A visual storytelling class challenges drawing students to pair drawings with their own original narratives.
It has all the makings of a great party: disco lights, glitter, pizza—and, naturally, dinosaurs.
Taming the Wild Beasts of Fermentation
Students see firsthand how microorganisms shape one of the world's biggest industries, during a visit with Surly Brewery founder Omar Ansari '92 five miles from campus.
Professor Alan Chapman's recent grant is introducing new students to the wows and wonders of geology.
What We Can Learn From Ancient Cities
What creates a cosmopolis? In one first-year course, students delve into global cities—past and present.
At Macalester, students don't need to leave the city to conduct summer research about plant survival and expansion.
How to make a perfect muffin
Ever wonder the secret to baking a perfect muffin? Chemistry professor Susan Green's "Food Chemistry" students are in the lab, determined to find the magic solution.
History in Action
A recent history syllabus includes internships, archival research, and creating a public exhibit.
Professor Mark Mazullo's Musical Fictions course, cross-listed in music and English, involves reading and discussing novels with the aim of developing musical perspectives on them.
State of Macalester 2019
President Brian Rosenberg offered a brief perspective on the state of the college and answered questions from family members and other attendees.
Discovering the Beauty of the Planet
By studying vertebrate microfossil bonebeds in Montana this past summer, Sun Tun '22 came face to face with prehistoric ecosystems and the great diversity of life.
We asked two International Roundtable organizers to debunk 10 common misconceptions about incarceration.
The Evolution of Black Entrepreneurship
Students don't just learn about the rich and complex history of black entrepreneurship, they perform what they have learned in verse.
By measuring magnetic fields in moderate-redshift galaxies, Andrew Mizener '20 is learning how the structure of galaxies and other astrophysical environments evolved.
By studying the gut microbiomes of non-human primates at St. Paul's Como Zoo, Maya Wills '21 is investigating possible long-term impacts of antibiotic use, and more.
At Macalester, professors don’t just teach—nearly all are also actively contributing to their fields through original research, scholarship, and other work, just like they would be at a larger research university.
Spreading the Word on Russian
Three Mac students along with a student from St. Thomas recently visited a local middle school to share their love of studying foreign languages and cultures.
30 Things You Should Know About Macalester
We asked a student writer to compile a list of facts about life as a Mac student; here's what she found.