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COVID-19 hit small universities’ finances hard this summer. Here’s where it’s left Calvin.

COVID-19 hit small universities’ finances hard this summer. Here’s where it’s left Calvin.

Harm Venhuizen, Managing Editor September 3, 2020

Faced with a projected $13 million decrease in revenue this year, Calvin made numerous cuts to personnel and programs over the summer. Calvin, however, remains financially stable, University President...

Students adjust to new rules as they move back in.

The return: Calvin comes back to campus

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief September 3, 2020

Six months after going online for the spring semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Calvin has returned to in-person instruction. After conducting 3,809 tests as of Aug. 31, only twelve cases have...

Eating out can be difficult during a pandemic. With these seven restaurants offering outdoor seating, new students can still experience Grand Rapids safely. (Photo courtesy Hancock)

7 restaurants in GR with outdoor seating

Harm Venhuizen, Managing Editor August 31, 2020

Whether it’s celebrating a big win, going out after a concert, or just hanging out, many fond Calvin memories have taken place at Grand Rapids restaurants. Though dining-out looks much different this...

Calvin should grandfather students into their entry tuition price

Andrew Olson June 5, 2020

Every year,students see the cost of tuition rise. It's not by relatively huge amounts, but for the students and parents who are paying, $1,500 can still be significant. With the rising cost of higher education,...

Remote classes after Thanksgiving, rescheduled breaks and advising: Calvin announces scheduling changes

Remote classes after Thanksgiving, rescheduled breaks and advising: Calvin announces scheduling changes

Harm Venhuizen, Managing Editor June 2, 2020

Courses will move online following Thanksgiving break, Provost Cheryl Brandsen announced in an email Tuesday morning.  This and other scheduling changes were made to mitigate the risk of students spreading...

For international seniors, a deeply uncertain post-graduation

For international seniors, a deeply uncertain post-graduation

Hadassa Ribeiro, Guest Writer May 22, 2020

Senior Debora Haede remembers the rollercoaster of emotions she went through the day Calvin announced that classes would go online for the rest of the semester. “When am I going to see these people ever...

Students receive federal grants as part of CARES act

Students receive federal grants as part of CARES act

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2020

Roughly 1,200 students received grants on Monday under federal coronavirus relief bills. Altogether, Calvin students received $1.3 million in aid from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security...

I came to the United States to open doors for my future. COVID - 19 shut many of them

I came to the United States to open doors for my future. COVID – 19 shut many of them

Yejae Kim, Guest Writer May 19, 2020

The clock starts ticking on May 23, 2020. 60 days — that is the amount of time that graduating international students have to find employment (related to their respective majors) or attend graduate school...

COVID-19 might be the best time to hope

COVID-19 might be the best time to hope

Andrew Olson, Guest Writer May 18, 2020

Although many young people might not be worrying about their own health during this crisis, I think few, if any, do not worry about what the future will become. Whether needing to reschedule summer trips,...

A premature farewell: how COVID-19 has upended commencement traditions

A premature farewell: how COVID-19 has upended commencement traditions

Madelyn Wyma, Guest Writer May 15, 2020

Four years. 36 months. 1,044 days. 25,056 hours.  This time is inscribed with invisible ink on the diploma that Calvin graduates receive the day they cross the stage. Commencement is the frontman to...

Judah Manoraj (left) and Denny Tawas (right) lead worship remotely.

Worship at Calvin continues despite COVID-19

Gabrielle Eisma, Guest Writer May 15, 2020

Judah Manoraj sits and reads Daniel 3 to a closed window, face lit by both his screen and the afternoon light that filters through his suitemate’s empty dorm room. The passage is 880 words long, and...

Le Roy, admin hold town hall meeting about Calvin's future

Le Roy, admin hold town hall meeting about Calvin’s future

Katherine Benedict, Sci-Tech Editor May 15, 2020

President Michael Le Roy doesn’t want to make a promise he can’t keep. In a virtual town hall organized by student senate on Monday, Le Roy said that many in the Calvin community have been asking him...

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