GVL/Mackenzie Bush - Completed lighting project on 48th Avenue Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

Lighting the way

After partnering with Allendale Township and Consumers Energy, Grand Valley State University has helped to install permanent lights along 48th Avenue. With positive feedback about the new lights and more lingering concerns about other dimly lit streets, there are plans underway for both sidewalks and lights along Pierce Street between 42nd and 48th avenues.

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Rape Agression Defense training helps women fight back

Though safety and security of students is a priority to Grand Valley State University, violence is sometimes unavoidable. As seen at the beginning of the fall 2016 semester, assaults often happen close to or on campus. For that reason, GVSU furthered the "It’s On Us" campaign to include Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) training in an event Monday, Nov. 28 in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room.

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GVL/Archive - The Laker Store opens to the public on Monday, April 13, 2015.

GVPD, Laker Store employees work to stop theft

The Laker Store at Grand Valley State University is a popular and convenient destination for students to purchase textbooks, school supplies and GVSU apparel. However, its popularity has lead to some downfalls. The location has reported 10 instances of retail theft since the beginning of the fall 2016 school year.

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GVL / Luke Holmes - Students perform a short skit to raise awareness of rape. “It’s On Us: Champions of Change Kickoff” was held in the Pere Marquette room on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.

'My costume is not my consent'

When college students make Halloween plans, they might think about crafting the perfect costume, stocking up on alcohol and scoping out the liveliest parties. What most students might not consider, though, is their potential risk for sexual assault and the role their costumes play in that.

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Temporary lights installed on 48th Avenue

Over the weekend, six temporary lighting towers were installed on 48th Avenue after recommendations from the greater Grand Valley State University community to enhance the lighting by off-campus apartments. Following much discussion about how to prevent sexual assault, GVSU has partnered with Consumers Energy to put up six lighting towers between Pierce Street and Lake Michigan Drive.

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