Contemporary Concepts of Physics
What do 10,000 Mac students, past and present, have in common? That’s approximately how many have taken Professor Sung Kyu Kim’s course “Contemporary Concepts of Physics.” Con Con, as nicknamed by students, was developed by Kim in 1967.
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.
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 this year's topic at the International Roundtable. Two students reflect on the experience of responding to ideas presented by leaders in the field of child protection.
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.
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.
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
It's no surprise to those who know Macalester that our students are working with faculty on science research that is both original and that 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. Such is the charge of the dozen annual Chuck Green Civic Engagement fellows, who set out each summer to analyze and address community-based issues.
Omrit in Review
Andy Overman, professor of Classics, gives on overview of Macalester's dig in Israel.
Professor Molly Olsen
Hispanic and Latin American Studies professor Molly Olsen talks about teaching Macalester students.
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.
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.
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.
Mac DNA - Jamila Humphrie
Jamila Humphrie '11 was awarded a Fulbright grant to Brazil. Here, she talks about how her experiences at Macalester gave her that opportunity.
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.
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.
Jamila Humphrie Receives Fulbright Award to Brazil
Jamila Humphrie, of Seattle, Wash., has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Brazil. Humphrie will graduate at Macalester College’s 122nd commencement on May 14, 2011.
Anthropology professor Scott Legge takes us on a tour of his office while explaining his field of study, biological anthropology.
Finding Art in Liberal Arts
Pei-Hsaun Wang talks about how the liberal arts has informed her work as an artist.
What's Your Favorite Mac Tradition?
Collin Calvert '13 hits the Macalester 'streets' to ask students, 'Who is your favorite professor?'
Interview with Author Charles Baxter '69
Author Charles Baxter ’69 talks here about his most recent book, Gryphon: New and Selected Stories (Pantheon, 2011), which is the common reading for Macalester Reunion 2011. Baxter, who also wrote the National Book Award-nominated novel Feast of Love, is the Edelstein-Keller Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. For more information, visit charlesbaxter.com.
The week-long January seminar, led by Professor Molly Olsen, Department of Hispanic Studies and Paul Schadewald of the Civic Engagement Center, explored the challenges and cultural strategies of resistance in New Orleans neighborhoods in the wake of disaster and in the midst of economic adversity. Participants toured the city and met with a number of community partners, scholars and activists.