Articles by Dottie Barnes

Mantella op-ed: Fight for in-person classes crucial for all learners

President Mantella wrote higher education's battle to maintain face-to-face learning, while following all public health guidance, is a struggle worth fighting for, especially if it improves success for those who have to fight just to gain access to our doors.

Sep 27, 2020


A message from President Philomena V. Mantella

President Philomena V. Mantella sent a message to the campus community on September 25, 2020, about a racial Zoom incident.

Sep 25, 2020


Former head of Facilities Planning to be inducted into Sustainable Business Hall of Fame

James Moyer, former associate vice president for Facilities Planning, will be inducted into the Sustainable Business Hall of Fame by the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum.

Sep 25, 2020


Virus Action Team update: Number of COVID-19 cases in GVSU community continues to decline

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 within the GVSU community continues to decline, as do active cases.

Sep 24, 2020


Mantella reappoints two faculty members as Presidential Fellows

Chasity Bailey-Fakhoury, associate professor of Educational Foundations, has been reappointed as the Presidential Fellow for Strategy Development and Outreach. Aaron Lowen, professor of economics and finance department chair, has been reappointed as the Presidential Fellow for Enterprise Learning & Development.

Sep 23, 2020


Financial incentive announced for students who complete self-assessment through the Fall semester

Starting September 18, students who complete their self-assessment every day, including weekends, for the rest of the semester will earn $200 toward the Winter 2021 semester. Students who will be graduating after the Fall semester will be rewarded for this semester in January 2021.

Sep 19, 2020


Student veterans receive support while navigating COVID-19, honor President Mantella

Cameron Zbikowski said he chose Grand Valley because of its affordability and excellent reputation for supporting military students. He said he is especially grateful to be a Laker in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sep 18, 2020


Virus Action Team update: Number of COVID-19 cases within GVSU community trending down; Staying in Place order takes effect

The number of positive COVID-19 cases within the Grand Valley community has trended down for the last couple of days after leveling off last week. In spite of this recent trend, the overall positive numbers for Grand Valley since the opening of the Fall semester have been concerning to both university community members and public health officials.

Sep 17, 2020



GVSU named a Top Midwest University, Best Value, Most Innovative by U.S. News & World Report

Grand Valley State University has again been named a top university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. In the "2021 Best Colleges" rankings, Grand Valley is ranked third overall for Top Public Regional Universities in the Midwest and eighth for Most Innovative Schools in the Midwest.

Sep 14, 2020