Relay for Life passes goal, raises over $100,000

After 12 hours consisting of 43 teams walking thousands of laps, Grand Valley State University’s 2019 Relay for Life surpassed the university’s Colleges Against Cancer branch’s goal of raising $100,000. The event was held April 5-6 alongside 600 other colleges and high schools in order to raise money for the American Cancer Society, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for cancer. Between fundraising prior to the event and rolling donations during, the grand total peaked at $100,763.52 as the competition ended at 6 a.m. the following morning. 

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Equal pay day: Exploring Michigan's wage gap

Tuesday, April 2 was declared by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as Equal Pay Day in Michigan. The date symbolizes how far into the next year a woman has to work to earn the same amount of money a man did during the previous year, sparking a national dialogue on the prevalence of the gender wage gap in Michigan and the rest of the United States. The Equal Pay Act was signed by President John F. Kennedy more than half a century ago, yet today, women in Michigan earn .78 cents for every dollar earned by a man. Employers must pay all employees the same salaries for similar work, but the wage gap looks at the overall picture of money earned in a year, not specific workplaces. Causes of the gap have been explored for decades, but more and more studies conclude that women have more unpaid responsibilities than men, so men are spending more of their time getting paid for their efforts than women do.

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Annual pow wow celebrates Native American culture

In conjunction with Grand Valley State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Native American Student Association hosted the 21st annual Celebrating All Walks of Life Traditional Pow Wow Saturday, April 6. A pow wow is a celebratory gathering held by Native Americans which often includes traditional dances. “It’s... a cultural celebration to celebrate the ancestors and indigenous people of the land,” said Native American Student Association member Samatha Gann. 

Speech Lab. Nick Moran.

Speech Lab takes home national awards during NACC conference

Grand Valley State University students won two awards for outstanding papers during the National Association of Communication Centers (NAAC) conference March 29-30. All four recipients represented the Speech Lab, including its motto “Best in the Nation!” “People know who we are,”  said Speech Lab director Carl Brown. “When we walk into that place, wherever the conference is, ‘Oh, Grand Valley’s here.’” The NACC conference serves as an annual competition for schools with communication centers. Students present research that challenges or incorporates existing theories, and Brown said this creates knowledge shared between communication centers to integrate into their practices. While some communication centers have their own buildings, the Speech Lab operates in an office at Mackinac Hall.

Melanie Sanford 4-4-19. Dan Pacheco/GVL

Renowned chemistry professor gives Ott Lectureship

Rising star in the world of chemistry, Melanie Sanford, was the key speaker at this year’s annual Arnold C. Ott Lectureship in Chemistry on Grand Valley State University’s Allendale campus.  Sanford is currently a chemistry professor at the University of Michigan. There, she holds the titles of Moses Gomberg Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry.  

T.Haas Retirement Interview with Brady. Zumberge. 3/27/19 at 1 p.m. GVL / Ben Hunt

Exclusive: Thomas Haas' Lanthorn finale

Editor's note: With the impending retirement of Grand Valley State University's President Thomas J. Haas - better known around campus as "T. Haas", Lanthorn Editor-in-Chief Brady McAtamney, with help from Ben Hunt, Nick Moran and Amy McNeel, conducted the newspaper's final exclusive interview with the iconic figure. 

Student Senate. Student Senate Meeting. 4:30 p.m in Kirkhof, Pure Marquette Room. February 7th, 2019. Discussing ways in which to approve the conditions of GV Students in regards to the education system. GVL / Ben Hunt

Student senate approves 2019-2020 Student Life Fund budget

At student senate's general assembly on March 28, the 2019-2020  Student Life Fund (SLF) allocations were approved for over 20 campus councils and events, which is then distributed to almost 400 campus organizations across Grand Valley State University. SLF is compiled of over $1 million from GVSU's general fund and housing and dining.

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GV ranked top Gilman Scholarship school for 2018-19

Grand Valley State University has the distinction of being among the top institutions for students receiving the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, as 11 students were granted the award for the 2018-2019 academic year. Granted by the U.S. State Department, the scholarship provides financial assistance for students traveling overseas for internship or study-abroad programs. Paul Villa, one of the students selected for the scholarship, will travel to Spain where he will apply medical skills learned in the classroom this summer.