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CAMPUS PROFILE 

| Macalester College  | St. Paul, Minnesota

“the oldest, broadest, and deepest such program at any private liberal arts college.” Education abroad is mandatory in this program, as it is for language and anthropology majors and those from a handful of other disciplines. Macalester now offers interdisciplinary concentrations in global citizenship, community and global health, human rights, and humanitarianism. Overall, 60 percent of Macalester students study abroad, over half outside Western Europe.

Duties of World Citizenship
Macalester held its first classes in 1885, a nonsectarian institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Classics scholar James Wallace saved it from bankruptcy as president at the turn of the twentieth century and was the lion of the faculty until the eve of World War II. His son, DeWitt Wallace, founder of Reader’s Digest, became a major benefactor. President Charles Turck raised the UN flag in 1950 and spoke of “the duties of world citizenship.” In recent decades Macalester has attracted a far more diverse and globally minded faculty to carry out that vision. “Forty years ago, the religion department here would have been five Presbyterian clergymen teaching Bible. We’re still five, but three of us do Asian religions and Islam,” said Professor of Religious Studies James Laine. Classics Professor Andrew Overman takes 25 Macalester students each summer to work on the excavation of a Roman temple

Provost Kathleen Murray looks to increase study abroad opportunities with more winter break courses and financial aid.

Finding Stellar Students on a Fjord in Norway
Generous financial aid helps Macalester attract international students in large numbers. The private college actually provides aid to a higher percentage of international students (almost 90 percent) than the U.S. undergraduates (70 percent), and the average package covers two-thirds of the more than $50,000 annual cost of tuition, room, and board. Macalester has recruited top students from the United World Colleges (UWC) for years even before philanthropist Shelby Moore Cullom Davis gave it $13.5 million to provide $20,000-a-year scholarships for graduates of UWC, an international network of boarding schools offering international baccalaureate diplomas to students chosen for academic ability and leadership potential. Jimm Crowder, thenassociate director of international admissions, made a dozen recruiting visits to the Red Cross Nordic UWC on a fjord in Norway, more than any other visitor, the headmaster told him, save Queen Sonja. The robust international studies (IS) program, founded in 1949, is the fifth most popular major, with four and one-half tenure-track positions of its own and allied faculty across the humanities, social studies, and even the sciences. Its chair, David Chioni Moore, calls it

James Laine, professor of religious studies, notes that three of the five religion faculty teach Asian religions and Islam.

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International Educator - March/April 2012
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From the Editors
In Brief
Voices: University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi
Overcoming Chaos
Degrees of Distinction
Macalester College
Foreign Student Affairs
A View from Out Here
In Focus
Language Supplement
The language of Business
Launching Pad: Community College Programs
Intensive English Language Directory
Intensive Foreign Language Directory
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