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Four West Michigan Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon Recognition

Schools in Byron Center, East Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Hudsonville are among a select group being honored as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Thirteen schools in Michigan earned the honor along with a total of 279 public and 50 private schools nationwide.

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GVSU Celebrates Native American Heritage

Grand Valley State University's annual Native American Heritage Celebration runs for the next several weeks with discussions, films and more.

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New Street Lights Increase Safety at GVSU, More Lights Planned

Grand Valley State University, Consumers Energy and Allendale Township installed six temporary lighting towers on 48th Avenue over the weekend. They will continue to work together to install permanent street lights by housing near the Allendale Campus.

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The History Of Horror Films – Steve’s Stories [Video + Audio]

As usual, Steve get's interrupted non-stop during his "Steve's Stories" segment.  He was really proud of this one too!  This week he gave the history of the Horror Film Genre...

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Dracula’s Blood, Franken-Worms and More at Grand Rapids Public Museum

It might be a very scary time for kids at the Grand Rapids Public Museum this October, because they'll be working with Dracula's blood. Creeeeeeeeeepy!

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GVSU Students Providing Solar Power at ArtPrize

Grand Valley State University students have created an 18-foot, solar energy-producing module which will be on display during ArtPrize.

GVSU students will demonstrate the benefits of solar energy by powering LED lights, playing music and providing a space for anyone to charge their phones.

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GVSU Sets Record Enrollment With Over 25,000 Students

Grand Valley State University reports they have set new enrollment records including: total enrollment, first-year students, minority students and those living on campus.

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ITT Technical Institute Shutting Down After Financial Aid Ban

As of today, Tuesday September 6th, all ITT Technical Institute campuses are shut down.

Also, effective immediately, about 8,000 employees will lose their jobs...

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9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit in Grand Rapids This Week [Photos]

A traveling exhibit which recalls the events of Sept. 11, 2001 is stopping in Grand Rapids for three days.

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Simulator Says Michigan and WMU Among Football Teams Most Likely to go Undefeated

The college football "experts" have been sharing their predictions for months. Now computer simulators are weighing in too.

If this simulator is right, it looks like a very good season for the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University.

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GVSU Offering New Course: Black Lives Matter

Grand Valley State University students will have the opportunity to take a new, one-credit elective course this fall which combines history and discussions about race. The course is named Black Lives Matter.

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SAT College Exams To Undergo Major Changes
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Two Grand Rapids Schools Make ‘Top 10′ for SAT Scores in MI

This past spring marked the first time that Michigan high school juniors had to take the SAT's. Prior to, it's always been the ACT's, But the results for the first SAT scores in Michigan have been released by the Department of Education...

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