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Informational Freedom

By SARAH HILLENBRAND Published 04/16/14 8:27pm

In August 2013, the Obama Administration announced that it would be putting together a list of colleges that ranks universities based on their value for their students’ dollar. The Student Press Law Center requested that the government consider how readily universities share information with the public as one of the measures.


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Commencement ceremonies send off students in positive fashion

Commencement ceremonies send off students in positive fashion

For the students who will be walking across the stage at this semester’s commencement ceremonies, all the hard work they put into their undergrad degree culminates in one piece of paper. But that simple document is a representation of the time and effort they have put in during their last few years at Grand Valley State University.
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GVSU ranks high in national recycling contest

In the nationwide Recyclemania competition, Grand Valley State University has been ranked first in the state and placed in the top 35 nationwide (for universities with more than 20,000 students) in the composting and waste minimization categories.
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GVSU Journal of History gains national exposure

If you are ready to become an editor of an established academic journal, then HST 410: History Journal is all for you. This class at Grand Valley State University puts students in charge of running the Grand Valley Journal of History.
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Dialogues about oppression

An act of discrimination is commonly the result of prejudicial treatment in regard to one’s race, gender or age, among other factors.
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Experts discuss child abuse prevention

Experts discuss child abuse prevention

At a Child Abuse Prevention Panel on April 16, it was said that one in six children experience neglect or abuse. The panel started off Grand Valley State University’s acknowledgement of Child Abuse Abuse Awareness Month.
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