GVSU professor discusses rising cost of tuition, food at Democracy 101 event

Students could pay for their college tuition in about 2.6 months working part time and making minimum wage in 1968. Now, students face crippling debt, have more difficulty affording healthful food and find that they can't stretch their money as far.  As part of the Community Service Learning Center's Democracy 101 series, Grand Valley State University sociology professor George Lundskow discussed the reasons behind the cost of education and healthful living rising so dramatically. 

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Grand Valley's car share vehicle sits in the Kirkhof parking lot on Nov. 29, 2015.

Parking Services changes lot hours, policies for exam week

All-night study sessions, last-minute cramming and excessive amounts of coffee—these are some of the many signs that exam week is starting. To help reduce some of students’ stress during this time, as well as help students prepare for their holiday departures, Parking Services at Grand Valley State University has made some changes to its normal procedures and policies. 

GVL / Luke Holmes - Kevin Powell speaks in the Fieldhouse Arena on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

GVSU announces speakers for 2018 MLK week

Each January, members of the Grand Valley State University community attend events for Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week, a celebration of the life of King and his work in the civil rights movement. The keynote speakers for January 2018 are April Reign and Bree Newsome, both of whom made waves in 2015 for their efforts to initiate social change.  

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GVSU resource fair educates on safe, healthy sex

Grand Valley State University held its first peer-led sexuality-education resource fair, "Get Sex(Ed)," on Monday, Dec. 6. Over the course of the fall 2017 semester, students from LIB 326: Sexuality, Justice and Advocacy have been researching and planning for Get Sex(Ed), a sexual health and advocacy event allowing students to openly discuss sexual health. 

GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Professor Louis Moore speaks during the Democracy: 101 event on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

Democracy 101 event to focus on student debt, health in U.S.

As college tuition continues to become more expensive, the question of how students manage to support themselves becomes increasingly relevant. Not only are tuition fees rising, but the cost of living a healthy lifestyle is, too.  To explain the economic reasons behind the rise of student costs and debt in relation to food inequality in the U.S., Grand Valley State University professor George Lundskow will give a lecture as part of the Community Service Learning Center’s Democracy 101 series.

GVL/Hannah Zajac-- Laker Effect Challenge Event on Thursday 30th Nov 2017.

Laker Effect Challenge winners announced

In order to promote innovation within the West Michigan community, Grand Valley State University challenged community members to come up with solutions to certain problems. On Thursday, Nov. 30, seven winners were selected for their innovative ideas in the Laker Effect Challenge.