April, 2014

Partners in Health’s Paul Farmer to speak at Macalester Commencement

Physician and medical anthropologist Paul Farmer will deliver the commencement address at the 2014 Macalester College graduation ceremony. Lucy Andrews, of Plymouth, Minn., is the senior class speaker. Andrews is a Geology major and captain of the Women's Track and Field Team.

Sociology student awarded a top place in national competition

Macalester senior Mara Aussendorf of Bainbridge Island, Wash., has won third place in the 2014 national Alpha Kappa Delta Undergraduate Paper Competition with her paper titled “The Birdhouse and the Bee Hive: Parents’ Navigation of Successful Sexual Socialization.” Alpha Kappa Delta, the honors society for sociology, sponsors the annual undergraduate paper competition that receives entries from across the country. This award marks the fourth consecutive year that Macalester sociology majors have earned the top prizes from Alpha Kappa Delta.

Professor Lin Aanonsen Wins Thomas Jefferson Award

Professor Lin Aanonsen Wins Thomas Jefferson Award

Rosenberg letter to vendor requests they become signatory to Bangladeshi Accord

Rosenberg letter to vendor requests they become signatory to Bangladeshi Accord

Macalester student selected as a 2014 Frank Karel Fellow

Eura Chang ’15 will intern this summer in Washington, D.C.

More Adventures in Interning

Macalester students put their skills to use all over the metro area.

Class of 2014

The world is looking bright for many of the members of the Class of 2014 as they prepare to cross the dais to grab their diplomas this month.

Global Citizens 2014

Three students share Mac’s Global Citizenship Student Award. Building on their Chuck Green fellowship experience, Zack Avre '14 and Jocelyne Cardona '14 emerged as campus leaders and were two of the recipients.

Student Groups

Build, bike, protest, pray. Whatever your interests, you can join likeminded friends at Macalester.

Complexities of Conflict

A popular political science class has students taking on real-life roles in mock negotiations and war games.

Student project will help improve computer education and job placement skills in Vietnam

Ngan "Jasmine" Nguyen '17 will help improve computer education and job placement skills in Vietnam.

March, 2014

Macalester Junior Awarded Humanity in Action Summer Fellowship

Gavin's Chuck Green Fellowship work was prominent in the application essay and recommendation letter leading to this award.

Macalester Senior Receives Watson Grant

A year later, Sylvia's Chuck Green project experience would help her win a Watson Fellowship focused on community radio in Bolivia, Bangladesh, and Tanzania.

Theatre and Dance Department Presents “In the Blood” April 10-12

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents In the Blood, by Suzan-Lori Parks, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Mainstage Theatre, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Tickets are $7 general admission and $5 for seniors and groups. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Thu. – Sat., April 10 - 12, and Sat., April 12 at 2 p.m. In the Blood is directed by Harry Waters Jr., associate professor in the Theatre and Dance Department. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359. Seating is limited.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Speaks at Macalester March 2, 2014

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Speaks at Macalester March 2, 2014

Senior Renee Jordan Is NCAA Division III Diving Champion

Macalester Senior Renee Jordan placed first in the 1-meter diving competition at the NCAA Division III women’s swimming and diving championships in Indianapolis, Ind., on Thursday, March 20.

French Meadow Bakery & Café opens in St. Paul near Macalester

French Meadow Bakery & Café has opened on Grand Ave. in St. Paul. The bakery and café reside at 1662 Grand Ave., former home to Coat of Many Colors and Coffee News Café.

Publish and Prosper

Mac students work alongside faculty in the lab and in the field—and publish the results.

Ten Months Later

We checked in with a few graduates from the Class of 2013 to see how life is going 10 months after graduation.


In Contagion, a first-year course, students explored the human factor in the spread of infectious diseases.

Practicing Peacekeeping

Jake Waxman ’14 won a summer fellowship to the U.S. Army War College

Red Cross Aid

Red Cross interns locate missing family members and provide health care abroad.

Carleton College Mourns the Loss of Three Students

February, 2014

Mayo Innovation

Macalester’s proximity to the Mayo Clinic and top biomedical companies provides some great opportunities, including the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program.

Amy Ostermeier Fund

A new fund for human rights gets underway at Mac.

Music by Carleton Macy Concert March 2 - A gift to the Macalester and Twin Cities communities from the Macys

The Music by Carleton Macy Concert will feature six premieres, two of which have been composed especially for this concert. Laura Nichols, mezzo, Mary Budd Horozaniecki, violin, and Christine Dahl, piano, will premiere “Road Songs” with texts by Walt Whitman and Robert Frost. “November,” a single-movement work which is the ninth and last in the composer’s series of “Prairie Trios” will be premiered by Mary Horozaniecki, Pat O’Keefe, clarinet, and John Jensen, piano

Sociology Majors Awarded Prizes in Midwest Sociological Society Paper Competitions

Seniors Laura Levinson and Mara Aussendorf awarded first and third prizes, respectively, in the Midwest Sociological Society Student Paper Competition.

Notes from South Africa

Lucy Kane '15 writes about her experience so far on Macalester's study abroad program in South Africa.

Macalester holds second Macathon Feb. 28-March 1

Macalester is holding its second Macathon, a mash-up of a computer hackathon and a business start-up competition 4:00 p.m., Fri., Feb. 28, ending at 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 1.

Guatemalan Sojourn

Kate Hehre ’15 (Minneapolis) spent part of January on a Macalester-sponsored trip to Guatemala.

Networking Silicon Valley

Mac students networked with alumni at San Francisco area tech companies such as Facebook and Google.

15th Annual American Studies Conference at Macalester

This year’s conference with the theme, “Mixed Race America: Identities and Culture” features two keynote speakers: Laura Kina, a visual artist, curator and Vincent de Paul Associate Profes¬sor of Art, Media, & Design at DePaul University, will talk about “Mixed Race Asian American Art: On Becoming and Unbecoming a ‘Happy Hapa,’” and Ralina L. Joseph, associ¬ate professor in the University of Washington’s Department of Communication and in the Departments of American Ethnic Studies and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, will talk about “Does ‘Mixed’ Mean Post-Race? - An Examination of 21st Century Media Representations of African American Multiraciality.”

The Elegant C. Elegans

Nicole Miller '14 worked on the regulation of genes through RNAi in Professor Mary Montgomery's lab.

Macalester jumps to a top spot on Peace Corps’ annual Top Schools rankings

Macalester College jumped 15 positions to No. 3 on Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing small colleges and universities across the country, making the ninth year in a row the college has made the list. Currently, 16 alumni are serving overseas in the Peace Corps, and since the agency was created in 1961, 356 Macalester graduates have made a difference as Peace Corps volunteers.

Theatre and Dance Department Presents “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Bertolt Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Tickets are $7 general admission and $5 for seniors and groups. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Feb. 20-22, and Saturday Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is directed by Ruth Easton Guest Artist Barbra Berlovitz. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359 or go to www.macalester.edu/boxoffice.

Meaning of Mixed Race

Macalester sponsors conference on the identities and culture of mixed race America.

Vampires 101

By exploring literature, film, and folklore, one first-year class found out there’s much more to vampires than Twilight.

Macalester Mourns the Passing of Joan Adams Mondale '52

Macalester College and the Macalester community mourn the passing of Joan Adams Mondale, wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale '50, and alumna who graduated from Macalester in 1952.

Building a Network

Mac's location is a "huge foundation" for every student, says Joe Huber '15.

January, 2014