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GVSU again named a Best College Buy

September 29, 2014

For the 19th year in a row, Grand Valley has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. Read More

Grand Valley named a top Midwest university

September 9, 2014

Grand Valley has been ranked 3rd in the Top Public Regional Universities in the Midwest category by U.S. News & World Report. Read More

Grand Valley enrolls record number of students, freshmen

September 4, 2014

Officials welcome 4,226 first-year students, bringing total enrollment to 25,094. Read More

Grand Valley ranked as a Best College

August 27, 2014

Washington Monthly ranked Grand Valley 30th in the nation in the "Best Masters Universities" category for its contribution to the public good. Read More

Grand Valley issues annual Accountability Report

November 1, 2013

Grand Valley State University's annual Accountability Report shows the university is producing exemplary results in graduation and retention rates, while at the same time holding down tuition and administration costs. The university released the report at its Nov. 1 Board of Trustees meeting. Read More

Grand Valley named Best College Buy for 18th year

September 23, 2013

For the 18th year in a row, Grand Valley has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. in Georgia. Read More

Grand Valley enrolls record number of freshmen

September 11, 2013

Grand Valley State enrolls largest number of freshmen, minority, out-of-state, and international students in its history Read More

Grand Valley named a top Midwest university

September 10, 2013

Grand Valley has been ranked 5th in the Top Public Regional Universities in the Midwest category by U.S. News & World Report. Read More

President Haas on reducing cost of a degree

September 5, 2013

President Haas discusses how colleges, students and lawmakers can work together to reduce the cost of a college degree. Read More

National environment group names Grand Valley a greenest school

August 19, 2013

Grand Valley was named one of the country's greenest universities by the Sierra Club, the largest national grassroots environmental organization in the U.S. Read More

GVSU projects create about 1,500 jobs

July 12, 2013

About 1,500 construction industry jobs were created by two major building projects at Grand Valley State University. Read More

Grand Valley Trustees adopt budget, set tuition

July 12, 2013

Grand Valley's Board of Trustees adopted the university's FY 2014 budget on July 12 and set tuition rates for the coming academic year. The action, which is in compliance with the state's tuition cap, keeps Grand Valley's tuition in the lower half of all Michigan universities. Read More

Haas presents accountability map to trustees

February 8, 2013

President Thomas J. Haas gave members of the Board of Trustees a snapshot look at the universitys accountability in relation to other public universities in Michigan during his Presidents Report at the Feb. 8 meeting. Read More

Campus Dining celebrates 25 years

November 6, 2012

In celebration of 25 years on campus, Campus Dining created its first endowed scholarship that will be awarded to one student each year. Read More

Grand Valley's Accountability Report shows positive return for state and students

November 2, 2012

At a time when measuring performance and results of higher education are dominating discussion, Grand Valley State Universitys annual Accountability Report shows the university is excelling in key areas. The university released the report at its November 2 Board of Trustees meeting. Read More

Grand Valley named a top Midwest university

September 11, 2012

Grand Valley has been ranked 7th in the "Top Public Regional Universities in the Midwest" by U.S. News & World Report. Read More

President Haas urges freshmen to attend full time

August 21, 2012

Student loan data shows Grand Valley students who completed their degrees in four years accrued debt below the national average and nearly 40 percent had no debt at all. Read More

Grand Valley ranked a greenest school by national environment group

August 16, 2012

Grand Valley was named one of the country's greenest universities by Sierra Club, the largest national grassroots environmental organization in the U.S. Read More

Grand Valley ranked among Best Colleges by Forbes

August 7, 2012

Grand Valley State University is listed as one of America's Best Colleges in 2012 by Forbes magazine. Read More

Graduate total sets new record

July 13, 2012

Grand Valley State University has produced a record number of graduates this year and marked its best-ever graduation rate. Read More

Grand Valley Trustees adopt budget, set tuition

July 13, 2012

Grand Valley State University's Board of Trustees approved the university's FY 2013 budget at its July 13 meeting, balancing the financial needs of students with the need to sustain the quality of its academic programs. Read More

Grand Valley's regional impact more than $700 million

April 27, 2012

The annual economic impact that Grand Valley has on the region rose by more than $50 million to $732.3 million. Grand Valley issued its yearly tri-county economic impact report during its April 27 Board of Trustees meeting. Read More

