There’s nothing common about Kalamazoo College’s Summer Common Reading program – so unique and marvelous that some people call it subversive. The 2014 selection was WE NEED NEW NAMES by NoViolet Bulawayo.
The College’s 18th president is passionate about soccer, and Mexico’s national team tops his list. And soccer is more than a sport; it’s an international language that bridges difference and provides an opportunity to share love.
There’s no richer soil than that of Kalamazoo College. Seniors Kate Belew and Jane Huffman, two of the most outstanding writers (in a class of outstanding writers), share a pair of mentors—Diane Seuss and Conrad Hilberry.
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.
English instructor (and Writing Center director) Amy Newday’s courses in ecopoetry and community-supported agriculture share a common theme of sustainability and sow seeds in both the earth and minds.
Visit K’s Story Zoo. Take a minute, or three, or seven. You’ll find Rose Kennedy, the K-Tucky Derby, the S.O.B., a beach in Crissey, “Late Minutes” lock up, a 10-Best list topped by the Quad, and much more. You can add your own story.
A half-a-planet, multi-month trek was no obstacle to Mojtaba Akhavan-Tafti’s desire for a liberal arts education at Kalamazoo College. His K-Plan included the launch of a NASA mission to study the earth’s magnetosphere.
Kalamazoo College students laud (twice!) the approval of the Critical Ethnic Studies in November of 2014. Calls for the change go back four decades; the response puts K at the forefront of the discipline.
Sara Wiener ’03 saw the urgent need for a job that didn’t yet exist, so she proposed it, and got it. Now, closer to home, she helps meet the needs of gender nonconforming children and their families.