The Hightower Symposium constitutes the culminating event of students' academic development within the Anthropology and Sociology major. Hightower provides a challenging public occasion for senior majors to present their Senior Integrated Projects (SIPS, formerly known as Senior Individualized Projects) to their own student "colleagues," to faculty, parents, and internship supervisors.

The Hightower Symposium began out of a conviction that Dr. Raymond Hightower's life, professor at Kalamazoo College from 1934 to 1971, can remain a particular source of inspiration within the Anthropology and Sociology major.

Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff. If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email us at to request access to this material.

The Hightower Symposium was not held in 2020 and 2021.

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