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To ensure that all community members feel safe in Grand Rapids, the city commission passed the "Equal Services Regardless of Immigration Status and/or National Origin" policy, which ensures that all community members—regardless of their immigration status—are provided with equal services and their rights are respected.
Earlier in November, investigative journalists from around the globe gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC). Among them were three members of the Grand Valley State University community.
Winter is the season that brings fires, hot chocolate and, unfortunately, turbulent weather. With this in mind, Grand Valley State University’s Department of Public Safety and Facilities Services are working to make campus safe for drivers and pedestrians during the long winter months.
Grand Valley State University recently co-hosted the 2017 "Dolphin Tank" competition, a less intense version of the popular TV show “Shark Tank,” focusing on gender equity. Two GVSU students, Rhoda Klomega and Katarina Samardzija, each won $10,000 at the Entrepreneur You Business Plan and Pitch Competition on Thursday, Nov. 9.
Since 1988, Dec. 1 has been recognized as World AIDS Day. This year, Grand Valley State University is participating in the event in a few ways, including by providing free HIV testing and presenting a keynote speech from LeSherri James. The day serves both as a commemoration of the lives lost to HIV/AIDS and an opportunity to educate the public about the virus.
During this point in a semester at Grand Valley State University, students may need a laugh or night out to boost morale. Providing a solution to this, Tom DeLuca, a hypnotist who creates comedic relief during stressful times, will be visiting GVSU on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 9 p.m.
The Lakers were hoping to continue the winning streak going into a match against Southern Indiana on Saturday, Nov. 25 in Louisville, Kentucky in the Bellarmine Thanksgiving Classic.
Even though hopes are slim after their Thanksgiving loss to Minnesota, the Lions (6-5) have five games to prove themselves as a true playoff team.
Greek Life organizations have gained negative attention nationwide recently, with many universities cracking down on behavior that doesn’t align with its values. After a number of conduct violations over several years, Sigma Phi Epsilon (Sig Ep), Grand Valley State University’s oldest fraternity, was banned from campus for the next five years.
As seniors at Grand Valley State University select their classes for the final time, the oncoming steps of a new life become a reality, shifting students into the professional world. For photography students Jordan Barnett, Sean Barr, J.J. Butts, Brittany Patrosso and Kasey Reno, these transitions are captured through their own lens in the "Five Chapters: Photography Senior Thesis Exhibition."
Hoping to promote discussion on key issues surrounding working women and moms, and to foster a sense of community and oneness among the women at Grand Valley State University, the Women’s Commission at GVSU will be hosting "Conscious Conversations" on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The event will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 2204 of the Kirkhof Center.
Thanksgiving in the U.S. is known for being a time dedicated to overindulging in hearty foods, then tackling family and strangers alike—whether in the end zones of flag football games or in the checkout lanes of shopping centers—all in the name of gratitude. For international students at Grand Valley State University, though, this holiday can be somewhat perplexing.
The semester is winding down, and I think I speak for all students when I say, "Thank goodness." College is hard, plain and simple, but we’re lucky to be here. As we approach Thanksgiving break, I think it’s important to remember to be thankful for all of the opportunities that we have been given. More than that, I think we should all take some time to give back to those who are less fortunate than we are.
This year’s Grand Valley State women’s basketball team is not afraid to get physical.
That was more evident than ever as the Lakers won their matchup 77-57 against the University of Indianapolis in the team’s home opener Friday, Nov. 17. With the win, GVSU improved to 3-0 on the year, while UIndy had yet to pick up its first win of the season.
Grand Valley State University and the University of the Sunshine Coast reached an agreement that extends a current charter between the schools for five years. GVSU students will retain the opportunity to study abroad at the university, which is located in Queensland, Australia.