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Arpan Lobo in Loutit Lecture Hall on Wednesday November 15, 2017.

Survey finds tablet desks hinder learning

Students' comfort in the classroom can often be overlooked. Nevertheless, how well students are able to focus on what a professor is saying, rather than how they are sitting, can make or break a grade. According to a recent survey conducted at Grand Valley State University, tablet chairs found in certain classrooms are negatively impacting learning for some students.

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Grand Rapids youth homeless shelter expected to open 2018

According to MLive.com, Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas of Kent County have the state of Michigan’s third highest number of homeless individuals with an approximate total of 800 people. In an effort to bring aid to this problem, Covenant House Michigan launched its $4.5 million campaign Wednesday, Nov. 8, for a homeless shelter for young adults, a first for the area. 

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Levi Rickert (Potawatomi) founder of Native News Online shares his insights on Standing Rock, Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

Native American writer discusses Standing Rock at GVSU

In 2016, protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at Standing Rock drew the largest gathering of Native Americans this century. On Tuesday, Nov. 14, Levi Rickert (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation), founder of Native News Online, spoke on the matter at Grand Valley State University for the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Native American Heritage Month.


GVSU professors to give their Last Lectures

Each year, the Grand Valley State University student senate hosts its Last Lecture event where nominated professors deliver an address to the GVSU community as if it were their last.  This year, retiring history professor Jim Goode and microbiology professor Aaron Baxter will be delivering their symbolic last lectures Thursday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. in the Loutit Lecture Halls.

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Delta Phi Lambda to host Global Gala Cultural Showcase

The Global Gala Cultural Showcase, sponsored by Delta Phi Lambda Sorority Inc., is held every year at Grand Valley State University. Student organizations gather to put on performances during a three-hour extravaganza. This year, the cultural showcase will take place Friday, Nov. 17, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room.


News briefs 11/13/17

The Grand Valley State University Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence revealed recipients for two faculty research grant programs Friday, Nov. 10. The two grant programs are the Catalyst Grants for Research and Creativity and the Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Initiative.