College Newswire

Maccolades for May 2024: Queer role model, sustainability awards, an octogenarian swimming legend, and more

Maccolades is a monthly round-up of the most recent accolades and accomplishments earned by the Macalester community.

Professor Mary Heskel conducts research in Båtsfjord, Norway in July 2023

Biology professor part of team awarded $15 million NSF grant to study climate change in the Arctic

The Evolving Meta-Ecosystems Institute will focus on understanding how Arctic organisms and ecosystems are responding to a rapidly changing climate.

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Macalester is pleased to announce its newest Scot, Coo

Highland Cow becomes the new mascot

Three new tenure-track professors join Macalester’s faculty

The professors are Sheharyar Imran, Political Science; Kristin Heysse, Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science; and Zuoyu Tian, Linguistics.

Maccolades for April 2024: Awards galore

Maccolades is a monthly round-up of the most recent accolades and accomplishments earned by the Macalester community.

Banner announcing Macalester's ranking as eighth among small colleges that are top producers of Peace Corps volunteers.

Macalester is a Top Peace Corps Producing Institution in 2024

Collage of 2024-25 Fulbright Award recipients from Macalester

Four Macalester students and one recent graduate receive 2024 Fulbright awards

Jane Skjonsby ‘24, Zoe Scheuerman, '24, Rio Osorio Nava, '24, Carly Carte '24, and Ronan Wallace, '22 have received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2024-2025 academic year.

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Department of Energy awards $1.8 million grant to Macalester-led project on battery recycling

Led by Dr. Roopali Phadke, professor of environmental studies, CollectED hopes to increase participation in battery recycling programs.

President Rivera stands with Brenda Piatz, recipient of the 2024 Staff Outstanding Service Award

Brenda Piatz receives the 2024 Staff Outstanding Service Award

Brenda Piatz, program assistant for Academic Programs and Advising, has been awarded the 2024 Staff Outstanding Service Award.

Academics News

Kerry Alexander playing electric guitar on a stage

Shelf Conscious: Kerry Alexander ’12

Ever wonder about all those books lining professors’ offices? We’re with you.

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Lecture Notes: Sports Geography

In Professor Eric Carter’s course, students examine sports culture as a reflection of a society, both what ails it and what makes it so special.

Illustration by Marcos Chin depicting the relationship between humans and AI

College in the Age of AI

Generative artificial intelligence has come on strong. What does that mean for teaching and learning?

A large group of students in black graduation gowns stands on the field of Macalester Stadium, throwing their caps into the air and smiling

Commencement 2024

Congratulations to the Class of 2024 on their commencement from Macalester. View photos and video from the event.

Distinguished Leadership Award for Outstanding Seniors recipients posing outside on the Macalester campus

Eleven seniors receive 2024 Distinguished Leadership Awards

Meet the eleven recipients of the Distinguished Leadership Award for Outstanding Seniors.

Headshot of scholarship winner Camellia Schwartzman ʼ25

Macalester Junior Awarded 2024 Goldwater Scholarship

Camellia Schwartzman ʼ25 receives STEM-focused 2024 Barry Goldwater scholarship

Seniors Hufsa Ahmed, Uditi Chandrashekhar, and Anika Brennan

Global Citizenship Student Awards 2024

Seniors Hufsa Ahmed, Uditi Chandrashekhar, and Anika Brennan receive 2024 Global Citizenship Student Awards

Professor Ron Barrett and the cover of his new book, Emerging Infections

Anthropology professor co-authors new book about the history and evolution of human infectious diseases

The second edition of Emerging Infections: Three Epidemiological Transitions from Prehistory to the Present is one of first comprehensive syntheses of both the societal and environmental drivers of infectious diseases in humans.

Macalester professor’s new research offers the first-ever look at growth rates in the oldest-known dinosaurs

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