Jessica Bowen is not the first person who has tried to bring goats to a college campus, but she may be working the hardest to do it. The director of the Center for Sustainability at Aquinas College is partnering with the Grand Rapids Urban Agriculture Committee to change city ordinances that currently prohibit a herd of 10 goats from visiting campus to clear invasive species and overgrown areas.
Bliss shared her journey to becoming the first female mayor of Grand Rapids — and the lessons she has learned while claiming that space — with Aquinas students and staff at the Donnelly Center.
Practices and games will all be canceled if campus is shut down due to weather. This includes both home and away games.
Aquinas recently received a grant for $11,695 from the Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program, created by outgoing Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder.
$1 million has been awarded to 22 Michigan colleges as a result of this grant program. The goal is to fund sexual assault prevention programming.
The Aquinas College Campus Safety department will celebrate their 40th Anniversary this fall. Kevin Kwiatkowski, current director of the department, explained that Campus Safety has changed a lot over the forty years that it has been operating.
According to Housekeeping Director Doug Greenslate, the move was suggested by the Grounds department as a solution to cleanliness problems.
The crosswalk on Fulton Street outside the Sturrus Center is being updated as a result of a student initiative to improve campus’ accessibility to commuters.
Opinion Editor Intern Anna-Jo Stuart writes about the changes that have and haven’t been made to classes post-polar vortex.
The many sustainability initiatives on campus have been supplemented in the last several years by the Green Revolving Fund (GRF), a unique source of backing for projects suggested by the Aquinas College community.
Any place you go on campus is likely to have a surprising story in its past, and the Aquinas College Historical Commission is on a mission to share those stories.