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Features and Articles
All Charged Up
Electric boat motors are the wave of the future—and Steve Trkla ’83 is leading the way.
The Writing Life
Twin Cities journalist Mary Ann Grossmann ’60 has been penning stories for 60 years.
Freedom From Certainty
What does it take to acknowledge the validity of other perspectives—or even admit that you might be wrong?
Dakota elder Walter “Super” LaBatte Jr. ’70 is an artist, historian, and culture bearer.
Lecture Notes: Celebrating Black History Through Theater
“I wanted us to investigate some of the documented theatrical history that led us to this moment,” Professor Harry Waters Jr. says.
Books: Spring 2021
Books recently published by Macalester alumni, faculty, and staff.
Seniors Look Back
The Class of 2021's seniors channel their Mac experiences into haiku or advice for new students.
Recent creations and highlights from the several Class of 2021 studio art majors.
Jim Smith’s Favorite Places
The Mac golfer shares three spots where he seeks community and conversation on campus (and one where he doesn’t).
Shelf Conscious: Fatiya Kedir ’21
What are some of the student government president's formative reads?
Behind the Grid
Meet crossword puzzle designer Adrian Johnson '21.
Reimagining Community Care
Through partnerships with Twin Cities mutual aid networks and nonprofits, the Sustainability Office is building a wider definition of sustainability at Macalester.
We asked a few seniors how they approached their capstone projects—and what they learned.
Mac Entrepreneur: Samantha Strong ’98
Strong is owner, broker, and general contractor at Metamorphosis Realty & Design-Build in Minneapolis.
Lessons From: The Executive Utility Infielder
Mark Green '89 shares lessons he's learned during his business career.
The Scrap Metal Impressionist
Bruce MacMullan ’69 is a banker turned self-described “scrap metal impressionist.”
Get Out the Vote
Lisa Hu '15 traveled from California to Georgia to advocate for Senate candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.
Looking Forward with Hope
President Rivera reflects on celebrating the Class of 2021 this spring and preparing to welcome the Class of 2025 this fall.
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