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Distant Mirror

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Like its century-in-the-future counterpart, the class of ’16 (1916!) faced its share of campus crises scattered among the quotidian rhythm of challenge, disorientation, hard work, fun and growth. You can discover these similarities (and differences) from a display created by … Continue reading

Heyls On Their Way to K (Mostly)

2016 Heyl Scholars who will attend Kalamazoo College or WMU School of Nursing. 

Front row, from left:  Shukrani Nsenga, Loy Norrix HS; Anna Roodbergen, Vicksburg HS;   Brianna Harrison, Kalamazoo Central HS;  and Hannah Laurin, Kalamazoo Central HS.  

Second row, from left:  Taylor Ashby, Kalamazoo Central HS;  Kento Hirakawa, Portage Central;  and Kelsi Conroy, Kalamazoo Central HS.

Back row, from left:  Michael Orwin, Portage Northern HS;  Matthew Krinock, Portage Northern HS;  and Samuel Maddox, Gull Lake HS.

NOTE:  Two Heyl Scholars were not pictured

At a dinner last evening Kalamazoo College feted the dozen 2016 Kalamazoo county high school graduates who earned Heyl Scholarships for Kalamazoo College (science and math) or Western Michigan University (nursing). The scholarship covers tuition, book costs and room charges. … Continue reading

The Gold of Sound

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Lindsay Worthington ’17 took home the gold by winning the award for “Best Sound” in the category “Theatrical Design Excellence” at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival regional competition. She continued to Nationals and placed 3rd among the 9 … Continue reading

Life’s Imperative: Social Justice in Science

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A seed—call it science-and-social-justice—has been germinating in the mind of Regina Stevens-Truss since December of 2009. In truth, Stevens-Truss (the Kurt D. Kaufman Associate Professor of Chemistry) has been thinking on that matter long before then. But the occasion of … Continue reading

17th Century Reality TV

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Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College wraps up its 52nd season with Molière’s comedy, The Learned Ladies, in the Nelda K. Balch Playhouse, Thursday through Sunday, May 12-15. The play, first produced in 1672, has been perceived as Moliere’s criticism of … Continue reading

Study Abroad in Soccer

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Like many Kalamazoo College student athletes over the years, junior Andrew Bremer will enjoy a spring term international experience. His travel will take him to Spain, the Netherlands and (possibly) to Brazil, not as a currently enrolled K student but … Continue reading

Heyl Earns Goldwater

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Raoul Wadhwa ’17 has won the very competitive and nationally prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship Program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those … Continue reading

STORIES Wins at North by Midwest

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EDITOR’S NOTE (May 24): “The Stories They Tell” won the Kalamazoo Film Society’s “Palm d’Mitten” Award for best local film. And the documentary won second place for best feature film at this weekend’s NxMW Film Festival in Kalamazoo! Pictured (below) … Continue reading