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GVSU expands pre-university programs with new Pathways to College Office

Applying to college is an overwhelming process for many high school students who may feel intimidated by the heavier workload, financial questions and the decision of where to enroll. By recently opening the Pathways to College Office under the Division of Inclusion and Equity, Grand Valley State University hopes to expand its pre-college programs to provide guidance for middle and high schools throughout the state of Michigan.


GVSU announces new Traverse City hospice care program

How often do most people take the time to think about death or life-limiting illness? These are subjects that are often avoided in conversation and education due to the difficulties involved in addressing them among larger groups of people.  Grand Valley State University began a program to fill this gap after a 2014 report by the Institute of Medicine highlighted several improvements that could be made to palliative and hospice care for patients and their families. 

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Students walking on campus on Wednesday October 11, 2017.

GVSU community pushes for a fall break to fight student fatigue

The end of October is often a time when students start to feel burned out. At Grand Valley State University, students go 77 days straight from Labor Day break to Thanksgiving break. In an effort to make this long stretch easier to endure, Frederick Antczak, dean of GVSU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), has spent the last few years pushing for some type of fall breather.