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As members of society, we do a great job of pointing out the flaws we find in one another. It’s easy to see someone’s faults, but rarely do we look deeper to figure out why these issues or problems exist. In a way, it’s the age-old debate of nature versus nurture. Maybe on the finer levels nature plays a role, but I would argue that the greater problems in society are a result of nurturing—or the lack thereof.
Laker Line finally receives federal funding
Grand Valley State University recently invited John Records Landecker to campus to bestow him with a surprise diploma.
This upcoming weekend marks the second celebration of "Roger That! A Celebration of Space Exploration in Honor of Roger B. Chaffee,” a two-day conference to bring the community together to honor the memory of astronaut Chaffee while offering a glimpse into the world of space exploration, both past and present. The event will take place Friday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 17, at the DeVos Center on Grand Valley State University’s Pew Campus. The Grand Rapids Public Museum will also host a variety of events on Saturday in celebration of the occasion.
For the 21st consecutive year, Grand Valley State University will host its Leadership Summit. The goal behind the summit is to teach undergraduate students how to be leaders in their own fields.
At its general assembly Thursday, Feb. 8, the Grand Valley State University student senate discussed the current credit block at GVSU, a potential partnership with the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts and the upcoming Student Senate Week.
A recent Grand Valley State University graduate is hoping to effect change in the state of Michigan by running for public office. Melina Brann, who holds a master’s of social work (MSW) from the College of Community and Public Service, is currently campaigning to be a part of the Michigan House of Representatives for District 68, which encompasses much of the Lansing area.
What do Netflix and Oman have in common? The answer is nothing. In fact, Netflix is blocked in Oman, a small Middle Eastern country bordering Saudi Arabia. This was a rude awakening for Sophia Bagnall, a Grand Valley State University student studying abroad in Oman for the winter 2018 semester.
GVSU faculty artists to give recital
After taking students to an art exhibit in Chicago that featured the artist collaborative “fierce pussy” and seeing the impact that it had on the students, Grand Valley State University professor of sculpture, visual studies and foundations Anna Campbell invited the group of queer artists from New York City to give a series of lectures on campus.
The art of German immigrant Mathias J. Alten fills the homes of Michiganders, decorates historic furniture and dominates the walls of Grand Valley State University’s George and Barbara Gordon Gallery. Alten’s life will be explored Wednesday, Feb. 21, as professor Ellen Adams delivers a lecture titled “Mathias J. Alten: The Artist As Worker.”
Film, video and photography are diverse artistic mediums with a wide range of possibilities in terms of creativity and vision. To demonstrate this, a group of Grand Valley State University art students has curated an exhibition featuring a collection of coursework from GVSU film, video and photography students.
You wouldn’t like the Lakers when they’re angry.
GVSU track and field sweeps conference awards
When the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team takes to court, it’s not hard to see how much each player wants this entire program to succeed.
Teams are built off of recruiting. Without a steady flow of the region’s top high school football players, teams would not be able to reload their rosters following the significant turnover that occurs at the end of each season.
The economy and workplace are constantly evolving, and understandably, students' educational needs and desires evolve with them. Grand Valley State University has stayed consistent with meeting students' needs, adapting its programs and financial accessibility to accommodate both undergraduate and graduate students.
Four GVSU students competing in national idea competition
The Grand Valley State men’s Division III club hockey team finished its regular season this past weekend after winning its final home series against Adrian College 8-6 and 3-2.
With the conclusion of National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 7, Laker fans finally got the chance to see the new faces who will impact our sports programs for the next four years.