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On Thursday, May 3, Calvin College’s board of trustees unanimously approved Calvin College becoming Calvin University.
The move is part of Vision 2030, a statement which provides vision for the college as it fulfills its mission over the next decade. The shift to university will happen in 2020 during the 100th-anniversary year of Calvin becoming a four-year college. “This direction enables us to live into what has already been true about Calvin, and it will better position us for the innovative work that is necessary for the future,” said Michael Le Roy, president of Calvin College. “We see this move providing a great opportunity to introduce more people to Calvin’s distinctive Christian mission.”
History helps us understand humanity's place in the world, to remember those who came before us, and to help us live more wisely in our own time.
From his teaching on the Haitian Revolution to his reflections on #BlackPanther (which you can read on Historical Horizons, the Calvin College History Department blog! ), assistant professor of history Eric Washington is big on pushing boundaries and finding new narratives in the historical drama—especially in the context of the African Diaspora. As he says, "I strive to be innovative. And what's innovative in my work is synthesizing narratives. The narrative doesn't just fall into place. It doesn't just fall from the heavens. You have to do a lot of digging.
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