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Calvin University's official student newspaper since 1907

Calvin University Chimes

Calvin University's official student newspaper since 1907

Calvin University Chimes

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’...

The university has over $200 million invested.

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...

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