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GV waits to inform students of sexual assault

By AUDRA GAMBLE Published 09/14/14 4:00pm

A Grand Valley State University student was raped in her apartment on Sunday, Sept. 7 just before 4 a.m. The student’s apartment in Country Place Apartments was broken into, and then the student was sexually assaulted. Though the GVSU student reported the incident to the police directly after it happened, GVSU students were not notified of the assault until Thursday afternoon, nearly five days later.


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Secretary of State office comes to GV

Secretary of State office comes to GV

The Grand Valley State University Student Senate is collaborating with the Office of Student Life to bring a mobile Secretary of State office to the Allendale Campus this week as part of the 2014 mobile office college tour. 

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Student hit by car on 48th

Student hit by car on 48th

Brooke Tomcsik, a student at Grand Valley State University, was walking home when she was struck from behind by a motor vehicle near the intersection of 48th Avenue and Pierce Street. After the accident, the car drove away without hesitation, making Tomcsik a victim of a hit and run. Shortly after the accident, several cars stopped to help Tomcsik, putting a blanket over her and contacting emergency services.

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Reaction from GVSU's letdown at Lubbers

Reaction from GVSU's letdown at Lubbers

On Sept. 4, the Grand Valley State University football team dropped a 26-23 double overtime heartbreaker against then-No. 22 Azusa Pacific University. After Saturday’s loss against No. 10 Ohio Dominican University, there isn’t much Laker heart left to break.

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A cappella group, Euphoria, prepares for new season

A cappella group, Euphoria, prepares for new season

This September, the student-run group Euphoria will begin to ease back into the groove of things. The coed a cappella group, one of four a cappella groups on Grand Valley State University's campus, is not your run-of-the-mill singing group. Euphoria provides their own take on music, covering chart topping hits, classic oldies and even beat boxing.

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Palestinian activist speaks about the plight of Gazan people

Palestinian activist speaks about the plight of Gazan people

In light of the recent ceasefire agreements created between Israel and Palestine on Aug. 26, Ali Abunimah, executive director of The Electronic Intifada, an online publication that is known for its incisive coverage and advocacy of Palestinian people, politics and culture, came to speak to Grand Valley State University.

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GVSU looks to rebound at home against ODU

GVSU looks to rebound at home against ODU

GVSU’s week one loss would be a tough one for any program. The team lost a pair of starters to injury, and fell 26-23 on the West Coast after four quarters and two overtimes of physical football. However, the Lakers are no strangers to adversity.

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Minimum wage increases to $8.15

Minimum wage increases to $8.15

Paychecks for some Grand Valley State University students will be a bit larger from now on. On Sept. 1, the Michigan minimum wage raised from $7.40 an hour to $8.15 an hour.

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Bias Incident protocol subject for review

In a statement made during his 2014 address to faculty and staff, Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas said that the university will be reviewing the current Bias Incident Protocol.

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