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Chaplain Kelly Stone stands in Weyerhaeuser Chapel

Pastoral Encounters

What Chaplain Kelly J. Stone has learned about Macalester’s heart and soul when she commemorates our community’s lives.

Illustration by Marcos Chin depicting the relationship between humans and AI

College in the Age of AI

Generative artificial intelligence has come on strong. What does that mean for teaching and learning?

Zainab Mansaray-Storms ’09 poses with one of her cakes in a brightly-lit kitchen

Neuroscience with a Twist

How neuroscientist Zainab Mansaray-Storms ’09 turned a failed kitchen experiment into a lucrative passion project.

Charlie Birge ’15 photographed outside with an American flag in the background

Finding the Middle Way

A leader of the Macalester Alumni of Moderation, Charlie Birge ’15 believes greater viewpoint diversity could help overcome political polarization.

Dianna Hunter sitting in an armchair

Clouded Waters, Clear Vision

For author Dianna Hunter ’71, a search for justice fostered at Mac has fueled all of her wide-ranging incarnations.

Computer-generated stock image of a basketball court with dramatic lighting

Lecture Notes: Sports Geography

In Professor Eric Carter’s course, students examine sports culture as a reflection of a society, both what ails it and what makes it so special.

Innovation Scholars Tackle Real-Time Challenges

Macalester students explored the intersection of science, healthcare and medicine, economics, business, and entrepreneurship.

Kerry Alexander playing electric guitar on a stage

Shelf Conscious: Kerry Alexander ’12

Ever wonder about all those books lining professors’ offices? We’re with you.

A meet-up with four alumni who talked about their experiences living in or growing up in Dubai.

An Inside Look at COP28, the World’s Largest Climate-Change Conference

Physics major Camellia Nai Schwartzman ’25 shares details and photos from her firsthand experience at COP28

Professor Bill Moseley elected to lead American Association of Geographers

Professor Bill Moseley first elected leader from a non-R1 institution in American Association of Geographers

Collage of book covers from the Books: Spring 2024 story

Books: Spring 2024

Books recently published by Macalester alumni, faculty, and staff

Dalton Greene ’22

Volunteer Spotlight: Dalton Green ’22

Dalton Greene ’22 is a Class Agent and a member of the Young Grand Society

Dan Sullivan '96 looks at a table and chairs in a showroom

Work Wisdom: Dan Sullivan ’96

Sullivan shares career lessons from woodworking and music.

Dr. Karen Kaufman-Codjoe ’74

Virtual Programming Task Force

Dr. Karen Kaufman-Codjoe ’74 is chair of the Alumni Board’s Virtual Programming Task Force.