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Macalester College is a private, coeducational liberal arts
college located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, US. It was founded in 1874 as a
Presbyterian-affiliated but nonsectarian
college. Its first class entered September 15, 1885. Macalester is
an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled
1,978 students in the fall of 2013 from 50 U.S. states and 90
The school is known for its large international enrollment and has
one of the highest percentages of foreign students in the United
In 2015, U.S. News & World Report
ranked Macalester as tied for the 23rd best liberal arts college in
the United States, 6th for undergraduate teaching at a national
liberal arts college, and 19th for best value at a national liberal
Macalester College was founded in 1874 by Rev. Dr. Edward Duffield Neill, who served
as a chaplain in the Civil War and held positions in three U.S.
presidential administrations. After journeying to the Minnesota Territory in 1849 to do
missionary work, he founded two churches and served as the
state’s first superintendent of public education and first
chancellor of the University of Minnesota. He believed
that only a private college could offer both the academic quality
and the values needed to prepare students for leadership. He
planned a college that would be equal in academic strength to the
best colleges in the East. It would be Presbyterian-affiliated but
nonsectarian, making it inclusive by the standards of his day.
Charles Macalester, a prominent
businessman and philanthropist from Philadelphia, made the establishing gift by
donating the Winslow House, a noted summer hotel in Minneapolis.
With additional funding from the Presbyterian Church and from the
new College’s trustees, Macalester opened in 1885 with five
professors, six freshmen, and 52 preparatory students.
In 1887, a classical scholar named James Wallace joined the
faculty and quickly established himself as a fine and demanding
teacher. He earned a national reputation for scholarship when he
published two Greek textbooks that were widely used across the
country. When he took on added duties as dean of the College and
then as president, he dedicated himself to creating the strongest
possible academic experience for Macalester students. He recruited
excellent faculty members and carefully added new areas of study to
In spite of academic success, James Wallace’s early years
at Macalester were financially difficult. Gradually, his efforts
built up a group of donors whose support, together with tuition
from a growing student body, put the college on steady footing. By
the time he rejoined the faculty in 1906, Wallace had enabled the
college to pay off its debt, maintain a balanced budget, and begin
to establish an endowment to offer some protection against hard
In the 1940s and 1950s President Charles J. Turck gave new
emphasis to the College’s internationalism by recruiting
foreign students, creating overseas study opportunities, and hiring
faculty from diverse backgrounds. As a symbol of commitment to
international harmony, he raised the United Nations flag on campus
in 1950, and it has flown every day since then, just below the
United States flag. Under his leadership, Macalester also broadened
its base of community service and intensified its continuing
interest in civic and national affairs.
The College engaged in a remarkable period of advancement
throughout the 1960s, made possible by DeWitt and Lila Wallace, founders of Reader’s
Digest and major benefactors of Macalester. Under the
leadership of President Harvey M. Rice, the College strengthened
the academic credentials of its faculty, enhanced the academic
program, and increased its visibility, attracting students from
across the nation and around the world. A major building campaign
resulted in a fine arts center and new science facilities which
were among the best in the United States.
During this time, Macalester committed itself to a liberal arts
curriculum and asserted five traditional and distinguishing values:
involvement of students with faculty in the pursuit of learning;
creation of a diverse campus community; incorporation of an
international perspective in the curriculum and campus life;
involvement of the College in the life of the metropolitan area;
and espousal of service as a way of life.
Modern Macalester College logo, used on many college
The 1990s were another period of significant advancement for
Macalester. In 1991, the College’s endowment became
significantly stronger than it had been, enabling Macalester to
pursue its high ideals with renewed vision and confidence. The
College increased the number of faculty positions, adding new depth
and more broadly diverse perspectives to the educational program.
The improved student-faculty ratio also made possible more flexible
and personalized teaching approaches, including significant
enhancement of an already strong emphasis on faculty-student
collaborative research and writing. The College also increased
international study opportunities for students and faculty and
strengthened co-curricular programs from athletics to residential
life to community service.
