Conversations with President Brian Rosenberg

Every few months, Macalester alumni and current parents are invited to participate online in a conversation with President Brian Rosenberg to discuss a current topic at Macalester.


Past Forums

Tuesday, November 29
Noon-12:45 p.m. CST 

President Brian Rosenberg will be joined by Laurie Hamre, Vice President for Student Affairs, who will share her insights into today’s students, including how they view their lives and futures, engage in politics, and more.

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Watch Recording
For this Old Main Forum, Macalester President Brian Rosenberg was joined by Denise Ward, associate dean for student services, to discuss how Macalester students are faring in today’s job market, the value of a liberal arts degree to employers, and other career-related topics. During the lively Q&A session, they answered a variety of thoughtful questions posed by participating alumni and parents.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Watch Recording
This Old Main Forum focused on Macalester’s endowment and investment strategy. Macalester chief investment officer and alumnus Craig Aase and incoming CIO Mansco Perry III joined President Rosenberg for the discussion.

Friday, September 17, 2010
Watch Recording
At this forum President Rosenberg discussed Macalester’s mission of scholarship with an emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society, and explained how enduring college values come to life on campus today. He also gave a campus update and took participant questions.

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Listen To Archived Forum
At the first Old Main Forum, President Brian Rosenberg unveiled the college’s Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center renovation and expansion plans and answered participant questions. Due to the set up of this forum, you will need to manually click through the presentation slides as the recording of the forum plays.