Working in a Senator's Office
As a health policy intern, Tess Van Schepen '16 became part of a community in Senator Al Franken's St. Paul office.
Annual Fund Highlights
Thanks to Mac alumni, families, and friends, the college's Annual Fund wrapped up a record-setting fiscal year.
Frogtown Community Radio
Through radio, Jon Riddle ’16 aims to build community and reduce the digital divide in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood.
Why Keeping Up Matters: The Kardashians as a Reflection of Society
For her American studies capstone, Selena Pruitt ’16 watched Keeping Up with the Kardashians to uncover insights into “the best and worst” of American culture.
From Eden to the Apocalypse
English professor Benjamin Voigt’s class takes an unconventional approach to environmental literature.
Macalester names Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Two students from Macalester—Molly Stark-Ragsdale ’17 and Hoai-Nam Bui ’17—took part in a SEA Semester.
Three Macalester Alumnae Receive Fulbrights
Three Macalester alumnae from the class of 2015 have received Fulbright scholarships.
Macalester Partners with QuestBridge to Enroll Exceptional Low-Income Students
Macalester College has joined QuestBridge, a national non-profit that connects the nation’s most exceptional, low-income youth with leading institutions of higher education.
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.
Students explore transit policy and urban planning—in the classroom and on two wheels.
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.
No living conditions are too tough for visiting scholar Stephanie Farmer ’08 as she races to learn the dying tongues of the Amazon.
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
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.
The remarkable odyssey of playwright and actor Danai Gurira ’01.
Three clergy members break down religious barriers through friendship, humor, and hope.
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?
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.
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.