Through a comprehensive campus improvement program, virtually
every academic and residential building on campus was renovated, as
were the athletic facilities. Extensive renovation of the science
facilities, which merged two buildings into the Olin-Rice Science
Center, was completed in 1997. George Draper Dayton residence hall
opened in 1998, the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center in 2001, and
the renovated Kagin Commons student services building in 2002. A
comprehensive fund-raising campaign completed in 2000 raised $55.3
million to help support some of those building projects as well as
scholarship funds, student-faculty research stipends, academic
programs, and annual operations.
Macalester’s Institute for Global Citizenship, created in
2005, serves as a catalyst for strengthening programs by which
students connect academic study with off-campus applications
through internships and service-learning opportunities both in the
United States and abroad, and programs by which students explore
ways to engage some of the world’s most challenging issues
through their chosen professions.
In fall 2008 Macalester publicly launched a $150 million
campaign, raising funds for scholarships, faculty support, program
enhancement, operating support, and new facilities. As the campaign
went public, alumni and friends had already contributed more than
$100 million. A new athletic and wellness complex, the Leonard
Center, opened in August 2008 housing programs aimed at creating a
healthier and more cohesive campus community. In 2009, construction
was completed on Markim Hall, a new home for the Institute for
Global Citizenship. Plans called for the building to qualify for
Platinum certification under the Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system, a building
rating system devised by the U.S. Green Building Council that
evaluates the sustainability and environmental impact of structures
across the nation. In fall 2012, Macalester opened its renovated
and expanded Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center.
In 2015, U.S. News & World Report
ranked Macalester as tied for the 23rd best liberal arts college in
the United States, and the same report ranked Macalester 6th for
undergraduate teaching and 19th for best value at a national
liberal arts college.
In 2013, The Princeton Review ranked
Macalester as one of the "Best Value Colleges"
and gave Macalester an academic ranking of 97 out of 99.
In 2014, Forbes
rated it 66th overall in "America's Top Colleges".
In 2014, Washington Monthly ranked Macalester
7th best liberal arts college for contributing to the public
The ranking uses criteria of social mobility (recruiting and
graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge
scholarship and PhDs), and service (encouraging students to give
back to their country).
The Wall Street
Journal ranked Macalester as the 38th best "feeder school"
out of all national colleges and universities based on the number
of students the school sends to the 15 most prestigious grad
Macalester was named one of the Hidden Ivies for providing an education that
rivals that of the Ivy League based on academics, admissions
process, financial aid, and student experience.
In 2006, The New York Times included Macalester
in its profile of 20 colleges and universities "established or
rising scholarship" which are fast becoming viable alternatives to
Ivy League institutions.
Unigo.com ranked Macalester as one of the top 10 "New
and one of the "Top 10 Colleges Where the Pursuit of Knowledge Goes
Beyond the Classroom".
In the past 10 years, Macalester students have earned honors
including Rhodes Scholarships, British Marshall
Scholarships, Foreign Government Grants, National Science
Foundation Fellowships, Truman Scholarships, Watson Fellowships,
Mellon Fellowships and Goldwater Scholarships.
For the class of 2019, Macalester received 6,031 applications
and accepted 39% of applicants.
Macalester is considered "Most Selective" by the U.S. News & World Report
Of those admitted, the median SAT scores are 710 for critical
reading, 680 for math, and 700 for writing;
the median ACT score is 31.
71% of admitted students were in the top 10% of their high school
Macalester has 170 full-time faculty, 94% of whom have a
doctorate or the highest degree in their field.
17% of faculty are international or U.S. citizens of color.
Macalester has a student-faculty ratio of 10:1
and an average class size of 17.
Macalester's stated mission is to be a preeminent liberal arts
college with high standards for scholarship with an emphasis on
internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.
Macalester offers over 800 courses from 31 academic departments
which offer 37 majors and 63 areas of study.
