Grand Valley Lanthorn

Letter to the Editor: Open letter from Grand Valley State University employees to our students

GVSU Employees

August 31, 2020

Dear Grand Valley Students, Welcome to the start of Fall 2020! Whether you are new to our Grand Valley community, returning after some time away, or embarking on another year, we want you to know how much we value you and are com...

Lost in London: Lessons from studying abroad

Melissa Sharapata, Guest Columnist

January 20, 2020

Name: Melissa Sharapata Year: Senior Major: Allied Health Science with a Speech Language Pathology emphasis    Today marks the first day of my study abroad program in London. I am taking the course International Aspects of Communicat...

When students choose housing or food, studies suffer

Hayley Butzer, Special to the Lanthorn

December 2, 2019

In a recent NPR interview, Kennesaw State University student Nikki Hamel spoke about her time being homeless during high school and college: “I started bouncing around at different friends’ houses. And I was like, oh, I don’t have it so...

Letter to the Editor: A response to ‘Plateauing in expansion, enrollment?’

John Kilbourne, Professor of Movement Science

November 11, 2019

Editorial Note: The editorial referenced was published in the Nov. 11 issue of the Lanthorn, titled "Plateauing in expansion, enrollment?" The following letter to the editor is a response to the piece, which reflects the views...

Letter to the Editor: A place to be your full, authentic self, no matter what 

Eric-John Szczepaniak, Kelly Dowker, and Alex Murarescu

October 14, 2019

Twenty-one years ago this month, Matthew Shepard, an openly gay first-year student at the University of Wyoming, was tortured, tied to a prairie fence, and left to die. The attackers had pretended to be gay to gain Matthew’s t...

Letter to the Editor: Rising textbook prices require support of Open Educational Resources

Eric-John Szczepaniak and Autumn Mueller

October 7, 2019

College today is far more expensive than it was in decades prior. When our state college was founded, the state pitched in a much higher percentage of the overall costs. Now there is much more of a burden placed upon the indivi...

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