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Mud-Luscious and Puddle-Wonderful

Jack in Puddle (Robert Murphy). http://www.flickr.com/photos/imurphy/22752012/ Creative commons license

Spring means puddles and puddles mean children and children mean the hard work of play, a.k.a. some pretty cool voyages to some wild new worlds, all within a puddle. To prepare her latest blog post (which could easily double as … Continue reading

Like Lit? Come to K …

Con Hilberry, dean of Kalamazoo area poets, during a recent reading and celebration o fhis latest collection of poetry in the College''s Olmsted Room. Photo by Ly Nguyen

… would be the advice of an article by Anna Clark titled “Kalamazoo quietly emerging as a literary hot spot” that appeared in the Detroit Free Press and Lansing State Journal. Of course, K stands for Kalamazoo (the city) but … Continue reading

New Old(er) Book

Teju Cole (photo by Chester Higgins Jr./New York Times

Nigerian-American Teju Cole ’96 (nom de plume of Yemi Onafuwa) is coming out with a new old(er) book. This week Random House is publishing Every Day Is For the Thief, a work of fiction Cole wrote prior to his critically … Continue reading

The Bees’ Needs

Rachel Mallinger

The power of science in large part is the power of great storytelling. When the stories lead into mystery … well, that’s when science continues, generating more stories and encountering more mysteries. The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Genetics/Biotech center harnesses the … Continue reading

Tenure and Class Dean Appointments

Four outstanding Kalamazoo College teachers were awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor. The four individuals, and their departments, are: Dennis Frost (Ph.D., Columbia University), history and East Asian studies; Christine Hahn (Ph.D., University of Chicago), art … Continue reading

Heartbeat

Alicia and Michael Stillman

This past autumn, in the living room of their Bloomfield Township home, on the couch where their daughter, Emily, had often stretched out to watch TV, Alicia and Michael Stillman sat beside a young man in his 30s, a father … Continue reading

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