Kalamazoo College

Chris Ludwa, the new music director of the Kalamazoo Bach Festival, speaks with Cara Lieurance about his dual passions for singing and social justice, and how he plans to bring them together in his role as leader of a 60 member chorus. On Thursday at Bell's Brewery, the chorus will host Bachtoberfest!, an event to raise funds for the chorus and hurricane relief for Puerto Rico. It starts at 7 pm, with music performances by Who Hit John? Missin' Peace, and Brass Rail. Ludwa says it will also be the unofficial debut of the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Beer Chorus.


Kalamazoo College

Assistant Kalamazoo College Registrar Jessica Sonnenberg-Ward says there are a lot of different data points on sexual assault and relationship violence on campus and all of them show that the numbers are too high.


Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo College’s athletic teams have been assessed additional penalties for violations related to the awarding of financial aid to some student-athletes. 

Western Michigan University

Students at Kalamazoo College can now more easily move to Western Michigan University to get a master's degree. 

Vietnamese United Methodist Church is one of several in Grand Rapids that offers services in Vietnamese. According to Western Michigan University, there are about 6,000 people of Vietnamese descent living in Grand Rapids alone.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College recently got an international studies grant from the U.S. Department of Education to create programs that center around South Asia - countries like India, Pakistan, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam.


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