Grand Valley named 'Green College' for third year

April 18, 2012

Grand Valley State University was named one of the country's most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review for the third year in a row. Read More

GVSU again receives national recognition for community service

March 14, 2012

Grand Valley has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, a recognition from the highest levels of the federal government for commitment to service and civic engagement. Read More

Grand Valley would get bonus under Snyder plan

February 14, 2012

Gov. Rick Snyder's budget proposal for higher education ties funding to performance. Under the proposal, Grand Valley would receive a one-time bonus for meeting performance requirements. Read More

State higher ed funding tied to performance

February 10, 2012

Governor Rick Snyder has released a state budget that would tie funding for higher education to performance and accountability. Read More

Grand Valley named Newsmaker of the Year

January 23, 2012

Grand Valley State University was named Newsmaker of the Year by the Grand Rapids Business Journal for its impact on the West Michigan economy. Read More

Grand Valley ranked top 20 in world for sustainable practices

January 3, 2012

Grand Valley ranked 16th for sustainable practices in an international survey called the GreenMetric World University Ranking. Read More

Grand Valley's annual Accountability Report shows solid return on investment

November 4, 2011

National and state data show that Grand Valley State University continues to excel in the areas of graduation rates, alumni working in Michigan and keeping down the cost of a college degree. The university issued its fifth Accountability Report at its November 4 Board of Trustees meeting. Read More

Enrollment increases for students of color

October 24, 2011

Grand Valley's overall student enrollment has increased over last year, including numbers for students of color. Read More

Grand Valley named Best College Buy for 16 consecutive years

September 22, 2011

For the 16th year in a row, Grand Valley has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. in Georgia. Read More

Grand Valley ranks tops in Midwest

September 13, 2011

Grand Valley State has been ranked second as an "up-and-coming" institution in the Midwest in the U.S. News & World Report 2012 edition of Best Colleges. Read More

Grand Valley State has record enrollment

September 9, 2011

Grand Valley State University's enrollment is up for the 29th year in a row. Fall enrollment stands at 24,662 up from 24,541 last year. Read More

GVSU ranked among America's Best Colleges by Forbes

August 4, 2011

Grand Valley State University is listed as one of America's Best Colleges in 2011 by Forbes magazine. Read More

GVSU named a 'Best In The Midwest' college

August 2, 2011

Grand Valley has again been named a "Best In The Midwest" college by Princeton Review. Read More

Grand Valley Trustees adopt budget, set tuition

July 15, 2011

Grand Valley's Board of Trustees approved the university's budget at its July 15 meeting, keeping the state's financial challenges and students' finances front and center. Read More

Participation in Faculty and Staff Campaign sets record

July 13, 2011

More than 51 percent of faculty and staff members participated in this year's Faculty and Staff Campaign, setting a new record for faculty/staff giving and continuing Grand Valley's history of being the most generous university community in Michigan. Read More

GVSU announces totals for record-setting campaign

June 8, 2011

Grand Valley fittingly concluded its golden anniversary year June 8 with an announcement that will provide the university with momentum well into the next 50 years. Read More

Grand Valley leaders to announce comprehensive campaign numbers

June 8, 2011

As an appropriate conclusion to Grand Valley's 50th anniversary, an announcement will be made that the university's first comprehensive campaign is coming to a close at the end of June and has far surpassed its original goal of $50 million. Read More

DeVos announces challenge grant for Seidman Campaign

May 25, 2011

Rich and Helen DeVos announced a challenge grant for Grand Valley's L. William Seidman Center. Read More

DTE Energy awards GVSU incentive for energy conservation efforts

May 10, 2011

Grand Valley received an incentive from DTE Energy for its 2010 energy conservation projects. Campus-wide energy efficient efforts save the university $1.4 million annually. Read More

Grand Valley State's regional impact tops $680 million

April 29, 2011

The annual economic impact that Grand Valley has on the region rose by nearly $40 million to $680.4 million. Read More

Grand Valley reports record number of internships for 2009-10 academic year

April 29, 2011

Grand Valley reported a record number of students are getting practical experience in the work force, saving employers money and keeping more graduates in Michigan. Read More

Princeton Review names Grand Valley 'Green College' for second year

April 22, 2011

Grand Valley was named one of the country's most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review for the second year in a row. Read More

President Haas addresses administrative costs

April 7, 2011

In an email to Grand Valley students, faculty and staff, President Thomas J. Haas "set the record straight" concerning news stories about administrative costs. Read More

