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matthew pritchardFood Security. For many in the world, it's a daily struggle to find food. Erika Jerme '05 is a Peace Corps volunteer in Sokone, Senegal, teaching community members about microgardening and, in the process, learning a great deal about herself and the world. more»

matthew pritchardTale of Two Women. Two women--one African, one African-American--discover they are infected with the AIDS virus. Out of this common tragedy, Danai Gurira' 01 and her co-author have created an amazing play filled with laughter and humanity and performed it to acclaim from Zimbabwe to Washington, D.C. more»

matthew pritchardBright Idea. Alumnus Michael Starobin '90 is basking in the light of his new project, Footprints, that he spearheaded as senior producer for media at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Time Magazine named the film one of the best inventions in 2006. more»

matthew pritchardWriting the Good Fight. Matthew Pritchard '06 signed up for an internship but soon found himself as managing editor of humanitarian affairs at NEED magazine ... and interviewing Jimmy Carter. more»

convocationWelcome Back Students. Tuesday, September 5, marked the first day of the academic year with Opening Convocation and an all-campus picnic. Students took a moment to play and listen to Toni Morrison speak before classes began the next day. View a collection of pictures»

Omrit, Summer 2006
This year marks the eighth season of the Macalester excavations at Omrit in northern Israel. The site is licensed to Macalester College and Professor Andrew Overman, Classics department. The project is supported by Macalester and by individual donors. The Macalester group numbers 45 students and staff. The Omrit site was discovered in 1998 by Professor Andy Overman after a fire burned much of the Mt. Hermon region.

What are you doing after graduation?
The class of 2006 graduated on May 13th at Macalester's 117th commencement. This year's graduates are doing great things.

Kofi Annan '61 Returns to Campus
Kofi Annan '61 spoke at Macalester in late April as part of the inaugural events for the Institute for Global Citizenship.
View pictures and listen to his speech | Institute for Global Citizenship

Hurricane Katrina
Twenty-one students and 7 staff members from Macalester volunteered in the Gulfport region of Mississippi, helping Hurricane Katrina victims.

Field Trip: Texas Style
Professor Ray Rogers and Instructor Jeff Thole of the Geology Department led a trip to New Mexico and Texas, which included 14 students from a number of disciplines. more»

January in Istanbul
In January 2006, the Macalester Classics Department studied in Turkey with 30 students and four faculty from January 5 to January 20. The group went to Istanbul to study Byzantine and Ottoman history.

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