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K Names New Chief Academic Officer

New Provost Danette Ifert Johnson Kalamazoo College has named a new provost to provide vision and direction for the academic program. President Jorge G. Gonzalez tapped Danette Ifert Johnson, currently the vice provost at Ithaca College in New York, for the top academic position. She […]

Political Tale ‘It Can’t Happen Here’ Continues Through Sunday

Political tale It Cant Happen Here A political tale timely for the upcoming elections is the featured fall production for the Festival Playhouse at Kalamazoo College. “It Can’t Happen Here” is based on Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 satire of what could happen if Fascism spreads to the […]

College Singers Offers Earth-Themed Concert in Three Cities

College Singers The College Singers, a 32-voice choral ensemble at Kalamazoo College, will perform a program featuring the music of pop artists such as Carole King and Stevie Wonder in three cities in November. The concerts are at: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. […]

Arcus Center Invites Public to With/Out-¿Borders? Events

with out borders The public is invited to join the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership for two events related to its With/Out-¿Borders? gathering, which is scheduled for Oct. 8-15. The opening ceremony is slated for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the […]

K Named a Best Buy in Fiske Guide to Colleges

Logo says 2019 Best Buy School Fiske Guide to Colleges Kalamazoo College is among 20 colleges and universities nationwide to be named a Best Buy School in the just-published 2019 edition of the highly respected Fiske Guide to Colleges. Fiske says it based the ratings on “outstanding educational value as […]

Grant to Foster Inclusive Science, Math Programs

Two Students in Science lab for Inclusive Science and Math story Kalamazoo College has been awarded a $1 million, five-year grant to participate in a nationwide quest to find ways to better serve students from demographic groups that are underrepresented in science and mathematics. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced […]

SAGA Foundation Grant Expands Kalamazoo College Programs

SAGA Foundation founder Bill Laughlin with his dog SAGA Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to cultivating leadership, has awarded a $1.1 million grant to Kalamazoo College to support the College’s mission to develop enlightened leaders. The grant, honoring foundation creator Bill Laughlin, will have a far-reaching impact on […]

Choral Concert Centers Around Love Affairs, Obsessions

College Singers in concert The College Singers, a 24-voice choral ensemble that specializes in social justice-themed programming, will perform its concert titled “EXCESS: Shadows of Pleasure and Power” in two free, public performances in Kalamazoo. The first will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, […]

Posse Founder to Speak at 2018 Commencement

2018 Commencement Speaker Deborah Bial Kalamazoo College will celebrate its relationship with the acclaimed Posse Foundation when it welcomes the organization’s president and founder, Deborah Bial, as its 2018 Commencement speaker June 17. Since 2009, Posse has sent 10 students — a “Posse” — a […]

K Professor, Author a Finalist for George Washington Prize

George Washington Prize nominated book Kalamazoo College History Professor James Lewis has been named a finalist for the George Washington Prize, a $50,000 annual award that recognizes the authors of the past year’s most influential books about the nation’s founding era. Lewis’s 2017 book, “The […]