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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 … Continue reading

K History Professor Unveils ‘Burr Conspiracy’ Book

Burr Conspiracy book cover 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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

K Student Among First AmeriFirst Interns

Peter Rossi Pictured at AmeriFirst Kalamazoo College student Peter Rossi ’18 is among the first students to take advantage of a new internship program that teaches students about the mortgage industry. Rossi, a computer science major and music minor from Kalamazoo, is one of nine … Continue reading