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Realizing the dream

(01/09/13 2:47pm)

For the first time in the university’s history, Grand Valley State University will cancel all classes held on Martin Luther King Day to promote participation in King’s plan for peace and justice. Dwight Hamilton, assistant vice president for affirmative action at GVSU, said that in previous years when the holiday was observed a majority of the students were unable to attend the multiple events hosted by the university due to class being in session.






Majora Carter inspires hope, possibility

(01/27/13 5:24pm)

About 200 members of the Grand Valley State University community listened Thursday as urban revitalizationist Majora Carter shared her story of growing up and why she developed a passion for a historically red-lined area. “‘The Burning Bronx,’ which was sort of infamous in my childhood, symbolized the arson that ran rapid in the South Bronx,” Carter said.


Black History Month brings speakers, events to GV

(01/30/13 2:05pm)

As February draws near, so does the well-regarded celebration known as Black History Month. Black History Month recognizes the achievements made by black Americans, and it’s also a time for distinguishing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. As Grand Valley State University holds this month tribute, the Allendale Campus will be hosting a wide spread of events Feb. 5-28.