Netflix has purchased the worldwide rights for “The Incredible Jessica James,” the closing night film of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The deal reportedly went for over $3 million. The comedy, written and directed by Jim Strouse (People Places Things), and stars Jessica Williams (The Daily Show) as Jessica James, an aspiring playwright in New York City.
Anna Mast ’08 is taking ownership of Anna’s Bread in Goshen, formerly Rachel’s bread, from Rachel Shenk ’80.
Jo-Ann Brant, professor of Bible and religion, responds to the question, “Is Money the Root of All Evil?”
Hannah (Grieser) Hochstetler ’13 died in a Jan. 19 traffic accident near Roanoke, Virginia. Hochstetler was 26. Her husband, Caleb Hochstetler ’13, was also injured in the accident.
Sasha Dyck ’04 was hoping to be in Washington, D.C., Friday, but instead he’ll have to watch the event from north of the border. The dual citizen was denied entry into the United States Thursday when he presented his Canadian passport at the St. Bernard de Lacolle, Que., border crossing.
A Goshen College graduate from Wakarusa, Martin found out she enjoyed teaching after spending four years studying business. “I was going to school for my bachelors in business and I had a senior internship that went well, but was really just OK,” she said. “I noticed that whenever I was in a room full of kids I lit up and so I told my parents I wanted to redirect my degree program.”
During his junior year at Goshen College, Stephen Graber became interested in being a doctor. Shadowing physicians at a family practice and cancer clinic exposed him to the profession. But his time at St. Elizabeth’s, seeing the passion with which the health providers serve, has strengthened his sense of mission.
I saw these beautiful bookends in a new way this week. They commemorate a momentous time in my life, the day the Goshen College community formally initiated me into the role of president, after having called me a year earlier.
I think that a lot of people right now are feeling lost, and empathy is the only balm that can heal us. My song “Lines that Divide” attempts to be a reminder that we are bigger than our opinions, and our ability to respect each other should be based on our common humanity.
Robert Abel shoved every once of energy he had into a full, lively 92 years on Earth. He wasn’t afraid to serve 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It may take another 92 years for Elkhart County to recount all of the grand tales of his legacy, appreciate his efforts and thank him properly. The man simply known as “Doc” died Friday, Jan. 13, after battling pneumonia and heart trouble. Yet Dec. 27, two days after Christmas, Doc was still working.