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Mayor’s 100 Campaign Works to Increase Grand Rapids’ Youth Employment [Video]

The Mayor's 100 Campaign is under way, with its goal to increase employment among Grand Rapids' youth.

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The Kalamazoo Promise Turns 10 Years Old

This year, The Kalamazoo Promise -- a program where anonymous donors put college education within the reach of every child in Kalamazoo Public Schools -- is celebrating a decade and the fact it has handed out nearly 4,000 scholarships in the past 10 years.

Because of the Kalamazoo Promise, graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools can count on full-tuition scholarships to any community college, public university or, new this year, a select group of private colleges in Michigan.

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Steven Depolo
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Mayor George Heartwell’s Campaign Pushes to Increase Grand Rapids’ Youth Employment

Increasing employment for Grand Rapids youth is a huge goal for 2015, and Mayor George Heartwell is pushing hard to make sure it happens.

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Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park’s Butterfly Exhibition Opens March 1

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park’s annual Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition opens March 1 and runs through April 30.

Butterflies Are Blooming will mark 20 years by bringing more than 7,000 tropical butterflies to West Michigan.

More than 170,000 people visit the exhibit each year, Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park officials said.

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Forest Hills Central, Grandville, Holland and West Ottawa Student-Athletes Win Scholarships

The Michigan High School Athletic Association has selected 14 student-athletes from Class A member schools to receive scholarships through its Scholar-Athlete Award program.

Recipients include students from Grandville, Holland, West Ottawa and Forest Hills Central high schools.

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TEDxGrandRapids NEXT Seeking Student and Educator Speakers

TEDxGrandRapids is accepting applications from students and educators who would like to spread their ideas by speaking at TEDxGrandRapids NEXT.

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World Affairs Council Presents Great Decisions Global Discussion Series Tonight

The World Affairs Council's Great Decisions Global Discussion Series begins tonight, Monday, February 9th.

Tonight, at Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, 1607 Robinson Road SE, the topic is What are the Consequences from the Crisis in Ukraine? with Dr. Matthew Rojansky, Director of the Kennan Institute Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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New International Version Bible is Available Through an App

What will they develop next?

Now, you can get the Bible on your phone. I kid you not. 

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Governor Rick Snyder Issues Proclamation for Michigan School Choice Week

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has issued a proclamation officially recognizing Jan. 25-31, 2015 as Michigan School Choice Week.

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TEDxGrandRapids 2015 Applications Open; Launch Party Is February 4

TEDxGrandRapids returns to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre on May 7.

Applications to attend the event are now open.

A launch party for this year's TEDxGrandRapids is slated Feb. 4 at Downtown Market.

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GVSU Exhibit Explores Persecution of Homosexuals During Nazi Regime

The human atrocities of WWII are well documented in history. The persecution of the Jewish population was the primary focus of the Nazi regime. The haunting pictures and tales from the holocaust will stay with us forever. But there were other groups persecuted as well. Roma (Gypsies), Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, Jehovah’s Witnesses and those disabled during World War II were also targeted. And yet, there is another story.

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Alfred Mele (3ammagazine.com)
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Free Will, Does it Really Exist? Find out Tonight at GVSU

Does free will exist? The question has fueled debate among philosophers, psychologists, and theologians. A popular argument among neuroscientists and social psychologists is that free will is illusory—that our words and actions arise not from rational choice, but from unconscious predispositions and social conditioning.

But according to philosopher Alfred Mele, the case against free will actually leaves much room for doubt. In Free: Why Science Hasn’t Disproved Free Will, Mele examines the major experiments that free will deniers cite, and explains how they don’t provide the solid evidence for which they have been touted.

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