Campus Scene

STARTING the SEMESTER EARLY Hope is starting the school year two weeks early to help limit the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the campus community. Fall-semester classes will begin on Monday, Aug. 17, with the semester concluding on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Classes were originally to have started on Tuesday, Sept. 1, with the semester … Continue reading “Campus Scene”

Seeking a Better Way

Editor’s Note: The nationwide calls for racial justice in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and other Black Americans have reached Holland and Hope as well. Local events have included a peaceful march and demonstration in the city attended by more than 2,000 people. At Hope, the summer has seen even more faculty, … Continue reading “Seeking a Better Way”

Remote Learning the Hope Way

Hope’s dedicated faculty shifted 900 courses to remote learning in 10 days this spring, their commitment to their students helping the college itself learn valuable lessons for the future.

Greater than the Sum

As a sophomore working for Hope’s CFL Consulting program, Micah Bieri ’19 enjoyed his first assignment so much that he wanted to do another – and then another. And another. “I started working with Gentex, and we were doing defect analysis,” said Bieri, who dual-majored in business and mechanical engineering. “I learned so much on … Continue reading “Greater than the Sum”

Where There’s a Will There’s a Hemenway

Last November, when Dr. Stephen I. Hemenway was honored for 48 years of creativity as an English professor at Hope by being named the first recipient of the college’s Betty Roelofs ’53 Miller Endowed Professorship, he delivered a five-minute acceptance speech. In rhymed couplets. “Arriving at Hope, I was labeled weird: Single, Irish Catholic, donning … Continue reading “Where There’s a Will There’s a Hemenway”

A Road Less Traveled Toward the Greater Good

After a six-hour bus ride to the west of Kathmandu and three days walk more from the bus stop into the Nepalese village where he would conduct an ethnographic study for his thesis in anthropology, Daniel Vermeer ’88 had traveled one uncommon road in what had already been and what would continue be a career full of uncommon roads.

Front-line Alumni Heroes

Thank you to all front-line workers! We are saluting alumni that have been nominated by faculty, staff, alumni, families and friends below. Help us thank more front-line alumni by emailing The Hope College Bookstore will be selecting a random front-line alum to receive a gift basket. 60s Sid Disbrow ’68 Chiropractic Physician and Applied … Continue reading “Front-line Alumni Heroes”

Campus Quiz

Can you spot these locations on campus? Email with your best guess, and we’ll send a Hope sticker pack to one lucky person who gets all four locations correct.