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Theater group spreads awareness about sexual violence

Theater group spreads awareness about sexual violence


By GABRIELLA PATTI Published 10/30/14 12:13am

Violence and sexual assault are taboo topics in society, and Grand Valley State University is no exception. One group on campus is ignoring the stigma and facing these controversial topics in a unique and raw way.


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Not enough beds

Not enough beds

Grand Valley State University has a total of 6,000 beds on campus for incoming freshmen and returning upper-class students, but many students have seen shortages since the selection process for fall 2015 opened on Oct. 20.

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Last Lecture honoree chosen

Last Lecture honoree chosen

Charles Pazdernik, a classics professor at Grand Valley State University, was chosen by the Student Senate to deliver this year's “Last Lecture." The annual Last Lecture series is based on a similar event held in 2007 by Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. 

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Robinson rumbles for GVSU record in win

Robinson rumbles for GVSU record in win

Grand Valley State University offensive linemen Jim Walsh, Aaron Cox, Brandon Revenberg, Payton McCallum and Dan DeLuca won't see their names in the record book, but Chris Robinson won't forget them anytime soon.

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Geograffiti

Geograffiti

Alyson Mabie has been interested in graffiti since she was a child. Since enrolling as a geography major at Grand Valley State University, she has taken this interest to the next level by using it as the foundation for her research.

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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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