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Introducing "What's your problem?"

Published 09/28/14 4:29pm

At Grand Valley State University, it is often stressed that students are welcome to bring concerns to Student Senate, University Academic Senate or other administrators on campus.


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Talks continue for interfaith space on GV's campus

Talks continue for interfaith space on GV's campus

The University Academic Senate voted on Friday to support the creation of an interfaith space on Grand Valley State University’s Allendale Campus. The space would be open to all students for uses such as meditation and prayer.

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Six questions you were too afraid to ask about ISIS

Six questions you were too afraid to ask about ISIS

ISIS stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Jonathan White, professor of interdisciplinary studies at Grand Valley State University and a consultant to state, local and federal governments, said they are a disenfranchised Ba’athist militant group led by an Iraqi, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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Jimmy Carter sheds light on sexual assault at GRCC

Jimmy Carter sheds light on sexual assault at GRCC

In 1978, Jimmy Carter said, “Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.”

Since Carter has been out of office, he and his wife, Rosalind, have been working on improving human rights around the world, through the Carter Center.

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Campus Dining

Students at Grand Valley State University have noticed several changes this year at campus dining venues, such as the increase of meal +1s on menus, and some people aren’t happy.

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Former CEO visits GV

Former CEO visits GV

Norman Augustine, former CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation, spoke on leading change to a crowd of students and others at the L. William Seidman Center on Grand Valley State University's Pew Campus on Tuesday.

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A voice for the voiceless

A voice for the voiceless

It's no secret that the history of Native Americans is one that is brimming with injustices on behalf of white settlers. One of the indirect wrongdoings is the loss of historical documentation of the natives - an issue that an upcoming Grand Valley State University-related project looks to resolve.

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Giving back globally

Giving back globally

Studying abroad has a different impact on every student as for what they’ve learned and what they hope to do with that knowledge in the future. For Grand Valley State University junior Stephany Zahl, taking a trip to Ghana with the Honors College Service Learning Program made her want to do something to help those she met now that she’s home.

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Panhellenic Association Prepares for Fall Recruitment

Panhellenic Association Prepares for Fall Recruitment

This weekend, Grand Valley State University will host one of the biggest events of the year, which also serves as one of the most important to the Panhellenic society: fall sorority recruitment. With recruitment starting Friday, Sept. 19, hundreds of girls across campus will come together to find their new homes by rushing a sorority.

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