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Jack Mangala (right) at the 2015 Civil Discourse Symposium

Civil discourse symposium to focus on immigration, refugees

Immigration is perhaps one of the most divisive, inflammatory topics to circulate in current political and social dialogue. To encourage members of the local community to discuss this issue openly and courteously, the civil discourse program in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Grand Valley State University will host its third annual symposium.

GVL/Sanda Vazgec - The Mary Idema Pew Library pictured on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.

Open access week promotes having information available to students

Access to information is vital for college students as their work often involves research and source citing. This information can usually be accessed through their university’s subscriptions to scholarly journals and information databases. But the open access movement is focused on promoting more readily available information for not just students, but anyone in the world.

GVL / Luke Holmes - Richard Nephew gives "The Iran Project Lecture" in Kirkhof 2215 on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.

Former U.S. national security adviser speaks about Iran at GVSU

Richard Nephew was the director for Iran at the National Security Council from 2011-13. He worked on developing sanctions for Iran and was later asked to be a part of the negotiations publicly as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the Iranian nuclear deal. He also helped advise the U.S. State Department for sanctions against other countries such as Russia, North Korea, Libya, Syria and the Islamic State.

GVL/Mackenzie Bush - The Disability Support Resources office pictured on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.

Campus Links pairs autistic students with mentors

With a population that’s constantly growing, Grand Valley State University is continually adding a variety of new and different students to its roster. Each student on campus requires different types of help and resources depending on their needs. GVSU’s Disability Support Resources is one of many facets that can help students who have specific needs.

Fall colors sprinkle through GVSU

GVSU students, administrators seek a fall break

Seventy-six days. That’s how long Grand Valley State University students have from Labor Day break until Thanksgiving break. For years, Frederick Antczak, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Science (CLAS), along with the support of student senate, has supported the idea of a fall breather.