James A. Williams ’77 Has Never Let Go

“The seeds for my life got planted at Mac, and that’s why Mac is my heart,” says the renowned actor.

Features and Articles

A Look Back at Unfiltered

College is a time of change and growth. Unfiltered is an effort to capture a snapshot of that student transformation.

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The Future of Therapy is…

In the wake of some of the most collectively challenging years of our lives, four alumni practitioners weigh in.


Student activists have long helped shape Macalester policies—and have learned lasting lessons from their advocacy.

Jim Shorris

The Business of Cannabis

Former prosecutor Jim Shorris ’82 now leads compliance at the world’s largest cannabis company.

Zoe Sturtz

Room for Improvement

Business owner Zoe Kardasis Sturtz ’96 helps families fall in love with their houses again.

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The Art of Costume Design

Theater and Dance Department professor Sarah Bahr offers students a real-world experience in the backstage drama of costume design.

A new Window on the Universe

A telescope allows Macalester students to peer into the universe

Falling in Love with Chemistry

Renowned organic chemist Richmond Sarpong '95 delivers distinguished chemistry lecture.

Professor Christina Esposito

Shelf Conscious: Professor Christina Esposito

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

Caleb Williams

Academic All-American

Caleb Williams '24 earned Division III Academic All-America first team for men's basketball with a 3.91 GPA and impressive on-court achievements.

Live It Fund’s winter participants share their once-in-a-lifetime experiences

From Vietnam to Guatemala to Kenya, Mac's Live It Fund participants identified issues and opportunities, proposed innovative solutions, and lived out global citizenship over J-Term.

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Books: Spring 2023

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

Diane Saber

After Macalester: Wise Words from Alumni

Macalester alumni advise recent graduates through the Career Connections working group, helping them navigate uncertainties after graduation.

Dave Bole

Work Wisdom: David Bole ’90

The bike shop owner and manager's tips for work success: stay interested, honor your lifestyle, ride a bike, adapt, and be welcoming.

Ezequiel Jimenez Martinez

Volunteer Spotlight: Ezequiel Jimenez Martinez ’13

Martinez promotes internationalism and connects Macalester students and alumni through the International Connections program.