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GVSU competes to fight the flu

In the battle to fight influenza, the real challenge comes from getting people vaccinated. Everyone loves a little friendly competition, and defending individuals against the flu is a crucial part of staying healthy through the winter months. For the first time, Grand Valley State University is participating in a challenge that brings these two ideas together.

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How much does T.Haas make?

How much does T.Haas make?

“T.Haas” is a name known all across the campuses of Grand Valley State University. Referring to the president of GVSU, Thomas Haas, a majority of students are familiar with his family, his hobbies and most importantly, his Laker pride. But one aspect not as familiar is the area of compensation.

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More than just a football game

Over the past 12 years, Grand Valley State University and Saginaw Valley State University have turned their football rivalry into something more than a game of touchdowns and tackles.

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One year later

One year later

One year after it was temporarily taken down, the iconic Grand Valley State University pendulum stands tall as a beacon of science and art. Last year, the pendulum was removed amid safety concerns after an increasing number of students swung on it. It had been in place for nearly 20 years and was showing wear and tear with age.

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GV to remember lost Lakers

GV to remember lost Lakers

“May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.” Words like these, spoken by an anonymous author, will surely ring in the minds of members of Grand Valley State University's Laker community for the second year of a new tradition.

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