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You Know You Grew Up in West Michigan When…

We've all seen the lists "you know you're a ______ when", "you know you're a ________ fan when", etc., but we've never seen one that is distinctly West Michigan.

So, we've set out to fix that. We polled our co-workers, friends, and family members to come up with the ultimate list of ways you know you grew up in West Michigan.

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Cuba! Are We Friends Now? Is it Really Open for Business?

Havana, Cuba: One bitter holdover of the Cold War slipped into the history books at 12:01 a.m. Monday (July 20, 2015), when the United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations. For the first time since severing ties in 1961, they reopened embassies in each other's capitals. However, is Cuba really open for business?

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West Michigan Economy ‘Still Growing, but Slower’ in October

A Grand Valley State University economist found that the West Michigan economy continued to grow in October, but at a slower rate.

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GVSU Documentary Explores West Michigan Women in Baseball During World War II

A new documentary, which has been developed over the past 10 years by Grand Valley State University students, faculty, staff and alumni, explores the history of West Michigan Women in baseball during World War II.

The film will screen three times in West Michigan before it heads across the country.

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‘Black Lives Matter’ Founder to Speak at GVSU

Grand Valley State University's 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week will feature the social activist behind #BlackLivesMatter.

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GVSU and Hastings Township Develop Solar Powered Recycling Station

Grand Valley State University and Hastings Township have developed a portable recycling center that's powered by renewable energy.

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86-year-old Student Begins 36th Year at GVSU

As freshmen begin their academic careers at Grand Valley State University they may wish to seek the advice of more experienced students.

86-year-old Ann Dilley certainly fits the bill.

Dilley is a jewelry and metalsmithing student beginning her 36th academic year at GVSU.

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GVSU Engineering Students Create 3D-Printed Device for Child’s Arms [Video]

A team of Grand Valley State University engineering students have created a 3D-printed exoskeleton for Lylah Gritter, a child with a weak version of type 2 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), to help her become more independent.

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Grand Valley State University Increases Tuition by 3 Percent

The Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees voted on a new budget and set tuition rates for the academic year at its July 10 meeting held on the Allendale Campus.

GVSU's tuition will increase by 3 percent.

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GVSU’s New $55 Million Science Hall to Open This Fall [Video]

The new P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science on Grand Valley State University's Allendale campus is finishing up construction and set to open for classes on August 31.

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New GVSU Bicycle Repair Stations in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids bicyclists have a few more places to work on their bikes thanks to four new bicycle repair stations installed by Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids.

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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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