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GVSU honors veterans, announces new initiatives

Students, faculty and staff members who served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard were honored November 11 at the Eleventh Annual Veterans Day Breakfast, hosted by President Philomena V. Mantella.

Nov 11, 2021


GVSU president named one of Crain's most influential women in Michigan

Mantella was chosen for her leadership role at a major university and because GVSU has expanded and grown in prominence under her leadership.

Nov 8, 2021


Mantella, student leaders discuss getting back to normal after COVID during WJR radio interview

Getting back to a normal college experience after COVID-19 and expanding Grand Valley's downtown presence were among topics discussed by students and university leaders during the WJR 2021 College Tour radio program with Guy Gordon.

Oct 26, 2021


WJR radio to broadcast live from Allendale Campus as part of statewide college tour

President Philomena V. Mantella and student leaders will be featured on the WJR College Tour 2021 radio program with Guy Gordon.

Oct 25, 2021


Mantella joins national alliance; signs letter to Congress urging help for immigrant students

President Mantella is a new steering committee member for the Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration.

Jul 19, 2021


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


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


A message from President Philomena V. Mantella

No matter where we as Americans fall on the political spectrum, we must condemn the violence that shook our nationýs capital and our personal psyches.

Jan 7, 2021


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