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Informational Freedom

By SARAH HILLENBRAND Published 04/16/14 8:27pm

In August 2013, the Obama Administration announced that it would be putting together a list of colleges that ranks universities based on their value for their students’ dollar. The Student Press Law Center requested that the government consider how readily universities share information with the public as one of the measures.


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Commencement ceremonies send off students in positive fashion

Commencement ceremonies send off students in positive fashion

For the students who will be walking across the stage at this semester’s commencement ceremonies, all the hard work they put into their undergrad degree culminates in one piece of paper. But that simple document is a representation of the time and effort they have put in during their last few years at Grand Valley State University.
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University versus state

At Grand Valley State University, there is a strict no-weapon policy on campus. Though it is legal in Michigan to openly carry a firearm or have a permit for a concealed weapon, this is still not allowed for anyone on the university campus.
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GVSU bids farewell to several professors

GVSU bids farewell to several professors

As the winter semester nears its end at Grand Valley State University, students are beginning to move out of their apartments and homes in anticipation of their summer agendas. However, while some students will say, “See ya later,” to GVSU, some professors will wave goodbye for good.
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Incomplete policy under review

The “incomplete” policies for both undergraduate and graduate students at Grand Valley State University are currently under review.
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SSD boasts largest turnout ever

SSD boasts largest turnout ever

Grand Valley State University hosted one of the largest groups of student presenters that it’s ever had
during yesterday’s Student Scholars Day.
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Student questions GVPD protocol

Student questions GVPD protocol

Earlier this year on Jan. 8, students were notified of a sexual assault that took place on Grand Valley State University’s Pew Campus in an email from the GVSU Police Department. This email later became a topic of conversation at the March 26 Teach-In between a student presenter and the officer who penned it.
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