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Becky Oppman checks her grades on blackboard on Sunday October 15, 2017.

'Hackathon' taking place this weekend

On Saturday, April 14, Grand Valley State University will host hackGVSU, a computer programming event, or “hackathon,” that will give high school and college students an opportunity to improve their computer coding skills. The event is in conjuncture with Blackboard Inc. and will focus on improving Blackboard Learn, allowing students to practice coding on a web application with which many are familiar. 

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Student leaders from Forest Hills Northern High School direct the March For Our Lives protest in Grand Rapids, MI on Saturday March 24, 2018.

1 in 5 Americans has participated in protests since 2016, study finds

Since 2016, numerous protests and marches have taken place across the country, many of them dealing with issues viewed as being related to President Donald Trump. But just how many Americans are actually protesting, and what do these modern movements look like compared with the protests of 50 years ago? Recently, The Washington Post put out an article detailing a study on this topic.  

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News briefs 4/12/18

Grand Valley State University will recognize the winners of the spring 2018 Laker Effect Challenge on Thursday, April 12. 

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Pineapple Awards return for 14th year

On Friday, April 13, the Padnos International Center (PIC) will announce this year’s winners of the Pineapple Awards. Every year, international students at Grand Valley State University nominate professors, faculty and staff who have played an integral role in their experience at GVSU and have made them feel welcomed.  

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Student senators to participate in Democracy 101 panel

The Grand Valley State University student senate will hold a discussion Wednesday, April 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 0073. The panel is part of the GVSU Community Service Learning Center's Democracy 101 initiative, which consists of biweekly co-curricular lectures, panel discussions and workshops that focus on democratic values and systems

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Dartmouth professor lectures on MLK's continuing legacy

On the 50th anniversary of the day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Grand Valley State University brought in Derrick White, a lecturer and scholar from Dartmouth College, to discuss the future of King’s legacy. This event, titled “MLK #WhereDoWeGoFromHere?” was hosted by GVSU’s Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies. 

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