October, 2012

Cone of Light

Students experiment with the film "Line Describing a Cone."

Twin Cities Theater Connections

Thanks to being located in an urban area with a rich theater scene, Macalester can offer its students plenty of professionals to learn from

Synthesizing Molecules

“My undergraduate research experience in the Brisbois lab will prove helpful in achieving my career goal.”

Frozen Music

Theatre and Dance Department Presents Romeo and Juliet

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater.

Triple Threat

Summer Science

Latino Poetry Now Reading Fall 2012

Macalester College welcomed gifted and dynamic Latino poets, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Xochiquetzal Candelaria, and Lorena Duarte, who read from their work.

Banned Book Reading Fall 2012

Kids Cancer Research

Studying pediatric skin cancers was transformative for pre-med student Beatrice Brumley ’13.

Eco Field Research

Yuris Martinez ’13 and her classmates give a tour of the Ordway Field Station to explain the research being conducted.

Geology Field Trip to Iowa

A dozen geology students dug up thousands of Devonian era fossils—and made an especially exciting find.

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.

Exploring Health Professions

Taylor Fellowships give students a taste of their own kind of medicine.

China Rocks

Intrigued by a class in structural geology, Nikita Avdievitch ’13 accompanied his professor to Northeast China to study an unusual outcropping of rocks.

Global Food

A focus on feeding the world and a more informal format means many more students will be involved in this year’s International Roundtable.

Arab Summer

Working for Human Rights Watch, Omar El Zoheiry ’13 dealt with the fallout from the Egyptian revolution.

September, 2012

August, 2012

July, 2012

Bleeding Kansas

For her honors project, one history major took a closer look at a Civil War-era conflict she’d studied as a child, paving her way to grad school.

Stellar Research

By the time I graduate from Macalester, I will have participated in three fascinating astronomy research projects, and I will be a co-author of one—or maybe more­—published journal articles. more

Defense Against the Dark Arts

For a generation of college students raised on the sacred texts of Harry Potter, a course entitled “Defense Against the Dark Arts” is nearly irresistible.

Rainforest Research

Biology professor Sarah Boyer took three students to the Australian rainforest to research some unique fauna of Australia on their own turf. more

Grandstand - Reborn

Chinese House

Ten years ago, Macalester didn’t even teach Chinese. Now interest in the language has grown so much that this fall the college will open a Chinese language residence.

Chinese Gaming

A Mac senior takes on the challenge of uncovering—and filming a documentary about—the hidden world of Chinese video games.

GIS Consultants

It’s one thing for Macalester geography students to master Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping software in the lab. It’s quite another challenge to apply those skills in the real world, through a partnership with a community organization.

Eye-Tracking Lab

Public Art

In this new Macalester class, students learn to weave art into the community.

June, 2012

May, 2012

Artistic Output

Every spring seniors manage their own art show in Macalester's Gallery.

Obesity in Costa Rica

Chloe Souza ’12 took home an ACM award for her research on childhood obesity in Costa Rica.

Bilingual Research

Maggie Hutchinson '12 studied abroad in Peru and then brought her research back to Macalester and did an honors project on bilingual education.

Urban Ecology

This past semester, about two dozen urban ecology students divided out into teams to create short video documentaries exploring concepts of urban design.

Commencement 2012

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.

Exploring Energy Efficiency

Rosie Mate ’12 focused on physics, French, environmental studies, and economics at Macalester. She studies energy efficiency from different perspectives, too.

Publishing 101

In this collaborative class, American studies students put together their own on-line academic journal.

May it Please the Court

Hanna Chakoian ’12 uses mathematical modeling to help the Minnesota Court of Appeals predict upcoming hearings.