May, 2016

Danai Gurira ’01 Commencement Address

Macalester alumna Danai Gurira ’01 spoke to the Class of 2016 at its commencement ceremony.

Adopted from China

In her one-woman show, Julia Gay ’16 explores the love and the loss of being born Chinese and growing up in the West.

Macalester mourns the loss of Art Professor Gary Erickson

Gary Erickson, a visiting assistant professor of Art and Art History who came to Macalester in 1995, has passed away at the age of 60.

Two professors, a retired Foreign Service officer, a pastor, and an artist and entrepreneur, are five of nine to be honored at Macalester Reunion in June

Macalester Reunion 2016, June 3-5.

City Cycling

Students explore transit policy and urban planning—in the classroom and on two wheels.

Chilean Conservation

While studying abroad, geology major Sarah Jonathan ’16 did field research for Chile’s national parks.

Three Macalester students receive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships

Three students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) to study Indonesian, Arabic, and Korean this summer.

Math Takes on Game of Thrones

A capstone mathematical analysis of Game of Thrones grabbed worldwide attention.

Public Health Internships

Four students talk about their Twin Cities internships in the world of public health.

Vietnam War, Revisited

A campus symposium looks back on the ’60s peace movement.

Graduating senior named 2016 American Humanity in Action Fellow

Gage Garretson ’16, has been named a 2016 American Humanity in Action Fellow, one of 48 recipients this year out of a pool of 513 applicants.

Macalester student is Udall Foundation 2016 Scholar

The Udall Foundation has selected Henry Kellison ’17 (Austin, Texas) as one of 60 students from 49 schools.

Macalester student receives research award from the American Association of Physical Anthropologists

Senior Anthropology major Cecilia Mayer ’16 (Seattle, Wash.) has been awarded the American Association for Physical Anthropologists 2016 Sherwood Washburn Prize.

Class of 2016—What’s Next?

Macalester's Class of 2016 is off to make their mark in the world. Here's where some of them are headed.

The First-Year Course

For incoming students, the first-year course combines a traditional class with a special focus on adjusting to life at Mac.

Endangered Languages

No living conditions are too tough for visiting scholar Stephanie Farmer ’08 as she races to learn the dying tongues of the Amazon.

April, 2016

Ball Player and Teacher

At The Movies

Training Ground for After Mac

A peek into the world of legislative government was an opportunity that William Theriac '16 couldn't pass up.

Macalester named a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education

Study away science

Meet two STEM majors who spent a semester abroad in Budapest and Madagascar.

Creating Diverse Communities

Neuroscience Advancer

Michael Lee ’85 is helping us understand Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases.

Macalester African Music Ensemble Spring Concert

Join us for a night of traditional African music and dance, featuring Ghanaian dancers Patience Serwoh and Patience Boni, and the Ensemble alumni.

Research Led by Macalester Professor Kristi Curry Rogers Reveals New Insights into the Lives of Baby Dinosaurs

Research led by Macalester College Professor Kristi Curry Rogers published in "Science" sheds the first light on the life of a baby Rapetosaurus, whose 67-million-year-old fossil bones were found in Madagascar.

Tales of a Baby Dinosaur

Groundbreaking research on baby dinosaur bones tells us about the early life of giant sauropods who walked the earth 67 million years ago.

What Can We Feel Good About?

Here are eight ways that things are getting better.

Theatrical Force

The remarkable odyssey of playwright and actor Danai Gurira ’01.

Interfaith Amigos

Three clergy members break down religious barriers through friendship, humor, and hope.

Honest Messaging

How cancer and a single greeting card helped Emily McDowell ’98 start a thriving gift company.

Global Citizenship Awards 2016

Three Macalester seniors honored for their commitment to international service.

Portraits in Polaroid

Over a college career, a new camera leads to a remarkable photo wall.

The Thing That Changed My Mind

What kind of experience does it take to transform the way you think about the world?

Random Miracles

Physics professor Sung Kyu Kim inspired students for more than 50 years.

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Awake, the 2016 Spring Dance Concert

Chemistry Professor Thomas D. Varberg Receives Thomas Jefferson Award

David L. Blaney Inaugural Lecture as the G. Theodore Mitau Professor of Political Science

Internships in Global Issues

Mac students learn about international issues by partnering with local organizations.

Making an Impact

Macalester was named No. 2 by Princeton Review for graduating students who make a difference.

March, 2016

Macalester sophomore to receive Congressional Gold Medal this summer in Washington, DC

Making Math Beautiful

Applied mathematician and professional sculptor George Hart helped Macalester see the beauty in mathematical thinking.

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie

Networking in D.C.

Through MacConnect DC, Joe Klein spent his spring break networking and talking about careers with Macalester alumni in Washington, D.C.

From Intern to Employee

With the support of the Macalester network, Haroon Bokhari '16 landed an investment banking job at Wells Fargo.

Circling the Globe with Soccer

After Macalester, Georgia Cloepfil ’14 landed spots on professional soccer teams in Australia and Sweden.

Athletes Abroad

Studying in other countries was enriching in multiple ways for two Macalester student-athletes.

Actress and Playwright Danai Gurira ’01 to join Gary Hines ‘74, Sounds of Blackness Music Director and Producer, as Macalester’s Commencement Speakers

Intimidated by Data? Mac Meets You Where You Are

Handling complex data is essential in almost every field. At Macalester you can successfully learn data science from any starting point.

Two Macalester Seniors Receive Watson Fellowships

The fellowship, a one-year grant for international exploration, independent study and travel outside of the United States, is awarded annually.

Vietnam Interlude

Determined to find a challenging study away experience, Kendall Van Sistine ’16 spent a semester in Ho Chi Minh City.