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Macalester College
Macalester College seal

Motto: Natura et Revelatio Coeli Gemini (Nature and Revelation are twin sisters of heaven)
Established: 1874
Type: Private liberal arts college
Endowment: $675 million (6/30/07)
President: Brian C. Rosenberg
Faculty: 216
Undergraduates: 1,865
Location: Saint Paul, MN, USA
Campus: Urban (residential), 53 acres (214,000 m²)
Colors: Blue and Orange
Nickname: Mac
Mascot: The 'Fighting Scots'
Website: www.macalester.edu

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Macalester College is a privately supported, highly selective coeducational liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was founded in 1874 as a Presbyterian-affiliated but nonsectarian college. Its first class entered September 15, 1885. The college is located on a 53 acre (21.4 ha) campus in a historic residential neighborhood and includes seven academic buildings, ten residences, a library, and a technology center. Notable alumni include Kofi Annan, Walter Mondale, DeWitt Wallace, Alexander Wendt, Ari Emanuel, Peter Berg, Tim O'Brien and Charles Baxter. Macalester enrolls approximately 1,850 undergraduate students. The schools is known for its large international enrollment and has one of the highest percentages of foreign students in the United States.[1] Coeducation is the integrated education of males and females at the same school facilities. ... Liberal arts colleges in the United States are institutions of higher education in the United States which are primarily liberal arts colleges. ... For an overview of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, see Minneapolis-Saint Paul. ... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10 000 square metres, commonly used for measuring land area. ... Kofi Atta Annan GCMG (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1, 1997 to January 1, 2007, serving two five-year terms. ... Walter Frederick Fritz Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (largely established by former Vice President Hubert Humphrey). ... DeWitt Wallace (November 12, 1889 – March 30, 1981, also known as William Roy) was a United States magazine publisher. ... Alexander Wendt is one of the core social constructivist scholars in the field of international relations. ... Ari Emanuel is an Israeli-American literary agent at the Endeavor_Agency in Beverly Hills, California. ... Peter Berg (born March 11, 1964 in New York City) is an American actor and film director. ... Tim OBrien Tim OBrien (born October 1, 1946) is an American novelist who mainly writes about his experiences in the Vietnam War and the impact the war had on the American soldiers who fought there. ... Charles Baxter is an American author born in 1947 in Minneapolis. ...

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History

Weyerhauser Memorial Chapel
Weyerhauser Memorial Chapel

Macalester had its beginnings in the mid-to-late 1800s due to the efforts of the Rev. Dr. Edward Duffield Neill, who had founded two schools in Saint Paul and nearby Minneapolis which were named after M.W. Baldwin, a locomotive builder and friend of Neill's. With the intention of turning his Saint Paul Baldwin School into a college, Neill turned to Charles Macalester, a businessman from Philadelphia, for sponsorship. Macalester donated a building near Saint Anthony Falls, and the college was chartered in 1874. The college moved to its present location in 1885 after building an endowment and seeking the help of the Presbyterian Church. The College first admitted women in 1893,[2] and despite being affiliated with a religious institution, remained open to students of other faiths.[3] Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edward Duffield Neill (1823-1893) was an American author and educator, born at Philadelphia. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... Great Western Railway No. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Aerial view of Saint Anthony Falls with the upper dam; there is also a lower dam. ... Year 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Macalester was largely carried through financial hardship and brought to prominence by Dr. James Wallace, father of DeWitt Wallace. Wallace was acting president of the college from 1894 to 1900, president from 1900 to 1906, and professor until just before his death in 1939. After World War II, the college developed a reputation for internationalism under the presidency of Charles Turck (later the namesake of Turck Hall), who recruited overseas and created a more diverse student body.[4] Macalester's positive reputation grew during the 1960s, when it consistently drew many National Merit Scholars, enough to come in at the country's top ten; during this time the college also benefitted heavily from DeWitt Wallace's success with Reader's Digest.[5] Macalester continued to develop into the '90s, building its endowment and adding new facilities and equipment. DeWitt Wallace (November 12, 1889 – March 30, 1981, also known as William Roy) was a United States magazine publisher. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Ğ: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... Ğ: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... Year 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Internationalism is a political movement which advocates a greater economic and political cooperation between nations for the benefit of all. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1958 to the end of 1974. ... A National Merit Scholarship is a college scholarship awarded by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...

