The Next Big Idea

We asked professors: If you had all the necessary time, resources, and political will, what is an idea you’d like to see fully implemented in the world today?

Features and Articles

Benjamin Dille

Danger Zone

Benjamin Dille ’82 received awards for heroism and constructive dissent for his work in Afghanistan.

Reflections on Fifty Years of Title IX

After Title IX, women’s teams, with budgets and other resources, gradually began to compete and, finally, thrive.

Shelley Carthen Watson

Shelley Carthen Watson Pays It Forward

Her long career spans law, to human rights, to working to eliminate racism and empower women.

Omar Mansour

Forecasting a Better Future

Epidemiologist Omar Mansour ’16 helped communities hold Big Pharma accountable for the opioid crisis.

Illustration of a person looking into the sun surrounded by symbols of college

Lecture Notes: How College Works

Visiting sociology professor Alisha Kirchoff explores how college shapes who students are and who they become.

Coral Lumbley

Shelf Conscious: Coral Lumbley

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

Summer at a Startup

Learning the ropes of a startup through a Macalester grant

Julian Applebaum smiling and holding a teacup

Hello from Oxford!

Julian Applebaum ’23 (Wellesley Hills, Mass.), a political science major, spent spring semester studying at Oxford University in England.

Bailey Lengfelder

Blue and Orange on the Green

Macalester’s women’s golf team shot a two-round score of 641 to break the school record for 36 holes at the Division III Classic.

Fall 2022 books

Books: Fall 2022

Books recently published by Macalester alumni, faculty, and staff.


Work Wisdom: Jennifer “Jo” Opdyke Wilhelm ’96

The ecologist and project manager shares lessons she's learned in the field and elsewhere.

Anna Graziano

Volunteer Spotlight: Anna Graziano ’13

Meet the enterprise success manager at DeepScribe and Macathon alumni judge.