On the Cover

What makes a Hope education distinctive — and not only distinctive but more? It’s the “and” of Hope, where it’s a given that it’s possible to combine academic excellence and serious engagement with the Christian faith. To wit: It’s not necessary to choose one or the other, because they aren’t in opposition. Instead, they can and must travel together, and enrich one another, with lives and the world the better for it. The theme is explored very directly in this issue’s story about the Department of Economics and Business, but and that’s not the only place.