October, 2016

September, 2016

Three Macalester alumni become Trustees

Maps for Good

Ross Donihue ’11 builds on cartography skills learned at Macalester to promote conservation of critical landscapes.

Studying Zika

This summer Kendra Komoto ’15 was part of a research effort that changed how we understand the Zika virus.

Job Accelerator

Meet Mindy Deardurff, the energetic new dean of the Career Development Center.

Resurrection in the Heart of New Orleans

Historic St. Paul's Church in New Orleans was in danger of fading away, but Andrew Greenhaw '06 thought the church still had a lot to give.

Mac alumnus receives Fulbright scholarship to study in the United States

Diego Melo, from Bogotá, Colombia, has received a four-year Fulbright Foreign Student Program award to pursue graduate study.

From Neuroscience to Microbiology

Ethan Carpenter gained valuable experience in microbiology doing summer research in Arizona.

Cardiology Research at Johns Hopkins

Amin Sabet gained valuable experience working in the Johns Hopkins cardiology research lab of Mac alumnus Dr. Mark Anderson.

Seeking Better Solar Cells

Yifei Sun explored a new, more environmentally desirable solar cell material.

Eye-opening Vision Research

Knowledge and skills gained at Macalester prepared Ionatan Kuperwajs for research at an internationally recognized neuroimaging lab.

Two Macalester rising seniors receive scholarships from the Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust

Political Science major Emilie McGuire '17 from Park Ridge, Ill., and Economics major Forest Redlin '17, of Tempe, Ariz., have received $25,000 scholarships.

Mac Startups

Seven fledgling businesses spread their wings in a remarkable entrepreneurial incubator.

Cancer Immunology Research

Her first-year course at Mac introduced Jaclyn Kline to immunology. Her curiosity led her to a summer of research at Mass. General and Harvard.

Geometries of Molecules

Marla DeVault is researching atmospheric chemistry, supported by a Beckman Scholarship.

2016 Macalester alumna receives undergraduate essay award from the Association of Africanist Anthropology and an Honorable Mention for the Sylvia Forman Prize

Anthropology major Nana C E Adubea (Dubie) Toa-Kwapong '16 received awards

Sylvia Forman Prize Awarded to Recent Macalester Graduate

Katherine Brown ‘16 has been awarded the Sylvia Forman Prize from the Association for Feminist Anthropology

Advice for First-Years

We asked Mac students to share their wisdom about starting college.

Learning the Ropes

From caring for zebras to managing actors, Mac students gained some unforgettable experiences last summer.

Replacing Heavy Metals

In Professor Cao’s chemistry lab, student researchers are actively seeking organic replacements for hazardous heavy metals.

August, 2016

Macalester’s 23rd Annual International Roundtable -“Sustainable Cities: Sharing Habitat, Building Resiliency”

Thursday through Saturday, September 29 through October 1, 2016, at Macalester College, in varying campus locations and times.

Auspicious Notes, New Music concert from composer Randy Bauer conducted by Mark Mandarano

A 13-piece chamber orchestra comprised of leading Twin Cities musicians will perform the world premiere

Six tenure-track professors join Macalester faculty this fall

They are: Amy Elkins (English), Bret Jackson (Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science), Crystal Moten (History), Jessica Pearson-Patel (History), Katrina Phillips (History), and Leah Witus (Chemistry).

Global Cardiac Care

Mac Sustainability Ambassadors Travel from India to Malaysia Exploring the Work of a Twin Cities-based Health NGO.

Class Agent Impact

Annual Fund Class Agents met in August to discuss the growing program's future.

Marlon James to speak at First Thursday

Opening Convocation speaker this year is Marlon James, Macalester English professor and Man Booker Prize winner.

Estrogen and Lung Cancer

We don’t yet have a cure for lung cancer, but Maren Bettermann ’16 brings us one step closer by investigating the role of estrogen.

Where Ideas and Music Meet

A joint German studies/music course gives students a deeper understanding of Western European cultural history.

Here Comes the Class of 2020

The 512 members of Macalester's Class of 2020 brings the college's total enrollment to over 2,100.

Four students awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to Study Abroad

All rising juniors, they have received scholarships to study abroad this summer in Chile, Nepal, Morocco, and the United Kingdom respectively.

Three 2016 Grads Become NIH Fellows

Less than 10 percent of applicants are selected. Three grads tell how Mac helped them grow as researchers.

Bookstores of London

An English major explores the bookstores of the UK.

Macalester Student Selected as College Debate 2016 Delegate

The delegates are turning to social media to post, tweet, share, and snap the issues that matter most to young voters.

Please Bee Friendly

Emily Sylvestre ’16 spent the year researching, building consensus, and crafting a resolution to make Macalester a more bee-friendly place.

Market-Savvy Foreign Aid

Mihir Desai ’90 leads a thriving international development consultancy.

Pioneering Preschool

Macalester once had nursery school kids playing and learning at the Miss Stella Wood Center.

Get Set for Generation Z

As Millennials move on, Macalester gets ready to welcome the largest and most diverse cohort of students in its history.

The Next Sound You Hear

Duluth musician Gaelynn Lea Tressler ’06 wins NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest–and the start of a national reputation.

Creating Screen Magic

Hollywood insider Ken LaZebnik ’76 leads a screenwriting program designed to bring more women into the field.

Not Advice

President Rosenberg congratulating a Class of 2016 graduate. This column is drawn from remarks he made at that May 14 Commencement ceremony.

Choosing a Bigger Life

Pinpointing that moment when everything changed.

Gender and Political Media

A political science major Rose Allen's honors project explores how gender affects media coverage in the current presidential race

July, 2016

June, 2016