Modern Macalester College logo, used on many college documents.
Modern Macalester College logo, used on many college documents.

Macalester's reputation has grown within the last 20 years with the addition of newer facilities, such as the DeWitt Wallace Library, and the growth of the endowment to among the largest among liberal arts colleges in the United States.[6] The college has also extensively developed its ties to the Twin Cities, with an extensive focus on community service and involvement.[7] Recent years have brought much new development as well as controversy. Many buildings have been extensively renovated and a new athletic facility is planned to be completed by the fall of 2008. In addition, Macalester has recently created the Institute for Global Citizenship.[8] The Institute and other administrative decisions, however, such as the college's highly charged decision to cease need-blind admissions to the college, have led to some level of student protest and anger on campus.[9] In addition, a recent student party with a politically incorrect theme drew much controversy, as well as coverage in the national media.[10] These events have played a part in the continuing evolution of the college's status and image. Image File history File links Macalester_College. ... Image File history File links Macalester_College. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... Politically Incorrect was a late-night, half-hour political talk show hosted by Bill Maher that ran from 1993 to 2002. ...


Academics

Macalester's stated mission is to be a preeminent liberal arts college with high standards for scholarship, and with special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.[11] Internationalism is a political movement which advocates a greater economic and political cooperation between nations for the benefit of all. ... The term multiculturalism generally refers to a state of both cultural and ethnic diversity within the demographics of a particular social space. ... Civic engagement is the notion of belonging, the experience of investment, and the position of ownership a citizen feels throughout the local, regional, national, and international political communities to which they belong. ...

Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center

In the past 10 years, Macalester students have earned honors including Rhodes Scholarships, British Marshall Scholarships, Fulbright Scholarships, Foreign Government Grants, National Science Foundation Fellowships, Truman Scholarships, Watson Fellowships, Mellon Fellowships and Goldwater Scholarships.[citation needed] Rhodes House in Oxford, designed by Sir Herbert Baker. ... The Fulbright Program is program of educational grants (Fulbright Fellowships) sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. ...


Currently Macalester's admittance rate stands at 41%.[12] It is considered "Most Selective" by the US News and World Report Rankings. For the class of 2012, 5,040 applications resulted in one of the lowest acceptance rates ever for the college[1]


Macalester is the primary donor for and sponsor of MITY, the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth, which was founded in 1967 and has its main facilities in the Lampert Building, which sits across from Macalester's North Quad on Snelling Avenue. MITY provides three different Gifted Education programs during the summer months.[13] Macalester also participates in Project Pericles. MITY: The Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth About: MITY (pronounced mighty) is a two-week program held annually at Macalester College in St. ... The Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth (more commonly known as MITY) is an institute that offers extracurricular options for gifted and talented students. ... Gifted education is a broad term for special practices, procedures and theories used in the education of children who have been identified as gifted or talented. ... Project Pericles, Inc. ...


As a member of CLIC (Cooperating Libraries in Consortium), the Macalester library provides students with academic resources outside of the College's library. Through the consortium, students have access to books, articles, and other media available from liberal arts colleges in the Twin Cities. Students also have access to the University of Minnesota libraries, and can obtain copies of papers and articles therefrom on campus. This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ...


Student life

International students represent 90 different countries and comprise 14% of the student body. In 2005, 4% of students were dual citizens or permanent residents of foreign countries. U.S. students, 20% of whom are not Caucasian, come from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.[14]


The main source for dissemination of information is the student-run campus radio station WMCN 91.7FM. The station offers a variety of programming reflecting the diverse interests of the student population.


