The closing weeks of summer always carry a mix of excitement and anticipation as the college prepares for the students’ return. The award-winning Hope campus (please see “Campus Scene”) stands ready as an oasis of tranquil beauty in this image taken in the latter half of July. Actually, the campus stands more than ready. With … Continue reading “Distinctive Hope: See you Soon!”
Dear Friends and Family of Hope College, As I write this, I’ve just celebrated the conclusion of my first year as president of Hope College. What a year this has been! A year of turbulence like none of us have seen before. As we look ahead, we wrestle with questions like, how do we navigate … Continue reading “From the President: Matthew A. Scogin ʼ02”
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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”
With the nation and world facing some of the largest challenges of the past several decades, it would be easy to hunker down and despair. One of the most important things to know about President Matthew A. Scogin ’02, who has just completed his first year leading Hope and is eagerly anticipating his second, is … Continue reading “Leading Hope with Hope”
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”
A community is hard to keep together when it’s not.
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.
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”
Christians worship the incarnate Word of God — Jesus Christ, who was in the beginning, who was with God, who was God, and who became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:1, 14). We are also people of the Book — itself a collection of smaller books inspired by God. It’s little surprise, then, that … Continue reading “The Religion Department’s Golden Age of Scholarship”
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”
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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”
Any comparison between events is imperfect, particularly those removed from one another by more than 50 years. That said, the mass demonstrations nationwide calling for racial justice following the killing of George Floyd and other Black Americans by police officers in recent months have prompted reflection on similarities to and differences from the civil rights … Continue reading “Window to Hope’s History: April 1968”
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