Winter Term Ethnic Studies

Dr. Reid Gómez, the Melon Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, has designed a series of winter term programs and web pages and prompts as a collective resource for a campus-wide conversations on the matter of ethnic studies. For many … Continue reading

College Honors Legacy of Nelson Mandela

If ever there was a human being for whom the descriptor of sublime applied, that person is the late Nelson Mandela. His magnanimity was nonpareil; as was his capacity to unite that which seemed irrevocably divided. “It is with heavy … Continue reading

Face Time


We love faces; our lives depend on it from an early age. And a close-up on a face is one of the most notable differences between the experience of a movie and the experience of live theater. When we choose … Continue reading

Hands-On HOPES


Regina Stevens-Truss, the Kurt D. Kaufman Associate Professor of Chemistry has written an article updating an idea of hers and the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: the HOPES Initiative. HOPES pairs teachers with working scientists so that together … Continue reading

An Archaeology of Yearning


Kalamazoo College Professor of English Bruce Mills’s fifth book, An Archaeology of Yearning, has been published by Etruscan Press. Using the metaphor of an archeological dig, Mills maps the artifacts of life as a father of a son with autism … Continue reading

Saved Seven Times Before the Age of Five

Writer-in-Residence Diane Seuss ’78 will have her third volume of poems, Four-Legged Girl, published in 2015. Her first collection was It Blows You Hollow, and her second, Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open, received the Juniper Prize for Poetry. Last … Continue reading

Trumpet and More

Keith Geiman

Keith Geiman will perform a recital at Kalamazoo College on Saturday, November 9, in the Light Fine Arts Dalton Theatre. The recital begins at 7 PM and is free an open to the public. Geiman is 2nd trumpet with the … Continue reading

Weeping Baby

Associate Professor of Psychology Siu-Lan Tan wrote an article (“Why Does this Baby Weep when her Mother Sings?“) for Psychology Today that elucidates an infant’s actions in a You Tube video gone viral. The video shows an infant–Mary Lynne Leroux–emoting … Continue reading

Rare Books Living

A tiny Bible, strange denizen of the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room

It’s time for me to start living, which means a visit to the Upjohn Library’s rare book room. Detroit Free Press Staff Writer Zlati Meyer makes it a priority to discover and visit interesting locations on the campuses of Michigan’s … Continue reading