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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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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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Memories, Mistakes and Memos

The staff of Judge Jeffery Hopkins at the United States Bankruptcy Court

An internship at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Cincinnati, Ohio, helped Andrea Johnson ’15 learn much about more than just legal research and writing. Good law, and a good life, requires mistakes and multiple drafts.

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Donna Odom, Leading a Movement of the Heart

Donna Odom

Along with Romeo Phillips, the first tenured African-American professor at Kalamazoo College, and several of his family members, Donna Odom established what was then called the Southwest Michigan Black Heritage Society.

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Long Use

Classmates catch a fish

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.

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College Will Miss Departing Provost

Kalamazoo College Provost Mickey McDonald

Mickey McDonald has filled the challenging role of provost for a decade. As he leaves to become president of the Great Lakes Colleges Association, those who have come to know him say he has handled daunting tasks with tact, skill and empathy.

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Gracious Stumbling

Our mystery writer at a book signing

For Barbara Heming ’66, gracious living is a multifaceted journey that has included religion, teaching, healthcare, ministry, as well as residency in several states and countries. Her newest adventure: Whodunits.

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LEED-Like Leaders

Students and Faculty by the unfinished Fitness and Wellness Center

Kalamazoo College’s new fitness and wellness center will be green in large part because of the efforts of two student LEED-equivalent auditors. The collaborative solution (so like K!) carries a nice solar-panel side effect.

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Great Chemistry Inspires a Unique Anniversary Gift

wedding

Couple marks first anniversary of their marriage by making sure STEM internships are available to K women early in their relationships with science.

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