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GVSU Commencement on Saturday December 9, 2017.  GVL / Archive

GV celebrates graduate achievements during 25th winter commencement

On Saturday Dec. 10, students graduating from Grand Valley State University will gather to celebrate their achievements during the university’s winter commencement ceremony. The event will stand as a finale for many students as they transition from the classroom into established careers within their fields. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids.  

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GVL / Ben Hunt Avoiding sexual assault. 12/1/18. GVSU Allendale Campus.

GV receives largest portion of sexual assault program funds

Since its introduction in 2015 by First Lady of Michigan Sue Snyder, the State of Michigan has been appropriating annual funding to universities to combat sexual assault through Michigan’s Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program. This year, the state appropriated a total of one million dollars to 22 Michigan universities, with Grand Valley State University receiving $248,039 — the largest proportion of funds given out to any school. 

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Colombian National Police officers take English courses through GV ELS program

Grand Valley’s English Language Studies program is hosting 15 high-ranking members of the Colombian National Police (CNP) until Dec 7, teaching them English language skills to improve their police work in Colombia. The visiting CNP group at GVSU includes one colonel, three lieutenant colonels, ten majors and one captain. The officers will be studying a total of four weeks and have been living in the on-campus apartments during their studies.

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How state funding, construction boom affect tuition

Currently, Grand Valley State University has the fourth lowest tuition rate and third lowest housing rate in the State of Michigan. Several factors contribute to how the university sets these rates including state funding, administrative costs and university bonds. GVSU’s spanning construction boom may be coming to an end soon, which could impact tuition prices.

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GVPD sees spike in weather-related collisions near campus

Members of the Grand Valley State University community spent the last week scraping off their cars, bundling up with gloves and scarves and trudging through ice and snow to get to classes on time. Winter weather is here to stay, and Grand Valley Police Department reminds students and staff alike to drive responsibly this season.  “Compared to the last month, we’ve seen more accidents the last couple weeks on roadways and in parking lots. We’ve have 16 crash reports for the month of November so far,” said GVPD Captain Jeff Stoll. 

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Student senate looks into expanding transportation throughout Allendale

Grand Valley State University's current transportation system operates through the Rapid bus system that connects several apartment complexes to both Allendale and Pew campuses. At a recent Student Senate meeting, the idea for expanding transportation into more parts of Allendale was discussed. Currently, the furthest west the Rapid bus can go is its stop at Becker and University drive. Student Senate President Rachel Jenkin and several local businesses are hoping to provide transportation for students that goes further west into Allendale.

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