Calvin University Chimes

Service-learning center takes students on a ‘GR Walk’

Emily Cole

April 30, 2015

“You need to know the history of a city to understand why it is the way it is today,” said Josh Leo, a 2005 Calvin graduate and founder of GR Walks, an app that provides guided audio tours that dig deep into the history and...

Imam of Grand Rapids’ oldest mosque seeks interfaith understanding

Kate Parsons

April 29, 2015

As you enter the Islamic Center of West Michigan, a paper sign instructs you to remove your shoes and silence your cell phones. After hours, the building is quiet and solemn. The imam, or religious leader, of the center, Dr....

DisArt Festival opens in downtown Grand Rapids

Emily Cole

April 16, 2015

The first weekend of the two-week DisArt festival drew disabled and able bodied individuals alike to downtown Grand Rapids to interact with art and discuss issues associated with disability. The opening weekend’s events struck...

Grand Rapids to buy riverfront land

Emily Cole

March 26, 2015

The landscape along the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids may soon be reimagined. In a proposed $10 million deal with Kent County, Michigan State University and Grand Rapids’ parking system, the city of Grand Rapids plans...

Grand Rapids could elect its first female mayor.

Emily Cole

February 8, 2015

Kicking off her campaign for mayor at Wealthy Theatre on January 28, current City Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss drew on her experience in government leadership and shared her vision for more growth and inclusivity in the future...