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.

Meeting Mongolia

Students visited Minnesota's Iron Range and found lessons relevant to their study of Mongolia.

Macalester professor receives Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars

His project is titled, Equator Imagined: Commemorating Geodesic Science in the Andes.

Macalester to host symposium, April 28-30, on the Vietnam Antiwar Movement

In 1970, Macalester College hosted pivotal conference forging People’s Peace Treaty

From Macalester to Mayo

Her courses, along with her Department of Health experience, helped Alese Halvorson land a job at the famed Mayo Clinic.

Selling Wellness

Psychology class creates health ad campaigns directed at their fellow students.

Stony Brook University professor and artist George Hart to unveil sculpture at Macalester on March 22

History Harvest

Macalester students help preserve the memories of Rondo, a historically Black neighborhood in St. Paul.

Russian Research

Five students present academic findings at the Museum of Russian Art.

Macalester After Dark

From Summit to St. Clair, the campus was jumping on a warm Friday February night.

Gary Hines ‘74, Sounds of Blackness Music Director and Producer, to speak at Macalester Commencement

Gary D. Hines, Music Director and Producer of the three-time, Grammy Award-Winning Sounds of Blackness and a 1974 Macalester graduate, will be the 2016 commencement speaker.

Ballplayer and Teacher

A Mac athlete loves being on the baseball field—and in front of the classroom.

Dynamic Duos

Macalester paired them up as first-year roommates. Now seniors, they've lived together ever since.

Peace Corps Producer

For the third year in a row, Macalester is a top sender of Peace Corps volunteers.

Macalester names Dean of the Career Development Center

Macalester students hosting Power Dialog – A discussion with Minnesota policy makers about the implementation of the Clean Power Plan

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Ned Molter '15 puts his research and scientific writing skills to work at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.