GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Wednesday, January 31st, 2018. Dr. Darren Walhof speaking about same sex marriage rights.

GVSU professor lectures on marriage rights, religious liberty

In 2015, the Supreme Court ruled to legalize same-sex marriage in the U.S. For many members of the LGBTQ community, this ruling was considered a long-needed, progressive step. However, the U.S. still doesn’t have a federal law protecting LGBTQ individuals from discrimination. According to professor Darren Walhof of Grand Valley State University’s political science department, this has created problems on a grand scale. 

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Chris Emdin speaks to GVSU students on Monday January 29, 2018.

'Hip-hop education' looks at urban school systems

Christopher Emdin, a visiting professor from Columbia University, shared his passion for education and equity with an audience at Grand Valley State University on Monday, Jan. 29. Emdin spoke at the "hip-hop education" event in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room, an event sponsored by the GVSU Black Student Union. The topic was designed to challenge the perceived “unteachable” nature of students of color.

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GVSU professor to lecture on activism of black athletes

Louis Moore, associate history professor and coordinator of African/African-American studies at Grand Valley State University, will host the “Black Activism Through Sports” event taking place Tuesday, Feb. 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2215. The event is part of the Office of Multicultural Affairs' (OMA) celebration of Black History Month.

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Samantha Mackay (left) was awarded the “Outstanding Masters Thesis Award,” Award for Excellence in Service to Community/Profession,” and the “Award for Best 3 Minute Thesis Presentation" for her accomplishments in 2016-17.

3-Minute Thesis competition returns to GVSU

Grand Valley State University’s third annual 3-Minute Thesis competition (3MT), where graduate students present their theses in front of the university community, will take place Thursday, Feb. 15, at 3:30 p.m. in the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium. 

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Democracy 101 event to focus on marriage rights, religious liberty

After same-sex marriage was legalized in 2015, many people are now questioning the boundaries of freedom to practice religion and laws that protect LGBT persons against discrimination.  The Democracy 101 event “Whose Rights? Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty” will take place Wednesday, Jan. 31, in Room 2266 of the Kirkhof Center, and will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. Darren Walhof, professor in the political science department at Grand Valley State University, will be presenting at the program.