Students are also able to design their own interdisciplinary
Courses are available in the physical sciences, humanities,
mathematics and computer sciences, arts, social sciences, foreign
languages, classics, several interdisciplinary fields, and
Pre-professional programs includes pre-law, pre-medical, a
cooperative architecture program, and a cooperative engineering
The most popular majors are economics, political science,
psychology, mathematics, and biology.
Under an agreement with Washington
University’s School of Architecture in St. Louis,
students may complete three years at Macalester before transferring
to Washington University for a senior year of accelerated
architectural study, leading to a B.A. from Macalester.
Three years of graduate study at Washington University then leads
to a Master’s in architecture.
An arrangement between Macalester and both the University of Minnesota and
Washington University in
St. Louis makes it possible for a student to earn a B.A. degree
from Macalester and a B.S. degree in engineering or applied science
from either university in five years.
The academic calendar at Macalester is divided into a 14-week
fall semester (September to December) and a 14-week spring semester
(January to May).
All courses are offered for semester credit. Most courses are
offered for four semester credits, but the amount of credit may
During January, Macalester students may earn up to two semester
credits in independent projects, internships, or
Macalester-sponsored off-campus courses.
Additionally, Macalester students may earn up to eight semester
credits in independent study during the summer through independent
projects or internships.
Study abroad and
Macalester College has a long tradition of providing significant
opportunities for students to build an international and
intercultural perspective into their college education through
international or domestic off-campus study. Students may propose
participation from among an ample array of overseas and domestic
programs relevant to Macalester’s liberal arts
About 60% of Macalester students study abroad before
Eleven departments require off-campus study for completion of a
Macalester has programs in the Netherlands, South Africa, Germany,
Austria (e.g. at the University of Vienna), Singapore, and France.
The majority of students study abroad through independent programs
often recommended through advising at Macalester's International
Macalester is a member of the Associated Colleges
of the Twin Cities (ACTC), a consortium of five liberal arts
colleges in Saint Paul and Minneapolis formed to develop
cooperative programs and offer cross-registration to their
students. Other members include University of St.
Thomas, Augsburg College, Hamline University, and St. Catherine University. In
addition to over 800 courses available on campus, Macalester
students have access to all courses offered through the consortium
without paying additional tuition. ACTC provided free busing
between the campuses to all students until May 22, 2015.
Macalester also has an agreement with the Minneapolis College
of Art and Design (MCAD) whereby students may take one course
per term at that college, provided that Macalester has approved the
Students also have access to the University of Minnesota libraries,
and can obtain copies of papers and articles there from on
Tuition and financial aid
Macalester's comprehensive tuition, room, and board fee for the
2014-2015 academic year is $57,691.
Despite the high cost of attendance, Macalester is 1 of only 70
colleges nationally that meets the full financial aid of admitted
In the fall of 2013, 74% of admitted first-year students
received financial aid, with an average financial aid package of
Macalester is well known for its large international enrollment.
As of Fall 2013, international students comprise 19% of the student
Its 1,978 students come from 50 U.S. states and 90
24% of the U.S. student body are students of color.
Macalester is 41% male and 59% female.
The main campus newspaper is the student-run The Mac Weekly, which 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 12 or 13
volumes, ranging from 12 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 and March and November 2007.
There are over 100 student clubs and organizations on campus,
including the college radio station WMCN, 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 GOP, Mac Greens, Bad Comedy, Fresh Concepts, The
Macalester Review: A Political Magazine, The Hegemonocle Humor
Magazine, The Trads and other a cappella groups, Cheeba, MacBrews,
MacSlackers, MacBike, the Macalester Outing Club, the Macalester
Climbing Club, Minnesota Public
Interest Research Group (MPIRG), Macalester Conservation and
Renewable Energy Society (MacCARES), Macalester International
Organization (MIO), MacPlayers, NARAL Macalester Activists for Choice, Queer
Union, Macalester Young Artists for Revolutionary Needlework
(MacYARN), Macalester Quiz Bowl, Mac Rugby, Medicinal Melodies, and
the Physics and Astronomy Club.
