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President Thomas Haas speaks to Student Senate during their first session on Thursday August 31, 2017.

Getting Started

Grand Valley State University’s student senate began the process of considering its first resolution of the year with a resolution to support Indigenous Peoples Day, put forward by student senator Joe Cadreau and added to next week’s agenda for consideration unopposed.

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Tuesday August 29, 2017

Stirring the pot

Grand Valley State University was visited by a traveling preacher known as Gary Birdsong on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Birdsong is known for preaching controversially on college campuses and has preached at GVSU for the last 14 years, allegedly. Some views he expressed were his opposition to homosexuality, biracial unions, Islam, feminism, other religions besides Christianity and more. 

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Students leaving class in the Honors College on Monday, August 28th, 2017.

Frederik Meijer Honors College to delay filling director position

The Frederik Meijer Honors College at Grand Valley State University has chosen not to start a search committee for replacement of the former director of the honors college, Jeff Chamberlain, for the fall of 2017. Instead, the Honors College has decided to name Roger Gilles, a writing professor at GVSU with experience in administration, interim director for two years, until a number of “internal affairs” are dealt with.  

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IT Help Desk worker, Cody Chinn, helps students in the Mary Idema Pew Library on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

Working overtime

While most Grand Valley State University students and staff lessen their workload during the summer months, GVSU’s information technology department intensifies its task force by utilizing the summer months as an opportunity to rejuvenate various devices around campus.