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Free speech and the business model of education at GVSU

Published June 26, 2014

Last semester GVSU administrators surveyed students to ask what the university should aspire to be. In considering qualities and defining missions I never thought certain fundamental functions mdash such as champion of free speech or free thought mdash were up for discussion. They were givens.



Business as usual

Published October 23, 2013

When 125 prospective students from freshmen orientation did not register for classes this fall Grand Valley State University Associate Vice President Joe Godwin recognized a financial problem that is a loss of about 1.25 million.



Haas swears in new campus director of public safety

Published October 2, 2013

Renee Freeman said adjusting to her new position as Grand Valley State Universitys director of public safety shouldnt be difficult but it will certainly be different.



Can't shut us down

Published October 2, 2013

The pandemonium of a government shutdown is seen well beyond the limits of Washington including at the secluded Allendale Campus of Grand Valley State University.



Redefining creativity

Published September 29, 2013

Those who havent had a chance to visit ArtPrize yet have been given a final opportunity to view the transformed La Grande Vitesse before the city disassembles the attached entry. The decommission of a Grand Valley State University professors piece has been postponed until Tuesday to allow the artists son a chance to view it on a scheduled field trip.



True Transparency

Published September 22, 2013

Lets face it students dont like research papers. In fact most students dont like research at all. So chances are that theyve deliberately avoided it in all formsincluding research regarding their future careers.



No greater honor

Published September 8, 2013

When freshmen Kelsey Keipert toured Grand Valley State University last year she was enchanted by the sterile Niemeyer Living Center and the simple general education program of the Frederik Meijer Honors College.



Students fill fewer parking spots

Published August 28, 2013

Although recent construction has blocked parking lots on Grand Valley State Universitys Allendale Campus the limited space does not necessarily pose a problem.



A hearty welcome

Published August 25, 2013

Well congratulations on choosing to spend another year with us at Grand Valley State Universityand thanks for picking up the Lanthorn.



New Traditions Team takes charge of school events

Published August 25, 2013

Grand Valley State Universitys Office of Student Life has put student events back into student hands with the development of a new Traditions Team to coordinate all major events this year.



Phishing problems persist at GV

Published August 25, 2013

Internet users with Grand Valley State University email accounts have recently been targeted in a series of phishing incidents wherein recipients are requested to divulge personal information to unknown senders.



Campus in bloom

Published August 18, 2013

As campus traffic picks up with the start of a new school year construction begins to wind down at Grand Valley State University after a busy summer building season.



No place like home

Published August 18, 2013

With a new housing complex at Campus West and another outside contract in the works near Grand Valley State Universitys Pew Campus local students are given more opportunities to choose affordable convenient housing.



Journeys of faith and intellect

Published June 30, 2013

After a long day of lecturing and grading 5000-word papers most professors like to take a break. A few relax with roles in local theater. Some play sports. Many raise families and a lot conduct outside research.



A treasure hidden in the ravines

Published June 30, 2013

While some students take their summer adventures Out West or Up North others resolve to appreciate the local forestry and wildlife scene of Allendale.



A holy struggle

Published June 30, 2013

When it comes to religious fasting the coaches and trainers at Grand Valley State University said its never posed a problem.



Like a good neighbor

Published June 2, 2013

In the most recent Board of Trustees meeting held at Grand Valley State University the board authorized a partnership with four more statewide charter schools bringing the total number of authorized schools to 51.



GV to host national health care speaker

Published June 2, 2013

Grand Valley State Universitys Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy will host a national speaker June 25 to discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act on philanthropies and community-based health care providers.



International media convention to visit GV

Published June 2, 2013

Grand Valley State University will play host to the Media Ecology Associations 14th annual international convention June 20-23. Sponsored by the School of Communications the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Provosts Office the conference is meant to stimulate academic conversation and raise awareness about the effects of media on human life.



G3 camp brings grandparents, grandkids to bond on campus

Published June 2, 2013

Grand Valley State University is hosting its second annual G3 Camp Grandparents Grandkids Grand Valley from June 25 to June 27. The camp brings children ages eight to 12 to Allendale for a three-day college experienceand a little bonding timewith their grandparents.