Articles by Josh Parks

Josh Parks

Josh Parks is the Editor-in-Chief of Chimes this year after rising through the ranks as a copy editor, religion editor and then print editor. He’s a junior from Holland, MI, studying violin performance and English literature, and he splits his time approximately equally between the Commons Annex basement and the CFAC practice room hallway. He also takes credit for the ancient Roman climate joke in Maddie’s bio two spots over. Josh eagerly awaits every chance to throw a Tolkien reference, Disney song or Princess Bride quote into a conversation (or maybe even an article). While his fascination with things like faculty senate and administrative committees may seem rather unusual, he’s excited to keep students informed about the goings-on at Calvin for another year.

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Calvin ends school year with staff cuts

Calvin informed 12 staff members on Monday, May 22, that they’d be losing their jobs, according to an email President ...

29.2 percent of Calvin's faculty were part time as of fall 2016; Photo courtesy calvin.edu
Calvin’s use of adjuncts increasing, still below average

Calvin is following a national trend by using a higher percentage of adjunct professors in recent years, though it still...

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Alvin Plantinga Q&A

Philosopher and professor emeritus Alvin Plantinga is this year’s Templeton Prize laureate. Chimes sat down with Plant...

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Editorial: many thank-yous

Thankfully, I still have a year before I need to do the required pre-graduation sappy editorial, so that’s not what yo...

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B.S./B.S.C. core exemption proposal fails

The proposal to grant an exemption from the Persons in Community (PIC) core category and the second year of foreign lang...

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Editorial: Grasp your God-given necessities

Okay, bear with me for three minutes as I talk about vocation. We’re all sick of hearing about it — for at least two...

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History department expands core offerings

Calvin’s history department is increasing the variety of classes that will count for core credit. Ten 200-level classe...

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Editorial: Give student senate things to say

One of my favorite professors at Calvin says often that students have more power here than they know. After all, we pay ...

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New program pays students to prepare for careers

A new cross-curricular program will pay Calvin students to prepare for careers and life after college. Calvin LifeWork, ...

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Declining enrollment prompts retirement incentive

Calvin is offering a voluntary retirement incentive to staff and faculty members who are at least 60 years old and have ...