“The Time to Act is Now”

Professor Duchess Harris on how historic events shape contemporary race relations.

Features and Articles

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When Grading Goes High-Tech

Drop the red pen: A math professor builds a digital platform that saves educators time.

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Lecture Notes: Our Microbiome Jungle

What’s happening in the gut’s outrageously diverse ecosystem?

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“It Is Purely a Fiction of Adulthood That We Don’t See Color”

Keon West '06 on why children need to know about racism.

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Change in Plans

How alumni are responding to the pandemic—and looking ahead.

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Honoring Alumni

This year’s Alumni Award recipients made a mark on their communities and their classmates.

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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.

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A Space to GLOW

For two alumnae, separate graduate school projects grew into a show exploring queer youth identities.

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Serendipitous Discovery

Raymond Rogers, DeWitt Wallace Professor and Geology Department chair, helped make one of the most significant fossil discoveries in the early evolution of mammals.

Final Edition

With encouragement, modest tools, and a DIY spirit, students are making beautiful art from home. 

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Shelf Conscious: Tina Kruse

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

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Collaborating for Change

Macalester's Black Lives Matter chapter (BLMatMac) formed at the end of the May, coordinating a donation drive in early June.

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Neighborhood Pantry

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.

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Thriving in Place

The Macalester Athletics Department is exploring new ways of keeping student-athletes connected.

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Flexible Approach to Fall

Macalester adjusted its approach to the fall semester in light of statewide and national spikes in infection.

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Testing Out

Effective immediately, Macalester won’t require applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admission.