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

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 Lords 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...

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...

20% of profits from the Decarcerate Collection will go towards bailout efforts.

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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