Grand Valley creates jobs and bright future for state of Michigan

March 28, 2011

A new Grand Valley State University report on its graduates shows Michigan's taxpayers are getting a great return on investment. Of recent graduates, 88 percent are employed or pursuing advanced degrees. Of those working 84 percent are employed in Michigan. Read More

Dashboard Report: Grand Valley leads in key indicators

February 11, 2011

President Thomas J. Haas said the university's accountability Dashboard Report shows Grand Valley leading other Michigan schools in key performance indicators. Read More

Grand Valley freezes housing rates on campus

February 11, 2011

For the first time in Grand Valley's history, the Board of Trustees voted to freeze housing rates for all students living on campus next year at 2010 rates. Read More

Brownfield credits will aid Seidman Center

December 14, 2010

Grand Valley will benefit from a December 14 announcement that the Michigan Economic Development Corporation is supporting 11 brownfield redevelopment projects in five Michigan cities. Read More

Grand Valley recognized as top producer of Fulbrights

December 2, 2010

Grand Valley was recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read More

Grand Valley's fourth accountability report shows efficiency increases

October 22, 2010

Grand Valley State University shows that it has increased access and efficiency while contributing millions to the West Michigan economy in its fourth annual Accountability Report. Read More

Grand Valley to celebrate progress toward new home for Seidman College of Business

September 29, 2010

Grand Valley will make a major announcement regarding the new L. William Seidman building for the Seidman College of Business in Grand Rapids. Read More

Grand Valley named Best College Buy for 15 consecutive years

September 23, 2010

For the 15th year in a row, Grand Valley State University has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. in Georgia. Read More

Grand Valley's support staff takes extraordinary step

September 21, 2010

In an historic vote, the support staff at Grand Valley State University voted overwhelmingly to join the rest of the university's employees in a wage freeze, giving up a raise scheduled for October 1, the last year of a three-year contract. Read More

Officials break ground for 'game-changing' library

September 21, 2010

Grand Valley and community leaders symbolically broke ground September 21 for a new library that speakers called both a "game changer" and the "intellectual heart of campus." Read More

Grand Valley has record enrollment for 2010

September 14, 2010

Grand Valley announces another record enrollment for fall 2010. This is the 28th year in a row in which Grand Valley enrolled more students than the year before. Read More

Groundbreaking will make new library a reality

September 14, 2010

Grand Valley officials and community leaders will break ground and celebrate the start of construction on the new Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons on Tuesday, September 21. Read More

Haas editorial supports university autonomy

September 10, 2010

"Dome Magazine," which covers Michigan politics and policy, on September 10 included an editorial by Grand Valley President Thomas J. Haas that supports the value of university autonomy. Read More

More Grand Valley students to get cash award for full-time study

September 1, 2010

Grand Valley announced Wednesday it will expand its Grand Finish program by tripling the number of students able to qualify for the new program, which encourages full-time study and rewards timely graduation. Read More

GVSU Trustees adopt budget, freeze salaries, set tuition

July 16, 2010

Grand Valley State University's Board of Trustees kept the state's challenged economy front and center when adopting the 2010-11 budget at its July 16 meeting. The budget implements wage freezes for university employees and shifts health care costs, with employees paying a greater percentage. Read More

GVSU continues Michigan brain gain

April 30, 2010

With the current struggles in Michigan's economy, some experts are concerned that there is a "brain drain" of talented and highly educated young people leaving the state. But with nearly nine out of 10 of Grand Valley State University's 2009 graduates employed or in graduate school in Michigan, the university continues to provide the state a brain gain. Read More

GVSU's regional economic impact $643.9 million

April 30, 2010

Grand Valley State University continues to be a major economic engine driving job creation in West Michigan, according to a report released April 30. Meanwhile, the university's Board of Trustees approved a slate of summer construction projects that will continue to create jobs in the region. Read More

Grand Valley creates 'Grand Finish'

April 30, 2010

Grand Finish is a unique support program aimed at keeping students moving toward graduation. Read More

Accountability Report recognized

October 23, 2009

The nonpartisan think tank Center For Michigan posted a story recognizing Grand Valley State University's annual Accountability Report. Read More

GVSU issues third annual accountability report

October 16, 2009

Grand Valley State University's third annual review of academic and fiscal performance was presented October 16 to the Board of Trustees. The Board also took action on several other items. Read More