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A Strong Sustainability Finish

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The Recyclemania 2014 tournament is “in the books;” and Kalamazoo College finished first in two categories–the Per Capita Classic, and Bottles and Cans. Recyclemania is the annual friendly competition among 461 universities and colleges in the U.S. and Canada dedicated … Continue reading

MVPs Together Again

John Evans (left) and Aaron Thornburg during their Hornet soccer days

During their K days, Aaron Thornburg ’02 and John Evans ’02 were often together. After all, both majored in psychology, and both played on the Hornet men’s soccer team, where they shared MIAA championships (three) and team MVP honors. This … Continue reading

Thanksgiving in April

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On Wednesday, April 9, Kalamazoo College is putting the K in thanKs! “Because tuition covers about two-thirds of what it costs to educate a K student, we celebrate Tuition Freedom Day to mark the point in the school year when … Continue reading

Outstanding Community Advocates

Roxann Lawrence (left) and a CAPS student

Seniors Roxann Lawrence and Raven Fisher have integrated community service into their undergraduate academic learning in ways that are unmatched by most college students in the state of Michigan. And it hasn’t gone unnoticed. Roxann and Raven are co-recipients of … Continue reading

The Right Place for the Liberal Arts

A liberal arts education is an education for life–in all its various aspects. In fact, because life is so multifaceted, it’s hard to imagine an educational model more effective than the liberal arts. It’s this fact that makes various myths … Continue reading

SLEEPWALKERS Author to Lecture at Kalamazoo College

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Kalamazoo College’s 2014 Edward Moritz Lecture in in History features one of the world’s most distinguished historians, Professor Christopher Clark, Cambridge University, United Kingdom. The title of his talk, “The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914,” is the … Continue reading

Mud-Luscious and Puddle-Wonderful

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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