The main campus newspaper is The Mac Weekly, a student-run operation. It has a circulation of up to 1,600 and was established in 1914. Almost all the newspaper staff works on a volunteer basis. The paper publishes twelve or thirteen volumes, ranging from 16 to 24 pages, each semester. A satirical section, The Mock Weekly, is added to the last issue of each semester. The paper has published a magazine three times, in April 2006, March 2007 and November 2007. The Mac Weekly is the student newspaper of Macalester College. ...


There are over 100 student clubs and organizations on campus, including the Macalester Peace and Justice Committee, the Experimental College, Student Labor Action Coalition, African Music Ensemble, Macalester Gaming Society, Macalester Mock Trial, Mac Dems, Mac Greens, Bad Comedy, Fresh Concepts, The Trads and other a cappella groups, Cheeba, MacBike, Macalester Conservation and Renewable Energy Society (MacCARES), Macalester International Organization (MIO), MacPlayers, NARAL Pro-Choice Macalester and Queer Union. NARAL Pro-Choice America (pronounced Nay-ral) is a United States group that favors the right to legal abortions and engages in political action to oppose restrictions on what it portrays as womens right to abort. ...


Athletics

Macalester College is a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). The college's team nickname is the Scots. The football team, after many years of poor performance in the MIAC, has competed independently since 2002.[citation needed] The college actually dissolved the football program in 1906, pronouncing, according to the Mac Weekly: "Thoroughly aroused to the evils, real or imaginary, of this game, the public is clamoring for the entire abolition or reform on this 'relic of barbarism.'" After reinstated the Macalester football team found itself in a record 50-game NCAA losing streak that lasted six years during the mid-1970s, attracting national media attention.[citation needed] The losing streak ended on September 5, 1980, with a 17-14 win over Mt. Senario College.[citation needed] The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) is an College Athletic Conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. As the name implies, member schools are located in the state of Minnesota; also, all of the member schools are private, with all but two having a religious affiliation. ... This article is about the country. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Mount Senario College (Mt. ...


Soccer has always been a popular sport. Both men and women's teams remain competitive, appearing in multiple NCAA playoffs since 1995. The women's team won the NCAA championship in 1998.[citation needed] Soccer redirects here. ...


The Cross Country Ski Team became a club team in 2004, when skiing was eliminated as an MIAC sanctioned sport. It was the first team to be dismantled since hockey was cut (and turned club) in the 1970s. A women's hockey team formed in 2000 and continues to play at the club level. Tartu Marathon 2006 cross-country ski race in Estonia. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ...


Macalester's 83-year old athletic facility is in the process of being replaced by a new state-of-the art facility MARC (Macalester Athletics and Recreation Facility), costing the college $45 million. When it is completed, it will be the largest NCAA Division III athletic facility in the country. The old facility was deconstructed with parts disposed of or used in environmentally and socially responsible manners.


Campus

Old Main, Macalester College
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Old Main
Old Main
Location: 1600 Grand Ave.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Architect: William H. Willcox
Architectural style(s): Romanesque
Added to NRHP: August 16, 1977
NRHP Reference#: 77000765

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Housing

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Residence Halls

  • Dupre Hall, which houses first-year students and sophomores, is advertised as being able to withstand a hurricane. The building plans were supposedly bought for a discounted price because they were originally designed for a coastal climate. Dupre is located on the corner of Summit and Snelling Avenues, and was built in 1962. Renovated in 1994, Dupre houses about 260 first-years and sophomores and is Macalester's largest residence hall.
  • Turck Hall was built in 1957 and most recently remodeled in 2004. It houses nearly 180 first-year students.
  • Doty Hall was built in 1964 and is one of two residence halls on campus to feature single-sex floors. Doty also houses only first year students.
  • Bigelow Hall is on the corner of Grand Avenue and Macalester Street. Built in 1947 and most recently remodeled in 1992, it is connected via tunnels to Wallace, Doty and 30 Macalester Street and features single-sex and co-ed floor arrangements. It is also connected to Turck via a skyway, and houses sophomores.
  • George Draper Dayton Hall (GDD) houses sophomores, juniors and seniors, typically in suites of four to six occupants.
  • 30 Macalester Street is one of the newest residence halls on campus, and is more handicap accessible than other residence halls and houses small amount of students.
  • Wallace Hall is the oldest residence hall on campus, built in 1907 and renovated in 2002. It houses mostly sophomores, though on its recently renovated top floor, it also houses juniors and seniors.
Kirk Hall at Macalester, an upperclass residence hall. This building is also home to the Hebrew House.
Kirk Hall at Macalester, an upperclass residence hall. This building is also home to the Hebrew House.
  • Kirk Hall houses upperclassmen and is located between the Campus Center and what will become the Macalester Athletic and Recreation Center.
  • There are three cottages on campus, which will soon be torn down, potentially to make room for a new bookstore.

