Academic News

Frogtown Community Radio

Through radio, Jon Riddle ’16 aims to build community and reduce the digital divide in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood.

Why Keeping Up Matters: The Kardashians as a Reflection of Society

For her American studies capstone, Selena Pruitt ’16 watched Keeping Up with the Kardashians to uncover insights into “the best and worst” of American culture.

From Eden to the Apocalypse

English professor Benjamin Voigt’s class takes an unconventional approach to environmental literature.

Adopted from China

In her one-woman show, Julia Gay ’16 explores the love and the loss of being born Chinese and growing up in the West.

City Cycling

Students explore transit policy and urban planning—in the classroom and on two wheels.

Math Takes on Game of Thrones

A capstone mathematical analysis of Game of Thrones grabbed worldwide attention.

Vietnam War, Revisited

A campus symposium looks back on the ’60s peace movement.

Class of 2016—What’s Next?

Macalester's Class of 2016 is off to make their mark in the world. Here's where some of them are headed.

The First-Year Course

For incoming students, the first-year course combines a traditional class with a special focus on adjusting to life at Mac.

Endangered Languages

No living conditions are too tough for visiting scholar Stephanie Farmer ’08 as she races to learn the dying tongues of the Amazon.

Student Life News

Career Development

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Parkinson's Research

Math major handles big data in U of Minnesota program designed to find out more about Parkinson's Disease

Working in a Senator's Office

As a health policy intern, Tess Van Schepen '16 became part of a community in Senator Al Franken's St. Paul office.

Public Health Internships

Four students talk about their Twin Cities internships in the world of public health.

Training Ground for After Mac

A peek into the world of legislative government was an opportunity that William Theriac '16 couldn't pass up.

Internships in Global Issues

Mac students learn about international issues by partnering with local organizations.

From Intern to Employee

With the support of the Macalester network, Haroon Bokhari '16 landed an investment banking job at Wells Fargo.

Vietnam Interlude

Determined to find a challenging study away experience, Kendall Van Sistine ’16 spent a semester in Ho Chi Minh City.

From Macalester to Mayo

Her courses, along with her Department of Health experience, helped Alese Halvorson land a job at the famed Mayo Clinic.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Ned Molter '15 puts his research and scientific writing skills to work at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Green Architecture Intern

When David Weiss interned with Locus Architecture, he saw how concepts from his environmental studies classes were applied in construction and remodeling.

Alumni News

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College Newswire

Macalester names Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Three Macalester Alumnae Receive Fulbrights

Three Macalester alumnae from the class of 2015 have received Fulbright scholarships.

Macalester Partners with QuestBridge to Enroll Exceptional Low-Income Students

Macalester College has joined QuestBridge, a national non-profit that connects the nation’s most exceptional, low-income youth with leading institutions of higher education.

Macalester mourns the loss of Art Professor Gary Erickson

Gary Erickson, a visiting assistant professor of Art and Art History who came to Macalester in 1995, has passed away at the age of 60.

Two professors, a retired Foreign Service officer, a pastor, and an artist and entrepreneur, are five of nine to be honored at Macalester Reunion in June

Macalester Reunion 2016, June 3-5.

Three Macalester students receive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships

Three students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) to study Indonesian, Arabic, and Korean this summer.

Graduating senior named 2016 American Humanity in Action Fellow

Gage Garretson ’16, has been named a 2016 American Humanity in Action Fellow, one of 48 recipients this year out of a pool of 513 applicants.

Macalester student is Udall Foundation 2016 Scholar

The Udall Foundation has selected Henry Kellison ’17 (Austin, Texas) as one of 60 students from 49 schools.

Macalester student receives research award from the American Association of Physical Anthropologists

Senior Anthropology major Cecilia Mayer ’16 (Seattle, Wash.) has been awarded the American Association for Physical Anthropologists 2016 Sherwood Washburn Prize.

Macalester named a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education