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GVSU Students Build Mobile Device for Child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy [Video]

A group of Grand Valley State University students has created a device that allows a child with type I spinal muscular atrophy to move and be independent.

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Dick Nelson, Voice of GVSU Football for 37 Years, Dies

Dick Nelson was the voice of Grand Valley State University football for 37 years before retiring prior to the 2014 season due to his health.

Nelson died Sunday morning.

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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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‘Big Brother 10′ Winner Dan Gheesling to Speak at GVSU on Wednesday

Michigan resident Dan Gheesling has appeared on the CBS television show 'Big Brother' twice, winning Season 10 and finishing as runner-up in Season 14.

Wednesday night Gheesling will speak at Grand Valley State University as part of Leadership Week.

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GVSU Student Among Inspiring Student-Athletes on Rose Parade Float

Grand Valley State University women's volleyball player Clair Ruhenkamp is one of seven student-athletes chosen to take part in Northwestern Mutual's Rose Parade float in Pasadena, Calif., this year.

The students were chosen by Northwestern Mutual for achieving "greatness by overcoming adversity and inspiring others to achieve their goals."

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Presidential Historian H.W. ‘Bill’ Brands Speaks at GVSU Wednesday Night

The Prez: Machiavelli visits The White House. What, Machiavelli? The White House?

For centuries the name Machiavelli has been synonymous with amoral calculation in politics. And, believe me, no American president would ever want to be described as Machiavellian. Yet should the canny Florentine return to life and visit twenty-first century America, he would have some useful and surprising advice for our chief executive – advice that would say as much about the United States as about the country’s highest office.

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GVSU Women’s Soccer Wins Back-To-Back National Championships

#11 Grand Valley State University women's soccer team took home their second consecutive national championship with a 3-0 win over #8 Rollins College on Saturday.

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Grand Valley State University Hosting 600 Players at Quidditch Championship [Video]

This Saturday and Sunday, GVSU will host 600 players and 30 teams at the Midwest Quidditch Regional Championship.

Quidditch is an adaptation of the fictional sport featured in the “Harry Potter” series.

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An Evening of Poetry at Grand Valley October 16

Two acclaimed American poets will be reading from their works at “An Evening of Poetry and Conversation with Mark Doty and Dorianne Laux” — a part of Grand Valley State University’s annual Fall Arts Celebration.

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Grand Valley State Named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys

It's been 19 years now. 19th year in a row that Grand Valley State University has been named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. in Georgia.

Each year, Institutional Research and Evaluation identifies the 100

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Grand Valley State University Launches New Graduate Psychology Program

Grand Valley State University’s Psychology department is launching a new graduate program to help fill a growing need for school psychologists with an open house on September 24 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alumni House and Visitor Center on the Allendale Campus.

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