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Hope College

Motto Spera in Deo : "Hope in God"
Established 1866
Type Private coeducational liberal arts college
Endowment $126.5 million (FY 2005) [1]
President James Bultman
Staff 250
Undergraduates 3,200
Postgraduates 0
Location Holland, MI, USA
Campus Suburban, 91 acres (0.4 km²)
Athletics 18 varsity teams
Colors Orange and Blue             
Nickname Flying Dutchmen
Flying Dutch
Website http://www.hope.edu/

Hope College is a medium-sized (3,200 undergraduates), private, residential liberal arts college located in downtown Holland, Michigan, a few miles from Lake Michigan. It was opened in 1851 as the Pioneer School by Dutch immigrants four years after the community was first settled. (The first freshmen college class matriculated in 1862, and Hope received its state charter in 1866.) It has been historically associated with the Reformed Church in America, and it retains a conservative Calvinist Christian atmosphere. The school's campus - now 91 acres (368,000 m²), adjacent to the downtown commercial district - has been shared with Western Theological Seminary since 1884. Since 1999, Hope has been led by current president and alumnus Dr. James Bultman. Image File history File links Hope_College_Anchor. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... Liberal arts colleges in the United States are institutions of higher education in the United States which are primarily liberal arts colleges. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... USD redirects here. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Dr. James E. Bultman is currently the president of Hope College in Holland, Michigan. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Holland is a city in the western region of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Liberal arts colleges in the United States are institutions of higher education in the United States which are primarily liberal arts colleges. ... Holland is a city in the western region of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... --67. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about 1862 . ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The Reformed Church in America (RCA) is a mainline Reformed Protestant denomination that was formerly known as the Dutch Reformed Church. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Calvinism is... Western Theological Seminary (WTS) is a professional and graduate school in Holland, Michigan affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. ... This article is about the year. ... Dr. James E. Bultman is currently the president of Hope College in Holland, Michigan. ...

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Academics

The college offers 83 majors leading to a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It has a student population of about 3,200 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.


In 2003 U.S. News & World Report's college rankings listed it 4th in undergraduate research after the University of Michigan, Stanford University, and MIT. Graduates applying to medical and dental schools have 90% and 94% acceptance rates, respectively. As of 2006, it was the only liberal arts college in the country to receive national accredidation in all four areas of the fine arts: art, music, dance, and theater. It is in the top 5% of liberal arts schools whose graduates go on to earn a PhD. In addition, U.S. News & World Report in 2007 included Hope among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation. U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... Stanford redirects here. ... Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT, MapúaTech or simply Mapúa) is a private, non-sectarian, Filipino tertiary institute located in Intramuros, Manila. ...


Hope College faculty rank fourth nationally among all liberal arts institutions for numbers of faculty research publications and 14th overall for highest impact of those publications as measured by the Science Citation Index. Since 1990, more than 300 undergraduate students have co-authored research publications with faculty.


The college offers off-campus study programs in several US cities, including Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, and overseas programs for the summer, semester, or an entire academic year. Among its international programs, a long-standing summer semester in Vienna is fairly popular among students. For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ...


Hope College is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. The Great Lakes Colleges Association, Inc. ...


Athletics

Hope College competes in the MIAA conference, and is a Division III member of the NCAA. It fields 18 men's and women's varsity teams. In 2005, Hope began use of a new 3,400-seat field house, and it shares a 5,000-seat football stadium with the city of Holland. In 2006, the women's basketball team won the National Championship in its division, the second in school history. The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana. ... Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


Hope has won the MIAA All-Sports championship more than any other member school. Winners of the All-Sports championship 21 times since 1980, Hope has won the honor a league-leading 29 times, including the 2006-07 school year. In 2006-07 Hope athletes and/or teams qualified for 12 NCAA championships.


The school's athletic teams are called the Flying Dutchmen (men) and the Flying Dutch (women). The school colors are blue and orange (possibly chosen because the Dutch royal family is the House of Orange-Nassau). The college has 27 competitive intramural sports teams. The House of Orange-Nassau (in Dutch: Huis van Oranje-Nassau), a branch of the German House of Nassau, has played a central role in the political life of the Netherlands - and at times in Europe - since William I of Orange (also known as William the Silent and Father of...


