LuxEsto - The Digital Magazine of Kalamazoo College


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Sarah Frink

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Craig Simpson

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Andy Brown

Tom Wilsted ’66

Photography

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Bruce Benton

Kalamazoo College Archives

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Keith Mumma

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LUXESTO - SPRING 2021

LuxEsto is based on the College’s official motto, lux esto, "be light." © Spring 2021


fashion

Where Function Meets Fashion

When Beau Wangtrakuldee ’10 was four years into her doctoral program, an accident in the lab caused a chain of events that changed the course of her career. Today, this Ph.D. chemist-turned-entrepreneur is taking PPE from functional to fashionable with a sustainable and inclusive business model.


Riverblindness in Africa Taming the Lion's Stare

When the Many Pull Together for the One

For generations, the people of sub-Saharan Africa were afflicted by a disabling parasitic disease called riverblindness. Bruce Benton ’64 led two international programs at the World Bank to bring the disease under control, and he looks back on the success of these efforts in his new book, Riverblindness: Taming the Lion’s Stare.


Seamus Mullen's Hero Food

Food RX

After a debilitating health crisis changed his approach to food, award-winning chef and cookbook author Seamus Mullen ’96 has made it his mission to share how healthy cooking can be muy deliciosa.


Zoobits

Zoobits

1968 Michael Mertaugh writes, “In 1966, Kalamazoo College sent its first group of foreign study students to the University of Clermont-Ferrand—the first class to attend in that foreign study location. We traveled to Le Havre from New York late in September, 1966, on the German liner, the Europa, and stopped briefly in Paris before taking […]


In Memory

InMemory

Dr. Richard A. Walker ’41 on October 26, 2020. At K, Dick played on the football, golf and basketball teams. In 2011, he was inducted into the Kalamazoo College Athletic Hall of Fame along with his basketball teammates, honoring the 1939 team for winning the MIAA Championship. In stunning fashion, Dick had scored the winning […]