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DeVos Center wedding construction kept under wraps

Grand Valley State University is host to many events and receptions each year,  including weddings, as its various campuses offer exclusive settings and exquisite backdrops for significant occasions. On Saturday Jan. 19, an anonymous GVSU alum was married on the Grand Rapids Pew Campus. The large amount of construction for the event calls into question what limits the university will go to provide a special space for a campus wedding.

Officer Seth Beelen places an individual in the police car on Saturday October 28, 2017. GVL / Archive

Student Senate proposes change to university housing contract

Grand Valley State University’s student senate has helped the university to include student input on campus policies through their involvement in passing proposals that help the university decide on changes made to the student living policies on campus, among other student-related issues. During their Jan. 10 general assembly, following a near-unanimous vote, the student senate passed a resolution for their support of a rewording of section 13 in GVSU’s on-campus housing contract.  

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Inside GV's shortage of student media funding

Concerns regarding student media funding on campus have been raised in recent weeks, as funding for Grand Valley media programs pales in comparison to other universities within the state. Len O’Kelly, a Multimedia Journalism professor within the School of Communications, spoke to student senate regarding the issue, stating that amongst the 15 state-funded universities, GVSU’s student media funding ranks 14th. 

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Reilly's ripple effect: fallout of 2016 student murder leaves GVPD trust in spotlight

A lawsuit regarding the claimed wrongful death of Rosemarie Reilly, a Grand Valley State University student, in 2016 was filed on Nov. 2, directly citing two Grand Valley Police Department (GVPD) officers and four Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) officers for their involvement and “gross negligence.” The surfacing of a lawsuit not only brings up questions surrounding the cause of Reilly’s death, but challenges if the situation could happen again. 


Fire at Copper Beech Townhomes deemed accidental, no serious injuries reported

Fire departments from Allendale, Georgetown and Blendon townships responded to an apartment unit on fire shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 17 in GVSU off-campus apartment Copper Beech Townhomes. The team arrived to flames coming from the third floor of a middle housing unit before putting out the flames within 30 minutes, according to witnesses.  Fire Lt. Scott Harkef said that the fire was quickly contained, only damaging one unit. No serious injuries were reported, but residents of the complex were kept outside for nearly two hours while the scene was cleared.

Mully's Bar Crawl. The Tin Can. 1/12/19. Going away celebration for Mully's. GVL / Benjamin Hunt.

GVSU students pour one out for their dear friend Mully's

There are several bars and restaurants near Grand Valley State University’s Allendale campus, but none quite live up to the reputation of Mully’s Bar and Grill. Located in Meadows Crossing Retail Shoppes with a head-on view of the Cook Carillon Tower, Mully’s was essentially GVSU’s "college bar." However, at the beginning of winter break Mully’s Bar and Grill closed its doors for good, with no notice to its employees and the community of students it primarily served.

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Organizations reach out, recruit at Campus Life Night

As students return from winter break with resolutions to join a new club or organization, many flock to Grand Valley State University’s Campus Night Life, which was held in the Kirkhof Center on Friday, Jan. 11. While the event featured many of GVSU’s over 400 organizations, just as the fall semester’s Campus Life Night did, many organizations came into the winter event with varied goals.