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Holocaust Survivor to Speak at K

Holocaust Survivor Irene Butter UPDATE: Irene Butter’s 4:30 p.m. speech is being moved to the Olmsted Room at Mandelle Hall. Irene Butter — a Holocaust survivor, author and University of Michigan professor emerita — will visit Kalamazoo College on Monday, May 13. Butter will discuss her […]

Get Versed in National Poetry Month

Kayla Park National Poetry Month_2 If your knowledge of poetry is limited, April is the perfect time to expand your horizons and practice your writing. That’s because it’s National Poetry Month, and Assistant English Professor Oliver Baez Bendorf has creatively developed ways for students to […]

Festival Playhouse Presents Joshua Harmon’s “Bad Jews”

Students rehearse Festival Playhouse Production of Joshua Harmon’s "Bad Jews" Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College presents the contemporary comedy Bad Jews, a play that explores what it means to be Jewish in contemporary American society. Written by Joshua Harmon, the play will have four performances in the Dungeon Theatre (Light […]

K Expert on Anti-Semitism and the EU Addresses Colloquium in England

Amy Elman, the Weber Professor in Social Science, traveled to Bristol, England, in September as an invited speaker at an international colloquium on contemporary anti-Semitism. Her talked was titled “The Enduring Significance of an Abandoned Definition: the EU’s Working Definition […]

Jewish Studies Program Sponsors Panel Discussion

Jewish Studies Program Sponsors Panel Discussion On Wednesday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m., the Jewish Studies program at Kalamazoo College will host a panel discussion titled, “Boycott Divestment Sanctions: Alternative Narratives.” The discussion will take place in the Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room and is free and […]

Jewish Life at K: “The College made a commitment.”

Jewish Life at K: "The College made a commitment." When Associate Professor of Religion and History Jeffrey Haus came to Kalamazoo College nearly a decade ago, the Jewish Studies program was almost non-existent. With just a handful of classes that focused on Jewish faith, culture, and history, Haus got […]