Macalester College among Peace Corps’ 2019 top volunteer-producing schools
There are 19 Macalester alumni currently volunteering in countries around the world.
Macalester is a top Fulbright producing institution for 2018-2019
Macalester qualified as one of only 11 institutions in the country to be a top producer because of the two faculty scholars and six students who were awarded Fulbright awards for 2018-2019.
Sociology Majors Sweep Prizes in Midwest Sociological Society Paper Competitions
Three senior sociology majors have been awarded first, second, and third prize, respectively, in the 56th Annual Midwest Sociological Society Student Paper Competition.
Macalester’s new Theater and Dance building completes the final phase of the JWFAC renovation
“We designed the spaces in the building with students and their education at the forefront,” said Provost Karine Moe.
Four Macalester Faculty Members Receive Tenure
Morgan Adamson, Media and Cultural Studies, Peter Bognanni, English, David Shuman, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, and Mario Solis-Garcia, Economics have received tenure.
Seven Macalester students awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to Study Abroad
The seven are part of the 844 American undergraduate students from 335 colleges and universities across the United States selected to receive this award to study abroad spring 2019.
The 38th Annual G. Theodore Mitau Endowed Lecture with Professor Cathy J. Cohen
The lecture will be at 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stryker Dayton Campus Center.
Donnie Brooks Named Macalester Director of Athletics
Donald “Donnie” Brooks will be the next Director of Athletics at Macalester College. Brooks comes to Macalester after serving as the Director of Athletics and Recreation at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss.
Two Macalester professors receive Fulbright Awards for spring 2019 semester
Ruthann Godollei and French and Francophone Studies Professor Juliette Rogers have both received Fulbright Awards for the spring 2019 semester.
Two seniors receive scholarships from the Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust
Jacob Trout, from Columbia, Mo., and Brian Yu, from St. Louis Park, Minn., have received $30,000 scholarships.
The Macalester Theater and Dance Dept. presents Distracted
December 7-9 and 13-15. Sunday, December 9, at 2pm; and all other shows begin at 7:30pm. at Mixed Blood Theatre.
Macalester holds seventh Macathon Nov. 9-10 with cash prizes totaling over $2000
99 Macalester students making up 20 teams will work more than 24 hours non-stop and overnight.
Macalester receives $800,000 grant from Mellon Foundation: Grant will facilitate innovative approaches to curriculum development
Macalester Theater and Dance Dept. presents its 2018 Fall Dance Concert, Breath Bound, Nov. 9–10
Breath Bound includes works by faculty members Jill Lile and Patricia Brown as well as student works.
Mahmoud El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship with Dr. Marc Lamont Hill
This year's speaker is Dr. Marc Lamont Hill.
Macalester Launches $100 Million Fundraising Campaign to Invest in Access and Excellence
The campaign priorities reflect the college’s strategic plan and include: The Macalester Fund, Financial Aid, Faculty and Academic Support, and Program Support.
“U.S.-Cuban Relations, Past, Present and Desired Future”–October 22
Miguel Fraga, the first Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C., will talk on Monday, October 22, in Olin-Rice 250.
“Minding the Wild: An Evening of Poetry and Discussion” with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder
The 2018 Engel-Morgan-Jardetzky Distinguished Lecture on Science, Culture and Ethics – Wednesday October 17
The 2018 International Roundtable: October 11–13
Macalester College presents its 25th annual International Roundtable with the theme, “Beyond Blood and Skin: The Global Production and Consequences of Race and Racisms”
Inaugural Lecture of R. Brooke Lea as DeWitt Wallace Professor of Psychology
The talk is titled, “The Red Wheelbarrow: An English Major’s Trip from Poetry to Psycholinguistics and Back.”
Nine tenure-track professors join Macalester faculty this fall
The new tenure-track faculty members are: Matthew Burgess, English, Brianna Heggeseth, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, Mary Heskel, Biology, Morgan Jerald, Psychology, Abigail Marsh, Lauren Milne, and Leslie Myint, all Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, Robin Shields-Cutler, Biology, and Morgan Sleeper ‘11,