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Reevaluating sexual assault policies

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Dwight Hamilton

Reevaluating sexual assault policies


By AUDRA GAMBLE, CARLY SIMPSON Published 12/07/14 11:26pm

For the third time this semester, Grand Valley State University students, faculty and staff received a campus safety notification informing them of a sexual assault in the GVSU community. The Dec. 3 notification was in reference to an incident at 48 West apartments.


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Historian to share insight on presidency

Historian to share insight on presidency

Grand Valley State University students will have chance to learn what a Machiavellian mindset might mean for the presidency during an American conversation with historian H.W. Brands entitled, “The Prez: Machiavelli comes to the White House.”

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Exam cram

Exam cram

It is once again finals week. Redbull, insomnia and a commendable disregard for sanity are the weapons of choice for many who scramble at all hours of the night to finish projects, write papers, coordinate group presentations and study for exams. The barrage of work can often seem overwhelming, but the Grand Valley State University library is attempting to help.
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Lakers gain over 1,000 new alumni

Lakers gain over 1,000 new alumni

Van Andel Arena was lacking the usual hockey fans and concert fanatics on Saturday and instead was filled with friends and family of the 2014 class of Grand Valley State University alumni.

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Combatting the rising costs of college

Combatting the rising costs of college

The decision between a print or online textbook is one that not only students have to make when purchasing them for class, but for professors who are publishing their own textbooks.

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Accomplishments and aspirations

Accomplishments and aspirations

The Grand Valley State University Student Senate has wrapped up another busy semester. Senators are now taking time to reflect on what has been accomplished this fall and are already looking ahead to what they hope to accomplish in the winter.

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News Briefs: Carillon Tower Open to Public

Open Carillon Tower and Holiday Music Performance

The Grand Valley State University Cook-Carillon clock tower will be open to the public on Tuesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The university carillonneur, Julianne Vanden Wyngaard, will be performing holiday music during this time. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call (616) 331-34

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Holiday boutique offers fair trade products

Earlier this week, the Grand Valley State University Women’s Center partnered with Global Gifts to host the Fair Trade Holiday Boutique. The goal of the boutique was to provide students a convenient way to look for gifts that are ethically made and also to make students aware of what fair trade means.

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More changes ahead for campus dining

More changes ahead for campus dining

Many changes are in the works for Grand Valley State University’s campus dining. Students will continue to have more food options as campus dining expands and renovates its buildings on the Allendale Campus.

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New donor center assists foundations

A recent change at Grand Valley State University's philanthropy department will allow GVSU to reach new heights in public service. The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy launched a new institute this month that combines three previously separate programs. The Institute for Foundation and Donor Learning will combine the Foundation Review journal, the grant making school and web-based portal LearnPhilanthropy.

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