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“We live in a time where political institutions evolved in a way that speeches given in the Senate or House of Representatives do not create decisions based off what was said,” said author and professor H.W. Brands. “Henry Clay, Daniel Webster and John Calhoun lived in a time where political speech mattered.”
Dozens of students gathered outside the Cook Carillon Tower on Grand Valley State University’s Allendale Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 21, to hold a candlelight vigil for the victims of the recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. It was a somber event, filled with pictures of victims and emotional words from students looking to make a change. The event, organized by student Brian Bialowas, featured strong words from Maria Cimitile, GVSU provost and executive vice president for academic and student affairs.
Each year, Grand Valley State University students submit their writing to the Association of Writers & Writing Programs’ (AWP) “intro awards” competition, a contest that critiques the writing of undergraduate and graduate students across the country. On Wednesday, Feb. 28, students who won an award or received an honorable mention from this competition will present their work.
Grand Valley State University has a talented student body. In the realms of art, drama, writing and music, GVSU students have shown significant degrees of creativity, inspiration and potential, and the GVSU New Music Ensemble has been an example of this.
Life after graduating with a film and video or photography degree involves one of two paths: working personally or commercially. For Grand Valley State University junior David Astudillo Benavides, his dream is to find the rare instances where those paths converge to create a future full of both commercial success and personal enjoyment.
GVSU professor to lead Shakespeare Workshop
After demolishing the Tiffin Dragons 84-62 on Senior Day on Saturday, Feb. 17, the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team could finally let out a sigh of relief.
The Grand Valley State softball team is coming off a big 2017 season, where the Lakers won a GLIAC title with a 33-18 overall record (17-5 GLIAC) and qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the seventh year in a row. The team would drop two out of three contests in the Midwest Regional Tournament, but those losses have the Lakers poised to build on last year’s strong season.
In an event that took place Tuesday, Feb. 20, musician and author Daryl Davis spoke to Grand Valley State University students about the events and research that inspired his book "Klan-destine Relationships: A Black Man’s Odyssey in the Ku Klux Klan." Davis spoke candidly of his experiences befriending members of the KKK to try to understand their point of view and connect with them, all with the goal of relieving racial tensions.
Mosaic Lecture to be held Tuesday, Feb. 27
Grand Rapids selected as finalist in philanthropy challenge
Through the Padnos International Center (PIC), Grand Valley State University offers several study-abroad programs, one of which is a four-week program in Haiti. On the flip side, the PIC has also been working to bring Haitian students to GVSU. To raise funds for these students to study abroad at GVSU, a Haitian dinner event is set for Sunday, Feb. 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Glenn A. Niemeyer Learning and Living Center Multipurpose Room.
The best time of the year is almost upon us.
Many people have blessings. Some of them are easy to notice. Some of them are not.
GVSU women’s tennis opens season with 9-0 victory over Walsh
There are certain events that shake us as U.S. citizens to the core. Oftentimes, these events prove to be divisive and citizens feel obligated to pick a side. One of these events occurred on Valentine’s Day, a day meant to strengthen the feeling of love, but it instead reinforced the existence of hate. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was ravaged by a mass shooting. Instinctive reactions were a combination of grief, disgust and activism, but now as a country we must ask ourselves what we’re really going to do about it.
Musician and author Daryl Davis spoke to Grand Valley State University students about the events and research that inspired his book "Klan-destine Relationships: A Black Man’s Odyssey in the Ku Klux Klan." The event took place in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room on Tuesday, Feb. 20.
TEDxGVSU is proud to announce its second idea-sharing event meant to spur creative thought and discussion on March 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium. The event will bring together a number of students and faculty members from different disciplines and will highlight special projects being worked on by local scholars and professionals.
The department of sociology at Grand Valley State University is presenting a lecture on impairment and disability held by University of Toledo professor Mark Sherry. The lecture will take place Monday, Feb. 26, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Lake Michigan Hall, Room 176.
In a recent email sent to students, Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas announced a number of reviews and changes being made by the university to improve safety and address sexual assault on campus. Among these efforts was an announcement that GVSU is searching for a new full-time victim advocate.