All posts tagged Grand Rapids

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Service-learning center takes students on a ‘GR Walk’

“You need to know the history of a city to understand why it is the way it is today,” said Josh Leo, a 2005 Calvin g...

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Imam of Grand Rapids’ oldest mosque seeks interfaith understanding

As you enter the Islamic Center of West Michigan, a paper sign instructs you to remove your shoes and silence your cell ...

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Spanish department explores cultural diversity through food

With late-night Taco Bell runs a big part of many first-year experiences, many Calvin students may think they know Mexic...

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DisArt Festival opens in downtown Grand Rapids

The first weekend of the two-week DisArt festival drew disabled and able bodied individuals alike to downtown Grand Rapi...

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DisArt Festival seeks to change perceptions about disability through art

Friday, April 10, marks the start of the DisArt Festival, a 15-day event seeking to change perceptions about disability ...

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Grand Rapids to buy riverfront land

The landscape along the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids may soon be reimagined. In a proposed $10 million deal with...

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Grand Rapids city manager proposes police body cameras

In the wake of racial tension and police distrust stemming from the events in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City, N.Y., th...

City Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss
Grand Rapids could elect its first female mayor.

Kicking off her campaign for mayor at Wealthy Theatre on January 28, current City Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss drew on he...

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KE apartments partner with refugee resettlement

Last week, a group of 15 Calvin students came together to help move furniture into an apartment for a Bhutanese refugee ...

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Dorm community partnerships help students connect to Grand Rapids

The service-learning center (SLC), located in the Commons Annex is an important part of the Calvin community. Through th...