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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

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

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

K Alum and Social Justice Warrior Dies

Chokwe Lumumba ’69

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

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

Jessica English ’94 Delivers a Win for Birth Kalamazoo

Jessica English ''''''''''''''''94

Jessica English ’94 is the grand prize winner of the Kzoom Video $10,000 video services giveaway in Kalamazoo. Jessica owns and operates Birth Kalamazoo, which offers natural childbirth and breastfeeding classes, birth and postpartum doulas, lactation consults, and birth doula … Continue reading