GVL/Meghan McBrady - Students speak to the group during the NAACP's "Resistance" series talk on Monday, Mar. 20, 2017 in the Kirkhof Center.

Addressing 'environmental injustices'

Expanding on details of racism and privilege in modern society, the Grand Valley State University chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) conducted the second installment of its “Resistance” series Monday, March 20, in the Kirkhof Center.

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GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Students walk around Grand Valley's Allendale campus on Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017.

Making transferring easy

Grand Valley State University has been chosen as a member of Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes the university’s support of community college transfers. GVSU is one of 63 institutions nationwide to be recognized for this honor.

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GVL / Luke Holmes - President T. Haas introduces the keynote speaker in the Fieldhouse Arena on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

21st Century Michigan Education Commission releases recommendations for state school systems

The 21st Century Michigan Education Commission has now concluded and has produced a report containing 32 recommendations pertaining to Michigan’s education system. The chairman of the commission, Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas, said the recommendations outlined in the report are necessary to save Michigan from its current low-ranking status in K-12 education.

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GVL / Luke Holmes - Megan Buchman practices giving a shot to a test dummy in the Center for Health Sciences building downtown on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Promoting success

For first-generation and/or low-income students who are pursuing or are interested in a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) or health sciences at Grand Valley State University, there is an additional resource on campus that offers academic, social and cultural support: the TRiO Student Support Services STEM-Health Sciences program.

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GRAAHI executive director discusses racial health disparities at "Lunch & Learn" event

In the U.S., not every person is able to receive the same quality of health care. In addition to that, not every person is at a societal or income level where they are able to maintain and afford a healthy lifestyle. A person’s health care is not solely determined by their choice in lifestyle but rather depends on many other factors not always in their control, such as socioeconomic status, education, their environment and their culture.

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GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Melissa Baker-Boosamra introduces keynote speaker Professor Louis Moore during the Democracy: 101 event on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

"The Role of Media in a Democracy"

In continuation of its Democracy 101 series, the Grand Valley State University Community Service Learning Center hosted a panel event to examine “The Role of Media in a Democracy” Wednesday, March 1, in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room. During the event, the panelists discussed the process of verifying news sources and identifying “fake news,” the function of social media in modern reporting and current challenges facing journalism.

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