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Two Dutch scholars will join local and state government officials at Grand Valley State University to discuss challenges that climate change poses for businesses.

The program is called "Preserving Ourselves: Local and International Perspectives on Climate Change Threats and Solutions." It's sponsored by the Koeze Business Ethics Initiative in Grand Valley's Seidman College of Business.

The event is scheduled for Oct. 10 in the L. William Seidman Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. To reserve a seat, email Robbi Osipoff at osipoffr(at)gvsu.edu.

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U.S. News & World Report has released its Best Colleges Rankings and Grand Valley State University is receiving high marks once again.

Grand Valley  is experiencing a déjà vu with U.S. News and World Reports 2019 Best Colleges Rankings. Grand Valley is listed 3rd for "Top Public Regional Universities in the Midwest." In 2018 it held that position. Coming in at number one is Truman State University and number two is University of Northern Iowa.

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Grand Rapid’s Richard M. DeVos, co-founder of Amway, NBA team owner and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has died at the age of 92.

Richard M. DeVos was an entrepreneur who, with boyhood friend Jay Van Andel, pioneered direct selling in 1949 when they invested $49 distributing Nutrilite vitamins. That would lead to the creation of Amway in 1959 selling an all-purpose cleaner. Nearly six decades later it is a multi-billion dollar international corporation.

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The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the weekend report of a Grand Valley State University student sexually assaulted near the Allendale campus.

The alleged sexual assault of a Grand Valley student took place Sunday morning between 3:30 and 4:00 AM in an off-campus parking lot at the Campus West Apartments. The student reported two unknown men were responsible for the assault. No further description provided.

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A one-of-a-kind offer is being made to every teacher in the state providing free professional development workshops.

Grand Valley State University and its Charter Schools Office are offering the program. The university operates 78 charter schools across the state. It offers those teachers professional development workshops.

“Our professional development workshops are opportunities for teachers to come together and really study the practice of teaching.”

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The ecology of the Great Lakes - and how economic considerations have affected them - is the topic of a talk presented by the Grand Rapids Public Library. "Science on Tap: Exploring the Ecology of the Great Lakes" is scheduled for Thursday at the SpeakEZ Lounge.

The ecological overview from the days of the first European settlers to the present will be delivered by Mark Luttenton of Grand Valley State University.

Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University
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West Michigan’s economic growth slowed in almost every sector in July. That’s the readout from the latest Supply Management Research survey. The findings indicate it’s in response to sweeping tariffs.

“Our index of new orders which had been very positive flipped to the negative position for the first time in 18 months.”

Brian G. Long is director of Supply Management Research at the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University.

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More affordable housing is coming to Grand Rapids and the Belknap Lookout neighborhood. Grand Valley State University and the City of Grand Rapids are working on a Memorandum of Understanding with neighborhood representatives.

Grand Valley State University will lease .85 acres of its Grand Rapids health campus to Three CPK, a joint venture of Third Coast Development and PK Housing.

Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University
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“Solid growth” is the term best used to describe West Michigan’s economy for the month of June. Some of the lowest unemployment in the state can be found in the region. But heading into July the folks at Supply Management Research will be keeping a close watch on a growing tariff war and how it may be impacting local industries.

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Shifting U.S. demographics is impacting how the nonprofit sector serves communities. As communities diversify there’s a growing awareness and need for philanthropy to diversify with it. A new hire at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University whose role is working toward understanding societal impacts and change in the nonprofit sector.

Juan Olivarez served as President of Grand Rapids Community College for nearly a decade and six years as president of Aquinas College. He’s known for his expertise in education and nonprofit leadership.

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