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.
The Theatre and Dance Department presents Timepieces, the 2014 Fall Dance Concert
The 2014 Fall Dance Concert features new choreographic works by students, faculty, and guest artist Karen Charles.
Chemistry major Brian Carr enjoyed both the individual attention at Macalester and the experience of a research university lab.
Biology major Antsa Randriamihaja was awarded two fellowships, which supported her lab research and an independent project in Madagascar.
Research at 15,000 Feet
Alia Payne ’15 studied the effects of climate change on glaciers high in the Peruvian Andes.
Suicide Prevention Study
At the Minnesota Dept. of Health, Alese Halvorson ’15 contributed her statistical expertise to save lives.
O-Chem Research, Two Views
Sometimes the most demanding subjects are the ones you can’t let go of.
Theatre and Dance and Music Departments Present “The Cradle Will Rock” November 6-8
"The Cradle Will Rock" is a collaboration between the Theatre and Dance Department and the Music Department; its cast of 28 makes it one of the largest Mainstage productions of recent years.
A Macalester class spurred Grace Newton ’16 to ask new questions about being uprooted from her homeland.
New Mac students learn about a subject while learning about college.
Macalester awarded Career Ready Internship grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp.
The Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation has awarded Macalester College a Career Ready Internship grant for the 2014-2015 academic year in the amount of $60,022. The corporation awarded a total of $5.2 million in new grants to Macalester and 39 other colleges and universities in Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin allowing students with financial need to reap the educational and career-boosting benefits of paid internships.
Mac Chemistry #1
The Chemistry Department is #1 per capita in NSF grants for undergraduate research among its 40 peer colleges.
21st annual Macalester International Roundtable focuses on human migration.
New Music Series Presents Music from Copland House
The acclaimed resident ensemble at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in New York, has come to occupy a special place on the U.S. musical scene as perhaps this country’s only wide-ranging American repertory ensemble.
Macalester’s 21st Annual International Roundtable: “Migration” Oct. 8-11
The 2014 Macalester International Roundtable (IRT) will examine human MIGRATION as a dynamic and powerful social force shaping societies, past and present.
Each summer Mac students land fellowships, locally and around the world.
Convocation speaker and happiness researcher Dan Gilbert visits a Mac psychology class.
Following Stolen Art
Students in classics professor Vanessa Rousseau’s course made their own contributions to fight the underground market for stolen art.
Profs’ Summer Reading
Three Macalester students receive Amy Ostermeier Human Rights Fellowships
The fellowship is designed to support students who secure internships at human rights organizations.
Three Macalester students receive Spradley Summer Fellowships
Because of the scholarship, the students were able to travel to South Africa, Senegal, and Rwanda.
Jane Berdysheva ’14 comes alive when conversing in one of her seven languages.
Two Tenure-Track Professors Join Macalester
How did Macalester prepare me for my job? Oh, let me count the ways.
Kalie Caetano '13 writes about her job as Digital Media Specialist at Stanford University Press
Alumni Anthro Authors
Many contributors to an important cultural anthropology reader are graduates of the Macalester department.
Anja Crowder ’13 landed her dream job working on This Week with George Stephanopoulos.
Symposium features keynote speaker Annette Blum, faculty, film screening and roundtable discussions
Other People's Money
Helping Families Succeed
Ansel Adams Authority
Turn and Face the Strange*
Long a hidden population at Macalester, first-generation college students are declaring themselves and supporting each other as never before.
Recent grad works for The Moth in Manhattan.
Living on Campus
Advice from current students on what you need to live at Macalester.
Visualizing Swarm Theory
Karina Li '14 worked with Prof. Chad Topaz to create art that is a visual expression of swarm theory.
Author Daniel Gilbert to Speak at Opening Convocation Sept. 4
Author Daniel Gilbert, bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness and professor of psychology at Harvard University, will speak at Macalester’s opening convocation at 11:30 a.m., Thu., Sept. 4, in the Alumni Gymnasium in the Leonard Center. The topic of his talk is “Stumbling on Happiness.”
Paige Moody ’16 used GIS and statistics skills to develop interactive maps of gardens and local food sources.
In Congressman Ellison’s district office, Jordan Lim ’15 learned firsthand about government and helping constituents.
Professor Vélez bridges eras and continents to stretch the minds of Mac students.
Are Women Empowered by New Urbanism?
A new study by Charlotte Fagan '12 and Geography Prof. Dan Trudeau focuses on the lived experience of women.
Macalester Names Rev. Kelly J. Stone Chaplain and Associate Dean for Religious and Spiritual Life
Rev. Kelly J. Stone has been named Chaplain and Associate Dean for Religious and Spiritual Life at Macalester College and will begin her new duties at the end of this month. Stone will oversee the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, which includes student religious groups, programs and events, and Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel.
Working with the Minnesota Epilepsy Group got Simon Sangaard more interested in clinical practice.
Hometown Human Rights
Macalester students gain skills while interning at Minneapolis-based Advocates for Human Rights.
New social media hub is now online. Tag posts #heymac to participate.
A semester abroad in Tanzania inspired Michelle Einstein ’14 to explore the global used-clothing industry.
An International Studies course exploring photography gives Mac students new insights into an old medium.
Macalester President receives $250,000 senior presidential leadership grant from the Mellon Foundation
Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg has been awarded a $250,000 senior presidential leadership grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support initiatives arising from the college’s strategic planning process. The grant, which is made by invitation only, will start in September 2014 and end in August 2017.