The cold winter weather didn’t stop some 200 supporters from taking part in the Martin Luther King Day Silent March on Monday afternoon. “It was bitter, bitter cold,” said Bobby Springer, associate director of multicultural affairs and co-chair of the MLK executive planning committee.
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To better address the needs of student organizations on campus, Grand Valley State University recently established the Student Life Fund Administrative Board to review the allocation process of the Student Life Fund.
The Great Decisions Discussion Series hosted by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan through February and March will bring several prominent experts on foreign affairs to town to speak on global issues.
The month of February marks one of celebration at Grand Valley State University, with Asian Pacific American Heritage events on the Allendale Campus that all seek to broaden students’ knowledge of the many diverse cultures and ethnicities of the Asian world.
Though Grand Valley State University is ranked third in the state for the number of graduated students joining the Teach For America Corps, these numbers are still lower than other universities across the nation -- including Michigan State University and the University of Michigan.
Michigan’s House of Representatives introduced a bill on Feb. 5 that, if passed, would offer tax credits to individuals who have received a bachelor’s degree from a qualified university for the amount paid on student loans for that tax year.
To make transferring credits from community colleges easier, Grand Valley State University established a reverse transfer agreement with Grand Rapids Community College in 2011.
Remedial courses, designed to help underprepared students do well in college-level courses, are being reviewed at Grand Valley State University to increase effectiveness and student success.
Data provided by Institutional Analysis at Grand Valley State University showed discrepancies among GPAs of bachelor’s degree recipients for the 2011-2012 school year, with race and ethnicity being a notable factor.
Abortion, the controversial issue that has been at the heart of many arguments, will become the focus once again in a debate set to happen tonight. Students for Life and the Philosophy Club at Grand Valley State University will be hosting the event, which will bring two Michigan State University students to Allendale to argue their opinions. Though Students for Life interacts with many religious groups, it is a secular group, said R.J.
In a time of budget cuts and penny-pinching, professors and administrators at Grand Valley State University are paid less on average, but faculty members earn higher percentages of administrative salaries than those teaching at other public universities in Michigan.
Tuition assistance programs provided by the military for active-duty service members have been temporarily suspended for the 2013 federal fiscal year as a result of sequestration. The U.S.
Liquor law violations for 13 of Michigan’s public universities have dropped over the past few years, but drug law violations are on the rise. Grand Valley State University had 24 on-campus arrests for drug violations in 2007, and in 2011 there were 63—an increase of 162.5 percent, according to data collected from the website of the Office of Postsecondary Education.
Culture is something everyone has been affected by. No matter where you’re from or what you have learned, culture has played a role. With roots dating back to 1963, Grand Valley State University has held a festival each year to raise awareness of the many different cultures, and that festival officially became known as the Intercultural Festival in 2005.
Arab culture is coming to Grand Valley State University through food, music, dancing and trivia during the Taste of the Arab World event hosted by the Arab Culture Club.
The University Academic Senate meeting approved new language in the administrative manual for early tenure and promotion of faculty and discussed the new changes in the general education program at Grand Valley State University.
An interfaith activist will lecture at Grand Valley State University next week on issues of pluralism, religious freedom, unethical methods used to convert individuals and freedom from religious intrusion and exploitation. Originally from India, Padma Kuppa from the Detroit area will give a lecture titled “Religious Freedom, Predatory Proselytism and The Case for Pluralism” as the 2013 Rabbi Philip Sigal Memorial Lecture.
Grand Valley State University’s Executive Committee of the Senate approved a motion sending the concept of faculty collegiality and its role in the faculty handbook to the University Academic Senate for discussion at its next meeting. New language attempting to clarify collegiality in section 3.02 of the faculty handbook was presented by Kurt Ellenberger, chair of the Faculty Personnel Policies Committee, at the ECS meeting on April 5.
People ranting and raving about their belief systems is nothing new. Many students have probably heard about individuals not fitting the mold of an ideology and facing the impending doom of an eternal sentencing to a place of punishment.
Grand Valley State University’s academic senate unanimously approved a motion to remove the visibility of cognate requirements from program descriptions and embed those courses within the regular Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts majors. “What the University Curriculum Committee, and now the university senate, has done was basically to fold those requirements into the major programs,” said Maria Cimitile, assistant vice president of academic affairs.
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