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Toads Shape Student’s Conservation Research

Molly Ratliff with boreal toads at night fb Molly Ratliff ’22 hopes to work in an environmental-studies field after she graduates from Kalamazoo College, making her senior integrated project (SIP) this summer an ideal experience. She is researching boreal toads at their known breeding grounds in […]

Eight New Heyl Scholars to Attend K This Fall

Heyl Scholar Anna Buck Eight Kalamazoo County high school students seeking to major in STEM-related fields have earned Heyl Scholarships to attend Kalamazoo College in the 2021-22 academic year. The Heyl Scholarship Fund, marking its 50th anniversary, was established in 1971 through […]

JAWS Shreds Stereotypes, Spotlights Diverse Chemists

Daniela Arias-Rotondo of JAWS Chemistry Seminars When you hear it’s time for JAWS, don’t fear a shark attack. Instead, get ready for a chemistry seminar featuring Kalamazoo College Assistant Professor of Chemistry Daniela Arias-Rotondo, who is challenging the stereotypical image that comes to mind when we picture a scientist. JAWS, or Just Another […]

K Welcomes New Vice President for Student Development

KZ. fb VP Student Dev 21 President Jorge G. Gonzalez announced today that J. Malcolm Smith will join Kalamazoo College as the institution’s new vice president for student development and dean of students. Smith, who is the vice president for student affairs and dean […]

K Professor Wants More Diversity in Victorian Studies

Ryan Fong_fb A Kalamazoo College English faculty member has helped develop a project that ensures his field will be inclusive and engaging with scholars from underrepresented groups. Associate Professor of English Ryan Fong is one of four scholars from around […]

Renowned Painter, Pioneering Journalist to Speak at Commencement Events

Julie Mehretu_fb For more information on Commencement, visit kzoo.edu/commencement. Kalamazoo College is pleased and honored to welcome both a world-renowned painter and a pioneering journalist—both alumnae of the College—as its keynote speakers when it celebrates the commencements of the Class […]

Water by the Spoonful Spotlights Addiction, PTSD, Family Trauma

Water by the Spoonful A deluge of trouble floods characters in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Water by the Spoonful, coming this week to the Festival Playhouse at Kalamazoo College. In the play, moderator “Haikumom,” also known as Odessa Ortiz, leads a chat […]

Senior Leadership Awards Honor 32 Students

Gold Afolabi Thirty-two students known for their invaluable contributions to the Kalamazoo College community were honored April 30 at the 17th annual Senior Leadership Recognition Awards. The recipients represent talented athletes, outstanding academic performers, members of the President’s Student Ambassadors […]

Emeriti Trustees Establish New Scholarship with $5 Million Gift

Brown Scholarship Endowment_fb A generous $5 million commitment to Kalamazoo College from emeriti trustees Rosemary and John Brown will create an endowed scholarship fund to help provide access to talented students of all socioeconomic backgrounds. The Browns are active philanthropists, particularly […]

Conductors Fight Social Injustice with ‘Awake, Arise!’

Awake, Arise production fights injustice Based on a tune originally written during the plague, “Awake, Arise!” revitalizes a 500-year-old melody with the words of Black authors, activists and artists who breathe new life into the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The result is […]