Rich in the Arts
When you go to school in a cultural hotbed like the Twin Cities, the world of theater and dance opens up to you.
Senior Art Show
The senior art show, Specs, opened at the Macalester Art Gallery.
Biology Professor Mark Davis took his class to the Crosby Farm Park to birdwatch.
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.
Professor Megan Vossler took her ART 370 class to Macalester's Ordway Field Station to draw the natural world.
Student Standouts at Econ Conference
Wanyi Li ’12 and Qianyi Yang ’12 present their honors theses research at Georgetown University’s prestigious Carroll Round economics conference.
Drawing Goats on Campus
Assistant Professor Megan Vossler brought in unusual subjects for her ART 370 class.
What A Stranger May Know
"What A Stranger May Know" is a play commemorating the Virginia Tech shootings and was performed by Theatre and Dance majors and Twin Cities community participants.
Captive Audiences/Captive Performers
Professor Emeritus Sears Eldredge returned to Macalester to discuss his research on the theatre productions of prisoners of war in South East Asia during World War II.
Aukse Jurkute ’98 recently returned to the Economics Department to talk with students about her experience as head of Central Eastern Europe Middle East & Africa Equity Capital Markets for Merrill Lynch.
"Performance Studies Praxis: Body and Performance Art," co-taught by Professors Joanna Inglot and Lara Nielsen, recently had a workshop with professional performance artists, Supergroup.
Scholastic Press to publish novel of longtime writer Anna Waggener ’12 in June.
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.
Spring Student Art Show
A showing of student artwork from this semester in the Art Gallery.
Community and Global Health Spring Poster Session
Mac students are enthusiastic about a revived class in entrepreneurship.
Of TB and Tropical Disease
Three students investigate tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases with Professor Christy Hanson, dean of Mac's Institute of Global Citizenship and former USAID infectious disease chief.
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.
Global Citizen Award Finalist Presentations
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Spring 2012
Photos from Janet Wallace Renovation Project. The building will open in Fall 2012.
Needham Hurst wins Global Citizenship Award
Asian Department Events
Highlights from events held by the Asian Department
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
In this English course, students are discussing the end of the world and enjoying it.
Learning and Living at Mac
Pursuing Lung Cancer
Jaye Gardiner ’11 conducted research in the lab of Mac alumna Dr. Lisa Peterson ’81 before going on to a PhD program in cancer biology.
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.
Meet Professor Moseley
Macalester geography professor Bill Moseley—-an expert in African environmental and development matters—-has been a man in demand. more
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.
After a Mac alum coached Willie Gambucci ’12 in a college play, it led to two parts for him in professional productions.
Where social justice and environmentalism meet you’ll find this popular Macalester class.
Giant Dino Bone
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.
Do women living in new urbanist communities find them more empowering than typical suburbs? Charlotte Fagan ’12 set out to answer that question.
Contemporary Concepts of Physics
What do 10,000 Mac students, past and present, have in common? more
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 the topic at the 2011 International Roundtable. Two students talked about participating with leaders in the field of child protection.
Mind and Matter
“Mind and Matter”—is it a cell biology class or a creative writing workshop? Students place their feet flat on the floor, and are reminded to “Clear your head, clear your heart,” then listen to a poem. When everyone is focused, the discussion launches into—neurobiology.