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Student Senate had a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 28th, 2017. Guest speakers Santiago Gayton and Chief Renee Freeman were invited to join them in talking about key issues at Grand Valley.

Student senate continues to push fall break proposal

The Grand Valley State University student senate continued to discuss the progress of the fall break proposal at its general assembly Thursday, Nov. 9. At its previous meeting Thursday, Nov. 2, student senate voted in favor of the mid-semester break, and the proposal was presented to the University Academic Senate Executive Board on Friday, Nov. 3.  

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News briefs 11/9/17

Grand Valley State University’s Milton E. Ford LGBT Center is sponsoring a Transgender Day of Remembrance event Monday, Nov. 13, at 4 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room. 

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Learning how to be an effective leader

People tend to think that good leaders are workers who excel at their jobs. While this often holds true, Derk Pronger challenges this everyday notion. As the COO for Munson Medical Center, Pronger is always looking for new methods to help leaders in the medical field improve their leadership skills. 

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GVPD place a man with a warrant under arrest on Saturday October 28, 2017.

Michigan State Police implement roadside drug-testing program in Kent County

In recent years, Michigan has seen an increase in the number of individuals who have been involved in fatal crashes due to being impaired by drugs. According to the Michigan State Police (MSP), there were 236 drug-involved traffic fatalities in 2016, which was a significant increase from 2015. As a response, the MSP started a pilot program Wednesday, Nov. 8, to test people on the road to see if they are under the influence of drugs in violation of Michigan law.

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