This is the second year that professors and students at Macalester have studied freshwater mussels. What researchers learn about their stress levels has implications for river health.
Danai Gurira ’01 Commencement Address
Macalester alumna Danai Gurira ’01 spoke to the Class of 2016 at its commencement ceremony.
O’n’E , a devised work by Nora Spellane '16, is based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Watch Pushball 2016
Every year students celebrate Founders Day with a friendly game of Pushball on Macalester's Old Main Lawn.
Watch the winning music video created during the 2016 Funkathon by team Kingdom Roots.
Use One Word
Students were asked to describe their mood in one word on a sunday afternoon.
Sunny and Warm in February?
Students enjoyed a rare, warm day at the end of February.
There are some things to love about winter — our students share theirs.
Remember bundling up at Mac in the winter? Wherever you are in the world now, Macalester College wishes you a warm and wonderful holiday season and a happy new year.
When students are asked what they love about Cafe Mac the most, the answer isn't just about food.
Every fall, a couple dozen Macalester students get up before dawn and drive an hour south to a Buddhist temple to feed hungry ghosts.
A faculty-and-student team evaluates the health of Minnesota's rivers by looking at an unglamorous organism: mussels.
Yingtong Xie ’15 describes her experience learning the bagpipes in Macalester's Pipe Band.
Advice to Seniors
We asked Macalester faculty and staff—including Laurie Hamre, Terry Gorman, and Cheryl Doucette—for their best tips.
Can Robots Be Human?
Meet Marvin and Armstrong, two of the robots that roam Olin-Rice Science Center, and two of their human operators.
This year, three Macalester students were represented at the ACTC film competition.
Off to Stanford
Ruxi Zhang '14 found all the things she needed at Macalester for her next step: graduate school at Stanford University.
Surprises happen while your at Mac. Alana Horton shares how she found herself working at Bedlam Theater after graduation.
Members of the student organization Bodacious show off their dance moves.
Seniors Sound Off: Rudy Henriquez '14
Off to Yelp.com after graduation, Rudy says it's ok to have a narrow focus at Macalester.
Gary Krueger: 25 Years of Comparative Economics
Video of Gary Krueger's inaugural lecture as recipient of the college's Cargill Professorship in International Economics, "25 Years of Comparative Economics: The Questions Don't Change, but the Answers Do," given on Feb. 18, 2014 in the John B Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center at Macalester College.
Mac to Wall Street
Joe Dykema '14 went to New York for an internship—and left with a job offer.
Macalester’s yearly Founder’s Day tradition of playing Pushball ended almost as soon as it began this year.
Audrey Kohout '14 turned her passion for technology into a corporate job offer.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Speech at Macalester
Captivated by Chemistry
Much to his surprise, Andrew Olinger ’15 found his intellectual passion in chemistry.
Computer Science Aids WHO
Computer science students design website to support research on Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Without even asking, Ruby Byrne, Sam Faulkner, Jack Reece, and Everest Robinson unanimously agree that free food on campus is a beautiful thing.
In the City
Community-based learning is part of a growing number of Macalester classes.
Tennis champ, speedcuber, entrepreneur, rancher. Macalester students pursue an array of interests outside the classroom.
MacSlams members Renee Schminkey and Anna Binkovitz sit down and share what’s awesome about their org.
Students talk about their favorite locations around campus, from restaurants to dance halls.
A Look at Doty
Alysia Jones '17 takes a tour of her residence hall floor.
The art world can be a complicated place, says art professor Ruthann Godollei. That’s why for her, being a working artist is an essential part of being a professor.