Features

Matriarchy, Mezcal, and Mole

Fierce woman statue outside Tehuantepec

Alumni and spouses Carolyn Berg ’72 and David Hammond ’73 visited the Oaxaca, Mexico, region to see its archaeological preservations and to eat its delectable and nuanced cuisine. Carolyn’s career service made it a homecoming of sorts.

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Bronx to ’Zoo

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The long ago Bronx-to-’Zoo journey of Herb Lipschultz ’56 was by train, literally, and by football, figuratively. At age 80, the former New Yorker remains in the Midwest and on the gridiron.

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Blazer and Believer

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For senior business major De’Angelo Glaze, Commencement day will be a Janus-like moment, the look back and the look forward poised on a four-year fulcrum of his hard work and the love of family and friends.

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Sneak Peek

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Some 50 students enjoyed the opportunity of Summer 2014 externships, a kind of crystal ball or sneak peek into life-after-Kalamazoo-College possibilities. And the guide for these forward-looking tours are often K alums.

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Grace Work

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International Child Care offers Kalamazoo College students internship opportunities at Grace Children’s Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, or in the organization’s national headquarters in Kalamazoo.

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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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Combined Loves

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The K force is strong in these classmates’ love of research, civic engagement, and each other. The roots of their recent publication reach back to their service-learning work (through K’s Center for Civic Engagement).

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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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