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Carly Simpson

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Reevaluating sexual assault policies

For the third time this semester, Grand Valley State University students, faculty and staff received a campus safety notification informing them of a sexual assault in the GVSU community. The Dec. 3 notification was in reference to an incident at 48 West apartments.

GV plans to build new living center

Space has been tight in on-campus housing at Grand Valley State University, however, the university is planning to build a new living center in Robinson Field for incoming first year students.

GV highlights religious diversity with Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration

For the 15th year in a row, Grand Valley State University’s Kaufman Interfaith Institute is bringing together several religious and non-religious traditions for the Thanksgiving season.

GV launches Respect Our Campus campaign

Grand Valley State University is working to create awareness about the university’s smoking policy through the “Respect Our Campus” campaign.

GV releases 8th annual Accountability Report

Grand Valley State University’s annual Accountability Report was released at the Board of Trustees meeting on Friday, Nov. 7 in Allendale. The report compares GVSU’s enrollment, tuition costs and graduation rates, among other things, to other public universities in Michigan.

KCON students show benefits of cloth baby carriers

A group of senior nursing students in Grand Valley State University’s Kirkhof College of Nursing is working with local mothers in Grand Rapids to create an alternative and affordable option for holding and traveling with their infants.

Lecture looks at global impact of coffee

Coffee is an everyday necessity for most college students. Despite their dependence on the drink, however, many don’t know where it comes from or how coffee impacts the livelihoods of the farmers and their environments.

Creating the world’s largest fractal one fold at a time

Last week, fingers were flying in Mackinac Hall at Grand Valley State University as dozens of mathematics students and professors helped build what may be the largest fractal ever built, the MegaMenger.

More than just a football game

Over the past 12 years, Grand Valley State University and Saginaw Valley State University have turned their football rivalry into something more than a game of touchdowns and tackles.

College GOP ad campaign compares governor candidates to wedding dresses

The College Republican National Committee recently released an online ad comparing Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer to shopping for wedding dresses. The ad is based off the TLC television show “Say Yes to the Dress.”

Under review for tenure and promotion

Grand Valley State University will be changing their reviewal process for tenure and promotion of faculty members over the next year in order to keep their accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

Redefining fresh food

Students at Grand Valley State University will now have access to fresh, local produce grown near Allendale. On Sept. 22, the Sustainable Agriculture Project, a farm run by four GVSU student interns and volunteers, began to sell their produce to campus dining. Right now, their food is mainly being sold at the Connection.

Talks continue for interfaith space on GV's campus

The University Academic Senate voted on Friday to support the creation of an interfaith space on Grand Valley State University’s Allendale Campus. The space would be open to all students for uses such as meditation and prayer.

Campus Dining

Students at Grand Valley State University have noticed several changes this year at campus dining venues, such as the increase of meal +1s on menus, and some people aren’t happy.

Obstacles to learning

This fall, faculty at Grand Valley State University are collaborating on how to inspire students to be more actively engaged in their learning, especially those transitioning from high school to college expectations. “There seems to be a difference between what the students expect of the professors and their classes, and what the professors expect students to know,” said Deana Weibel, associate professor and department chair of anthropology.

Effective instructor? Agree or disagree

The Universal Student Evaluation of Teaching Implementation, a task force assigned to researching student evaluations at Grand Valley State University, has begun to share their findings with faculty.

Faculty governance preps for a busy year

Carly Simpson


Tomorrow will mark the start of another busy year for faculty governance at Grand Valley State University as the Executive Committee of the Senate holds their first meeting of the academic school year.

Renovations to Au Sable brings students together

During the first week of class, students at Grand Valley State University are starting to get acquainted with the newly renovated Au Sable Hall.

GV uses social media for move in week #gvsumovein

Last week, more than 6,000 new and returning students moved into living centers at Grand Valley State University. As students and their parents lugged in clothes, TVs, microwaves and other room essentials, they were encouraged to post stories and pictures to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #gvsumovein.

Renovated buildings open for fall semester

Over the summer, construction was wrapped up on two main buildings on the Allendale Campus at Grand Valley State University. This fall, new and returning students will once again have access to Kleiner Commons and the James H. Zumberge Hall.