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A new policy brief published this month by the Poverty Solutions department at University of Michigan confirms what we’ve known all along — Michigan car insurance rates are too damn high. Because of this, many of our residents drive uninsured, posing a huge financial risk to themselves and those around them. In this study, Patrick Cooney, Elizabeth Phillips and Joshua Rivera conclude that the high costs of auto insurance is an effective barrier preventing upward mobility out of poverty across the state, preventing people from improving their economic status.
“We are too big to have a lack of infrastructure in this area… We aren’t investing all this money just to be ahead of the game — we want to catch up to where we need to be," said Grand Valley Police Capt. Kourosh Khatir.
Grand Valley State University’s student senate voted in favor of withdrawing from the annual Battle of the Valleys fundraising competition against rival university Saginaw Valley State University. The decision was made during the senate’s March 21 general assembly and will be effective as of Fall 2019.
The GVSU men’s tennis team started GLIAC play on the road this weekend, defeating Michigan Tech on Friday, March 22, before losing to Lake Superior State on Saturday, March 23.
If you would have asked any of the talking heads that surround Grand Valley State University’s baseball team at the beginning of the year what their record would look like by the end of March, few would have guessed that they would be three games under .500.
An author’s visit to Grand Valley State University on March 18 provided more than books for sale to LIB 100 and 201 students. Laurel Zwissler discussed anthropological research using her book “Religious, Feminist, Activist: Cosmologies of Interconnection.”
On March 20, the French section of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures put on Mélodies, described by the department as being “An evening of French song, music and poetry performed by GVSU students, faculty and special guests from the community.”
With band camp and football games around the corner, Grand Valley State University’s Laker Marching Band has selected three drum majors for the 2019 season. The process began earlier this semester through applications, interviews and auditions, with Alyssa Hawker, Sean Miller and Hana Smith taking on the drum major role.
Grand Valley State University is constantly curating concerts, and the recitals of the Baum series are no exception. The William Baum Endowment Fund, named in honor of GVSU political science professor known for his passion for the arts, allows the school to host recitals featuring a multitude of talented musicians.
Security is a priority for public and private academic institutes everywhere and Grand Valley State University is no exception. Grand Valley Police Department intends to increase safety measures across the Allendale, Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland campuses by adding hundreds of exterior surveillance cameras while also improving the software and infrastructure through which these devices operate. The nearly $3 million project could take up to two years to complete.
I recall sitting in my capstone class and listening to a guest alumna speak about teaching abroad in South Korea. I remember thinking, “Wow, that sounds so cool. But I don’t want to teach English. That’s not within my career interests.”
Grand Valley State University’s Allendale Campus hosted the 35th annual Region 12 Michigan Science Olympiad tournament on Saturday, March 23, where hundreds of middle and high school students were able to compete in STEM activities.
Following the pilot program’s implementation last year, organizers of Grand Valley State University’s Student Success Network are assessing its impacts before expanding the program to encompass all incoming first-year students. The program seeks to assist freshmen students, pairing them with faculty mentors invested in easing the transition to campus life at GVSU.
The Frederik Meijer Honors College at Grand Valley State University has selected Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss as the new Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Grand Valley State University not only impacts Lakers lives, but also the community through their constant involvement with the public, and LakerThon is one way GVSU reaches out their helping hand. It will be held again this year on Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Fieldhouse Arena.
The No. 8 ranked Grand Valley State women’s softball team continued their dominant 2019 campaign this weekend, defeating No. 15 Wayne State twice in Detroit, winning the first game 5-0 and the second game 11-2.
Grand Valley State took to the 2019 NCAA DII Swimming & Diving Championships in Indianapolis from March 13 to 16, where junior Harry Shalamon swam in the 200 back race with the time of 1:42.46, earning his first individual national championship title.
Four individuals convened on the Loosemoore Auditorium stage over a small program at Grand Valley State University that changed each of their lives forever. The four alumni, Kristen J. Cuhran Fuller, Jazz McKinney, Erika VanDyke and Dani Vilella, are from the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGS) program at GVSU and returned to the university to celebrate its 45th anniversary.
Grand Valley State University student Jane Johnston was given the chance to interview investigative journalist Renee Montagne on Feb. 15 for her podcast “Be the Change.”