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GVSU and MSU students debate abortion

(03/13/13 2:24pm)

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.




GVSU sees rise in drug charges and drop in liquor violations

(03/20/13 8:41pm)

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.


INTERCULTURAL FESTIVAL promotes cultural diversity

(03/24/13 7:21pm)

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.




Interfaith activist addresses GV community

(04/03/13 6:20pm)

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.


ECS discusses faculty collegiality

(04/07/13 5:59pm)

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.



UAS approves invisibility of cognates

(04/14/13 6:16pm)

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.