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Discussion on sexual violence prevention hosts Sue Snyder

Sexual assault awareness has become a very common and important topic of discussion at Grand Valley State University, especially in the past several years. Much of this conversation is a result of an increase in campus safety alerts that have notified the community of the numerous sexual assaults occurring on and off campus. To continue this discussion, an event was held Oct. 10 with various campus officials and Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder, who gave their input on preventing campus sexual violence.

GVL / Sheila Babbitt

Sustainability week celebrates environmental accomplishments

The entire first week of October at Grand Valley State University was dedicated to the many sustainability efforts on and off campus. Hosted by various GV departments including the Office of Sustainability, the week of events included an energy competition, a garden dedication, tree plantings and many more activities. These events, which were held Oct. 1 through 8, gave the GV community the opportunity to look back on its environmental accomplishments.

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Alcohol a factor in crash near GVSU; four injured

The crash happened just before 11 p.m. Thursday on Pierce Street near 52nd Avenue in Allendale Township. According to Grand Valley State Police, a 19-year-old GVSU student from Rochester, Mich. was turning left into the Mystic Woods Apartment complex when another car attempted to pass on the inside and caused the collision.

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"Unplugged" campaign encourages mindful usage of technology

Grand Valley State University Campus Recreation team members are logging out of their social media accounts, checking their emails less and spending more time with others - and they’re encouraging others to do the same.  The department began their “Unplugged” campaign Oct. 1, a two week campaign that features a series of events and activities to help students spend less time on their phones and more time experiencing the world. Throughout the campaign, Campus Recreation will be collecting stories about how and why students are unplugging and posting them online.

Many students came to listen to the debate discussing the topic of Marijuana legalization in the Multi Purpose room of the library on September 26th, 2018.  GVL / Sheila Babbitt

Prop One: Up in smoke?

On Wednesday, Sept. 26, Grand Valley State University hosted another Democracy 101 discussion, this time centered on legalizing and decriminalizing the recreational use of marijuana. While voting trends have indicated that the proposal is likely to pass, anti-legalization groups are still working to prevent the proposal from passing.  General elections are coming up on Nov. 6 and the vote for legalizing recreational marijuana, known as Proposal One, will come to ballot. The Democracy 101 discussion gave students, faculty and members of the community a chance to consider facts, perceptions and data while examining the authorization process of this issue.