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H. W. Brands lectures on "The Golden Age of the Senate" at the Gerald R. Ford Museum on February 22nd, 2018.

H.W. Brands speaks at Hauenstein Center event

Author and Professor H.W. Brands spoke to a packed room at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum on Thursday, Feb. 22, for an event hosted by Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. He took the stage at 7 p.m. to discuss three politicians of the past who were driving forces in the U.S. 

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GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Thursday, February 8th, 2018. Student Senate.

Student senate tables BOTV vote

Battle of the Valleys was a big point of discussion at the Grand Valley State University student senate general assembly on Thursday, Feb. 22, along with sustainability efforts.  After a lengthy discussion, the student senate decided to table the vote on continuing Battle of the Valleys until next week’s general assembly. 

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News briefs 2/26/18

On Friday, Feb. 23, Grand Valley State University announced that it was joining the statewide MiSTEM Network, a cohort of various regions designed to tailor education in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (STEM). GVSU's Regional Math and Science Center (RMSC) will lead the effort to design a "robust regional STEM culture." 

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GVSU students, faulty, and staff stand in solidarity with the victims of the recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday February 21.

Campus officials address safety concerns after Parkland shooting

Dozens of students gathered outside the Cook Carillon Tower on Grand Valley State University’s Allendale Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 21, to hold a candlelight vigil for the victims of the recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. It was a somber event, filled with pictures of victims and emotional words from students looking to make a change. 

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News briefs 2/22/18

The city of Grand Rapids was named one of 35 finalists in the 2018 philanthropist's challenge, a competition that challenges city leaders to uncover and implement new strategies in philanthropy. Grand Rapids will advance a six-month round where officials can refine their idea for community engagement. More than 320 cities entered the competition. As a finalist, Grand Rapids received a $100,000 grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies for its project. 

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GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Domestic Violence and Stalking lecture hosted by Safe Haven Ministries and Campus For Consent.

Campus for Consent hosts event on domestic violence

“Are you going to survive the night?" This is a question that Sarah Omicioli, a prevention and education specialist at Safe Haven Ministries, must ask women, children and teenagers who are being domestically abused. Omicioli delivered a lecture on domestic abuse Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room to a crowd of about 40 people, most of whom were Grand Valley State University Students.

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GVL / Luke Holmes - President T. Haas introduces the keynote speaker in the Fieldhouse Arena on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Search for full-time GVSU victim advocate underway

In a recent email sent to students, Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas announced a number of reviews and changes being made by the university to improve safety and address sexual assault on campus. Among these efforts was an announcement that GVSU is searching for a new full-time victim advocate. 

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