October, 2014

September, 2014

Climate March

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.

Summer Fellowships

Each summer Mac students land fellowships, locally and around the world.

Happy Talk

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.

Polyglot Grad

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.

ABC News

Anja Crowder ’13 landed her dream job working on This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

August, 2014

Symposium features keynote speaker Annette Blum, faculty, film screening and roundtable discussions

Other People's Money

Helping Families Succeed

Winter Warrior

Ansel Adams Authority

Turn and Face the Strange*

Staff Attachments


Long a hidden population at Macalester, first-generation college students are declaring themselves and supporting each other as never before.

Storytelling Career

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.”

Mapping Gardens

Paige Moody ’16 used GIS and statistics skills to develop interactive maps of gardens and local food sources.

Congressional Intern

In Congressman Ellison’s district office, Jordan Lim ’15 learned firsthand about government and helping constituents.

Going Global

Professor Vélez bridges eras and continents to stretch the minds of Mac students.

July, 2014

June, 2014

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.

Who the Enemy Is

The research of Mellon Mays scholar Christine Ohenewah ’15 explores tensions between Africans and African Americans.

Kids Books, Bolivian Style

Kyle Coombs ’14 spent his study abroad semester compiling a trilingual children’s book.

Into the Archives

Creative learning approach leads to Mellon Foundation grant.

Macalester Names Gary D. Martin Chief Investment Officer

Gary D. Martin will become Macalester's Chief Investment Officer, effective July 14. As CIO, Martin will oversee the college’s $746 million endowment, which ranks 18th among U.S. liberal arts colleges. The endowment supports financial aid for students, and academic and co-curricular programs, among other college priorities.

Music Entrepreneur

A recent Macalester grad is working on a platform to help music fans discover and share new talent.

First-Year Standout

Distance runner Kimber Meyer ’17 makes her mark.

Film Star

A short film by Mac alum Annie Silverstein ’01 wins first place at Cannes Film Festival.

Studying Science in Norway

Charlotte Martinkus ’14 was delighted to find a program that allowed her to study in Europe while pursuing a physics degree.