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Concern about Johnson & Johnson safety prompts switch to Moderna vaccine on campus

Concern about Johnson & Johnson safety prompts switch to Moderna vaccine on campus

Abigail Ham, C&C Co-editor April 13, 2021

The FDA has recommended pausing use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, which the Calvin clinic has been distributing to students and faculty.  This change comes after six women who received...

Students, staff and faculty can sign up for vaccine with Calvin, Spectrum Health

Students, staff and faculty can sign up for vaccine with Calvin, Spectrum Health

Ezra Craker, Staff Reporter April 1, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are easier to book than ever. Spectrum Health expanded vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older on Tuesday, a week earlier than the expected April 5 date. Students, faculty,...

The Prince Conference Center accommodates 20 to 30 isolated or quarantined students.

Prince opened to house sick; RVD now nearly empty

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2021

Early February’s case spike led the university to open the Prince Conference Center to accommodate sick students. Now as cases plummet, both the PCC and Rooks-Van Dellen residence hall are nearly empty. Currently,...

Calvin, along with the other 24 members of Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities, has recently advocated for the prioritization of instructional faculty.

Calvin’s push to get profs 1B vaccine status met with support, criticism

Alex Raycroft, Staff Reporter March 4, 2021

Instructional faculty at colleges and universities in Michigan are not included among priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination eligibility. Although several other states have given higher education faculty...

For non-sporting events, the ballpark can seat up to 15,000 people.

Take me out to the commencement

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2021
The classes of 2020 and 2021 will graduate at the Lake Michigan Credit Union Ballpark on May 22.
Johnny's seating area closed as a result of rise in cases.

Morale dips during increased restriction, students hopeful as cases fall

Ezra Craker, Staff Reporter February 24, 2021

“Suckitude.” That’s how English professor Jennifer Holberg described the disappointments of the pandemic—not being able to see students’ faces, not being able to have events with the English...

Some two-week restrictions lifted as rising cases slow and close contacts fall

Some two-week restrictions lifted as rising cases slow and close contacts fall

Abigail Ham, C&C Co-Editor February 22, 2021

In response to downward trends in isolation and quarantine numbers, campus will begin a gradual lifting of the enhanced physical distancing measure under which it has been operating since Feb 8, according...

Students gather for in-person learning prior to the partial shutdown orders issued last week. (Photo from calvin.edu)

Students are getting sicker, ER visits increasing as COVID spike continues

Abigail Ham, Campus and Community Co-Editor February 18, 2021
Students are averaging one to two ER visits per week, a significant increase from last semester.
Stricter distancing guidelines announced after COVID cases double

Stricter distancing guidelines announced after COVID cases double

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2021

Students will have to observe stricter physical distancing guidelines, starting tonight until Monday, Feb. 22, according to a campus-wide email from President Michael Le Roy.  Vice President for Student...

About 400 Calvin faculty, staff, and students have been able to receive vaccinations against COVID-19.

Health students share COVID vaccine experiences

Abigail Ham, C&C Co-Editor February 4, 2021

About 400 Calvin faculty, staff, and students, including many Nursing Department students, have been able to receive vaccinations against COVID-19, according to a press release. Two vaccines have received...

Rapid self-administered testing paves way for start of spring semester

Rapid self-administered testing paves way for start of spring semester

Lauren Vanden Bosch, C&C Co-Editor February 4, 2021

As students return to campus during the new year, extensive COVID testing has resumed. The university now has access to self-administered rapid tests, which makes the process faster and easier.  According...

Calvin campus approved as COVID-19 vaccination site

Calvin campus approved as COVID-19 vaccination site

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief January 15, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services approved Calvin’s Health Services as a COVID-19 vaccination site, making it the first university campus clinic in West Michigan, according to a Calvin...

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