Unearthing Turkish history
History major Jemma Brown ’11 (New York, N.Y.) spent fall semester of her senior year in Turkey at Boğaziçi University, studying the contemporary Turkish art scene and its relations with the Western art market, nationalism, and constructions of Turkish identity.
Mosaic on a Stick
Hannah Anderson-Dana ’13 (Portland, Ore.) spent fall semester volunteering at the Minnesota Children’s Museum, pointing out, “The Twin Cities is a good place to get internships.”
Andrew Rich, a math and physics double major, is one of 1,100 students chosen to be part of Google’s Summer of Code 2011 program—a seven-year-old global program that offers student developers $5,000 stipends to write code for various open-source software projects.
Mac DNA – Off to Yale
Emma Locatelli '11 heads off to Yale University to earn a PhD in invertebrate paleontology. Here she discusses how Macalester helped her get into this prestigious program.
Krista Moore ’10 studied abroad in Tunisia, worked for former President Jimmy Carter in Atlanta, and will soon begin graduate school in France.
As Katie Agnew ’11 can tell you, sometimes extracurricular activities can really pay off. Agnew, a math major from Princeton, Minn., spent most of her free time at Macalester working on the Student Activities Program Board, serving as its chair for the last two years.
Ruth Conkling Receives Fulbright Award to Germany
Ruth Conkling, of Norfolk, Va., has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Germany. Conkling will graduate at Macalester College’s 122nd commencement on May 14, 2011.
Inventions for Mayo Clinic
Two Macalester teams recently presented at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., their analyses and recommendations about inventions in development at Mayo as part of the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program.
Three Amazing Jobs
After travelling the world, Sarah Louise Galbraith ’03 landed a great job at Discovery Networks, home of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and TLC.
Momchil Jelev works for Johnson & Johnson and credits much of his success now to the experiences he had at Macalester.
Learning the Legislature
This is the kind of class that just cannot be offered at small-town colleges, says Professor Julie Dolan.
Despite having majored in geology, Becky Roberts ’09 never expected to find herself wriggling on her belly through karst caves deep in an Alaskan island. But she did that and much more during her summer as a GeoCorps worker in the Tongass National Forest.
Lucky art history major Alberto Rios de la Rosa ’11 spent last summer in Venice, surrounded by art.
Studying South Africa
With a double major in political science and international studies, it’s clear that Victor Parker ’11 (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) is determined to become a world citizen. But add in his French minor, study of Afrikaans, and two internships in South Africa and his global curiosity becomes even more apparent.
Art in London
Several great internships plus an influential professor led Chloe Nelson ’10 (Atherton, Calif.) to pursue a master’s degree in art history at London’s Courtauld Institute. She begins her yearlong program there in September.
Twin Genetics Research
Evan Welo ’09 is working on one of the world's preeminent twins studies. For Welo, who majored in psychology, working for the Minnesota Twin Family Study is the culmination of valuable research experiences during his time at Macalester.
Making it at Microsoft
Less than a year after donning his cap and gown, David Klock ’10 is putting in 12-hour days at Microsoft. And loving it.
In the Fast Lane
Zeid Habayeb '11 got an internship at Atlantic Records, New York City, through a Macalester alumnus.
In the Write
Two recent geography alumni have published papers based on research they did with Geography Professor William Moseley while they were at Macalester.
Old Main to Wall Street
Although the common stereotype is that all liberal arts graduates are social workers or environmental activists, there are plenty of businesspeople among our alumni.