Outstanding Ensemble

Nineteen longtime members of the faculty are retiring this year. How to celebrate 19 tenures totaling 600+ years? It starts here, with these winsome portraits. But then, please, visit the college online for photographs and biographical sketches. And most of all, if you get a chance, say to them, as we do here: THANK YOU!… Continue Reading →

Global Learning in the Era of COVID-19

If you want to put yourself in the shoes of a COVID-era international student, try on these scenarios from spring 2020 — the early months of the worldwide pandemic. You need a visa to fly from the Philippines to Michigan to start your freshman year at Hope College. You line up an appointment at the… Continue Reading →

Hope Mourns Death of Jennifer Hampton

1973–2021 Hope is mourning the death of Dr. Jennifer Hampton of the physics faculty, who was killed in an automobile accident in Holland on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Hampton, who was 48, was a professor of physics and department chair at Hope, where she had taught since 2007 and was a dedicated mentor of students… Continue Reading →

Quote Unquote: Kwame Alexander

Quote, unquote is an eclectic sampling of things said at and about Hope College. In conjunction with national Black History Month, Hope hosted a virtual visit with Kwame Alexander, the New York Times bestselling author whose most recent book of 35, Light for the World to See: A Thousand Words on Race and Hope, was… Continue Reading →

Remembering an Icon: Maxine DeBruyn

Retired dance professor Maxine DeBruyn’s energy was limitless and legendary, and her impact reflects it in lasting tribute even as she is mourned. DeBruyn, who pioneered the creation of the college’s nationally accredited dance department beginning in the 1960s and was active in dance education internationally for more than half a century, died on Wednesday,… Continue Reading →