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Specialty housing

  • Veggie Co-op
  • Cultural House
  • Hebrew House (part of Kirk Hall)
  • All-gender housing (part of Kirk Hall)
  • Eco-House
  • Language Houses, where students are expected to speak the language of their particular house as much as possible. Currently there are five Language Houses, focusing on German, Japanese, French, Spanish, and Russian.

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All-gender housing

Recently, Macalester has made news by offering limited gender open housing options for juniors and seniors. George Draper Dayton Hall, the Grand-Cambridge Apartments, and the six cottages are all gender open. Gender-open housing options still do not provide the opportunity for students of opposite sexes to share a room without a door between. Hence, gender-open housing is only available in suites and cottage type living situations and has not been integrated into the main residence hall buildings. However, this does mean that students of different biological sex still cannot share a room together, without a locking door between them. There is no current concrete administrative plan in place for moving to a gender-open by room living situation. Student-led groups are working to increase these options and make gender-open bathrooms available, particularly for incoming first-year students. As of 2007 no first-year residence halls offer any gender-neutral bathroom options.


Food services

Food services on campus are provided by Bon Appetít, a national company. The cafeteria, located in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, is named "Café Mac." There are three meal plans for students who live on campus (except those in theme houses or co-ops). The standard option (and the mandatory one for new students) is 19 all-you-can-eat meals per week. For the same price, 10 or 14 meal plans are available that offer additional flexible "dining dollars" for a la cart meals. Cafe Mac offers vegan options at all stations.


Traditions

An anonymous student painted the rock during the fall of 2006 in protest of administrative decisions.
An anonymous student painted the rock during the fall of 2006 in protest of administrative decisions.
  • The Rock on campus, which was moved around and painted by many students after first being rolled onto campus in 1908, was at one point stolen by students from Carleton College of Northfield and mailed back to Macalester COD, and is now cemented into the ground on the college's main quad.
  • Ringing the Bell outside the Weyerhaeuser building is a rite of passage for students who have freshly shed their on-campus virginity. When it is struck, there is often a general cheering response in the dorms. It is often incorrectly assumed that total virginity must be lost on campus to warrant ringing the bell. The bell was given to Edward Duffield Neill, the College's founder, by friends when he opened a boy's school called St. Paul College in 1856.
  • Traditional events include the Christmas Candlelight Service, the Founders' Day Gala celebrating the anniversary of the college's founding, an annual lamb roast on the day of the first snow of winter, and the all-day Springfest, an outdoor festival featuring bands, food, and other activities.
  • Near exam week, there is the Midnight Breakfast, in which faculty and staff members serve waffles and other breakfast food to the students. This tradition returned in the fall of 2005, but was held at an earlier time in the evening. In the past streaking at the Midnight Breakfast had been a longstanding tradition. This has been discouraged by the administration.
  • Also, in the past, the college has offered free massages to students during exam week to help relieve stress.

