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 of 2021 and the Class of 2020 at Angell Field. Julie Mehretu ’92 Julie Mehretu […]

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 room for recovering drug addicts. From behind their screens, the participants don’t expect to ever […]

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 and student-organization standouts. Here are the honorees: Gold Afolabi nominated by Natalia Carvalho-Pinto, Intercultural Student […]

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 as strong supporters of higher education. The Rosemary K. and John W. Brown Endowed Scholarship […]

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 a dramatic musical composition calling on audiences to acknowledge injustice and work together to change […]

Current Events, Student Interest Prompt Growth in Community and Global Health

Britta Seifert_fb Combine students who are enthusiastic about social justice, growing global and domestic disparities in health exacerbated by a pandemic, and alumni who care about making a difference, and the result is a notable uptick in interest this year in Kalamazoo College’s community and global health concentration. Interest has grown from about 24 students […]

Senior Week Readies Graduates-to-Be for Jobs

Senior Week_fb When Kalamazoo College students talk about what they need from their education and career preparedness, they can bet the Center for Career and Professional Development is listening. The CCPD staff proved that this spring when seniors spoke publicly about the worries they have for life after K in the pandemic’s wake, and in […]

K a ‘Best Value’ in Higher Education

Princeton Review Best Value Colleges 2021 Kalamazoo College provides one of the most outstanding returns on investment in higher education, according to the Princeton Review. The education-services company profiles and recommends K in the 2021 edition of The Best Value Colleges, its annual guide to undergraduate schools. The Princeton Review examined more than 650 institutions for this year’s list […]

Founders Day Honors Three, Marks College’s 188th Year

Lux Esto Recipient Kiran Cunningham_fb Professor of Anthropology Kiran Cunningham ’83 is this year’s recipient of the Lux Esto Award of Excellence. The award, announced Friday to celebrate Founders Day, marking the College’s 188th year, recognizes an employee who has served the institution for at least 26 years and has a record of stewardship and innovation. The recipient—chosen […]

Denim Day Supports Sexual Assault, Violence Survivors

The Kalamazoo College community is invited to participate—in person, virtually and through social media—in a variety of events for National Denim Day on Wednesday, April 28, a day that supports survivors of sexual assault and sexual violence. Patricia Giggins, a Los Angeles-based activist and executive director of Peace Over Violence, launched Denim Day […]