December, 2014

November, 2014

Studying Science Abroad

Three science students study abroad, from Singapore to Scotland.

Macalester Becomes Tobacco-Free January 1

Tiny Australian Arachnids

Collecting specimens in Australia and identifying them in the lab taught Michelle Coblens a lot about the power of original research.

HHMI Young Researchers

From pain to tiny arachnids, Nicole Mathews applied concepts from her science courses as she pursued answers to real-world questions in the lab.

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.

Rivers of Electricity

Noah Lupu-Gladstein explored cutting-edge thermoelectrics research in Professor James Heyman’s physics lab.

Clues from Antarctica

As part of a Keck Consortium research project, Hali Englert studied rocks from Antarctica for what they can tell us about climate change.

Reef Diving in Belize

Ilian DeCorte made daily scuba dives in Belize to learn why otherwise endangered coral were thriving there.

A Database of Brains

Bioinformatics at Harvard–MIT’s Health Sciences and Technology Program allowed Issa Ali to combine his research interests in computer science, biology and chemistry.

Rocks Tell the Story

In Glacier National Park, Emily Diener and Eric Stephens took core samples that illuminate the geological history of the landscape.

Three Macalester students receive new Joan Adams Mondale Endowed Scholarship

Football Takes Conference Title

Geology in Glacier Park

At Glacier National Park, Emily Diener used core samples from lakes to investigate their geological history.

Trees and Climate Change

Trees store carbon, which helps mitigate climate change. Eli Liebman investigated this process in northern Michigan.

Interrupting Viruses

In Marcos Ortega’s lab, Djoser Ramsey investigated how to interrupt the reproduction of viruses, such as one that causes lymphoma.

From the Farm to the Lab

Economics major Cody Dail is using the many resources at his disposal to prepare himself for medical school.

Science is Discovery

With the support of a Beckmann grant, Charles Benck ’15 is conducting research aimed at new ways to combat pain.

Macalester Provost named President at Whitman College

Kathleen M. Murray, who has been Macalester's Provost since July 2008, has been named the 14th President of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.

Football Going to Conference Championship

The Macalester Football team is heading to Illinois to play for the Midwest Conference championship.

Mac Chemistry #1

The Chemistry Department is #1 per capita in National Science Foundation grants for undergraduate research among its 40 peer colleges.

Summer Classics

Two students talk about their internship experiences.

Worth 1000 Words

In Professor Eric Carroll’s photography class, students looked with new eyes at Macalester past and present.

Summer Classics

Two students talk about their internship experiences.

Climate Collaboration

A new course brings together climate science and economics to determine efficient ways to address climate change.

Soccer from Both Sides

Will Matsuda ’15 enjoys soccer from two perspectives, as both varsity athlete and photographer.

The Class of 2014: After Mac

We checked in with a few members of the Class of 2014 to see what their first year out of college looks like.

Allies across (Dis)ability

Maddie Kornfeld and Marium Ibrahim went to the experts to discover what it takes to build alliances between people with and without disabilities.

Big Plans

New Faculty Faces

A Man for All Seasons

Civility and Its Discontents

River Refuge

Life on the River

The Mississippi, flowing just a mile from campus, exerts a strong pull on student life at Macalester.

Rumor Has It

We dig deep to discover the truth behind Macalester’s most enduring myths, legends, and mysteries.

Foundation Fellows

The Bush Foundation has launched a fellowship program to promote diversity in philanthropic leadership.

Ultimate Exec

Denitza Batchvarova ’06 uses her business skills to help run a company promoting mixed martial arts.

Macalester names new Vice President for Advancement

D. Andrew Brown, Assistant Vice President for Development at the University of Minnesota Foundation, has been named Macalester College's Vice President for Advancement beginning January 1, 2015. President Brian Rosenberg made the announcement today.

Macalester professor and undergraduate helped collect important new Cretaceous mammal skull in Madagascar

Geology Professor Ray Rogers and alumna Madeline Marshall ‘12, a current University of Chicago graduate student studying paleontology, were part of a small team exploring 68 million-year-old rocks in northwestern Madagascar in 2010.

McNair Magic

A U of Minnesota program provides research experience, graduate school support for Mariah Geiger ’15.

Ink Spot

Brianne Farley ’06 is building an impressive career as a children’s book author and illustrator.

Second in Command

A city focus on racial equity persuaded Kristin Beckmann ’92 to become St. Paul’s deputy mayor.

Semester Away, Summer in L.A.

Hannah Rehak '15 spent the summer in Los Angeles working for Zester Daily.

National Football Leaguer

Former Mac running back Daniel Ricci ’14 landed his first job with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Research—Getting Started

Original research is the gold standard experience for undergraduate science students and there’s no better place to conduct it than Macalester.

By the Miles

A traditionally beautiful, leafy campus, Macalester College is also the portal to everything a metropolitan area of three million people has to offer.

October, 2014