Ringing in 2011 with alumni support
After a calendar year-end push that yielded more than 6,000 calls to Macalester alumni and friends, the Annual Fund ended the year strong, with 2,187 gifts in December alone. Since June 1, the start of our fiscal year, Annual Fund has raised nearly $2 million, which is $53,000 more than the same period last year. To date, the Annual Fund is more than halfway toward its goal of fundraising $3.6 million by the end of the fiscal year on May 31.
In the Write
Two recent geography alumni have published papers based on research they did with Geography Professor William Moseley while they were at Macalester.
"Between us we held eight mosquito nets and a safety box. In front of Kader sat an old cardboard box full of syringes, vitamin A supplements, and children’s vaccination records," writes Elissa Butler about her study abroad experience and research on polio.
Macalester Board Elects Two New Trustees
The Macalester College Board of Trustees has elected two new trustees: Mark Leonard '65 and Paul L. H. Olson ‘72.
Media Alert – Photo Op: Macalester Students Hug a Dog to Beat Finals’ Stress
Who: Macalester students, dogs, alumni, dogs, faculty, dogs, staff and dogs; What: Macalester’s “Dog Day Afternoon” is an opportunity for students to relieve stress and receive some doggie social therapy before final exams; When: Saturday, December 11, ~ 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Where: Bateman Plaza, in front of the Ruth Stricker Campus Center
Old Main to Wall Street
Although the common stereotype is that all liberal arts graduates are social workers or environmental activists, there are plenty of businesspeople among our alumni.
Internships: Bridge to Success
Macalester’s setting, halfway between the downtowns of St. Paul and Minneapolis, provides great access to internships.
Student journalist Tatiana Craine has covered author Neil Gaiman (Coraline), directors Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings) and Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air)—even London Fashion Week.
My 300-Acre Lab
My summer research on buckthorn capped off a great academic experience with the Macalester Biology Department, says Sam Wershow.
What’s the connection between an upstate New York dairy farm and a $3 million study of sustainable development in the Serengeti? Mac economics professor Amy Damon.
Macalester Professor Discovers CO2 Stored in Deep Pacific During Ice Age
Paleoclimatologists have long wondered why atmospheric CO2 was so much lower during the last glacial period. Where did the carbon go? Macalester Environmental Studies Professor Louisa Bradtmiller demonstrates, in a new paper, that the deep Pacific Ocean (below 2000 meters) likely stored more carbon during the last glacial period than the Holocene (the last 10,000 years of the Earth's history -- the time since the end of the last major glacial epoch, or "ice age.").
Macalester College Presents Dance Concert “Beyond Control”
Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department showcases the work of nine student and faculty choreographers, and guest choreographer Vanessa Voskuil in “Beyond Control” at the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theatre, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., December 10 and 11 and at 2 p.m., December 12. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.
Composer Randall Bauer’s Classical and Jazz Works Featured at Macalester Concert
A concert featuring noted classical composer, jazz pianist, and Macalester Professor Randall Bauer will be performed at Macalester College on Sunday, November 21 at 3 p.m. in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.
Fierce and Fast
With Her First Novel, Nightshade, History Professor Andrea Cremer introduces a New Fantasy Female.
Brave New World of English
Those who imagine English classes as solely composed of readings of novels would be startled by some of the exciting outings and guest speakers enjoyed by English classes this fall.
Delving into Space
Building on his Macalester research, senior John Allan probed galaxies with the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy—ASTRON.
Statistics on the Cutting Edge
Sophomore Sasha Indarte’s flair for statistics research took her to Texas, Mexico, then California, where she presented her prize-winning research at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science conference.
Media Alert – Closing the Achievement Gap – Panel Discussion
What are the most important things to be done to close performance gaps linked to race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, while still promoting overall progress? Panelists include: Carlos Mariani, Valeria Silva, Mary Cathryn Ricker and Bill Wilson. 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 3, Kagin Commons, Alexander G. Hill Ballroom.
The Kids are All Right: Few Negative Associations With Moms’ Return to Work Soon After Having Children
Children whose mothers return to work before their offspring turn 3 are no more likely to have academic or behavioral problems than kids whose mothers stay at home, according to a review of 50 years of research.