Calvin University's official student newspaper since 1907

Calvin University Chimes

Calvin University's official student newspaper since 1907

Calvin University Chimes

Calvin University's official student newspaper since 1907

Calvin University Chimes

Calvins contact tracers work to track the spread of COVID-19.

Catching up with Calvin’s contact tracers

Sarah Gibes, Sci-Tech Editor September 10, 2020

Social work professor Kristen Alford and biology professor Erica Boldenow have both been trained by the Kent County Health Department to serve as the leaders of Calvin’s community contact tracing program....

COVID-19 dashboard an accessible way to stay informed

COVID-19 dashboard an accessible way to stay informed

Lauren Vanden Bosch, Campus and Community Co-Editor September 10, 2020

During the summer, members of the Safe Return team worked on implementing an effective Calvin COVID-19 case tracker dashboard for the fall semester.  Calvin’s dashboard became live on Sept. 1 and...

Chapel this semester will be livestreamed, and humming will replace singing in viewing rooms on campus.

Where two or three Zoom: how to worship this semester

Michaela Giovannelli, Religion Editor September 4, 2020

Some students may go entire semesters without setting foot in Calvin’s chapel; this semester, that could be all of us. No longer in person, chapel will be livestreamed every day at 10:00 a.m. The...

The Safe Return Team met at least once a week, with working groups meeting in addition to that.

Calvin’s back on campus. Here’s what it took.

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

Shortly after classes went online in March, the cabinet was looking ahead. The incident command group, an emergency team created to react to the pandemic, needed to transition to a planning and implementation...

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...

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