News briefs 3/15/18

On the evening of Monday, March 12, a Grand Valley State University student was struck by a vehicle while crossing Campus Drive. According to Director of Public Safety and GVSU Police Department Capt. Brandon DeHaan, the student was crossing the street in the crosswalk when the crash occurred. 


Cell and molecular biology students to share research at symposium

At Grand Valley State University, cell and molecular biology (CMB) senior students have been preparing for months, some for years, on researching innovative initiatives in the field. These students have worked with each other as well as professors to create solutions to complex issues.  These students will showcase their research on Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24, at the P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science, Room 1101.

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R.I.C.E. conference preview

Asian Student Union hosting R.I.C.E. Conference

The 2018 R.I.C.E. (Realizing and addressing Issues in our Culture and Education) Conference, hosted by the Asian Student Union at Grand Valley State University, will take place once again Saturday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium. The goal of the conference is to bring awareness to difficulties that the Asian-American community faces today.

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Michigan Govenor candidate Abdul El-Sayed speaks at the GVSU Town Hall meeting on Wednesday March 14, 2018.

Abdul El-Sayed speaks at GVSU

As November's gubernatorial election looms, the campaign season has begun to heat up. On Wednesday, March 14, one Democratic dark horse spoke at Grand Valley State University. Hosted by the GVSU College Democrats, candidate Abdul El-Sayed spoke in front of GVSU students for a little more than an hour in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room. During the town hall, El-Sayed addressed revitalizing Michigan's economy, investing in public education, addressing corporations in politics and more.

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CEO Eric Liu to discuss civil activism in next Wheelhouse Talk

Each and every person has the power to impact their surroundings through their citizenship. This can be accomplished through voting or contributing time and attending community meetings. On Wednesday, March 14, Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies will host a Wheelhouse Talk about these capabilities each citizen has. 


News briefs 3/12/18

James Moyer, associate vice president for facilities planning at Grand Valley State University, announced his intention to retire on Saturday, March 31.