Features

Forgotten Lunches, 30 Years Apart

SIP students and supervisor (l-r): Diane Dupuis ’80, Fiona Carey ’14, Professor Kathleen (White) Smith.

Separated by 34 years, the Senior Individualized Projects of mother (Diane Dupuis ’80) and daughter (Fiona Carey ’14) share similar subjects and an extraordinary supervisor (Professor of Romance Languages and Literature Kathleen White Smith).

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Complicated Demons

Art from the webcomic she is using as a bridge to her first novel’s sequel

Carly Orosz Robbins ’07 has published her first novel and created a new “webcomic” as a bridge between it and its sequel. The novel taps wellsprings from Kalamazoo College: literature, creative writing, and sociology and anthropology.

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Sound Check

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Double helix to Double Phelix! Music and the liberal arts are in the DNA, so to speak, of alumnus Andy Catlin ’09, and therefore have been inherited by the recording studio and performance space he co-founded.

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“Next” Questions

Senior Katie Moffit answers discusses her research with “SIP Czar” Ahmed Hussen.

Asking the hard question, no matter how obvious, followed by full engagement with the “next” question is a hallmark of a K education, explained alumnus Will Robbie ’04 during the inaugural economics and business department SIP symposium.

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Oyster Wars with Camera Cutlass

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Our liberal arts inquirer, David Hammond ’73, loves travel and food. His latest adventure (swashbuckling, literally) took him to Chesapeake Bay in search of the perfect oyster, a.k.a. pirate’s treasure.

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Drones Protest

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K alumni members of Peace House participated in a march from Chicago to Battle Creek (Mich.) protesting the use of drone technology in warfare. The Battle Creek wing commander shares the military’s point of view.

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Self-Authored Pathways

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Gillian Hooker ’00 and Judsen Schneider ’03 are Kalamazoo College biology alumni at work in the new field of making genetic testing more relevant to the clinical practice of health care providers.

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Golden Ending

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Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College celebrated its first 50 years in the 2013-14 season. BeLight completes its year-long tribute to the golden anniversary with short features on two theatre majors who graduated in June.

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Long Road and Theatre Mirror

Joe Hamlin (Photo by Bones Malone)

Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College continues to celebrate its Golden Anniversary season this year, and we present profiles of two distinguished theatre arts alumni: Lisa Kron ’83 and Joe Hamlin ’02.

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Letter from the AAEB President

AAEB President Alexandra Altman (right) pictured with Board Chair Charlotte Hall ’66 (left) and Kalamazoo College President Eileen B. Wilson Oyelaran

The Alumni Association Executive Board represents the some 20,000 K alumni living throughout the world. The AAEB helps the College connect alums with each other and with their alma mater.

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