90 Degrees South
Macalester art professor Chris Willcox’s marked a new career highlight this year: her first exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, a popular museum 20 minutes away from campus.
Odd Cafe Mac Concoctions
In this ongoing series, Kyle Rosenberg asks students about their culinary creations in Cafe Mac.
Ecstasy and Apocalypse
In this English course, students are discussing the end of the world and enjoying it.
Learning and Living at Mac
“Front line soldiers.” That’s how Ruben Pena ‘12 describes the role of nurses. “Doctors plan the patient’s care, but nurses are in the thick of it and doing the day-to-day care,” he says.
The Mac Weekly
Inside the newsroom at The Mac Weekly, Macalester's student newspaper.
Professor Susan Fox includes students on research in Artificial Intelligence for mobile robots.
Kyle Gename '13 interned at Permaculture Research Institute, where he worked on restoring toxic soils so that people could safely use the land to grow their own food.
Brian Rosenberg, president of Macalester and Charles Dickens scholar, plays the part of Scrooge in this YouTube video and learns some valuable lessons from some very notable ghosts.
My Favorite Moment
Macalester students share their favorite moments of the semester.
Contemporary Concepts of Physics
What do 10,000 Mac students, past and present, have in common? more
Choosing A College
In this ongoing series Collin Calvert '13 talks to students about how they chose a college.
Wo ist Goethe
The short video "Wo ist Goethe" won in the Macalester College German Department's "Wo ist Goethe" competition in November 2011. It won the awards "Most creative project" as well as the "Student-choice award."
Sneak Peek: The Inland Sea
The Theatre and Dance Department presents “The Inland Sea." Performances begins this weekend but you can get a sneak peek of the action right now.
Of Consulates and Kings
Even Kvelland '12 held two internships, one with the United Nations Development Program in Norway and one with the Norwegian Consulate in Minneapolis.
Macalester students were asked to describe Macalester. This is what they said.
Research Poster Session 2011
Students present the results of their research to science leaders in the Twin Cities, from Medtronic to 3M to the Minneapolis Heart Institute every year in Olin-Rice.
Addressing Child Welfare
Children of the World was the topic at the 2011 International Roundtable. Two students talked about participating with leaders in the field of child protection.
Mind and Matter
“Mind and Matter”—is it a cell biology class or a creative writing workshop? Students place their feet flat on the floor, and are reminded to “Clear your head, clear your heart,” then listen to a poem. When everyone is focused, the discussion launches into—neurobiology.
About Those Midterms
In this bi-weekly video series, Collin Calvert '13 asks students their tips and tricks for midterms.
"I think everyone fantasizes when they read Harry Potter that they'll get to play Quidditch sometime in their life," says Joseph Frankl '14.
Jesse Geary '12 studied abroad in Mongolia, spending several months living in a yurt and herding goats and yaks.
Study Abroad 2011
Three out of five Mac students study abroad.
In this bi-weekly video series, Collin Calvert '13 asks student what they're doing for Family Fest.
Professor Roopali Phadke and three students held wind energy symposiums over the summer to help residents create policy. more
Encouraging minority students to earn PhDs is the goal of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program, now in its 30th year and its 11th year at Macalester.
My Latest Obsession
In this ongoing series, Collin Calvert '13 asks students what their latest obsession is.
What Class Are You Looking Forward To?
In this bi-weekly video series, Collin Calvert '13 asks current students what class they are looking most forward to.
Students and Sustainability
Students at Macalester are making it possible for the campus to become carbon neutral by 2025.
Body of Knowledge
Macalester students are working with faculty on science research that is both original and aims to make a difference in how people understand the world.
Community Change Agents
It’s one thing to perform service work—commendable, yet limited in scope. It’s quite another to take on social issues systemically, problem solving for the future.
What to Pack
Omrit in Review
Omrit is an interdisciplinary learning experience and anyone is eligible to participate in the excavation without previous experience in archaeology
Adrian St. Francis ’13 (Sonoma, Calif.), an English and philosophy major, helped design a poetry class. more
Professor Molly Olsen
Olsen talks about what it's like to teach Macalester students. more
Mac DNA - Jeesun Choi
Jeesun Choi '13 talks about her two internships in Minneapolis and her research project with English Professor Nathan Hensley on violence in Victorian novels.more
Meet the Watsons
What could be more fun that a fully funded year of international study and travel? That’s what’s in store for Morgan Sleeper ’11 (Deland, Fla.) and Keren Yohannes ’11 (Louisville, Ky.), who were awarded Thomas J. Watson Fellowships—one-year grants for independent study and travel outside the United States.
City as a Classroom
Macalester is located in St. Paul and minutes from Minneapolis, locally known as the Twin Cities. Professors and students talk about how the Twin Cities impacts their academics.
Indiana James - M11
Today, a tour of my square, M11, with supervisor Kate Peterson ('11). Includes a special guest appearance by site architect Prof. Michael Nelson of CUNY Queens. Enjoy!
Building a Library
Waruiru Mburu '13 received a grant from the Live It Fund. Her project involves building a library at Bunabumali Good Samaritan Orphan and Needy school in Bunabumali village, Bududa District, Uganda.
Amy Fisher '07 gives us a tour of her square, Sp5-5. She, Prof. Nanette Goldman, and her team are working inside the temple around the early shrine. The is part of the blog by James Mayer '11.
Mac DNA - Jamila Humphrie
Jamila Humphrie '11 (Seattle, Wash.) has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Brazil. more
Commencement 2011 Senior Speakers
Video of Emily Schorr Lesnick '11 and Matt Kazinka '11 delivering the senior class speech at Commencement 2011 on May 14.
Brian Rosenberg at Commencement 2011
Macalester President Brian Rosenberg delivered these opening remarks at Commencement 2011 on May 14.
Lois Quam '83 at Commencement 2011
Video of Macalester alumna Lois Quam '83, executive director of the Global Health Initiative (GHI) and former trustee, delivering her Commencement 2011 address titled, 'Entering the World.'
Mac DNA - Off to Yale
Emma Locatelli '11 heads off to Yale University to earn a PhD in invertebrate paleontology. Here she discusses how Macalester helped her get into this prestigious program. more
Mac DNA - Morgen Chang
Morgen Cheng '11 received third place at the 48th Annual Midwest Sociological Society Student Paper Competition. She was also the lead in the fall production of Cabaret at Macalester.
What's Your Major?
For this installment of Scots on the Spot, Collin Calvert '13 asks students about their major.
The Chickens Have Arrived
Emily Hanson '11 is part of the student-run group MULCH (Macalester Urban Land and Community Health) that is taking care of six chickens on Macalester's campus. more