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.
The Diamond and the Stage
Roberto Capriotti ’13 (Pittsburgh) is both a pitcher and a budding actor. At Macalester, he can follow both passions.
Poetry Reading: Patricia Smith and Quincy Troupe
Renowned poets Quincy Troupe and Patricia Smith performed on campus.
Of TB and Tropical Disease
Three Mac students investigate global public health threats with Professor Christy Hanson, international public health veteran and new dean for the Institute of Global Citizenship.
Once in a Decade...
Natalie Pavlatos '12 had an internship at the Minnesota State Capitol and got to see first-hand how the legislative districts got redrawn to reflect changes in the US Census.
Mike Coleman '11 found his double major in Physics and Computer Science opened the door at Thomson Reuters.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Spring 2012
Photos from Janet Wallace Renovation Project. The building will open in Fall 2012.
90 Degrees South
Macalester art professor Chris Willcox’s marked a new career highlight this year: her first exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, a popular museum 20 minutes away from campus.
World Health Intern
An international public health class helped Glafira Marcon ’13 land a World Bank internship.
Using computer science, a Mac alum has made pedaling around the Twin Cities that much easier.
Baseball player and psychology major Nathan Rubin ’12 discovered that self-confidence really is the decisive factor in performance.
The Power of Mac Connections
David Suchy '12 found that the power of Macalester connections allowed him to launch his career.
Ecstasy and Apocalypse
Ecstasy and Apocalypse: Literature of the Extreme is an English Department course taught by Daylanne English. Students examine novels on both spectrums and try to find the point of intersection.
Immersed in Mathematics
Elise delMas ’12 on the satisfaction of joining Mac faculty and fellow students for an annual math meeting in Boston.
First-year course brings together biological, historical, and social components of infectious diseases, along with some real-world service work.
Professor Susan Fox includes students on research in Artificial Intelligence for mobile robots.
Surprised by O-Chem
Nick O'Conner talks about his experience worked with Professor Becky Hoye and his subsequent experience in a government-funded research program at the Chulabhorn Research Institute in Bangkok, Thailand.
Costa Rican EMT
Chopping through 30 miles of jungle on a search and rescue mission while avoiding poisonous snakes and wild boars was just one of the adventures I had last year with a Costa Rican paramedic unit, writes Andrew Flynn '12.
Contemporary Concepts of Physics
What do 10,000 Mac students, past and present, have in common? That’s approximately how many have taken Professor Sung Kyu Kim’s course “Contemporary Concepts of Physics.” Con Con, as nicknamed by students, was developed by Kim in 1967.
Computer science students successfully networked 44 computers to create a single, extraordinarily powerful, virtual cluster computer.
Wo ist Goethe
The short video "Wo ist Goethe" won in the Macalester College German Department's "Wo ist Goethe" competition in November 2011. It won the awards "Most creative project" as well as the "Student-choice award."
Research Poster Session 2011
Students present the results of their research to science leaders in the Twin Cities, from Medtronic to 3M to the Minneapolis Heart Institute every year in Olin-Rice.
Addressing Child Welfare
Children of the World was this year's topic at the International Roundtable. Two students reflect on the experience of responding to ideas presented by leaders in the field of child protection.
Model United Nations in South Korea
Political science and German major Tsesa Monaghan ’13 (Mankato, Minn.) took lots of photos at last summer’s Global Model U.N. conclave.
Professor Roopali Phadke and three students held wind energy symposiums over the summer to help residents create policy.
Preparing for Public Health
You can tell from the way Kai Cowger ’13 spent his summer that he balances a lot of passions in life. Along with volunteering as a tutor and training for a marathon, he sought out an experience that would combine his interests in public health and lab research. He found just that in a summer internship at Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.
In an interview with Grace Erny ’12, Professor Jeffrey Pearson discusses his archaeological fieldwork in the Near East, his experience with the Department of Homeland Security, and his musical skills.
Professors Ray Rogers, Kristi Curry Rogers, Geology Lab Instructor Jeff Thole,and their students spend summer months exploring the 75 million year-old rocks and fossils to answer questions related to ancient environments, ecosystems, and processes of fossilization.
Hydropolitics and the Nile
Anthropology major Kevin Boueri '12 returned home to Lebanon this summer to study Arabic and do research for his honors project on hydro-politics and the Nile.
Students and Sustainability
Students at Macalester are making it possible for the campus to become carbon neutral by 2025.