With no answers in the back of a textbook—or even from their professors—more than 80 Macalester students learned science research is messy.
They Found Evidence
Student researchers and Professor Legge found evidence of human life some 2,500 years ago at Macalester's Ordway Field Station.
Professor Chris Wells in his new book Car Country untangles the complicated relationships between automobiles and the environment.
Class of 2013
Macalester’s seniors set off for graduate school, jobs, and distant lands.
Global Citizens 2013
Three standout students win Mac’s Global Citizenship Student Awards.
On Thursday April 4, Macalester's observatory was open to the public. Astronomy students were on hand to explain cool nebulae, star clusters, and planets.
Educational Studies professor Tina Kruse teaches both the topic at hand and how to navigate life at Mac in one of the building blocks of a Macalester education: the first-year course.
Cost Vs. Value
"Choosing a college is a lot less like choosing a product than it is like building a relationship," says President Brian Rosenberg.
Every year students celebrate Founders Day with a friendly game of Pushball on Macalester's Old Main Lawn.
Under the direction of Prof. Michael McGaghie, students from various disciplines create perfect harmony in the Macalester Concert Choir.
Global Health students explore diseases and share findings with Ugandan officials.
Guest Lecture: Fred Swaniker '99
Fred Swaniker '99, Mac alum and founder of the African Leadership Academy, delivered the Keynote Address of the Macalester Connect+ Leadership Conference.
Ever seen the white squirrel on campus, or the black one with the skimpy tail? According to students, Mac squirrels are extra friendly but perhaps a little spoiled.
Digging for Fossils in Montana
Students talk about their research in Montana.
Called to Chemistry
Chemistry professor Becky Hoye teaches, conducts research in natural product synthesis, and mentors students in her laboratory.
In Search of Mermaids
Scuba diving and working with local environmentalists, two Live It Fund recipients seek to protect Sri Lanka’s unique environment in the face of development.
Orchestra Tunes Up
Conductor Mark Mandarano leads his student performers in the award-winning Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center.
Students get a kick out of martial arts at Macalester.
Halfway to May
The Class of 2013 gathered on November 29 to hear Vikings punter Chris Kluwe speak about his life in football, his favorite books and his civic engagements.
Regionalisms and Slang
With students from 49 states and 95 countries, we sampled regionalisms and slang heard on campus.
Current Mac students discuss their Thanksgiving plans and what they are thankful for this year.
Club sports provides students with an option to play competitive sports without joining a varsity team.
Macalester Football Wins Paint Bucket
Eleven Minnesota a cappella groups hit the Mac stage
Global Food Puzzle
Why is it so hard to get food to the hungry? Students explore problems and possibilities in the course Economics of Global Food Problems.
Senior history majors saw first-hand how complicated commemorating history can be, thanks to a capstone class that drew on events marking the 150th anniversary of Minnesota’s U.S.-Dakota War.
Book Reading by Lara Avery
Teaching philosophy to 8- and 9-year-olds at St. Paul’s West 7th Community Center was the unconventional way that Vivian Ihekoronye ’13 (St. Paul) spent her summer.
Macalester students and alumni dug deep into the Twin Cities theater scene last summer by showcasing their talents at the Minnesota Fringe Festival.
Eco Field Research
Yuris Martinez ’13 and her classmates give a tour of the Ordway Field Station to explain the research being conducted.
Scots on the Spot: Orientation 2012
Student videographer Collin Calvert '13 caught the excitement of Orientation 2012.
This summer, Diane Rubin ’13 (Amherst, Mass.) and Jenny Liu ’13 (Hsinchu City, Taiwan) saw firsthand that exploring biology isn’t limited to textbooks in a classroom. Some days it takes waders and wetsuits, too.
Defense Against the Dark Arts
For a generation of college students raised on the sacred texts of Harry Potter, a course entitled “Defense Against the Dark Arts” is nearly irresistible.
Now a business analyst for Deloitte Consulting in Minneapolis, Baier talks about Macalester's Economics Department and how she found her passion.
Meet Professor Robertson
Economics professor Raymond Robertson provides well-grounded data and extensive expertise to illuminate debates about the world economy.
Maggie Hutchinson '12 studied abroad in Peru and then brought her research back to Macalester and did an honors project on bilingual education.
This past semester, about two dozen urban ecology students divided out into teams to create short video documentaries exploring concepts of urban design.
2012 Staff Appreciation Video for Student-Athlete Banquet
This video was created to honor the Macalester Athletics Department coaches and staff members at the 2012 Student-Athlete Banquet. The video was created by volleyball player Danielle Dweck '12 and stars several of our student-athletes, coaches, and administrators.
The Class of 2012
In the fall of 2008, Macalester welcomed 504 students in the Class of 2012.
MacSlams Second Place
MacSlams takes second place in national poetry competition.
Student Kyle Rosenberg woke up at 6 a.m. to go with the Crew team down the Mississippi River, a 10-minute walk from campus.
Three standout students were finalists for Mac’s 2012 Global Citizenship Student Award.
Of TB and Tropical Disease
Three students investigate tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases with Professor Christy Hanson, dean of Mac's Institute of Global Citizenship and former USAID infectious disease chief.
Mac Dagorhir, aka 'The LARPers'
A chartered student organization with approximately 20 members, the Mac Dagorhir engage in battle games with foam weaponry.