News briefs 9/28/17

Grand Valley State University's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, in partnership with the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum, is set to host its second biennial "Character and the Presidency" event. 

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Pow wow at Riverside Park on Saturday, September 9th, 2017.

Student senate votes to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day

The resolution to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day was passed at the Thursday, Sept. 21, general assembly of the Grand Valley State University student senate. The vote took place after several community members stood to speak during the public comment period, as well as several minutes of statements of support from senate members. 

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Samantha Wint and her family

GVSU alumna takes passion for teaching to Tanzania

Grand Valley State University alumna Samantha Wint credits her study abroad experience with changing the course of her entire life. Now, living and teaching in Tanzania, married to a Tanzanian man and mothering their son, Wint traces it all back to her experience at GVSU, the professors and faculty members she met here, and the time she wandered into a study abroad fair on campus. 

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