The Class of 2012
In the fall of 2008, Macalester welcomed 504 students in the Class of 2012. Sixty-six percent of those students were in the top 10 percent of their graduating class (96 percent were in the top quarter). They represented 45 states - included among the top five states were California and New York.
Student Kyle Rosenberg woke up at 6 a.m. to go with the Crew team down the Mississippi River, a 10-minute walk from campus.
Three standout students were finalists for Mac’s 2012 Global Citizenship Student Award.
Of TB and Tropical Disease
Three Mac students investigate global public health threats with Professor Christy Hanson, international public health veteran and new dean for the Institute of Global Citizenship.
Among the Treasures
"On the first day I interned at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, I went down to the main storage area to see the bronze Renaissance statue I would be writing about. It was terrifying, but exciting, to touch this work of art."
Ecstasy and Apocalypse
Ecstasy and Apocalypse: Literature of the Extreme is an English Department course taught by Daylanne English. Students examine novels on both spectrums and try to find the point of intersection.
“Front line soldiers.” That’s how Ruben Pena ‘12 describes the role of nurses. “Doctors plan the patient’s care, but nurses are in the thick of it and doing the day-to-day care,” he says. That’s what makes the field so appealing to him. Pena, a psychology major from Asuncion, Paraguay, holds an internship at Regions Hospital in downtown St. Paul,
Professor Susan Fox includes students on research in Artificial Intelligence for mobile robots.
Kyle Gename '13 interned at Permaculture Research Institute, where he worked on restoring toxic soils so that people could safely use the land to grow their own food.
Brian Rosenberg, president of Macalester and Charles Dickens scholar, plays the part of Scrooge in this YouTube video and learns some valuable lessons from some very notable ghosts.
Contemporary Concepts of Physics
What do 10,000 Mac students, past and present, have in common? That’s approximately how many have taken Professor Sung Kyu Kim’s course “Contemporary Concepts of Physics.”
Choosing A College
In this ongoing series Collin Calvert '13 talks to students about how they chose a college.
Wo ist Goethe
The short video "Wo ist Goethe" won in the Macalester College German Department's "Wo ist Goethe" competition in November 2011. It won the awards "Most creative project" as well as the "Student-choice award."
Sneak Peek: The Inland Sea
The Theatre and Dance Department presents "The Inland Sea." Performances begins this weekend but you can get a sneak peek of the action right now.
Of Consulates and Kings
Even Kvelland '12 held two internships, one with the United Nations Development Program in Norway and one with the Norwegian Consulate in Minneapolis.