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Classroom complaints: Tablet desks not cutting it

When students are trying to concentrate in class, listen attentively to their professors' lectures and take detailed notes, the last thing they should have to worry about is whether or not they'll be comfortable in their seats. Unfortunately, this is a problem for some Grand Valley State University students who take classes in rooms with tablet desks.

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Recognizing student leadership on campus and beyond

Throughout the month of November, the Office of Student Life is accepting nominations for the annual "I Am Grand Valley" leadership recognition program. The goal of this campaign is to honor a wide range of students at Grand Valley State University who display exceptional leadership skills. Initiatives like the I Am Grand Valley campaign make it clear that leadership and teamwork abilities are valued at GVSU. 

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GVSU's impact on state merits more funding

The 11th annual Grand Valley State University Accountability Report, which was released Friday, Nov. 3, at the GVSU Board of Trustees meeting in the Kirkhof Center, revealed that GVSU continues to rank well in the areas of graduation rate, retention rate, Pell-eligible students and degrees awarded in critical skills. Despite the strong numbers posted in the Accountability Report, the most jarring figure has to be GVSU's appropriation per student from the state of Michigan.

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Mentorship programs at GVSU set students up for success

For any college freshman, adjusting to the undergraduate life can be a challenge. In addition to the change of environment, the newfound freedom and the inevitable lifestyle adjustments, there is also the challenging curriculum students have to learn how to tackle, both in the general education program and within specific majors.  That's why at Grand Valley State University there are mentorship programs in place to connect underclassmen with upperclassmen to learn the ropes of how to navigate college-level challenges. 

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