Life in the State Department
From South Korea to Pakistan, Isabelle Chan ’06 works to make the world a safer, more equitable place.
An Insider's Election Guide
Mac alumni and professors weigh in on how campaigns have changed—and how to make sense of it all.
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.
A dozen lucky Mac students learned about campaigning firsthand during an election year.
From Newborns to Seniors: Anthropology in Action
Andrea Grimaldi ’16 utilizes her anthropology skills daily at Centro, an organization she connected with two years ago as a Chuck Green Fellow.
Global Citizenship Awards 2016
Three Macalester seniors honored for their commitment to international service.
Macalester paired them up as first-year roommates. Now seniors, they've lived together ever since.
An information session with Macalester alumni inspired Jyothi Dhanwada ’15 to pursue a career in healthcare consulting; today she works with Optum Consulting at UnitedHealth Group.
Sustainability for Global Citizenship
Students combined class time with a paid summer practicum as teams developed sustainability projects with community organizations.
Russian Art Intern
An internship at the Museum of Russian Art furthered Joshua Sosa’s understanding of Russian history while offering leadership experience.
A popular political science class blends a traditional syllabus with an internship at the state capitol.
Global Citizenship Awards
2015 Global Citizenship Student Awards recognize outstanding work with communities near and far.
Health Policy Pursuits
Jyothi Dhanwada researches pain and has interned on a U.S. Senate committee in Washington to learn firsthand about the intersection of science and health policy.
Three Macalester students receive Amy Ostermeier Human Rights Fellowships
The fellowship is designed to support students who secure internships at human rights organizations.
Anja Crowder ’13 landed her dream job working on This Week with George Stephanopoulos.
Tibetan and Himalayan People program is life changing for Macalester junior.
End of life care in the U.S.
Anna Schmitz '14 delves into this sensitive issue for her capstone.
Complexities of Conflict
A popular political science class has students taking on real-life roles in mock negotiations and war games.
Tweeting from Libya
Ellen Noble ’13 analyzed tweets (over 7,000 of them) to explore the ways in which social media was used by Libyans to challenge the dominant hero-victim narrative of humanitarian crises.
Dan Knickelbein ’14 spent the summer in D.C. learning about transportation policy.
Financial Literacy and Growth
John Sankara ’15 partnered with community organizations that help minority-owned businesses grow and promote financial literacy.
Knights and Jihad
Political Science Professor Andrew Latham is a teacher, academic, collaborator—and now a novelist.
Political Science Reconnect & Network Reception
Macalester alumni who majored in Political Science returned to campus to network with current students and each other on November 7, 2013.
New in India
The adventure of a lifetime was in store for Emma van Emmerik ’14 during her semester in Pune.
Aiding African Enterprise
Chuck Green Fellow Anja Crowder ’13 created online banking options for entrepreneurial African immigrants.
Professor Profile: Andrew Latham
A profile of political science professor Andrew Latham.
Hannah Fishman ’13 has been fascinated with Middle-East diplomacy since high school. Macalester helped her study in Jordan before interning at the State Department.
Entry Level at eBay
What began as an elevator conversation turned into an internship and then a job offer for Michael Costigan. This summer he’ll be working full time at eBay as a business analyst.
Language of Adoption
Silka Schreiber ’13 puts her Mandarin skills to the test helping Americans adopt children from China.
Shawn Green '13 studied abroad in London to attend the war studies program at King's College.
Cyber Politics in Practice
Rather than write individual term papers, political science students built a website to show how presidential candidates used Twitter during the 2012 presidential primary
Working for Human Rights Watch, Omar El Zoheiry ’13 dealt with the fallout from the Egyptian revolution.
Chuck Green Fellows 2012
For 12 Macalester sophomores and juniors every spring, the final exams and papers at semester’s end mark simply the halfway point for one of their classes.
Back in march, Andrew Ojeda ’13 (Fresno, Calif.) called his mother with an unusual request for a college student: It was caucus day in Minnesota, he wanted to run for office, and he was wondering if she would support his decision.
What's the Good Word?
What are candidates really saying? To find out, Macalester political science students analyzed candidates' Twitter activity.
Football Meets Robotics
When football player Jesse Russell ’14 met robotics executive and Mac gridiron veteran Andrew Borene ’98, the result was a natural friendship—and a paid internship.
Once in a Decade...
Natalie Pavlatos '12 had an internship at the Minnesota State Capitol and got to see first-hand how the legislative districts got redrawn to reflect changes in the US Census.
“Unlike so many liberal arts colleges, Mac is in an urban environment with lots of opportunities.”
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.
Model United Nations in South Korea
Political science and German major Tsesa Monaghan ’13 (Mankato, Minn.) took lots of photos at the Global Model U.N. conclave.
Community Change Agents
It’s one thing to perform service work—commendable, yet limited in scope. It’s quite another to take on social issues systemically, problem solving for the future.
When he signed up for Macalester’s legislative politics class, Reed Polakowski ’13 (Minneapolis) thought he’d be interning for a state senator or representative. Instead, he ended up in the office of Minnesota’s governor, Mark Dayton.
To Disclose–or Not
For Hannah Johnson, curiousity and her professor's mentoring resulted in a grant for summer research in Washington, D.C. 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
Learning the Legislature
Most of the week Margo Worman ’13 (Moorhead, Minn.) is a typical political science student at Macalester College. But for 11 hours each week, she becomes a valued staff member for Rep. Erin Murphy (DFL), assistant minority leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Less than three years after enrolling at Macalester, Butler co-chairs its Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) chapter, has worked as an election judge, and pitched in for Get Out the Vote campaigns. He took on another new experience: testifying on a bill at the Minnesota State Capitol.