• Philosophy Professor Diane Michelfelder published a new book called Test-Driving the Future: Autonomous Vehicles and the Ethics of Technological Change. Political Science Professor Patrick Schmidt wrote one of the chapters with Macalester graduate Jeremy Carp ’12.

Infinite connections

Nicole Higgins ’23 (St. Paul) received the Jakob Laub Prize, a cash prize awarded to an advanced Macalester student for an exemplary paper or honors thesis in the philosophy of science, including mathematics. “I always like to tie mathematics into my philosophy papers, since that’s how my brain defaults to understanding the world,” said Higgins, a double major in philosophy and applied math. “I was ecstatic to be recognized — especially for my overlapping interests.”