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.
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.
Internship at an Embassy
Gabriela Landeros Fernandez '15 explored diplomacy through an internship at the Mexican embassy—in Belgium.
Mac's First Online Course
A Whole New Ball Game
Call of the Wild
Filling the Big Office
Global Citizens in Action
Our Four First-Years Grow Up
On finding a fit: During the fall of her junior year Kiah, who was already majoring in American studies, took—and loved—two education classes, that led her to add Educational studies as a second major.
Teacher of the Year
Macalester College New Music Series Presents Lorelei Ensemble
Dedicated to the performance of new and early music for women’s voices, the Lorelei Ensemble consists of nine professional musicians whose expertise ranges from early to contemporary repertoire. They’ll perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2014, in Mairs Concert Hall, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery, 1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul, Minn. They are part of Macalester’s New Music Series, sponsored by the Rivendell Foundation.
Peter Happel Christian Exhibition “Sword of the Sun” in Macalester’s Law Warschaw Gallery
Peter Happel Christian makes art about the experience of nature, time, and perception at the intersection of photography, sculpture, and performance
Revitalizing Historic Sites
A Mac history class drew Natalie Heneghan ’15 (Cedarburg, Wis.) to a HistoriCorps summer preservation project in Wyoming.
For Minh Nguyen ’14, theoretical physics makes for absorbing detective work.
Copper in Our Bodies
Richard Liang’s study of copper may increase understanding of Alzheimer’s.
Investigating Sickle-Cell Anemia
Dinesh Rathakrishnan believes research will make him a better doctor
Learning from Lungs
Undecided between a clinical or research job, Katie Cicolello ’14 chose both.
Classics major studies stem-cell therapy.
Better Living through [Plant] Chemistry
From campus research to the Mayo Clinic, Julie Sun ’14 is using science to make a difference.
Captivated by Chemistry
Much to his surprise, Andrew Olinger ’15 found his intellectual passion in chemistry.
Investigating Iron in Cancer Cells
Burton Masem ’14 studied the effects of iron overload on ovarian cancer cells.
President Rosenberg one of two appointed to Teagle Foundation Board
The Teagle Foundation has appointed Brian Rosenberg and Elizabeth Boylan to its Board of Directors. They join 14 other directors on a board chaired by Walter C. Teagle, III.
Minnesota State Arts Board Awards Grant to Art and Art History Professor for 2014
The Minnesota State Arts Board has awarded a grant to Art and Art History Professor Chris Willcox for 2014.
Three Macalester alums’ video about N.D. oil boom featured on New York Times website
An excerpt of a documentary by three Macalester alumni is being featured on the New York Times website.
Tweeting from Libya
Ellen Noble ’13 analyzed tweets (over 7,000 of them) to explore the ways in which social media was used by Libyans to challenge the dominant hero-victim narrative of humanitarian crises.
Dan Knickelbein ’14 spent the summer in D.C. learning about transportation policy.
Math and the Real World
Sara Staszak used math to address the detection of structural defects.
Becoming a Scientist
Alyssa Ashbaugh ’14 did research at the Mayo Clinic, a large research university, and a campus lab.
Passions and Requiems
A course cross-listed in Music and Religious Studies teaches unforgettable lessons of power and prayer.
When Majors Collide
Issa Ali ’15 found his computer science skills were highly applicable to biology research.
Financial Literacy and Growth
John Sankara ’15 partnered with community organizations that help minority-owned businesses grow and promote financial literacy.
Adventures in Interning
Mac students take advantage of their mid-metro location through working at schools, museums, and more.
Death, Devastation & Math
Three years after taking an applied math class, two Mac students have their research published in a peer-reviewed journal.
The Year That Was
Macalester professors share perspectives on some of the top news stories of 2013.
Macalester Completes $20.5M Studio Art Phase of JWFAC Expansion and Renovation
Macalester College has completed construction on a comprehensive renovation and expansion of the Studio Art building, part of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet to speak at Macalester
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will speak to the Macalester College community on Sunday, March 2, 2014. His talk is titled, “The Nature of Happiness, Fulfillment, and Embodiment.” Seating for the event will be limited and tickets will not be available to the general public. The event will be free for the campus community but tickets will be required. More information will be shared with the campus community when tickets are available.
The Ovenbird Mystery
Karina Li did research at Macalester's Ordway Field Station to understand why Ovenbirds, a ground-nesting species, were largely absent from the property.
People Over Postings
Mac Career Center staff showed Jamila Humphrie ’11 that when searching for jobs, personal connections trump online ads.
Choral Director McGaghie selected as an ACDA ICEP Conducting Fellow
Macalester Music Professor and Director of Choral Activities Michael McGaghie has been selected for the 2014 American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) International Conductors Exchange Program (ICEP). He is one of seven conductors chosen from a competitive nationwide application pool to spend two weeks in China conducting choirs in that country this summer.
Two Seniors Receive Minnesota High Tech Association STEM scholarships
Two Macalester seniors, Eric Biggers from Verona, Wis., and Nathan Leech of Mound, Minn., have received the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) Foundation annual scholarships awarded to undergraduate students who excel in programs geared toward science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. Only 15 students across the state of Minnesota received the award.
Governor Dayton Appoints Mac Professor to Council on MLK Jr. Holiday
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Macalester Professor Duchess Harris to the Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Harris’ term is effective immediately and will extend through March 1, 2014. She replaces Cheryl Chatman.