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Former GVSU Quarterback Cullen Finnerty Missing After Fishing Trip

Police in Lake County are currently searching for former Grand Valley State University quarterback Cullen Finnerty. Finnerty went fishing late Saturday night and hasn't been heard from since. 

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GVSU Pays $40,000 In Guinea Pig Settlement

 

Last Spring, 28-year-old GVSU student Kendra Velzen filed suit against Grand Valley State University, stating that they were discriminating against her and her service animal - a guinea pig- by refusing to let her keep the animal in her on-campus housing. She, along with the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan claimed that the university was violating federal housing rules by denying her the right to keep Bianca the guinea pig. Turns out, that may have been the case, because the case has been settled. For $40,000.

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GVSU’s Louie The Laker Takes On Gangnam Style [Video]

Psy's song "Gangnam Style" has been covered, lip dubbed, and spoofed about a million times since it went viral here in the US, but I think I have a new favorite cover. Grand Valley State University's mascot Louie The Laker is apparently a big fan of the song, and decided to use it to pump up the men's and women's basketball teams for the beginning of their season. Check out his rendition after the jump!

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GVSU Adds Awesome ‘Easter Egg’ To Their Website

Grand Valley State University, home of the Lakers and amazing academics, has added something new to their repertoire: coolest university website ever.  It has added an "Easter egg", similar to what Google has done with it's "do a barrel roll" and "askew" commands, only this one has a game attached to it. See what I mean after the jump.

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Student Sues GVSU Over Guinea Pig

A 28-year-old Grand Valley State University student is suing the school over its refusal to allow her to keep a guinea pig on campus.

Kendra Velzen says Grand Valley State University is violating federal housing rules by not allowing her guinea pig to live with her on campus. The Grand Rapids native  says her guinea pig, Blanca, helps her cope with physical and emotional challenges.

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MTV Casting For Their Show “Made” At GVSU Friday

A crew from MTV will be in Allendale on Friday, attempting to cast Grand Valley students for the new season of their show "Made".

According to GRNow.com, "Made" is a three-time Emmy award-winning reality television show that provides individuals opportunities to fulfill their dreams, discover their path, and find real-world experience.

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GVSU Professor On ‘Jeopardy!’ Tonight

37-year-old Grand Valley State University English professor appearing on 'Jeopardy!' tonight.

Who is Ashley Shannon?

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GVSU geologist explains earthquake effects felt in West Michigan.
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GVSU Geologist Explains Earthquake Felt In West Michigan! [VIDEO]

Virginia's earthquake was felt 650 miles away in West Michigan!

Just before two o'clock yesterday afternoon, if your desk shook or your feet felt like they were moving, but you weren't going anywhere, you experienced a tremor -- it was not your imagination.

Everyone at Channel 957 is talking about 'where they were' or 'what they were doing' when they felt something peculiar.

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Unique Olympic-style Games Coming To West Michigan [VIDEO]

The Transplant Games of America are coming to West Michigan in 2012.  Grand Valley State University will host the games which are expected to bring around 700 athletes to West Michigan.

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Grand Valley State University Planning New Alternative Energy Battery Courses

We've been hearing a lot about advanced energy batteries in West Michigan.  President Obama's recent visit to Johnson Controls in Holland highlighted this technology.  Now Grand Valley State University will be offering certification and courses in alternative energy storage batteries.

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Grand Valley State University Announces Tuition Increase

Yesterday, Central Michigan University announced that they were increasing tuition rates by 3.47% and Northern Michigan University announced their increase of 6.9%.  Today, Grand Valley State University announced its tuition rate for the coming year.

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GRCC Salaries Exposed!

I suppose the salaries of any higher ed professional is a matter of public record so it should be no surprise that the Grand Rapids Press has listed who is making what pay at Grand Rapids Community College.

I can only speak for myself and say that it's a little over the top to see your name printed in the local paper with such personal details about what you make for living... yikes!

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