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Hope alum advocates for peace and human rights

When congratulating Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his reelection last week, President Trump also suggested that Netanyahu’s win improved the chances of establishing peace in a region long troubled by conflict. According to experts quoted and published in the New York Times, Al Jazeera News, and the Council on Foreign Relations, the actual chances…

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Hope engineers propose climate change solution

With rising global temperatures and concern over melting icebergs, political figures around the globe are encouraging creative approaches to solving the world’s climate change crisis. Many businesses are turning to common measures to reduce their ecological footprint: reducing CO2 emissions, pulling plastic from ocean tides, cannibalizing humans to reduce cow consumption and so on. But…

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Hope College Pull could save American politics

As polarization and divisive partisan rhetoric erode trust in American democracy, one political science expert has proposed a new way of choosing governing officials, inspired by Hope College’s longstanding tradition known as the Pull. Democratic elections would be replaced by a massive, threehour tug-of-war competition between Democrats and Republicans. The party that holds the most…