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GVSU Surprises 100,000th Graduate With $1,000 Check

Grand Valley State University celebrated its 100,000th graduate on Saturday, April 25.

GVSU awarded the student with a $1,000 check and other prizes.

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New Development Downtown on West Fulton to Bring More Quality College Housing

Rockford Construction announced that they have closed on the final parcel of land and will be breaking ground this month on quality, market rate housing with college students in mind in Grand Rapids’ West Side neighborhood. Fulton Place will be located on Fulton Street West, between Lexington and Seward Streets.

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Courtesy GVSU University Communications and Matthew-Makowski
Courtesy GVSU University Communications and Matthew-Makowski
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GVSU Baton Twirler Moriah Muscaro Finishes Fourth at World Championships [Photos/Videos]

Moriah Muscaro, of Grand Valley State University, competed as part of Team USA in the Baton Solo Event category at the World Baton Twirling Championships in Italy this month.

She took fourth place in the international event.

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Joe Raedle
Getty Images News
Joe Raedle Getty Images News
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What is Life Like as an Undocumented Immigrant? Find Out Thursday at GVSU Downtown

One of the true hot buttons in American politics today is immigration reform with strong feeling on both sides of the issue. However, one of the sides we haven't heard much from are immigrants themselves, especially undocumented immigrants. What is their life like?

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Photo courtesy of Grand Valley State University
Photo courtesy of Grand Valley State University
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Fire Reported at Apartments Near Grand Valley State University

Crews from multiple fire departments are responding to a fire at an apartment complex just off-campus at Grand Valley State University.

The fire began around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at 4932 West Campus Drive in Allendale.

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Matt Milhouse
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11th Annual GVSU Geology Chili Cook-Off [Video]

Last month, during another cold West Michigan winter day, Grand Valley State University Geology students, faculty, and alumni kept warm at the 11th annual GVSU Geology Chili Cook-Off.

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Art & Science of Aging Conference at Grand Valley State University

The first woman to have four books on the New York Times best-seller list will be the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Art & Science of Aging Conference at Grand Valley State University. The theme of the February 13 conference is “Life Balance: Keep Moving Forward in the Third Age.”

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Win McNamee/Getty Images
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Mother of Late Trayvon Martin Keynotes GRCC, GVSU and Davenport Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebrations

Grand Rapids Community College's 29th annual the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day celebration is being highlighted by a commemoration program Monday night with keynote speaker Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teen-ager Trayvon Martin.

Also, Fulton is speaking at Grand Valley State University's program on Monday afternoon in Allendale and at Davenport University's guest lecture on Tuesday morning in Caledonia.

Trayvon was fatally shot in February 2012 by a neighborhood watch patrolman.

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Courtesy Experience Grand Rapids
Courtesy Experience Grand Rapids
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West Michigan Has Good Jobs and Economic News for 2015

Yesterday, I posted some good economic news regarding consumer spending over the holidays, so I thought I would continue the "rosy" news, especially for here in West Michigan.

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Jocelyn Goldberg (Wieden+Kennedy)
Jocelyn Goldberg (Wieden+Kennedy)
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Doritos Ninjas, Clydesdales, Talking Frogs, Coke and More at GVSU on Friday

What do Doritos ninjas, Clydesdale horses, talking frogs, cavemen, a miniature Darth Vader and Mean Joe Green have in common?

They all have had their 30 to 60 seconds of fame as commercials during the Super Bowl.

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Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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How Should Michigan Fund Higher Education Debate at GVSU

How should Michigan fund higher education is a question being asked across the state. In fact, across the state and nation, there has hardly been a time when greater pressure has been put on our colleges and universities to fulfill a dizzying array of functions. The demands are many: Colleges must produce  job seekers with competitive degrees.

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Michael Buble Donates 100 Tickets to Clark Retirement Community for Grand Rapids Concert [Video]

Clark Retirement Community residents, particularly those who starred in an well-recognized lipdub, are feeling good as Canadian singer Michael Bublé has gifted the Grand Rapids senior living community with complimentary tickets to his July 25 concert at Van Andel Arena.

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