Aquinas College recently released a 2030 vision, creating a rough outline for the college’s mission and plans for the future.
With the retirement of Susan Haworth-Hoeppner, there will be some shifts in the Sociology Department.
During Aquinas College Student Senate meetings this year, housing was a regular topic. The conversation has left the Student Senate floor. On April 8 at The Moose, the Campus Engagement Committee of Senate hosted a housing forum. Its purpose was to bring students and administrators together to exchange perspectives and information.
Aquinas College students visit the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation each fall break on a trip through the Service Learning department. Previous participants of the South Dakota trip are organizing to help the community they grew to feel a part of.
“Throughout the years, we’ve seen our volunteer numbers decline,” Jessica Bowen, director of the Center for Sustainability, said. “The number of people interested in the garden, who like to talk about it and hear about it has increased, but the number of volunteers able to dig in the dirt and tend in the garden has declined.”
Changes revolve around adjusting to fewer senators: instead of electing five students, there will be three senators per class.
News Intern Elizabeth Walztoni writes about Grand Rapids a recent visit by the Urban Land Institue, who investigated and made recommendations for Grand Rapids to increase its green space.
Although debate and controversy are generally not requested, this particular individual not only listens to comments from the opposite perspective but invites questions to challenge him.
The closure of Wege tunnel was done for student safety and will be closed for the foreseeable future.
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.