Calvin College Chimes

Calvin alumna Betsy DeVos confirmed as education secretary

Carolyn Muyskens

February 10, 2017

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With Vice President Mike Pence’s tie-breaking vote, the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos, a Calvin College alumna, to be education secretary Tuesday morning. DeVos now holds the highest governmental position a Calvin College gradu...

DeVos grilled at senate hearing

Carolyn Muyskens

January 29, 2017

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The Senate confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, nominee to head the Department of Education, allowed DeVos to express her passion for school choice and respond to criticism relating to conflicts of interest. But at times the...

Calvin community members react to alumni letter, support DeVos

Josh Parks

January 29, 2017

Filed under Campus

In the wake of the alumni letter opposing Betsy DeVos’s confirmation, many other Calvin alumni have voiced their support of the secretary of education appointee. A Facebook page called Knights for Betsy DeVos was created on Tuesday, Jan. 24. As o...

Calvin alumni oppose DeVos by the hundreds

Josh Parks

January 24, 2017

Filed under Campus

UPDATE 1/28: Calvin College has released the following updated statement: The alumni-initiated letter challenging the appointment of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education has generated a lot of media attention and a m...