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Student senate’s plan for spring

Catherine Casturo, Student Senate VP of Administration April 20, 2020

Student Senate is committed to serving the student body as a representative voice, and this mission has not changed as Calvin moved classes online. We have transitioned our meetings to MS teams, and the...

Can we predict how many people in the Calvin community will get sick? It’s more complicated than that, public health profs say.

Can we predict how many people in the Calvin community will get sick? It’s more complicated than that, public health profs say.

McKinley Anderson, Campus and Community Editor April 20, 2020

The statistical predictions of how COVID-19 will impact the Calvin community are difficult to predict, according to Erica Boldenow and Kristen Alford, public health professors.  Typically, statistical...

What would a typical day on campus look like if campus was open?

What would a typical day on campus look like if campus was open?

McKinley Anderson, Campus and Community Editor April 20, 2020

With school closures, stay-at-home orders, and states and the media encouraging social distancing, I decided to display the importance of social distancing and uncover the reasons why schools and other...

How could Calvin’s campus look in the fall? Public health profs make predictions based on COVID-19

How could Calvin’s campus look in the fall? Public health profs make predictions based on COVID-19

McKinley Anderson, Campus and Community Editor April 20, 2020

Calvin’s campus could look different in the fall, said public health professors Erica Boldenow and Kristen Alford. Because there are not projections for how COVID-19 will continue to spread by September,...

Survey to help find grad ceremony alternative

Survey to help find grad ceremony alternative

Joshua Polanski, Managing Editor April 15, 2020

Calvin University will not hold the graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020 on May 23, due to executive orders and governmental regulations.  According to Le Roy, student senate appointed a group...

How coronavirus impacts clinicals, research and internships for students

How coronavirus impacts clinicals, research and internships for students

Lauren DeVries, Features Editor April 15, 2020

Many students need internships or work experience to graduate. Nurses need clinicals, biology students need research and many students need internships. Summer is a valuable time for students to complete...

This is a front view of the Prince Conference Center.

Calvin opens Prince Conference Center to healthcare workers, GRPD free of charge

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief April 14, 2020

Calvin is opening the doors to the Prince Conference Center to Spectrum Health employees and the Grand Rapids Police Department for free. Both of these professions are in close contact with members...

High school students can tour Calvin virtually.

Despite pandemic, enrollment remains stable

Garrett Strpko, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 13, 2020

Although COVID-19 has created plenty of uncertainty about the future for many, enrollment for the fall of 2020 is still on track, according to Vice President for Enrollment Strategy Lauren Jensen.  “As...

Faculty Senate approved this on April 7.

Faculty granted extension of reappointment clock due to COVID-19

Katherine Benedict, Sci-Tech Editor April 13, 2020

Faculty working towards tenure or a five-year renewable term are now able to postpone their job review for one year. Automatic approval will be granted to those who apply to have their reappointment clock...

Many congregations have had to resort to partaking in the Lord's Supper in front of a livestream.

Livestreamed Lord’s Supper: How churches are celebrating Holy Week in a pandemic

Harm Venhuizen, Religion Editor April 11, 2020

Churches around Grand Rapids and across the country have instructed their congregations to gather in their homes before a livestream with whatever bread and juice they can find to celebrate the Lord’s...

Faculty senate approves new grading system for Spring 2020

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief April 7, 2020

Faculty senate voted this afternoon to approve a new grading structure for the spring semester. Courses will still be graded, but students have the option of making two courses pass/fail within 10 days...

With an initial goal of 1000 signatures, the petition has garnered over 1400.

Students start petition to move spring semester grades to pass/fail

Ethan Stafford, Campus and Community Editor April 6, 2020

Amidst the COVID–19 outbreak, a petition has been filed with the Calvin administration to allow students the option to choose between a letter grade and pass/fail. The petition started after the switch...

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