Black History Month 2015 at Macalester – “Revisiting our Roots”
Hidden Human Computers
Segregated in a remote building, Black women mathematicians known as “computers” provided calculations essential to NASA and the space race.
Real-World Health Experiences
Macalester’s metro location offers many public health internships and research experiences.
Basketball in Brazil
Consent is Mac
Bard of Rock
Seeing Mental Illness
Minnesota State Arts Board Awards Grants to three faculty members and one alumnus for 2015
Macalester Theatre and Dance Department presents "Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act" by Athol Fugard February 19-22
Macalester grants tenure status to 12 faculty members
The Inaugural Lecture of James Dawes as DeWitt Wallace Professor of English
A popular sociology class examines our country’s incarceration culture.
Exhibition at Macalester - Jan. 30 - March 13 “The Soul Selects her own Society: Women Artists from the Miller Meigs Collection”
Can Robots Be Human?
Meet Marvin and Armstrong, two of the robots that roam Olin-Rice Science Center, and two of their human operators.
An internship with the Midwest Art Conservation Center highlighted the value of art for Kelsey Coia ’16.
Osmo Vänskä at Macalester: Brahms Clarinet Quintet with college faculty and friends Feb. 19
The new atomic force microscope in Olin-Rice Science Center provides researchers with amazing images at near-atomic scale.
Macalester New Music Series Presents “INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song" with Soprano Patrice Michaels
In his summer research, Evan Weiler ’16 trained robots to navigate around a building and through the air.
Death and Dying
Learning to face life’s end is a key part of this unique anthropology course.
Each January, Macalester sponsors a trip to Guatemala, where students spend two weeks on sustainable community development projects.
Mac Students at ABRCMS
With support of the Macalester-HHMI Science Education Award, four students recently attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, two as presenters.
News of 2014
Macalester faculty and students explore some of the year’s top stories.
Working at YouTube
Daniel Pickens-Jones '08, now working at YouTube, was surprised to find other liberal-arts graduates in the tech sector.
Anthropology major Katharine Meier ’15 is getting to know the great apes at the Como Zoo.
Three Mac students learn politics from the inside working for U.S. senators.
Winter: What's to Like?
Plenty of Macalester students revel in our frosty months.
Studying Science Abroad
Three science students study abroad, from Singapore to Scotland.
Macalester Becomes Tobacco-Free January 1
HHMI Young Researchers
From pain to tiny arachnids, Nicole Mathews applied concepts from her science courses as she pursued answers to real-world questions in the lab.
Tiny Australian Arachnids
Collecting specimens in Australia and identifying them in the lab taught Michelle Coblens a lot about the power of original research.
Health Policy Pursuits
Jyothi Dhanwada researches pain and has interned on a U.S. Senate committee in Washington to learn firsthand about the intersection of science and health policy.
Rivers of Electricity
Noah Lupu-Gladstein explored cutting-edge thermoelectrics research in Professor James Heyman’s physics lab.
Clues from Antarctica
As part of a Keck Consortium research project, Hali Englert studied rocks from Antarctica for what they can tell us about climate change.
Reef Diving in Belize
Ilian DeCorte made daily scuba dives in Belize to learn why otherwise endangered coral were thriving there.
A Database of Brains
Bioinformatics at Harvard–MIT’s Health Sciences and Technology Program allowed Issa Ali to combine his research interests in computer science, biology and chemistry.
Rocks Tell the Story
In Glacier National Park, Emily Diener and Eric Stephens took core samples that illuminate the geological history of the landscape.
Three Macalester students receive new Joan Adams Mondale Endowed Scholarship
Football Takes Conference Title
Geology in Glacier Park
At Glacier National Park, Emily Diener used core samples from lakes to investigate their geological history.
Trees and Climate Change
Trees store carbon, which helps mitigate climate change. Eli Liebman investigated this process in northern Michigan.
In Marcos Ortega’s lab, Djoser Ramsey investigated how to interrupt the reproduction of viruses, such as one that causes lymphoma.
From the Farm to the Lab
Economics major Cody Dail is using the many resources at his disposal to prepare himself for medical school.
Science is Discovery
With the support of a Beckmann grant, Charles Benck ’15 is conducting research aimed at new ways to combat pain.
Macalester Provost named President at Whitman College
Kathleen M. Murray, who has been Macalester's Provost since July 2008, has been named the 14th President of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.
Football Going to Conference Championship
The Macalester Football team is heading to Illinois to play for the Midwest Conference championship.