Articles by Nate Hoekstra

Despite insurrection, Constitution "worked" during January 6 armed attack on Capitol

Despite a strong challenge in the face of an armed insurrection in the U.S. Capitol on January 6, the U.S. Constitution worked, and ultimately resulted in the peaceful transfer of power from one presidential administration to the next, said Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center.

Feb 24, 2021

Timeline for GVSU vaccine clinic unknown, university to follow state, local guidelines

The leaders of Grand Valley's Virus Action Team (VAT) said they have no firm timeline on a GVSU-based COVID-19 vaccine clinic, but urged faculty, staff and students to register for a vaccine with their health care provider, local health department, or through other providers.

Feb 23, 2021

Cook Leadership Academy launches new badging system; applications close Feb. 22

The Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy, part of Grand Valley's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, has launched a new badging system that will help academy fellows better highlight what they learn in the program.

Feb 20, 2021

Blackboard grades, due dates now integrated into MyBlueLaker app

Students who use the recently launched MyBlueLaker app can now explore new functionality, including tracking due dates for assignments and assessments as well as getting real-time, personalized grade information from their instructors.

Feb 16, 2021

First Presidential Roundtable to address January 6 Capitol attack, Constitutional issues

Grand Valley State University's four most recent presidents will gather February 24 to host a roundtable discussion regarding the U.S. Constitution and the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

Feb 10, 2021

Open learning expert urges GV leadership to "tiptoe into to the future" after COVID disruption

COVID-19 has proved a formidable force in disrupting traditional education systems since March of 2020, but Sanjay Sarma, vice president for open learning at MIT, said the pandemic leaves room for growth for higher education.

Feb 2, 2021

Johnson Center for Philanthropy releases annual "11 Trends in Philanthropy" report

The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University has released its fifth annual "11 Trends in Philanthropy" report, identifying trends that will shape the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors in the coming months and years.

Jan 28, 2021

GVSU expert: Some lawmakers calling for impeachment or invoking 25th Amendment, unclear if either would work

Reacting to the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, some lawmakers in Congress from both major political parties have called for President Donald Trump to be removed from office, either via the 25th Amendment or impeachment proceedings.

Jan 8, 2021

Grand Valley partnership, testing to provide public health experts with data about potential COVID-19 hotspots

Grand Valley State University's Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) and Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) Department are partnering on a pilot study for the State of Michigan to implement testing methods to monitor and detect genetic markers of the COVID-19 virus in wastewater.

Nov 13, 2020

A message from President Philomena V. Mantella

A message to the campus community from President Philomena V. Mantella.

Nov 12, 2020