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January 22, 2015  |  Kate Parsons

Student-planned conference attracts world development experts

In a small room tucked in the back of North Hall, sophomore Emily Lawson and junior Gabe LePage stand in front of a whiteboard filled with notes, schedules and to-do lists. As the co-directors of this […]

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January 22, 2015  |  Maddie Hughey

Student research can lead to publication in scientific journals

Calvin students are experiencing the thrill of seeing their name in published journals. Since 2000, Over 200 students have co-authored publications with a professor in the biochemistry/chemistry department alone. “Summer research programs have the potential for […]

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January 22, 2015  |  Lauren De Haan

Professor receives Champion of Diversity Award from Grand Rapids mayor

Last weekend Chris Smit, professor of communication arts and sciences, was awarded the Champion of Diversity Award by Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell. Three other prominent disability activists were also awarded. The award recognizes Smit’s role […]

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January 22, 2015  |  Kate Parsons

Students concerned about anonymity in student evaluations

At the end of each semester, professors hand out paper evaluation forms and leave the room while students pencil in bubbles, ranking professors for their organization, approachability and rigor. While these evaluation forms have been tweaked […]

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January 22, 2015  |  Emily Cole

Michigan same-sex marriage case goes to Supreme Court

A landmark case challenging the status quo of same-sex marriage in America is moving from Michigan to the Supreme Court. April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse of Hazel Park, Mich., along with couples from other states, filed […]

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