At a time when differences of opinion seem increasingly difficult to overcome, Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren of the Hope College psychology faculty is part of an effort to find of a solution.
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.
Hope College has named sophomore Janie DeGroot of Northville a 2022-23 Beckman Scholar through the college’s Beckman Scholars Program award from The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.