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GVSU Public Health Society wraps up menstrual hygiene product drive

Statistically speaking, women spend an average of $7 a month on menstrual hygiene products. Over a span of 40 years, the average American woman will spend approximately $3,400 on these products. For the 260,000 women in Michigan living below the poverty line, according to talkpoverty.org, spending that much money on products for their period is not possible.

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Refugee crisis lecture

Dissecting the refugee crisis

About five million people have fled Syria since civil war broke out between the Syrian government and its citizens in 2011. These Syrians fled to neighboring countries on foot, like Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt, looking for asylum. They are sometimes refused at the gate or placed in “refugee camps” where they face tough living conditions and are not allowed to leave until they are resettled.

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GVL/ Hannah Zajac- Martha Nussbaum speaks about anger in a political world in the L.V. Eberhard Center in downtown Grand Rapids, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Law professor discusses role of anger in politics

World-renowned philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund distinguished service professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago, spoke at Grand Valley State University’s L.V. Eberhard Center Tuesday, April 4. In her lecture, “Anger and Revolutionary Justice,” she discussed the role and ineffectiveness of anger in social and political settings.

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GVL / Luke Holmes -  Thomas Meyer held a lecture in the Loosemore Auditorium on Thursday, Mar. 23, 2016.

Chemistry professor discusses alternative energy need, possibilities

The human race has burned half of the world’s fossil fuel supply in 200 years. Eventually, fossil fuels will run out, and humanity will have to find another source of energy to provide electricity. George McBane, a chemistry professor at Grand Valley State University, said there are few sources of energy that are sustainable in that they will likely “outlive our species,” the main one being the sun.

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GRAAHI executive director discusses racial health disparities at "Lunch & Learn" event

In the U.S., not every person is able to receive the same quality of health care. In addition to that, not every person is at a societal or income level where they are able to maintain and afford a healthy lifestyle. A person’s health care is not solely determined by their choice in lifestyle but rather depends on many other factors not always in their control, such as socioeconomic status, education, their environment and their culture.

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