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'Flint lives matter'

The students of Linden Charter Academy might be too young to vote in the 2016 Presidential Election, but their voices echo throughout Flint, Mich., and are visualized on the walls of Grand Valley State University’s Blue Wall Gallery. After the ongoing water contamination crisis occurred in Flint in April of 2014, residents were left without clean water and started to address their concerns.

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Student pantry rebranded with new location and name

As college tuition prices rise, so does food insecurity among students. For those who attend Grand Valley State University, the Women's Center maintains a student food pantry called Replenish, which addresses student hunger and assists Lakers with obtaining food and toiletry items. Officially opening Thursday, Sept.

GVL / Courtesy - GVSU Niara Mentoring Program

Staff, students find support through mentorship

Nestled within the comforts of Grand Valley State University’s Women’s Center, in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, women of color will come together throughout the year for guidance, support, connection and discussion. Niara is a Swahili word meaning, “one with high purpose" and also a GVSU mentorship program, connecting women students of color to staff and faculty of color in order to enhance their college experience.