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Struggle, then Metamorphosis

Bryan Rekowski's girlfriend's younger brother was struggling at a small liberal arts college. So Bryan (class of 2010) wrote to him. His article, adapted from that letter, suggests growth comes from struggle, and struggle requires risks.

Classmates (2009) Jerrod Howlett (left) and Brad Flaugher made a K catch during a recent trip to Key West.

Long Use

Lifetime value is great, but what about finding a good job shortly after graduation? Turns out the Kalamazoo College alumni network is pretty helpful with that. K’s intimate size makes it a much more effective networking community.

Flatbreads seasoned with zaatar, photo David Hammond

Eating Dearborn

Everyone eats. One way to celebrate our differences in a way that affirms what we share in common is to explore one another's food and its influences. A grandson of immigrants did that in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Different Drum

Unconventional long-distance boyhood lessons on the 2,000-year-old mridangam led to an interesting K journey for Rohan Krishnamurthy, class of 2008. Today the prominent musician is providing those lessons himself, and much more.

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Becoming the Change

K's first ever international conference on civic engagement (24 colleges, 11 countries) makes the case that civic engagement and the liberal arts in higher education compose the combination to change the world.

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Critical Thinkers

Three K psychology majors, roughly contemporary, earned their doctorates in the discipline about the same time. Each cites the importance of their undergraduate education to learning and work post-K.