Maps for Good
Ross Donihue ’11 builds on cartography skills learned at Macalester to promote conservation of critical landscapes.
Publishing with Professors
From topics as varied as childhood obesity in Mexico to the discovery of new galaxies, Macalester students research with faculty and publish the results.
Students visited Minnesota's Iron Range and found lessons relevant to their study of Mongolia.
Macalester paired them up as first-year roommates. Now seniors, they've lived together ever since.
Peace Corps Producer
For the third year in a row, Macalester is a top sender of Peace Corps volunteers.
Geography major Amy Lebowitz ’15 explores the meaning of the great American front yard.
Paige Moody ’16 used GIS and statistics skills to develop interactive maps of gardens and local food sources.
In Congressman Ellison’s district office, Jordan Lim ’15 learned firsthand about government and helping constituents.
A semester abroad in Tanzania inspired Michelle Einstein ’14 to explore the global used-clothing industry.
Audrey Kohout '14 turned her passion for technology into a corporate job offer.
In Contagion, a first-year course, students explored the human factor in the spread of infectious diseases.
Justine Decker ’14 shares her experience in Llano Bonito, Costa Rica, where she built an organic greenhouse with medicinal plants.
In Search of Mermaids
Scuba diving and working with local environmentalists, two Live It Fund recipients seek to protect Sri Lanka’s unique environment in the face of development.
Helping Global Farmers
Compatible Technology Institute intern Brianna Besch ’13 learns how innovative tools—like the bicycle-powered potato slicer—help poor farmers get enough to eat.
South Africa Adventures
Two Mac students had very different study abroad experiences in Cape Town last year.
A geography degree, a facility with Spanish, and photography skills have landed Ross Donihue ’11 a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant.
Water Wonder Woman
It’s one thing for Macalester geography students to master Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping software in the lab. It’s quite another challenge to apply those skills in the real world, through a partnership with a community organization.
This past semester, about two dozen urban ecology students divided out into teams to create short video documentaries exploring concepts of urban design.
Finding it hard to pick one study abroad spot, Sarah Krumholz ’13 opted instead to circle the globe, city by city.
Urban geography major Caroline Devany ’13 worked with St. Paul’s Frogtown Gardens, helping the neighborhood make the case for a $2.2 million public land purchase.
Macalester Senior Receives Watson Grant
Charlotte Fagan '12 from East Greenwich, R.I., will use her grant to go around the world and study women's bike movements.
Arab Spring Break
Jordan was quieter than most of the Middle East last spring, but life there was still an eye-opener for Sidney Ainkorn ’12.
Meet Professor Moseley
Macalester geography professor Bill Moseley—-an expert in African environmental and development matters—-has been a man in demand. more
Macalester grants tenure status to seven faculty members
Macalester College has granted tenure status to Vittorio Addona, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science; Darcy Burgund, Psychology; Liang Ding, Economics; Laura Smith and Dan Trudeau, Geography; Christopher Wells, Environmental Studies and Chuen-Fung Wong, Music.
Do women living in new urbanist communities find them more empowering than typical suburbs? Charlotte Fagan ’12 set out to answer that question.
Geographers Go National
Geography majors Ross Donihue ’11 and Slavisa Mijatovic ’12 spent the summer in Washington, D.C., honing their skills at National Geographic. more
Investigate and Map It
Nolan Levenson's class presented their GIS research about two reservations to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. That work is now research that will be used for public benefit. more
James Christenson '11 produced the documentary Local Motives, which examines the politics and business of high-speed, commuter, and light-rail expanion in Minnesota. more
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.
Dinner with David
Geography majors are invited to Professor David Lanegran's home for dinner every fall.more
Summer in the City
In this episode of Macalester Talks, Professor David Lanegran, geography, talks about some of the best cities to visit - and makes a strong case for visiting the Twin Cities.
Macalester's location—minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis—offers students a wealth of opportunities. more
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