Distinctive Hope: Growing Faith

Students on Hope’s spring-break immersion trip to New Orleans work the land at a local schoolyard program that seeks to improve area wellbeing by integrating hands-on organic gardening and seasonal cooking into the curriculum. The trips — 15 this year, around the country and abroad — likewise nurture their 200 Hope participants. Coordinated by Campus… Continue Reading →

Quote, Unquote: Civil Rights Lecture

This year’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture marked three anniversaries. First, held on national Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15, the occasion celebrated the late civil rights leader’s birth and his legacy. Second, it reflected on the 50th anniversary of his assassination on April 4, 1968, at the… Continue Reading →

Campus Scene

Graduation Will be May 6 The college’s 153rd Commencement, celebrating the graduating Class of 2018, will be held on Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium. Baccalaureate will be held earlier in the day, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. The Commencement speaker will be Dr.… Continue Reading →

The Topic No One Wants to Talk About. Until Now.

Q&A with Sara Dorer Reports by multiple well-known female celebrities. The trial and conviction of Dr. Larry Nassar. The revocation this past fall of the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter. High-profile news has made sexual assault a national conversation, building awareness of the problem, empowering victims, and turning a spotlight on organizations and how they respond.… Continue Reading →

Serving and Protecting the Garden that is Earth

The Hope College campus buzzes with energy expended, resources in use. Students learning and living. Staff and faculty providing services, teaching classes, doing research. Classrooms, dining halls, housing and offices. All that energy, all those resources support the college mission of educating students for lives of leadership and service. But the activity reflects another calling,… Continue Reading →

A Fond Farewell to Faculty Retirees

While every path to teaching at Hope is unique, among the college’s dedicated faculty there are also at least two traits that are omnipresent: a love of a discipline, and a passion for inspiring and mentoring new generations. This year’s three retiring professors are no exception. One flew above the skies of Europe and honed… Continue Reading →

A Gift with Gratitude for an Unforgettable Act

Search for Dr. Latif Jiji’s name online, and you’ll find articles in publications like The New Yorker and the Washington Post about his unique role as owner, with his wife Vera, of Manhattan’s only vineyard — in the couple’s 15-foot by 45-foot backyard. You’ll find information about the respected texts that he wrote during his… Continue Reading →

Hope to the Nth Degree

Creating a Bridge Ismael ByersA Journey of Democratic Proportions Irene GerrishReturn of the Renaissance Woman Taylor MillsResearcher, Dancer, Scholar, Niece Nia Stringfellow Creating a Bridge By Josh Bishop Trying to separate Ismael Byers’ story into distinct threads — language goes over here, identity is over there; this one is medicine, that one is public health… Continue Reading →

Women’s Basketball: 824 and Counting

The Flying Dutch have become just the seventh NCAA Division III women’s basketball team to reach 800 all-time wins (824 through the end of the season). Although outside competition in women’s basketball at Hope began during 1904-05, the NCAA tally starts with the team’s varsity debut during 1972-73. The achievement includes 1,132 games, two national… Continue Reading →

Honors Aplenty

Dr. David S. Cunningham, as the director of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education and professor of religion, edited the book At This Time and in This Place: Vocation and Higher Education, which earned recognition as one of three finalists for the 2017 Lilly Fellows Program Book Award sponsored by the Lilly Fellows Program… Continue Reading →

Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Hope College Alumni Association will honor two alumnae during the annual Alumni Banquet on Saturday, April 28. The association will present Distinguished Alumni Awards to Meredith Arwady ’00 Kahrl, an acclaimed contralto based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, who has performed with opera companies and symphonies around the world, and award-winning author Lynn Davis ’71 Austin… Continue Reading →

Window to Hope’s History: Through these Doors

The Class of 1970 pours from Dimnent Memorial Chapel following Baccalaureate. Through the years some particulars have changed — Baccalaureate and Commencement were on consecutive days instead of the same day until 1974, and larger classes prompted Hope to begin holding two Baccalaureates in 1993 — but the essence has not. In 2018 as in… Continue Reading →

Closing Look: A Gallery of Artists

The nationally acclaimed Department of Dance provides students with numerous opportunities across the year to take the stage. For the program’s major March concert, Dance 44 (as in, the 44th year), seven guest and faculty choreographers were challenged with this specific charge: Research a visual artist, select a work or series of works, and from… Continue Reading →