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H. W. Brands lectures on "The Golden Age of the Senate" at the Gerald R. Ford Museum on February 22nd, 2018.

H.W. Brands speaks at Hauenstein Center event

Author and Professor H.W. Brands spoke to a packed room at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum on Thursday, Feb. 22, for an event hosted by Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. He took the stage at 7 p.m. to discuss three politicians of the past who were driving forces in the U.S. 

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Wheelhouse Talks series returning to campus

The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies' Wheelhouse Talks series is returning to Grand Valley State University. The series was created to give mentors the opportunity to share advice on how to be a leader in the workplace. For this upcoming talk, the owner and operator of Born Preventive Health Care Clinic, Tammy Born, will speak Friday, Feb. 23, at the L.V. Eberhard Center on GVSU’s Pew Campus. 

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A street in downtown Grand Rapids on Sunday February 13th.

Grand Rapids officials express concern over students violating housing codes downtown

Officials from the city of Grand Rapids and Grand Valley State University wish to remind students living downtown of compliance codes upheld by the city. According to Grand Rapids ordinances, no more than four non-related individuals may live in a house in the city. This has been an issue for GVSU students, as landlords and property managers have been allowing students to live in properties without being signed to a lease.

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H.W. Brands to speak at Hauenstein Center event

The past is filled with events that have shaped the foundation of today, and by reviewing major events and political leaders from a different time, people may learn several lessons. Author and professor H.W. Brands will speak at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on Thursday, Feb. 22, to reflect upon some of these key moments in his lecture, “The Golden Age of the Senate.”  

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Students during GVSU President's Ball on Friday February 2, 2018.

The real cost of Presidents' Ball

A longstanding Grand Valley State University tradition designed to be a celebration of both the university president and the student senate president, Presidents’ Ball is the largest (non-athletic) student event at GVSU that consistently attracts more than 4,000 students and community members. However, what many attendees may not know is the cost for creating such a grand night has totaled close to a quarter million dollars the past two years. They also may not know that, rather than running a profit, as university officials told the student senate, the event lost thousands of dollars in 2016 and 2017. 

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Laker Line receives federal funding

Development is officially underway for a new transit system between Allendale and Grand Rapids. The Laker Line initiative received federal funding on Friday, Feb. 9. This latest project is meant to improve transportation between GVSU’s Allendale and Pew campuses.  

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Board of Trustees approves graduate program in social innovation

A group of faculty members at Grand Valley State University recently took big steps in its effort to implement a new graduate program in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies. The GVSU Board of Trustees approved the college’s request for a Master of Arts in social innovation, as well as the College of Health Professions’ request for a new Bachelor of Arts in communication sciences and disorders on Friday, Feb. 2.  

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