On July 6, 1974, the first live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion was
broadcast from the Janet Wallace Auditorium of Macalester
On July 5, 2014, A Prairie Home Companion broadcast a
three-hour 40th Anniversary show from the Great Lawn.
Civic engagement is a core component of the Macalester education
and is included in its mission statement.
The college actively encourages student dialogue by bringing in
speakers, hosting an International Roundtable to bring
distinguished international scholars to discuss emerging global
issues, and hosting collective meetings such as Women of
Macalester is a long-time leader in linking academic learning to
community involvement. In 2011-2012, 16 departments offered 59
courses with civic engagement components.
Each year approximately 200 students complete internships, 65% of
which are in the non-profit sector, schools, government, or the
Macalester also allows students to earn their work-study financial
aid award while working at a local non-profit or elementary
50% of Macalester students volunteer every semester.
94% are active volunteers in the Twin Cities urban community while
Many student organizations encourage active civic engagement,
including MPIRG, Maction, Queer Union (QU), Macalester Habitat for
Humanity, and more.
Macalester is the primary financial contributor and sponsor of
the Minnesota Institute
for Talented Youth, which was founded in 1967 and has its main
facilities in the Lampert Building. MITY provides two different
gifted education programs during the summer
months and one on weekends during the academic year.
Macalester also participates in Project Pericles, a commitment to further
encourage civic engagement at the college.
In 2000, Macalester signed the Talloires Declaration, making a
commitment to environmental sustainability, as well as a sweatshop
pledge, making a commitment to fair-labor practices in the purchase
of college apparel.
Macalester is widely recognized as one of the most
LGBTQ-friendly colleges in the nation. The Campus Pride Index
awarded Macalester a full five out of five stars for LGBTQ-friendly
In 2007, The Princeton Review named
Macalester the most gay-friendly college in the nation.
Every semester Macalester holds the Lavender Reception to
celebrate the queer community on campus and provide an opportunity
for LGBTQ students to learn about resources and support networks on
and off campus.
Every year ends with the Lavender Graduation, a celebration that
recognizes of the contributions and accomplishments of Macalester's
LGBTQ graduating seniors.
For people whose gender expression is not always recognized,
Macalester has started an initiative to ensure access to
single-stall and all-gender bathrooms across campus.
Macalester also offers all-gender housing on campus.
Macalester has a student-powered Gender and Sexuality Resource
Center that aims to build a culture of resistance against all forms
There are also many active LGBTQ student organizations and groups
on campus including Queer Union, Allies Project Training, and the
Macalester Out and Proud Community.
- In 2013, Princeton Review
ranked Macalester #3 best athletic facilities, #8 easiest campus to
get around, #16 most politically active students, and #17 most LGBT
- In 2013, Lumosity ranked Macalester as the 18th smartest
college in the country.
- In 2011, Princeton Review
ranked Macalester 3rd best quality of life and 7th most LGBT
- In 2011, Huffington Post
ranked Macalester one of the 7 trendiest colleges.
- In 2010, Huffington Post
ranked Macalester one of the 10 most intellectual colleges.
- In 2007, Princeton Review
ranked Macalester "#1 best quality of life".
- 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
- Macalester won the National Cross Examination
Debate Association Debate Tournament in 1986 and 1987.
The athletic teams of Macalester College are nicknamed the
Scots. Macalester is a member of the
NCAA Division III
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) in all sports except
football. The Scots' football team set an
NCAA Division III record by losing 50 straight games from 1974 to
1980. One notable loss during the streak was a 97-6 loss to
Concordia Moorhead in 1977, with the Cobbers scoring 14 touchdowns
to set an NAIA record that still stands (Cobbers kicker Kurt
Christenson scored 13 points on extra point kicks alone).
