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K Professor’s Book Offers New Perspectives on Sierra Leone

Book cover for The Temne of Sierra Leone A new book written by Kalamazoo College Associate Professor of History Joseph Bangura promotes new perspectives on the formation and social history of Sierra Leone. Research regarding Sierra Leone typically focuses on the roles of the Creoles and/or Krio, who […]

GLCA Appoints K Provost as its New President

New GLCA President Mickey McDonald The Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) has appointed Kalamazoo College Provost Mickey McDonald as its new president. McDonald will begin his position at the GLCA in July 2018. K President Jorge Gonzalez will consult with faculty leadership to plan for […]

K History Professor Unveils ‘Burr Conspiracy’ Book

George Washington Prize nominated book Kalamazoo College History Professor James Lewis has released a new book through Princeton University Press about former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr. “The Burr Conspiracy: Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis” explores Burr’s travels through the Trans-Appalachian West […]

Estate Gift Burnishes Legacy of Women’s Athletics Pioneer

Loveless Legacy Ada “Tish” Loveless has added to her enduring legacy as the founder of women’s athletics at Kalamazoo College. A year after her death, a gift Loveless made to Kalamazoo College through her estate plan will fund a new endowed scholarship […]

K President: Congressional Plan a ‘Tax on Knowledge’

Kalamazoo College President Jorge G. Gonzalez Kalamazoo College President Jorge G. Gonzalez is among the higher-education officials raising concern for a tax plan under consideration in Congress. In an interview Monday on Michigan Radio’s “Stateside” program, Gonzalez said the provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs […]

BachFest Christmas! a Major Debut for New Music Director

New Music Director Christopher Ludwa Speaking about his ambitions for the Kalamazoo Bach Festival, new Music Director Christopher Ludwa talks about what inspires him. Johann Sebastian Bach, the festival’s namesake? A reverence for the ancient traditions of choral music? The long history of the organization […]

K Professor Releases Second Edition of ‘Psychology of Music’

Psychology of Music Book Cover Kalamazoo College Psychology Professor Siu-Lan Tan, with co-authors Peter Pfordresher and Rom Harré, has released a second edition of her 2010 book titled “Psychology of Music: From Sound to Significance.” The new version, released Nov. 6 through Routledge Publishing, considers […]

2 K Alumni Among 40 Under 40 Honorees

Crain’s Detroit Business last week honored its 40 Under 40 honorees, and they include two Kalamazoo College alumni. They are: Ed Mamou ’00, 39, who is the owner of the Root and Mabel Gray restaurants, vice president of GFL Environmental […]

Initial Wait Leads K Student to Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarship Winner Kimberly Yang “Pleasant surprise” and “final exams” rarely are uttered in the same breath even at Kalamazoo College. Yet Kimberly Yang ’19, of Grand Rapids, Mich., received welcome news around finals time this past spring. Yang first was placed on a waiting […]

New York Times, Architectural Digest Feature Alumna Julie Mehretu

Artist Julie Mehretu A Kalamazoo College alumna is receiving attention from publications including Architectural Digest and the New York Times for her latest artwork, a commission for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Artist Julie Mehretu ’92, of New York City, has […]