Notes from South Africa
Lucy Kane '15 writes about her experience so far on Macalester's study abroad program in South Africa.
Partial to Baby Animals
Does this photo make you more sympathetic to climate change? For most, the answer is yes, according to Rowena Foo '16 and Professor Christie Manning.
The Beez Kneez
An environmental studies degree led Erin Rupp '04 to a carerr producing honey and educating kids about the importance of bees.
Professor Chris Wells in his new book Car Country untangles the complicated relationships between automobiles and the environment.
Through an internship, Joel Mandella ’14 made it easier for electric vehicle drivers to find charging stations.
Interning with the MPCA
Michael Galgay ’14 studied urban forests while interning with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
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.
Will Steger Intern
Meeting acclaimed polar explorer and climate change activist Will Steger was a highlight of Mark Riegel’s internship.
Global citizenship on two wheels
This year’s Live It grants take students into neighborhoods ranging from the Twin Cities to Ghana, all in the name of putting global citizenship into action.
Exploring Energy Efficiency
Rosie Mate ’12 focused on physics, French, environmental studies, and economics at Macalester. It makes sense that she approaches studying energy efficiency from different perspectives, too.
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.
There are few colleges where students are more interested in social justice and environmentalism than they are here at Macalester. So it makes sense that a course called “Environmental Justice” is fully enrolled with 21 enthusiastic upperclassmen from many different majors.
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.
Professor Roopali Phadke and three students held wind energy symposiums over the summer to help residents create policy.
Students and Sustainability
Students at Macalester are making it possible for the campus to become carbon neutral by 2025.
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.
Two Sides of Cape Town
When Will Chilton ’11 studied abroad in South Africa, he was prepared for the contrast in wealth, but another cultural difference caught him by surprise.