Also in 1977, Macalester set a Division III record by allowing 59.1
points per game. The losing streak ended in dramatic fashion:
Kicker Bob Kaye put a 23-yarder through the uprights with 11
seconds remaining in an early September 1980 contest as the Scots
beat Mount Senario College.
 The Scots left the MIAC
after the 2001 season and competed as an independent until 2014,
when they joined the Midwest Conference. Under head coach Tony
Jennison, Macalester won the Midwest Conference title, the Scots'
first conference football title since 1947.
Macalester also won nine games in 2014, the most ever in a Scots'
single season in their 121 years of intercollegiate
Previously, 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
The Leonard Center athletic and wellness complex
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.
The 2010 men's team won the MIAC regular-season championship and
both the men and women's teams received at-large bids for the 2010
NCAA Division III tournament. Both teams are well-supported by
students, parents and alumni. One of Macalester sports fans' most
(in)famous cheers – "Drink Blood, Smoke Crack, Worship Satan,
Go Mac!" – was cited as one of "7 Memorable Sports Chants" by
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
Macalester Athletics compete in a new athletic facility, the
Leonard Center, which opened in August 2008. The $45 million
facility encompasses 175,000 square feet. The Leonard Center
includes a 200-meter track, a natatorium, a fitness center, several
multipurpose rooms, and a health and wellness center for the
college community. Materials from the former facility were disposed
of in environmentally friendly ways, and some materials were
incorporated into the new structure.
Every year in early May, Macalester hosts the Al Storm Games, a
fun competition between various athletes at Macalester consisting
of various events such as a Hunger Games simulation.
As at many small liberal arts
colleges, students at Macalester are required to live on
campus for their first two years.
- Dupre Hall, which houses first-year
students and sophomores, is located on the corner of Summit and
Snelling Avenues, and was built in 1962. Renovated in 1994, Dupre
houses about 260 students and is Macalester's largest residence
- 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. In 2012, Doty 1 was
designated the gender-neutral or all-gender floor.
- 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 a small amount of students. It is a quiet and
substance-free living community.
- Wallace Hall is the oldest residence hall on campus, built in
1907 and renovated in 2002. It houses sophomores.
Bigelow Hall houses sophomores
- Kirk Hall houses upperclassmen and is located between the
Campus Center and the Leonard Athletic Center. It contains singles,
doubles, and triples. The doubles and triples each consists of a
common room with singles branching off of it.
- With the opening of the Institute for Global Citizenship,
Summit House, which previously housed the International Center, has
been converted into a residence hall housing 16 students.
- There are three cottages on campus.
- Summit House: Located across Snelling Avenue from Dupre Hall,
the Summit House offers residence for up to sixteen upperclassmen.
Starting in the Fall 2011 semester, the Summit House operated on a
per semester cycle exclusively for students studying abroad for one
half of the school's year.
- Veggie Co-op: Located under the bleachers of the stadium, it
houses 20 students who eat vegetarian meals together for most of
the week. All food in the house is vegetarian. Students buy and
make food together for their joined meals.
- Cultural House: Located at 37 Macalester Street, residents of
the Cultural House are usually required to work or volunteer for
the Department of Multicultural Life and engage in moving towards a
more diverse, accepting, and open campus environment.
- All-gender housing (part of Kirk Hall)
- Language Houses: Students are expected to speak the language of
their particular house as much as possible. Currently there are six
Language Houses, focusing on German, Japanese, French, Spanish,
Russian, and Mandarin.
- Inter-Faith House: Located in section 8 of Kirk, the
Inter-Faith House is for students wishing to explore faith in their
lives and the lives of others.
Recently, Macalester has made news by offering limited
options for first-years, juniors, and seniors. George Draper Dayton
Hall, the Grand-Cambridge Apartments, Kirk Hall, and the six
cottages all offer all-gender housing options. As of the 2012-2013
academic year, one floor of the first-year residence hall Doty is
designated as all-gender for first-year students. However, these
housing options still do not provide the opportunity for students
of different sexes to share a room. Student-led groups are working
to increase all-gender options and make all-gender bathrooms more
widely available across campus.