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Awards and recognition

  • Ranked 16th (as of 2005) in the nation by Washington Monthly College Guide, based on criteria that "should be engines of social mobility, they should produce the academic minds and scientific research that advance knowledge and drive economic growth, and they should inculcate and encourage an ethic of service."[15]
  • Named "America's Hottest Liberal Arts College" by the 2006 Kaplan/Newsweek "How to Get into College" Guide. According to the magazine, America's Hottest Colleges "have one attribute in common: they're creating buzz among students, school officials and longtime observers of the admissions process...each reflects a place that is preparing students well for a complex world."[16]
  • At a fall 2005 school assembly, Macalester President Brian C. Rosenberg summarized these rankings and honors by saying Macalester students are "cheap smart hotties with a conscience." The phrase now appears on t-shirts worn by a number of students.
  • In 2007, Princeton Review rated the college "#1 best quality of life" and "#1 gay community accepted."[17]
  • Macalester won the National Cross Examination Debate Association Debate Tournament in 1986 and 1987.

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Notable alumni and faculty

Weyerhauser Hall (college offices)
Weyerhauser Hall (college offices)

Some of the notable alumni and faculty of Macalester college include architect Cass Gilbert, political figures Kofi Annan and Walter Mondale, businessman and philanthropist DeWitt Wallace, writers Tim O'Brien and Wang Ping, and actors Peter Berg and Carl Lumbly. Among the past and present faculty have been people such as Hubert Humphrey and Jack Weatherford. This is a list of people associated with Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, including notable alumni and faculty. ... The Woolworth Building in New York City was the worlds tallest building when it was built in 1913. ... Kofi Atta Annan GCMG (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1, 1997 to January 1, 2007, serving two five-year terms. ... Walter Frederick Fritz Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (largely established by former Vice President Hubert Humphrey). ... DeWitt Wallace (November 12, 1889 – March 30, 1981, also known as William Roy) was a United States magazine publisher. ... Tim OBrien Tim OBrien (born October 1, 1946) is an American novelist who mainly writes about his experiences in the Vietnam War and the impact the war had on the American soldiers who fought there. ... For other uses, see Wang Ping. ... Peter Berg (born March 11, 1964 in New York City) is an American actor and film director. ... Carl Lumbly, born August 14, 1952, in Minnesota, is a film, stage, and television actor. ... For other uses, see Hubert Humphrey (disambiguation). ... |200px| ]] Born: Occupation: professor, ethnographer, anthropologist Nationality: American Jack Weatherford is a professor of Anthropology at Macalester College, specializing in Mongolia. ...


References

  1. ^ Shelman, Jeff (March 6, 2008), "Macalester seeks to attract more foreign students", Star Tribune
  2. ^ About Macalester: Macalester's History
  3. ^ Macalester College Catalog: College Seal
  4. ^ About Macalester: Macalester's History
  5. ^ Time Magazine: Meritorious Macalester
  6. ^ About Macalester: Macalester's History
  7. ^ U of Minnesota PFF Mentoring
  8. ^ Institute for Global Citizenship
  9. ^ The Mac Weekly: Do We Really Want to Abandon Need-Blind Admissions?
  10. ^ FOXNews.com: Minnesota College Investigating Party
  11. ^ Macalester College Mission Statement
  12. ^ Admissions & Financial Aid Macalester College
  13. ^ About MITY
  14. ^ Students Macalester College
  15. ^ Washington Monthly Rankings
  16. ^ Kaplan and Newsweek: How to Get into College
  17. ^ Princeton Review: Macalester College: Rankings

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Macalester College (commonly called "Mac" by those affiliated with the college) is a privately supported, coeducational liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
The college is located on a 53-acre (214,000 m?) campus in a historic residential neighborhood and includes seven academic buildings, ten residences, a library, and a technology center.
Macalester's athletic facility, of which the original gymnasium was built in 1925 (and a fieldhouse, weightrooms and a natatorium were added later) is, with the exception of the swimming pool, slated to be torn down in December, 2006.
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Macalester College is a privately supported coeducational liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
The college is located on a 53-acre campus in a historic residential neighborhood and includes seven academic buildings, ten residences, a library, and a technology center.
Macalester College is a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
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