National Championships:

  • 1990 - Women's Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • 2006 - Women's Basketball (NCAA Division III)

National Runners-up:

  • 1994 - Women's Swimming and Diving (NCAA Division III)
  • 1995 - Men's Swimming and Diving (NCAA Division III)
  • 1996 - Men's Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • 1998 - Men's Basketball (NCAA Division III)

Club Team National Runners-up:

  • 2003 - Men's Ice Hockey (ACHA Division III)

The mens basketball team also takes part in a storied rivalry, the Calvin-Hope rivalry Hope-Calvin Rivalry Logo The Calvin-Hope rivalry is a spirited rivalry, particularly in mens college basketball between Hope College and Calvin College who participate at the NCAA Division III level. ...


Campus Life

Housing is provided by 11 residence halls, 15 apartment buildings, and 72 houses (called "cottages") that the college owns near the campus. A small percentage of students - mostly juniors and seniors, and Holland residents - live off-campus. The majority of Hope students come from the greater Great lakes region- in 2006 approximately 90% of the student body came from the states of Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.[1]. Approximately 91.5% of the student body is white, students from minority backgrounds account for about 6.5% of the student body. Approximately 2% of the student body is international.[2]


Traditions at Hope include "The Pull" and Nykerk cup, events which pit freshman and sophomore classes against each other. In "The Pull," freshmen and sophomore men engage in an elaborately prepared three-hour tug-of-war across the nearby Black River, with women students acting as moralers. This event was started in 1897.[2] The Nykerk Cup is a competition between freshman and sophomore women (with men as moralers) in music, drama, and oration, held annually since 1936. Since both traditions strongly encourage separate duties based on gender, they have come under continuous criticism as sexist institutions. Nevertheless, both events are well attended and enjoy strong support from the campus community. The Macatawa River, also known as the Black River, is located in the lower part of Ottawa County, Michigan, which drains into Lake Macatawa and eventually into Lake Michigan. ...


Student activities include Dance Marathon, FM radio station (WTHS), newspaper (The Anchor), literary magazine (Opus), and yearbook (Milestone), plus a variety of clubs, musical and choral groups, spiritual, literary, social and athletic groups. About 10-12% of students belong to social fraternities and sororities, which are local to Hope rather than chapters of larger organizations. The college holds Sunday evening worship services ("The Gathering") and Monday/Wednesday/Friday chapel services on campus. Attendance at these events has been voluntary since 1970.


There is also a student-run concert series[3] with performances by various bands including: The Fray, Switchfoot, Jars of Clay, Mat Kearney, Copeland, Mae, Lovedrug, Sleeping at Last, Ben Kweller, Aqualung, Over the Rhine, Matt Wertz and more.


The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series regularly brings in prominent authors for free public readings. Previous visiting writers include David Kirby, Marilynne Robinson, and Li-Young Lee, amongst many others. The Series was recently renamed in honor of poet and professor Jack Ridl, who founded the tradition in 1982. It is a student-run organization under the coordination of professor Carla Vissers, with a number of volunteers and student interns. David Kirby is an investigative journalist based in Brooklyn, New York, a regular contributor to the New York Times since 1998, and author of the 2005 book Evidence of Harm - Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy. ... Marilynne Robinson (born 1947) is an American author. ... An image of Li-Young Lee from the press release for a public poetry reading at Abilene Christian University (2001). ...


History

The Anchor, symbol of Hope College
The Anchor, symbol of Hope College

Hope's motto is taken from Psalm 42:5: "Spera in Deo" ("Hope in God"). The college's emblem is an anchor. This is drawn from a speech made by Albertus van Raalte, the leader of the community, on the occasion of the founding of the Pioneer School in 1851: "This is my anchor of hope for this people in the future," (an allusion to Hebrews 6:19). The primary-level Pioneer School was later expanded to secondary, and soon after, college level education as Hope College. Van Vleck Hall, which originally housed the Pioneer School, is the oldest building on campus (1858) and now serves as a dormitory. It is the second oldest building in the city. The college admitted its first female students in 1878. Image File history File links Hope_College1. ... Image File history File links Hope_College1. ... Psalms (Tehilim תהילים, in Hebrew) is a book of the Hebrew Bible or Tanakh, and of the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. ... For other uses, see Anchor (disambiguation). ... Albertus Christiaan van Raalte was an 19th century pastor in the Reformed Church in America, who led the Dutch immigrants who founded the city of Holland, Michigan and established the school that would become Hope College. ... The Epistle to the Hebrews (abbr. ...


Notable alumni

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References

  1. ^ 2005 NACUBO Endowment Study. National Association of College and University Business Officers. 23 Jan 2006.
  2. ^ http://www.hope.edu/pr/pull/tradition.html

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