“The Time to Act is Now”
Professor Duchess Harris on how historic events shape contemporary race relations.
Features and Articles
When Grading Goes High-Tech
Drop the red pen: A math professor builds a digital platform that saves educators time.
Lecture Notes: Our Microbiome Jungle
What’s happening in the gut’s outrageously diverse ecosystem?
“It Is Purely a Fiction of Adulthood That We Don’t See Color”
Keon West '06 on why children need to know about racism.
Change in Plans
How alumni are responding to the pandemic—and looking ahead.
This year’s Alumni Award recipients made a mark on their communities and their classmates.
The Fight to Elect More Women
A century after women got the right to vote, Kristin Hayden ’92 wants to make parity in politics a reality.
A Space to GLOW
For two alumnae, separate graduate school projects grew into a show exploring queer youth identities.
Raymond Rogers, DeWitt Wallace Professor and Geology Department chair, helped make one of the most significant fossil discoveries in the early evolution of mammals.
With encouragement, modest tools, and a DIY spirit, students are making beautiful art from home.
Shelf Conscious: Tina Kruse
Ever wonder about all those books lining professors' offices? We're with you.
Collaborating for Change
Macalester's Black Lives Matter chapter (BLMatMac) formed at the end of the May, coordinating a donation drive in early June.
Macalester's pilot Little Free Pantry, a response to a request put forth by the Black Liberation Affairs Committee (BLAC), will be an open place for community members to take and leave non-perishable foods.
Thriving in Place
The Macalester Athletics Department is exploring new ways of keeping student-athletes connected.
Flexible Approach to Fall
Macalester adjusted its approach to the fall semester in light of statewide and national spikes in infection.
Effective immediately, Macalester won’t require applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admission.
When It Counts
President Suzanne Rivera reflects on the challenges of her first summer at Macalester, and the energy with which the community has met those challenges.
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