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GVSU downs Rollins to win national title
Photo: GVL / Kevin Sielaff

GVSU downs Rollins to win national title


By ADAM KNORR Published 12/08/14 1:44pm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – When a key member of the original cast leaves a TV show, it rarely remains as good. Writers stretch for storylines and slowly the fan base dwindles.


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Reevaluating sexual assault policies

Reevaluating sexual assault policies

For the third time this semester, Grand Valley State University students, faculty and staff received a campus safety notification informing them of a sexual assault in the GVSU community. The Dec. 3 notification was in reference to an incident at 48 West apartments.

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Exam cram

Exam cram

It is once again finals week. Redbull, insomnia and a commendable disregard for sanity are the weapons of choice for many who scramble at all hours of the night to finish projects, write papers, coordinate group presentations and study for exams. The barrage of work can often seem overwhelming, but the Grand Valley State University library is attempting to help.
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Lakers gain over 1,000 new alumni

Lakers gain over 1,000 new alumni

Van Andel Arena was lacking the usual hockey fans and concert fanatics on Saturday and instead was filled with friends and family of the 2014 class of Grand Valley State University alumni.

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GV student granted wish from Make-A-Wish Foundation

GV student granted wish from Make-A-Wish Foundation

Jessica LeBlanc spent much of her time in high school playing music and volunteering, until she was faced with serious health issues. Overcoming adversity and learning to deal with challenges in life became her top priority, and today she is thankful for that.

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More changes ahead for campus dining

More changes ahead for campus dining

Many changes are in the works for Grand Valley State University’s campus dining. Students will continue to have more food options as campus dining expands and renovates its buildings on the Allendale Campus.

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Toast with T. Haas celebrates graduates

Toast with T. Haas celebrates graduates

Over 260 students RSVP’ed for Toast with T. Haas this year, double the number of students who attended last year’s event. Toast with T. Haas is a celebratory champagne toast open to all students graduating in December of 2014. The event started last year and is a time for graduating students to look back at their time at Grand Valley State University and learn about ways to stay connected to the university after graduation.

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Over 1,000 Lakers set to graduate

Over 1,000 Lakers set to graduate

Winter Commencement for Grand Valley State University will be held on Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. in the Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena. The program will consist of a keynote speaker, the presentation of honorary degrees and other student-related presentations.

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The future of 48th Avenue

The future of 48th Avenue

After a series of accidents involving Grand Valley State University students on 48th Avenue this semester, Allendale Charter Township has released information about the future plans for the avenue.

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