Welcome Back to School
Student Org Fair
During the first week of the semester Macalester held its annual Student Org fair, where students saw (and signed up for!) the broad selection of student orgs Macalester has to offer.
Lara Avery '10 Book Reading
Lara Avery read from Anything But Ordinary at Common Good Books on September 12.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Open House
Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery. A chance to see our renovated space.
Macward Bound 2012
Sixty-one intrepid first-year students kicked off the year with a trip to the Minnesota wilderness—and wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.
Into the Streets - 2012
Into the Streets is the service-learning portion of orientation, in which all incoming first-year students participate in half-day service projects with community organizations.
Bingo for Books
Students played Bingo to win products and gift cards donated from local businesses and the Macalester Bookstore.President Brian Rosenberg and Dean of Students Jim Hoppe will announce Bingo numbers.
Orientation 2012 – Moving In
Orientation 2012 – Picnic
Allison Einolf ’13 set sail this summer into a changing climate.
Emma WestRasmus ’13 found that Peru was the perfect place to learn about community health and gender issues while improving her Spanish.
Janet Wallace Renovation
The Music Building and Arts Commons are now open and beautiful.
Since 1999, Macalester's Classics Department has taken students and alumni to this important archaeological site in Israel. It's hot, hard work, but they keep coming back for more.
Biology professor Sarah Boyer took three students to the Australian rainforest to research some unique fauna of Australia on their own turf. more
On May 10, flames signaled a controlled burn at Macalester’s Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area (Ordway Field Station), in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, 17 miles from campus. The college contracted with Prairie Restorations, Inc. to conduct the burn, to stimulate the growth of desired prairie flowers and grasses, remove thatch, and reduce woody plant invasion into the prairie.
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter slept here. So too have scores of famous authors, visiting scholars, prospective faculty, and first-year parents clutching damp Kleenex. Welcome to the Hugh S. Alexander Alumni House, a Georgian brick colonial located at 1644 Summit Avenue.
Every spring seniors manage their own art show in Macalester's Gallery.
Obesity in Costa Rica
Chloe Souza ’12 took home an ACM award for her research on childhood obesity in Costa Rica.
Data Mining in Budapest
Jacob Stein '13, computer science and physics major, didn't think he'd have time to study abroad; then he learned about the AIT-Budapest program.
Macalester's Class of 2012 commenced on Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m. Congratulations everyone.
Spring Dance Concert 2012
Dance students rose to the challenge of producing, choreographing and performing in this concert. They brought forth an eclectic blend of modern, ballet, jazz and hip-hop dance.
Senior Art Show
The senior art show, Specs, opened at the Macalester Art Gallery.
Goodbye Lunch - American Studies
The American Studies Department honored graduating seniors, including three who completed Honors Projects. more
Biology Professor Mark Davis took his class to the Crosby Farm Park to birdwatch.
Rugby Club Sport
The men's team played on a rainy Saturday afternoon.
Dog Days 2012
Alumni, Faculty and community members brought their dogs to campus for some finals stress relief!
Year End Picnic - English
The English Department said farewell to students with a picnic in the Smaill Gallery, Olin-Rice Science Center.
2011 Study Abroad Photo Contest
Macalester students see a lot of the world when they study abroad. Here are some of the entries from the 2011-2012 school year.
Professor Megan Vossler took her ART 370 class to Macalester's Ordway Field Station to draw the natural world.
Civil Rights Swap
Paula Hirschoff '66 writes about the historic Mac-Knoxville exchange program for Macalester Today.
Finding it hard to pick one study abroad spot, Sarah Krumholz ’13 opted instead to circle the globe, city by city.
Drawing Goats on Campus
Assistant Professor Megan Vossler brought in unusual subjects for her ART 370 class.
What A Stranger May Know
"What A Stranger May Know" is a play commemorating the Virginia Tech shootings and was performed by Theatre and Dance majors and Twin Cities community participants.
Captive Audiences/Captive Performers
Professor Emeritus Sears Eldredge returned to Macalester to discuss his research on the theatre productions of prisoners of war in South East Asia during World War II.
Aukse Jurkute ’98 recently returned to the Economics Department to talk with students about her experience as head of Central Eastern Europe Middle East & Africa Equity Capital Markets for Merrill Lynch.
"Performance Studies Praxis: Body and Performance Art," co-taught by Professors Joanna Inglot and Lara Nielsen, recently had a workshop with professional performance artists, Supergroup.
Poetry Reading: Patricia Smith and Quincy Troupe
Renowned poets Quincy Troupe and Patricia Smith performed on campus.
Spring Student Art Show
A showing of student artwork from this semester in the Art Gallery.
Community and Global Health Spring Poster Session
MacPics Spring Showcase
MacPics, a student organization, held its spring gallery show at Gallery 13 in Minneapolis to feature the work of Macalester students and ten high school students who participated in Camp CAMERA.
Harry Potter Dessert Feast
Ezequiel Jimenez Martinez ’13 gained plenty of knowledge of global law during a semester in the Netherlands.
Rachel Mueller ‘13 devoted a semester to studying music and spirituality in Senegal.
Back to Germany
After graduation last May, Carl Skarbek ’11 took his lab and classroom experiences straight to Germany.
Migrant Parent Workers
In Bolivia, Erica Martinez ’12 studied what happens to kids left behind by migrant worker parents.
Relay For Life 2012
The Mac community draws together to remember, celebrate, and fight back against cancer.
Adelante! Latin@ Week 2012
¡Adelante! is a campus-wide student organization deeply engaged with Latin@ history, culture and politics. This year ¡Adelante! concentrated its efforts on the D.R.E.A.M. Act
Peeps Contest 2012
The Fourth annual "Classics vs. History Marshmallow Peeps Diorama Contest" took place March 23 in Old Main.