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Grand Valley State University's Beacon Since 1963, Allendale, MI
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ACTION IS LOUDER

Published 16 hours ago

The university appears to have taken multiple steps to create a campus culture where sexual assault is not tolerated. The most recent action taken is the discussion of a new sexual misconduct policy. To the Lanthorn's knowledge, there have been no attempts by university authorities to involve Laker community members in a review process.


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SUPPORTING RECYCLING

For the eighth year in a row, Grand Valley State University has participated in the national RecycleMania competition that pits colleges and universities against each other, all in the name of sustainability. GVSU is one of the seven schools in Michigan that are competing in this year's 10-week program. We encourage all students, faculty and staff to contribute to the RecycleMania efforts.

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

There's no question that Grand Valley State University is growing every year, both in enrollment numbers and in campus development. Due to the increasing student population and the desire to live on or close to campus, Rockford Construction Co. is preparing to undertake another necessary and timely project – this time for more housing geared toward students.

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REMEMBERING SACRIFICE

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Jan. 19 this year. To honor this important historical figure, Grand Valley State University is hosting its annual MLK Commemoration Week from Jan. 19 through 24.

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EXPANDING CAMPUS

Grand Valley State University has recently exchanged land with Spectrum Health so that the university can prepare to expand its Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences in the future. Recently, GVSU purchased additional land on the north side of the Interstate 196 Highway and now, with the trade, the university will gain land next to the center on Michigan Street in exchange for GVSU’s parking lot on Lafayette Street.

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LIBRARY LESSONS

With the semester coming to a close, many Lakers have gone into full-study mode for the final week to prepare for exams. Every nook and cranny of the library is packed, and with it being open 24/7 for exams, students can literally claim their spot for days. We would just like to take a moment to remind everyone of some etiquette for the library so that we can all get through exams as smoothly as possible.

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LAKER LEGACY

It’s that time of year again. The semester is winding down, finals are upon us and graduating seniors are getting ready to walk across the stage on their big day.

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IMPROVED SAFETY

The safety of students should be the No. 1 priority for a university. Grand Valley State University, despite being known for having one of the safest campuses, has had multiple incidents occur this year that have threatened the safety of students.

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FROSTY RETURNS

Whether you’re ready or not, it appears that winter is quickly advancing toward West Michigan. Though the snow melted over the weekend, this is likely only a brief reprieve. We at the Lanthorn encourage students to take this time to get any last minute supplies before the white fluff returns.

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GETTING GREENER

Grand Valley State University prides itself on being an eco-friendly school, and their zero-waste campaign is just another successful step in the right direction.

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