Hope College News

2022 Sep

  1. Campus Life

    Hope Student to Speak at National Courageous Conversation Summit

    Hope College junior Jairus Meer will be the only undergraduate student who will be a featured speaker during the 12th Annual National Summit of the Courageous Conversation Global Foundation, taking place on Oct. 1-5 in Washington, D.C.

  2. Academics

    Gentile Lectureship Series to Highlight Physicist’s Journey to Faith

    Dr. Michael Guillen will present the address “The Four Kinds of Truth,” on topics related to his most recent and best-selling book, “Believing Is Seeing: A Physicist Explains How Science Shattered His Atheism and Revealed the Necessity of Faith,” at Hope College on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

  3. Campus Life

    Pull Tug-of-War to Be Held on Saturday, Oct. 1

    The venerable Hope College Pull tug-of-war — which this fall is marking its 125th year in existence — will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. along the south side of 11th Street between Lincoln and Fairbanks avenues.

  4. Campus Life

    Time to Serve 2022 Photos

    Some 200 Hope College students participated in service projects throughout the area through the college’s “Time to Serve” program on Saturday, Sept. 17.

  5. Giving

    Hope Forward: A Plan to Reimagine Higher Ed

    The Art of Association

    Hope College in Holland, Michigan, is making a determined and innovative bid to serve as an engine of meritocracy, social mobility and public spiritedness.

  6. Campus Life

    Address to Discuss Intersection of Disability and Race

    Lucia Rios, a Holland disability rights activist, will give the keynote talk “Coming Full Circle - It’s Been the Ride of My Life” on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium of Hope College. She will be discussing the intersection of disability and race on compounding barriers to accessibility as the college’s Disability Inclusion and Hispanic Heritage Lecture.

  7. Academics

    Lecture on Oct. 6 to Examine “Shakespeare and Belonging”

    Dr. Ruben Espinosa, who is an associate professor of English and associate director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University, will present “Shakespeare and Belonging” on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. at Hope College in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall as the college’s 2022 Clarence De Graaf Memorial Lecture.

  8. Campus Life

    Hope College garners national diversity award

    Grand Rapids Business Journal

    Holland’s Hope College was honored as one of 103 colleges nationwide to receive the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, a diversity-focused publication in higher education.

  9. Campus Life

    Speaker to Explore “How to Engage in Important Debates”

    Author Thomas Chatterton Williams will present the keynote address “How to Engage in Important Debates” on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at Hope College in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

  10. Academics

    NEA Big Read Lakeshore and Little Read Lakeshore to Host Over 100 Events This November

    The NEA Big Read Lakeshore, organized by Hope College, will host 101 events across the West Michigan Lakeshore, from Saugatuck to Holland to Muskegon, this November. The events will be centered around the program’s previously announced book choices: “Circe,” by Madeline Miller’ “The Odyssey,” by Homer’ “Zita the Spacegirl,” by Ben Hatke; “Superman,” by Matt de la Peña; and “The Last Stop on Market Street,” by Matt de la Peña. The entire event schedule is now live at bigreadlakeshore.com/events

  11. Academics

    Lecture to Explore How to Combat Racism Constructively

    Psychologist Dr. Christine Edmondson, an experienced educator and diversity, equity and inclusion consultant, will explore how to combat racism constructively as a community of faith on Monday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium at Hope College.

  12. Arts

    Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre Announces Film Series

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Film Series will continue the college’s long tradition of showing newly released independent and international films. The film series will run Wednesdays through Saturdays beginning at 7:30 p.m. The four-film series will open with “The Phantom of the Open” Sept. 28-Oct. 1 and “Facing Nolan” Oct. 5-8.

  13. Academics

    Award-Winning Scholar to Present “What if Lincoln Had Lived?” on Sept. 16 in Advance of Annual Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster

    A tantalizing historical might-have-been will be the focus of the address “What if Lincoln Had Lived?” by world-renowned Lincoln scholar Dr. Allen C. Guelzo of Princeton University on Friday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Hope College. The event will take place in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall, and is scheduled in advance of the Sept. 17-18 Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster.

  14. Academics

    Ecohydrology of a Lake Michigan interdunal wetland

    Lakes Letter

    The Hope College Coastal Group has been conducting an ecohydrological study in one such interdunal wetland in the Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area (SHNA) south of the Kalamazoo River mouth near Saugatuck, Michigan since 2016.

2022 Aug

  1. Campus Life

    Convocation Photo Gallery

    President Matthew A. Scogin welcomed the incoming Class of 2026 during Hope College’s Opening Convocation on Sunday, Aug. 28, in the Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse.

  2. Campus Life

    Hope’s Largest Incoming Class Encouraged to Know, Do and Be

    With the members of Hope College’s incoming Class of 2026 at the beginning of their undergraduate education, Opening Convocation speaker Dr. Deborah Vriend Van Duinen shared a three-point plan for making the most of the experience ahead — and beyond.

  3. Academics

    How to Retire During a Period of High Inflation


    If one is retiring in a period of high inflation, probably the most important thing that people can do is to delay taking their Social Security as long as possible,” says Todd Steen, a professor of economics

  4. Campus Life

    Class of 2026 Generational Students

    This fall, Hope will welcome 120 incoming students with generational ties. From mothers and fathers to great-great-grandparents, these students will follow in the footsteps of the many family members who have graduated from Hope College before them. If the information is incomplete or if we have missed someone, please send an email to alumni@hope.edu.

  5. Academics

    Professors Receive NSF Grant for Study of Air Pollution’s Effect on Birds

    As of 2020, the world has lost an estimated two-thirds of its mammal, bird, reptile and insect populations. This extreme loss of biodiversity is widely considered a sixth mass extinction event. With the global bird population estimated to have declined by 3 billion since the 1970s, two Hope College professors have received a grant from the National Science Foundation for their research seeking to better understand why.

  6. Campus Life

    Hello, I must be going: packing for college

    Mitch Albom - Life at the Orphanage

    Four of our kids, two of whom had almost never set foot outside of Port-au-Prince, were leaving us, leaving their home, leaving their country. College was calling, and while they were happy to be starting a new chapter, you could feel a heaviness in the air.

  7. Campus Life

    Retired Advancement V.P. and Former Dean Robert N. DeYoung Dies

    Robert N. DeYoung of Holland, who across 35 years at Hope earned the affectionate sobriquet “Mr. Hope College” through his service in admissions, student development and college advancement, died on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. He was 89.

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