Walk This Way To Challenge Borders

The project, “Challenging Borders: Displaced People,” has much it wants to teach you about people who have been displaced due to immigration, climate change, the refugee crisis, and mass incarceration. And the disciplines of art and English and science and psychology and communication all converged to do so, crossing interdisciplinary boundaries in order to challenge you about the ways you view borders — domestic or international — and the people who are affected by them.

Uncommon Class on Common Grounds

Hope students in Dr. Tom Bultman’s new The Science and Culture of Coffee class are getting a thoroughly flavorful education about everything they ever needed or wanted to know about coffee.

Seeing Stars

Before ever taking one class at Hope, Jeff Engle of Kalamazoo, Michigan, spent his pre-freshman summer as a member of the Hope physics department’s Research Bridge Program which operates with the belief that students should “learn physics by doing physics.”

Student’s Research Adds Fuel to Fast-Food Debate

Should the fast food industry ever do away with those crinkly but potentially harmful wrappers that encase your two all-beef hamburger patties, one of the people you can thank is a physics-turned-history-major from Hope College.

Seven Things to Keep in Mind About Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Dr. David Ryden, professor of political science and chair of the department, is an oft-sought-after national expert on the Supreme Court and the presidency. His scholarship on the topic has been cited on CNN, in The Christian Science Monitor, U.S. News and World Report, and The New York Times. He is also the author of The […]

Hope Students with Differing Views Seek Civility in Politics

Inaugurations become history and marches end, but as Beard and her students in D.C. see it, the love and grace of Jesus must abide.

Human Vocation Meets Canine Avocation

When Dr. Kirk Brumels looks at his Llewellin setter, Dixie, he not only sees a beloved family member, he also sees an athlete. The kinesiology professor, athletic trainer and avid upland bird hunter in him can’t help but recognize both bonds with his dog.

Hope 2017: A Watch List

New year. New semester. New classes. New start. The bisected rhythm of an academic year is something special. It affords faculty, staff and students two yearly markers for two new beginnings that most other entities and professions do not. In academia, new starts come at the end of summer (and the official start of a […]

Wish You Were Here

A semester of learning concluded with a gift of caring when two First Year Seminar (FYS) classes collaborated recently to host a dinner party for a family of 40 on behalf of their incarcerated relative. And the sentiment, “Wish you were here,” took on difficult and obvious poignancy this Christmas. Students in Professor Tori Pelz’s FYS, Jails, Justice […]

Keeping it Real: A Librarian’s Advice to Ending Fake News

Now that fake news has gotten the spotlight in real news, (ie, the recent Pizzagate fiasco), research librarian Jessica Hronchek wants students – all of us really – to remember what we search for and read on the internet, especially on social media, is often precisely what we want to search for and read. It is this “filter bubble” that is at the heart of why fake news finds a footing on any of our newsfeeds at all.