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,
Claudia Rankine to speak at First Thursday
First Thursday is 11:30 a.m., September 6, 2018, in the Leonard Center’s Alumni Gymnasium.
Macalester student awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to Study Abroad
Marie Crane ’20, from Tunis, Tunisia, is one of 835 American undergraduate students from 310 colleges and universities across the United States selected to receive the scholarship to study or intern abroad during the fall of 2018 or the 2018-2019 academic year.
Five Macalester alumni and one student receive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)
"Critical" languages are those that are less commonly taught in U.S. schools, but are essential for America’s engagement with the world.
Macalester student receives Boren Scholarship
Gianna Brassil ’20 will be studying Azerbaijani at the Azerbaijan Language University in Baku, Azerbaijan, next year for six months on a full government scholarship.
Five seniors receive 2018 Fulbright Awards
Russell Fillmore-Brady and Carsten Haas both received an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Fulbright to Germany, Jennifer Chung received an English Teaching Assistant Fulbright to Brazil, Andrea Kvietok received a Research Fulbright Grant to Senegal, and Caroline Peters received an English Teaching Assistant Fulbright to Colombia.
Fred Swaniker, Founder of African Leadership University, to speak at Macalester Commencement
Commencement will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at the college.
Macalester Community Members Receive Awards from Minnesota Campus Compact and Campus Compact
Macalester community members have received three Presidents' Awards from Minnesota Campus Compact.
Brad Belbas, Academic Information Associate for Social Sciences, Receives the Staff Outstanding Service Award
In celebration of the ways your work has shaped Macalester’s classrooms and supported departments, faculty members, and students across campus, we are proud to offer you the 2018 Staff Outstanding Service Award.
Anthropology Professor Olga González Receives Jack and Marty Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award
The award recognizes “a faculty member who has been identified by colleagues and students as exemplifying the teaching goals of Macalester College.”
Spanish & Portuguese Professor Galo F. González Receives Thomas Jefferson Award
The award was established in 1961 by the Robert Earll McConnell Foundation to honor faculty members who exemplify the principles and ideals of Thomas Jefferson.
Macalester Theatre and Dance Department presents its 2018 Spring Dance Concert, Perennial, April 27 and 28
All performances will take place in the Frey Theatre at St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul, Minn. 55105.
The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Dirk (and others still with us)
There are only two performances, Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24, both at 7:30 p.m. Performance is off campus at: Dreamland Arts LLC, 677 Hamline Ave. No., St. Paul, Minn.
Macalester Professor Discovers Parasites Plagued Dinosaur-Dominated Ecosystems
Fossils collected from the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument in Montana provided a rare opportunity to track parasite infestation.