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April 25, 2008
Volume 102, Issue 27
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On Wednesday night, about 30 students sat in the Gezon Auditorium to discuss the new Use of Force policy with a five-person panel. The controversial policy has drawn much attention because it will allow qualified, highly-trained Campus Safety officials to carry guns on campus.

Put on by Student Senate, the discussion was moderated by senators Heidi Baker and Brendan Snyder. The panel was made up of five members from the Calvin staff and faculty. Shirley Hoogstra, vice president for Student Life, William Corner, the Director of Campus Safety; Steve Van’t Hof, a Campus Safety Patrol Supervisor; and professors William Stevenson (Political Science) and James Bratt (History) comprised the panel. All have unique insight into the matter discussed. Corner worked for 14 years with the Grand Rapids Police Department prior to coming to Calvin and Van’t Hof worked for 30 years at the Sheriff’s Department as the Jail Administrator.

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This week marks not only Chimes’ first and last themed issue of the year (the Green Issue), but also marks the Calvin community’s greater awareness and advocacy of environmental issues.

On the level of higher education, colleges and universities have begun dealing with environmental issues on the institutional front. The American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) is one measure by which issues of high carbon emissions can be addressed on a college campus.

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Caedmon’s Call has been making music for nearly 16 years now. With nine albums under their belt, the group members have a massive amount of material to work with to put together a great show. Considering this and the fact that Derek Webb and Andrew Osenga had their own solo records to promote, the Caedmon’s Call concert on Thursday night in the Fine Arts Center was a lengthy display of Contemporary Christian excellence.

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Calvin students devise a plan to bring Calvin's carbon footprint to zero.
Mining companies pose peak environmental damage, one mountain at a time.
Is the new Fieldhouse a step in the right or wrong direction? Voices weigh in.