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Assembly of Pro-Puerto Rico people on campus meet in the Pere Marquette Room on Tuesday, November 7th.

Author Nelson Denis discusses complicated history of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican history is American history. Yet, Puerto Rico is often disregarded in the context of the democratic history of the U.S.  On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Nelson Denis, author of "War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony," spoke at Grand Valley State University to lay out what he perceived to be the tragic, untold history of Puerto Rico.

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GVSU Student Senate on Thursday September 14, 2017.

Fall break proposal moves up for faculty approval

Last Thursday, Nov. 2, the Grand Valley State University student senate voted in favor of a fall break proposal, which was presented to the University Academic Senate Executive Board Friday, Nov. 3. Jonathan Bowman, president of student senate, is currently in discussion with faculty and administration on the proposed calendar changes. 

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The Letter Project gives women opportunity to empower with words

Words have the ability to empower. To spread this empowerment, a nonprofit organization called The Letter Project connects writers with struggling individuals to send uplifting letters around the globe. The Letter Project is currently searching for a courier on Grand Valley State University’s campuses to spread these positive messages.

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GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Hank Meijer and Gleaves Whitney speaking together at the Loosemore Auditorium about the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.

Author, Meijer CEO holds book release at GVSU

Arthur Vandenberg was a Republican senator from Grand Rapids who worked through differences in views to help create the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and other important pieces of foreign policy legislation. To offer more perspective on this, Hank Meijer, co-chairman and CEO of Meijer, wrote a biography about the life and career of Vandenberg. Meijer was recently at Grand Valley State University to speak about the book. 

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Gary 'Litefoot' Davis to give lecture at GVSU

In celebration of Grand Valley State University’s Native American Heritage Month, Gary “Litefoot” Davis, member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and business entrepreneur, will be discussing ways to empower oneself and the community Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 5 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room.  

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Author to speak at GVSU on Puerto Rican revolution

Sixty-seven years ago, a revolution occurred that went overlooked for many years. For a long time, Puerto Rico struggled against the U.S., resulting in violence that plagued the island.  Grand Valley State University students will have the opportunity to learn about this untold story of politics, U.S. intervention and Puerto Rico from Nelson A. Denis, author of “War on All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony.”

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GVSU Student Senate on Thursday September 14, 2017.

Student senate votes in favor of fall break proposal

After hearing about the possibility of a fall break at Grand Valley State University, students may be wondering if any action has been taken and whether they can look forward to a fall breather next academic year. Student senate gathered for its general assembly Thursday, Nov. 2, to discuss whether or not the university should make room for a fall break in the calendar, how long the break would last and when it might go into effect.  

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GVSU expands pre-university programs with new Pathways to College Office

Applying to college is an overwhelming process for many high school students who may feel intimidated by the heavier workload, financial questions and the decision of where to enroll. By recently opening the Pathways to College Office under the Division of Inclusion and Equity, Grand Valley State University hopes to expand its pre-college programs to provide guidance for middle and high schools throughout the state of Michigan.

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