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New Major Added

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 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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Uncommon Reading

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!

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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How to Grow a Poet

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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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.

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Earth Words

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.

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K River Anthology

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.

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K Journey; Space Journey

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.

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Take a Bite!

The Alumni Association Executive Board has prepared a menu of engagement opportunities for K graduates. Small, medium, and large volunteer “bites” are ready for tasting, and all are important.

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