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On Wednesday, composer/pianist Cassandra Kaczor and baritone Ian McGuffin, both graduate students at Roosevelt University in Chicago, will premiere a new, eight-movement work based on the writing of Will Brooks, a musician, writer, and voice for the LGBT community. In an interview and performance at WMUK, Kaczor and McGuffin talked about writing the work and previewed three selections.


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After four months on the job, Jorge Gonzalez now has completed the final ceremonial step toward becoming Kalamazoo College's 18th president -- inauguration, which was held Nov. 5. Hear about his upbringing in Mexico, life-transforming study-abroad experience in America, what motivated him to pursue an academic career, higher education's role in addressing diversity, his leadership style, his goals, his link to Michigan through earning two degrees here, and more at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. today on WMUK's WestSouthwest show (or click on the icon to listen now). It's a half-hour version of Earlene McMichael's shorter interview that originally aired in September. 


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Kalamazoo College sports teams will be able to participate in post-season competition despite the NCAA denying its appeal of an earlier ruling. 

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Today we get to know Jorge Gonzalez, Kalamazoo College's new president. His first day was July 1. Gonzalez's wife is a K graduate. He has his own ties to Michigan, earning both his master's and doctoral degrees in economics at Michigan State University. He’s spent his academic career at small liberal arts colleges, like K, starting out as a professor. Most recently, he was vice president of academic affairs at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Click on the icon to hear WMUK's Earlene McMichael interview with him on the WestSouthwest public-affairs show.


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Kalamazoo College President Wilson-Oyelaran says her retirement comes at a time when liberal arts colleges are facing greater scrutiny. 


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