Articles by Becky Downing


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Hope professor gets Holland reading

In just three years, Holland’s Big Read event has put on book discussions in hop-scented bars and cozy church basements. The community-wide book club has connected nearly 900 area students with literature and art and has also hosted authors, such as Tim O’Brien of “The Things They Carried.” The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)…

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Free tuition to be given at Hope College

By Rebecca McGregor President John C. Knapp sent an official email to Hope College students and faculty announcing free tuition. “It is with much excitement that we announce this change,” the email read. “Here at Hope, we want students to be anchored in knowledge, faith and community, not student debt.” The email also explained that…

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Hope books J.K. Rowling and Shakespeare

By: Rebecca McGregor “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling and the Ghost of William Shakespeare will attend Hope College’s Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series in the Fall of 2027. The Visiting Writers Series is predicting that the events will be the best-attended yet, even surpassing the Hologram of C.S. Lewis’ reading back in February. J.K. Rowling…