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Calvin remembers John VandenBerg
John VandenBerg served at Calvin College for 35 years as an economics professor, dean of faculty and vice president of academic affairs.
News & Stories, November 28, 2017
Calvin remembers Donald Pruis
While Donald Pruis accomplished much in his 36 years on the Calvin faculty, his colleagues appreciated his business philosophy most.
News & Stories, September 6, 2017
Walking Boldly: Ana Barahona Reyes
She pushed herself outside her comfort zone, and now Ana Barahona Reyes ’17 has a degree in public accounting.
News & Stories, July 20, 2017
Walking Boldly: Jeremiah Croft
“Keep an open mind,” says Jeremiah Croft ’17. Through close professors, time with God and self-discovery, his open-mindedness lead him to Princeton Theological Seminary.
News & Stories, June 27, 2017
Walking Boldly: Beka Agava
Beka Agava ’17 learned from amazing professors, engaged the mission of Calvin and re-evaluated her decisions—and now she’s a software engineering analyst.
News & Stories, June 20, 2017
A just response to natural disasters
Using first-hand experience and primary research, Haitian national Daniel Jean-Louis confronts the inadequacies of current foreign aid strategies and offers effective alternatives.
News & Stories, October 27, 2016
Economics professor writes book on gender discrimination in the Arab world
Adel Abadeer aims to “give a voice to the voiceless” in a region of the world where women are treated like property.
News & Stories, December 10, 2015
An expert's take on Black Friday sales trends
Calvin business professor Tom Betts answers a few questions related to Black Friday sales trends and considers the reasoning for and impact of stores opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day.
News & Stories, November 24, 2015