News briefs 1/29/18

The Grand Valley State University community is in mourning after the death of John Canepa, a philanthropist and business leader. Canepa passed on Thursday, Jan. 25, at the age of 87 after sustaining injuries in a Monday, Jan. 22, pedestrian-vehicle accident in Grand Rapids. 

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Scott Richardson presented with others at the student senate meeting on Thursday, January 25, 2017.

Student senate creates petition for state funds

The agenda for the Grand Valley State University student senate’s general assembly on Thursday, Jan. 25, covered several issues. Five students were appointed to fill spots on senate committees; a petition for more state funding for GVSU was discussed; and senators were encouraged to complete 10 Outreach, Research and Engagement forms (OREs) in the next two weeks.   

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Visiting Columbia professor to discuss 'hip-hop education' at GVSU

At Grand Valley State University, students are working together to build stronger relationships between African-American students and faculty. As part of the Office of Multicultural Affairs' (OMA) celebration of Black History Month, the Black Student Union (BSU) at GVSU has invited Christopher Emdin, professor of science education at Columbia University, to speak on the education of students of color at GVSU. 

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GVL / Dylan McIntyre. GVSU Multicultural Affairs held "Conversations of Color" on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

'Conversations of Color' discusses national-anthem kneeling controversy

Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem in August 2016 because he believed the U.S. flag did not represent what it was supposed to represent and he wanted to give a voice to the voiceless. Kaepernick couldn’t have known the immense national debate that would ensue, nor the possibility that it would contribute to ending his career. Britney Underwood, a graduate assistant for Grand Valley State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, elaborated on Kaepernick’s cause during the “Conversations of Color: The NFL and #TakeAKnee Controversy” event on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

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News briefs 1/25/18

A sedan with the words “cheating whore” was seen on Grand Valley State University’s Allendale Campus and was reported to the GVSU Police Department late last week, according to Sgt. Jeff Stoll.

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Breaking down issues at The Knickerbocker

The Community Service Learning Center (CSLC) at Grand Valley State University prides itself on being able to provide opportunities for students to become civically engaged within their communities. One of the opportunities the CSLC is providing is The Knickerbocker Town Hall Series.

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Donor driver licences on Wednesday January 24, 2018.

Gift of Life Campus Challenge returns to GVSU

According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, someone is added to the national transplant list every 10 minutes, and approximately 20 people waiting for a transplant die every day.  Until Tuesday, Feb. 20, colleges and universities in Michigan, including Grand Valley State University, are taking part in the Gift of Life Campus Challenge to help more Michigan residents register to be organ donors. 

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GOP gubernatorial candidate announces Grand Rapids town hall

Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, who is running for the governor's seat in this year’s election, announced the first of a series of town halls on Thursday, Jan. 18. The event will take place in Grand Rapids on Monday, Jan. 29, at the Kent County Republican Committee building, located at 725 Lake Michigan Dr. NW. The event will begin at 7 p.m.  

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