Originally from Lithuania, Jurkute joined Merrill Lynch’s London office upon graduation, hired by Brad England ’76. She returned to Macalester at her own expense to help students prepare for successful futures after Mac.