COVID-19 Announcements

Hope Is More Than a Place As COVID-19 spread in China in January, the college monitored developments daily and began planning for contingencies if the virus’ reach broadened. Whatever that might come to mean, the the top principle has been “Get the students across the finish line.” In other words, Hope will see the semester … Continue reading “COVID-19 Announcements”

Campus Scene

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AT HEART OF NEW PROGRAM Holland’s connection to author L. Frank Baum’s beloved Oz series — he penned portions of his stories while summering at Macatawa Park — inspired the name of a new program at Hope designed to connect the college with community partners to address the city’s most pressing needs. Titled … Continue reading “Campus Scene”

Any is too Many

Hope doesn’t wait for national Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April to build awareness of the issue. Hope’s prevention programming instead begins with resident assistant training and New Student Orientation each August, continuing with multiple large-scale and smaller events across the fall and spring semesters. The national statistics show why. As reported by the National … Continue reading “Any is too Many”

Lifetimes of Impact

Except for being a parent, there is arguably no greater commitment to the future than being a teacher.

600 and Counting

When Brian Morehouse ’91 first stepped onto the Hope College campus as a student in the fall of 1987, he dreamed of eventually making his mark as a college basketball coach.

Walking the Emmaus Road

The Emmaus Scholars Program “combines practices of intentional Christian community with academic and practical explorations of the intersection of faith and justice,” said Dr. Matt Jantzen, the program’s director. Jantzen, who did his doctoral work in Christian theology, race and politics at Duke University, has been directing the program since fall 2018. Emmaus is one … Continue reading “Walking the Emmaus Road”

More than a Gig

Cuban-born jazz musicians Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez have been nominated for Grammy Awards. Rodriguez, a pianist, is a protégé of legendary producer Quincy Jones. Scintillating percussionist Martinez has played or recorded with artists from Bruce Springsteen to Wynton Marsalis. Together they are touring the world, performing for large, enthusiastic crowds in support of their … Continue reading “More than a Gig”

The Hope College Connection

Bringing together students, alumni and families for networking, mentoring and experiential learning. Did you know that networking and mentoring connections are proven to increase workplace engagement and satisfaction? You can participate in this positive activity by activating your profile on The Hope College Connection. Visit to get started and update your profile, including how … Continue reading “The Hope College Connection”

Closing Look: Up, Up and Away!

The list of student organizations at Hope doesn’t quite make it from A to Z, but it gets close in running from “Anchor” (the student newspaper) to “Yoga.” It’s a diverse cohort that newly includes, as shown here, the Hope Association of Rocketry and Performance Aviation. As chronicled in HARPA’s online report about its first … Continue reading “Closing Look: Up, Up and Away!”