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.
Studying South Africa
It’s clear that Victor Parker ’11 (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) is determined to become a world citizen
Nutrition and Hunger
Evelyn Balsells '12 studied community health in Egypt. And last summer, worked at Open Arms of Minnesota as part of her fellowship. A common thread in the Middle East and Minneapolis? Nutrition and community health issues. She explains.
Making it at Microsoft
Less than a year after donning his cap and gown, David Klock ’10 is putting in 12-hour days at Microsoft. And loving it.
Shelle Shimizu ’11 wins the Truman Scholarship.
Internships: Bridge to Success
Federico Burlon held a number of internships in the Twin Cities.
Jonathan Chen in Australia
Jonathen Chen '11 studied Australian foreign policy in Australia. Read the article
Hopi Costello's '10 unique work-study takes her off campus to a nearby school. Read the article
Civil Rights Radio Hour
The popular NPR show This American Life served as the model for a semester-long radio project created by the students.
Student Kaitlin Roh '12 worked at PACER Center, which helps families who have children with disabilities. Read the article
Marichel Mejia '11 recounts her study abroad experience in Nicaragua. more
Andrew Ver Steegh '09 has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Scholarship to Egypt
Andrew Ver Steegh ’09 of Mahtomedi, Minn., has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Egypt. Ver Steegh also received a critical language enhancement award to study Arabic.
Podcast: Israel's Mizrahim
Frank Adler, Political Science, has researched the role of Israel's Mizrahim, Jews who for millennia were deeply rooted in the region, but were summarily expelled from Arab states after the state of Israel was founded in 1948. Professor Adler examines the "orientalist" discrimination that Mizrahim suffered in Israel, but also raises the possibility that both as Jews and Arabs, the Mizrahim might serve as a bridge to regional reconciliation.
Podcast: Who Should Live and Who Should Die
With the national debate over health care reform at a crossroads, Macalester held an open forum about the issue. Panel Participants included: Jeffrey Kahn, Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota, Michael Zis, Political Science, Macalester College, Earl Schwartz, Director of the Social Justice Program and Professor of Religion, Hamline University
Podcast: State of the Union
Adrienne Christiansen, political science professor and director of the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching, gives us her take on President Obama's State of the Union address.
Podcast: Our Health Care System
Political Science Professor Michael Zis talks about how politics, the economy, and the simple act of change all play a role in reforming the country's health care system.