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Marisa Kwiatkowski talks about the role she played in breaking the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal on Monday, March 26, 2018.

GVSU alumna Marisa Kwiatkowski returns to campus to discuss USA Gymnastics investigation

“There’s this public perception of stranger danger, … but the vast majority of sexual abuse cases, the person knows their perpetrator; they know the person who’s doing it to them,” said Marisa Kwiatkowski, Grand Valley State University alumna and investigative reporter for The Indianapolis Star (IndyStar).  Kwiatkowski, alongside two of her colleagues, produced an immense investigation into USA Gymnastics and Larry Nassar that has garnered national attention. On Monday, March 26, Kwiatkowski was welcomed back to GVSU to participate in two separate talks. 


Student senate president reflects on year

As the Grand Valley State University student senate wraps up its last meetings before welcoming next year's senators and cabinet members, senate president Jonathan Bowman recalls the goals that have been accomplished this year and what changes he hopes will continue to be pursued when he leaves his position.  

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GVSU's Geography and Sustainable Planning Department provided T-shirts and water bottles at the Grand Rapids by Design event on March 27th, 2018.

Grand Rapids city designer speaks at GVSU

The city of Grand Rapids can expect major changes in the next few years. To talk about the city’s master plan, Suzanne Schulz, managing director of design and development for Grand Rapids for 13 years, gave a presentation at Grand Valley State University. The event, “Grand Rapids by Design,” took place Tuesday, March 27, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center.  

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Grand Rapids mayor to speak at GVSU

Grand Valley State University has been honoring the memory of Kenneth R. Venderbush since 1999 with an award in his name and a series of annual leadership lectures. This year, instead of bringing in three speakers for the Venderbush Leadership Lecture, GVSU will be hosting Grand Rapids’ first female mayor, Rosalynn Bliss.  

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Student Senate meeting took place Thursday, March 15, 2017.

Student senate elections underway

Fifty-three Grand Valley State University students are running in the student senate election this year. Voting will be conducted online at www.gvsu.edu/studentsenate, and students may vote for up to 10 candidates of their choice from Monday, March 26, at 8 a.m. to Monday, April 1, at 11:59 p.m. 

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Chase Dolan speaks at the Campus Life Summit in the Mary Idema Pew Library on Friday, March 23.

Search for new dean of students down to four

As the end of the 2017-18 academic year approaches, the Grand Valley State University student senate continues to work on finishing projects and preparing for the transition to a new body. The general assembly on Thursday, March 22, had an agenda full of important information.  


Early approval period approaches for student organization funding

With such a large number of students, it’s no surprise that Grand Valley State University offers as many extracurricular opportunities as it does. According to the Office of Student Life, there are more than 400 student organizations on campus. But with so many opportunities for involvement, the money it takes to fund the organizations has to come from somewhere.