Food services on campus are provided by Bon
Appétit, a national company. The cafeteria, located in
the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, is called Café Mac.
Three different meal plans are available for students who live on
campus (excepting those in specialty housing or co-ops). The
standard option (and the only option for first-year students) is 19
all-you-can-eat meals per week (3 per weekday and 2 on each day of
the weekends). For the same price, 10- or 14-meal plans are
available, which offer additional flexible "dining dollars" for
à la carte meals. Café Mac
includes several different stations, all of which provide vegan and
gluten-free options. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and food
containing nuts or peanuts are flagged so that all students can
manage their dietary concerns. Students who live off-campus may opt
for a plan that includes 75 meals per semester.
In the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card published by the
Sustainable Endowments Institute, Macalester received an overall
grade of "A-", earning it the recognition as an "Overall Campus
In 2011, The Association for the
Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
awarded Macalester College a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment
& Rating System (STARS) Silver Rating in recognition of its
There are many student organizations on campus that focus on
sustainability, including Macalester Conservation and Renewable
Energy Society (MacCARES), Minnesota Public Interest Research Group
(MPIRG), Mac Bike, Macalester Urban Land and Community Health
(MULCH), and Outing Club.
In April 2003, Macalester was able to install a 10 kW Urban
Wind Turbine on-campus thanks to that year's senior class gift
donating the installation cost and Xcel Energy donating the tower
The student organization MacCARES is currently developing a
proposal for Macalester to invest in a Utility-Scale Wind Turbine
in the range of 2MW.
Other projects include the Eco-House, a student residence with a
range of green features and research opportunities; a rain garden
which prevents storm water from running-off into ground water, a
bike share program, and a veggie co-op.
Recently, the Class of 2008 designated its senior class gift to a
Sustainability Fund to support initiatives to improve environmental
sustainability on campus and in the greater community.
On January 1, 2013, Macalester started on campus
Macalester declared a goal in September 2009 to become carbon
neutral by 2025 and Zero-Waste by 2020.
The school is a signatory to the Talloires Declaration and the
American College and University President's Climate Commitment, the
latter obligating the college to work toward carbon
On April 18, 2012, President Brian Rosenberg signed
the “Commitment to Sustainable Practices of Higher Education
Institutions on the Occasion of the United Nations Conference on
In 2009, the school opened Markim Hall, a LEED Platinum building
that houses the school's Institute for Global Citizenship.
The building uses 45% less water and 75% less energy than a typical
building in Minnesota. Macalester is currently planning on
remodeling its Music, Theater, and Art buildings and is designing
them to Minnesota B3 Guidelines.
Weyerhaeuser Hall administration building
- DeWitt Wallace, 1911, founder of Reader's Digest, philanthropist
- Walter Mondale, 1950, former vice president of
the United States and U.S. ambassador to Japan 1993-1997
- Kofi Annan, 1961, former UN secretary
general and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
- Siah Armajani, 1963, world-famous sculptor
- Tim O'Brien, 1968, award-winning
novelist, author of The Things They Carried
- Charles Baxter, 1969, University of
Minnesota professor and author and National Book Award Winner for
The Feast of
Lumbly, 1973, actor, starred in show Alias, guest starred in shows such as
LA Law and ER
- Gary Hines, 1974, founder and leader of the
Grammy Award-winning Sounds of Blackness, which originated as a
student group at Macalester
- Shawn Lawrence Otto, 1981, co-writer and
co-producer of movie House of Sand and Fog
- Chank Diesel, 1990, American typographer
- Gary Arndt, 1991, Award winning travel
Emanuel, talent agent, basis for the character Ari Gold on
- Juan Figueroa, president of Universal
Health Care Foundation of Connecticut and former president and
general counsel of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education
- Danai Gurira, actress, best known for her
character Michonne on AMC's The Walking Dead
- Paul Raushenbush, American Baptist minister
and Editor of Religion at The Huffington Post