Features

New Major Added

Ethnic Studies class

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.

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Dream Work

Sara Weiner

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.

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Retirement’s No End-of-History for This K Prof

Photo of Professor David Barclay.

One of K’s iconic scholars has “retired.” With at least three books underway and his work for the German Studies Association, David Barclay’s retirement is much like his life at K.

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The First Rule of Restaurant Club: Tell Others About Restaurant Club

Three talking during a meeting of the Restaurant Club

An alumni Restaurant Club meets at eateries in Chicago, where finding good places to dine is as easy as finding friends to eat with in college.

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Uncommon Reading

The 2013 Summer Common Reading author Vaddey Ratner greets a Stetson Chapel audience with the namaskara, a Buddhist hand gesture that evokes utmost respect and adoration for the divine in everyone.

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.

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Gooooaaaaaalllllllllll!

President accepts K college soccer jersey

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.

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For K Professor, Home is Where the Help is

Disaster help

A few weeks after Hurricane Maria, Associate Professor Adriana Garriga-Lopez and others at Kalamazoo College and in the community created Todo Kalamazoo con Puerto Rico to help with disaster aid.

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K Alumnus Links Detroit, New Soccer League

Sean Mann Detroit City FC soccer

Know the name of the soccer team in Detroit? You will if Sean Mann ’03 has his way.

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How to Grow a Poet

Kalamazoo College poets Kate Belew and Jane Huffman

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.

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Meet K’s New Provost, Danette Ifert Johnson

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We spoke with Johnson about her role as the new provost at K and the College’s vision for the future.

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