Articles by Ruthy Berends

Ruthy Berends

Ruthy Berends is a Chimes on-call writer for the 2013-14 school year.

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Faculty senate approves new ministry leadership minor

Faculty senate approved a revised ministry leadership minor through the congregational and ministry studies (CMS) depart...

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Cabinet recommends not printing course catalogs

After this school year, Calvin may no longer print the course catalog or directory and instead hopes to provide an onlin...

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Arts programs would be hit hard in recommended second round of cuts

The majority of the academic cuts recommended by President Le Roy’s cabinet are in the arts departments, according to ...

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Major comeback wins Calvin’s second volleyball national title in four seasons

It was a familiar scene: DeVos Fieldhouse full of Calvin fans, a volleyball national championship on the line and a majo...

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‘Zero’ chance of passing new core by May, leaders say

A disagreement between academic departments over the need to revise the current core curriculum has delayed plans for a ...

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Calvin considers three-year on-campus residency requirement

Calvin’s new strategic plan could include consideration of a three-year on-campus residency requirement, although the ...

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Lee continues discussion on issues of sexuality and the church

Speaker and activist Justin Lee balanced wit and sensitivity in his talk “The Ex-Gay Movement” on Tuesday afternoon ...

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Wesley Hill presents vision of hope for gay Christians

Wesley Hill’s lecture Tuesday afternoon demonstrated that the veil that has long prevented sexual minorities from enga...

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Students fight for freedom in North Korea

After spending a year in South Korea after high school, senior Dena Nederhood discovered her new love for the Korean cul...

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Anne Marie Miller speaks freely about traditionally taboo issues

Author and speaker Anne Marie Miller spoke directly and honestly about overcoming sexual immorality and porn addiction i...