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Calvin faculty and staff and MDOC are working to keep the Calvin Prison Initiative running during COVID-19.

How Calvin Prison Initiative students’ educations are affected by COVID-19

McKinley Anderson, Campus and Community Editor April 6, 2020

As Calvin students on the Knollcrest campus are adjusting to online courses, so too are the Calvin Prison Initiative (CPI) students at Handlon Prison.  Stacia Hoeksema, a social work professor teaching...

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Calvin student’s company to raise bail out funds for inmates

Joshua Polanski, Managing Editor April 5, 2020

Forgive Everyone Co., a company founded by Calvin student Skyler Rich, is giving a portion of its prison bailout efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The virus presents heightened risks to prison...

Presumed positive COVID-19 case on Calvin campus

Joshua Polanski, Managing Editor March 26, 2020

An on-campus student has a presumed case of COVID-19, according to a campus wide email. The student is isolated in a residence hall suite. According to the email, “there are other ‘presumed positive’...

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COVID-19, foreign oil war spark stock decline, hit university portfolio

David Swartzentruber, Staff Reporter March 20, 2020

The pandemic of COVID-19, along with the ongoing Russian and Saudi Arabian oil wars, has driven down the value of the stock market, according to Mike Wilson, Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Stanley,...

Calvin students on study abroad trips return to Grand Rapids and some continue classes online.

Study abroad students lament, reflect on the impact of COVID-19

McKinley Anderson, Campus and Community Editor March 20, 2020

COVID-19 has not only impacted Calvin students locally as they transition to online classes, but globally as study abroad trips return home. Students on the Ghana, York and Chicago semesters discussed...

Classes to go online for rest of spring semester due to COVID-19

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief March 18, 2020

Calvin’s classes will be online for the rest of the semester because of the coronavirus, according to an email sent out by President Michael Le Roy. The administration previously announced that the shift...

Photo of Kwame Alexander, author and speaker at the 2018 Festival of Faith & Writing

Festival of Faith and Writing postponed due to coronavirus

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief March 12, 2020

The 2020 Festival of Faith and Writing (FFW) has been postponed to April 8-10, 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. This would have been the 30th anniversary of the FFW. In the announcement on...

 Calvin allows political candidates to speak on campus for educational events.

Calvin to suspend classroom instruction amidst COVID-19

Juliana Knot and Joshua Polanski March 11, 2020

Calvin is taking steps to slow the spread of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic. Classes will move online effective Monday, March 16, according to a campus wide email sent Wednesday night by President...

Passengers on an unusually empty subway in Beijing wear masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: the epidemic’s impact on the Calvin community worldwide

Katherine Benedict, Sci-Tech Editor February 7, 2020

For Priscilla Liu, a junior at Calvin and president of the Chinese Student Association (CSA), the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak is closer to home than the news headlines. Liu grew up in Guangdong, but her...

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