Twelve Things We Learned from This Year’s Honors Projects

The Class of 2023’s honors projects span the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics.

Features and Articles

Bobby Joe Champion '87

Community Champion

The first Black president of the Minnesota Senate, Bobby Joe Champion ’87, wants people of color to see themselves in politics.

Illustration of a person with their eyes closed and four alternating rows of circles and diamonds crossing over their head

Humanities Behind the Headlines

Faculty show how the enduring principles of the humanities can help us unpack some of today’s most urgent questions.

Diarra Bousso '11

Fashionable Equations

Designer and entrepreneur Diarra Bousso ’11 combines degrees in mathematics with her love of fashion, and her culture.

Dr. Benjamin Freeman '06

Doing Right by Birds

Dr. Benjamin Freeman ’06 studies how birds are adapting to climate change—and how species have disappeared within his own lifetime.

Celebrating Alumni Achievement

Meet this year’s award recipients.

Illustration of two people shaking hands and standing over a tree with dollar bills for leaves

Business Negotiations

Professor of economics Joyce Minor ’88 pushes students out of their comfort zones and into the real world, where both “saints” and “snakes” live.

MacShare Brings Food Justice to Campus

MacShare expands affordable groceries, fights food insecurity, and promotes food justice in the Twin Cities through sales and partnerships.

Professor Arjun Guteratne

Shelf Conscious: Professor Arjun Guneratne

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

Alumni dancing under a disco ball at Macalester Reunion

Reunion 2023

Reunion 2023 took place at Macalester from June 8-11. Read more and view photos from the weekend here.

Kwame Ametepee Tsikata ’05 (M.anifest) performing on a dark stage while students watch

“Art Should Be Fearless”

Rapper and record producer Kwame Ametepee Tsikata ’05–aka M.anifest–took the stage at Springfest.

Stan Wagon helps a student ride a square-wheeled bike while other students look on

Professor Emeritus Stan Wagon’s Square-Wheeled Bike Inspires London Bridge

To celebrate, students, faculty, and staff were invited to ride the bike at an April event.

Donnie Brooks holds a basketball in one hand and a tennis ball in the other

Competing to Win Everywhere All at Once

Under Director of Athletics Donnie Brooks’s thoughtful leadership, student-athletes are competing to win in all areas of their lives.

Pamela Mazza '92

Volunteer Spotlight: Pamela Mazza ’92

New York Regional Chapter Chair Mazza organizes the New York Mac in Your City and other events.

Collage of book covers mentioned in article

Books: Summer 2023

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

Chelsey Smith '06

Work Wisdom: Chelsey Smith ’06

Smith is a senior product manager at Salesforce, with past roles as an architect and small-business owner.