International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed Monday, February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. According to a UN study from 14 countries, the probability for female students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in science is 18 percent, while the male equivalent is 37 percent. This day is a reminder […]

Facebook’s 15th Anniversary

Fifteen years ago on February 4, Mark Zuckerberg and his college classmates founded Facebook. From humble beginnings as a social network for Harvard University students, the company has grown into a social media giant. According to statistics from September 2018, the platform has 1.49 billion daily active users making it one of the most, if […]

February is Healthy Heart Month

February 1 through 7 is National Women’s Heart Week. The goal of this week is to promote prevention and education, encourage early intervention, and spread awareness of symptoms of heart problems. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for American women aged 34 and older. During Women’s Heart Week, hospitals are encouraged to offer […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January 21, 2019

Where would America be today without Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement? How would American life be different? Is it? Two Hope experts can address questions such as these in light of Civil Rights Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 21. (And, January 15 marks the 90th anniversary […]

Squirrel!

Here’s a fun news alert for … SQUIRREL! … the media to consider … SQUIRREL! … in the days ahead. SQUIRREL! On Monday, January 21, it’s National Squirrel Appreciation Day.  (Yes, it does seem there is, in fact, a national day for everything. But who can begrudge squirrels their very own day?) Hope College has […]