Weird facts about GV:
Where GVSU got its name: After Michigan Legislature established the college, a contest was held to come up with a name. More than 2,500 entries were submitted, and Grand Valley State College was chosen. Some of the other top choices were Wolverine State, Vandenberg, Wolverine, Wonderland, Great Lakes and Lakeland. The “college” was soon changed to “colleges” and then eventually to “university” shortly after its conception.
Trouble for the Lanthorn: In December 1968, Ottawa County Circuit Court shut down the Lanthorn and charged the editor with obscenity. The paper was started back up again in August 1969 when the Michigan Attorney General ruled that the county did not have legal authority to shut it down.
Transformational Link: Legend is that those who dare to walk under the blue beams from the finished side (closest to AuSable Hall) toward the unfinished side (near Little Mac Bridge) will fail academically.
Robinson, Kistler and Copeland: The three traditional style dorm buildings are said to have been built as dorms with the idea in mind that they would be turned into a prison if the university failed. Luckily for incoming freshmen, this is only myth.
Lake Superior Hall: The basement level of Lake Superior Hall is said to be haunted and is rumored to have been the location of the old cadaver lab. Some people have claimed to hear strange noises or have the water faucets turn off or on by itself.
Surveillance: Even if you’re not an English major, you’ve probably heard the term “Big Brother.” With 24-hour live camera feeds available on the GVSU website, you don’t know who’s watching your every move…