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Research Sheds Light on Liver Cancer Pathway

Diane DeZwaan ’05 is conducting cancer research in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She is one of the authors of a research article whose impact of has been much … Continue reading

Classmates’ Creativity

Two junior writers are getting their creative work published widely. Kate Belew ’15 published three poems (“Marrow,” “Leaning Tower of Lady Liberty,” and “God Tree”) in the Fall 2013 issue of Minetta Review. Journey was the theme of that issue. … Continue reading

K Alum and Social Justice Warrior Dies

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Chokwe Lumumba ’69, mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, died on February 25, 2014. He was 66. He came to K from Detroit, Michigan, as Edwin Taliaferro. He majored in political science, played football and basketball, and was instrumental in the creation … Continue reading

Art Professor Honored for Civic Engagement

Associate Professor of Art Sarah Lindley received the Michigan Campus Compact Faculty/Staff Service Learning Award

Michigan Campus Compact (MiCC) honored Associate Professor of Art Sarah Lindley with its biennial MiCC Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award, the highest honor that MiCC bestows on faculty and staff in the state of Michigan. Lindley has made outstanding contributions in … Continue reading

FIREBUGS Alights

Mikey Wecht ’14 (left, Chorus Leader), Madison Donoho ’17 (center, Eisenring) and Jack Massion ’14 (Biedermann) in a scene from THE FIREBUGS. Costumes by Elaine Kauffman. Photo by Emily Salswedel, ’17

Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College presents Max Frisch’s The Firebugs on Thursday, February 27, through Sunday, March 2, at the Nelda K. Balch Playhouse. The reprise (the play was originally staged and directed by K theatre arts professor Nelda Balch … Continue reading

Award for Japanese Speech a K First

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Senior Megan Davis and first-year Katherine Ballew participated in the Michigan Japanese Speech Contest (held at Hinoki International School, Livonia, Mich.). The title of Megan’s speech was “A Moment in Which I Made a new Realization About the World.” Katherine’s … Continue reading

K Alumni in the News

Gerald E. Rosen ’73, who has served for 24 years as a U.S. District Court judge in Detroit (five years as chief judge), delivered the 29th annual I. Goodman Cohen Lecture in Trial Advocacy at Wayne State University Law School … Continue reading

Sound Affects DOOM

Sound off or sound on? Turns out that music makes better DOOM–or, more precisely, players of that first-person video shooter game score a lot higher with the sound (music and effects) on … at least according to one study. Associate … Continue reading

FREE BEER Among the BEST

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Writer in Residence Di Seuss’s poem “Free Beer,” originally published in the Missouri Review, was selected by Terrance Hayes for the Best American Poetry anthology, which is due out in September of this year. When the poem appeared in Missouri … Continue reading