Bring Some Friends With Curious Minds

ilensThumb Assistant Professor of Political Science Justin Berry (and members of his “Voting, Campaigns and Elections” class) knew that the 2016 William Weber Lecture in Government and Society was too big an opportunity not to share widely. The late January event … Continue reading

Expanding Circles

larkThumb Senior tennis player Katie Clark ’16 would be lying if she said she wasn’t nervous or scared when she decided to jump ship from Fairfax, Va., after high school and attend Kalamazoo College. But before she left, a close family … Continue reading

A Break for Microbial Evolution

anushThumb Talk about making the most of an opportunity! Sophomore Tanush Jagdish took the initiative to contact microbiologist Richard Lenski (Michigan State University), who had visited Kalamazoo College last spring as the biology department’s Diebold Symposium keynote speaker. Tanush inquired about … Continue reading

CONTRARY MOTION Hits the Right Note

ozinaThumb On a musical instrument, contrary motion refers to a melodic motion in which one series of notes rises in pitch while opposing notes descend. In his debut novel, Contrary Motion, English professor Andy Mozina moves his 38-year-old character, Matthew Grzbc, … Continue reading

Organic Gypsy Cooks Award Winning Potato

ridgettBloughThumb Bees and their honey have nothing over this Hornet and her spud. Bridgett Blough ’04 grew up in a farming community in rural Coloma Township in Michigan eating potatoes with most every meal. Good locally-grown food was a staple on … Continue reading

What is the Temple of Artemis?

Theresa Tejada Theresa Tejada ’10 won the episode of the television show JEOPARDY that aired on Tuesday, December 22. Her one-day winnings totaled $21,599. She defended her champion status, albeit unsuccessfully, the following day. Two episodes of Jeopardy seems a fitting tribute … Continue reading

Science and Fiction in the House of Magic

Ginger Strand Say Vonnegut and most everyone fills in the blank: Kurt. But there was another Vonnegut, and when Bernard built silver-iodide generators and seeded clouds to create rain, he was the brother the government began watching. If the military could control … Continue reading

K Philosopher Writes About Syrian Refugees

axCherem Max Cherem, philosophy, has contributed a thoughtful reflection to a “Philosophers On” segment focused on the Syrian refugees. Since 2011, more than 10 million Syrians have been displaced from their homes, and more 4 million have fled their homeland, seeking … Continue reading