GVL/Mackenzie Bush - A Student Senate meeting is held in Pere Marquette Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016.

Student senate requests an extra $50,000 for the student life fund to meet expanding student needs

At the beginning of each school year, Grand Valley State University’s student senate receives a budget that they then allocate to different organizations on campus depending on requests heard from those organizations. However, most of these organizations do not receive all of the money they request. To help better meet student needs, GVSU’s student senate has requested to add $50,000 to the student budget.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump excites the audience at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan during his late-night rally less than 12 hours before polls open to voters.

Donald Trump named 45th U.S. president

For the fifth time in U.S. history, the presidential nominee who won the popular vote did not become the president-elect Tuesday, Nov. 8. With 47.5 percent of the popular vote and 279 Electoral College votes, businessman Donald J. Trump will be the 45th American president.

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GVSU students head to the polls on Election Day

The average college student at Grand Valley State University has seen three presidents in office, six presidential races and countless political debates during their lifetime. They've listened to their parents and grandparents talk about political preferences and they've done their research. Now, it's time for them to vote.

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