Research and Teaching Labs
Students work in state-of-the art labs in the Oline Rice Science Center, with impressive equipment.
Slave Trade History
Students in Professor Linda Sturtz’s Transatlantic Slave Trade course read narratives written by former slaves and created annotated maps to tell their stories.
Internships in the arts have helped three Macalester students realize that with enough dedication and passion, one can build a career in the art world.
Writing Advice from Marlon James
Man Booker prize winner and professor Marlon James asks young writers, "Couldn’t you have just said, 'said?'"
Happy Soccer Story
The men's soccer team's 2015 season went down as one of the best in the program's history.
Late Night Vinyl
Three times a semester, music professor Mark Mandarano invites students to listen to albums together.
Recipe For Success
An idea that began during a summer entrepreneurial program now facilitates meal-shares between students all semester long.
Music and Freedom
A first-year class connects philosophy, politics, and history with music ranging from Mozart to Mingus.
Back to the Classroom
For the first time since becoming president of Macalester, Brian Rosenberg returned to the classroom to team-teach a seminar.
This Mac grad used her Watson fellowship to explore community radio across the globe.
Working with cops and the community, police liaison Isela Xitlali Gómez ’13 wants every voice to be heard.
Banishing Night Terrors
Student entrepreneur Tyler Skluzacek ’16 finds success with an app inspired by his war vet father.
Young Alumni Entrepreneurs
Fashion, clean energy, home brewing. Young alumni create new enterprises by combining ideas, initiative and determination with the willingness to take a chance.
The Inaugural Lecture of Karen Saxe as DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
A Computer Science Sabbatical
Computer science professor Shilad Sen’s sabbatical resulted in grant funding and knowledge that will benefit Mac students for years to come.
Manuscript to finished paperback, students in a hands-on English course work their way through the publishing process.
Gates Grant for PhD Research
Zoë Campbell ’09 is one of only 16 students worldwide selected for a special program where she’ll help Tanzanian farmers as she earns her PhD.
The Year That Was
Here are the stories from 2015 that brought you delight and pride in what happens at 1600 Grand.
On the Cancer Frontlines
In his second summer at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Liang “Adrian” Chang continued cutting edge research into breast cancer metastasis.
Learning in Israel
Ben Shields ’17 explored once-in-a-lifetime opportunities in the Middle East thanks to Mac Classics connections.
Every fall, a couple dozen Macalester students get up well before dawn and drive an hour south to a Buddhist temple to feed hungry ghosts.
Lung Cancer Research
Through Macalester’s Academic Health Sciences Summer Research Program, Alexander Dash worked in lung cancer treatment and research.
Greece, Ancient and Modern
From translating Aristophanes to picking oranges, Kacie Reilly experienced Greece across the centuries.
Asthma and Public Health
Omar Mansour investigated factors related to asthma and received the public health award for Outstanding Poster Presentation at a national conference in Washington, D.C.
Teaching Kids to Write
Hank Hietala '17 teaches kids to write at Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute.
Research at Mayo
Lisa Levoir studied the relationship between inflammation and colon cancer as a Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow.
COP21, Confronting Climate Change
Students share their experiences at COP21, the international conference devoted to addressing climate change.
Making College Possible
An internship with College Possible inspired Lillian Hexter ’16 to pursue a career that combines fundraising and social justice.
In Uninhabited Rainforest
In Queensland, Australia, their search for answers about evolutionary biology introduced Jill Oberski and Joanne Johnson to some surprising creatures.