News in Brief 11/14 – Grand Valley Lanthorn

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GV Hosts Annual Veterans Day Breakfast to Honor the Military

Grand Valley State University hosted its 12e Annual Veterans Day Breakfast on November 11 to highlight veterans in the GVSU community and honor the sacrifices made by them and their loved ones.

The event featured speakers including retired U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Sandra Stosz and GVSU Military and Veteran Resources Manager Jill Hinton-Wolfe, as well as a virtual keynote address from the veteran and senator. American Gary Peters.

In his address to the hall of administration officials, veterans and family members, Stosz sought to draw on his experiences in the military to encourage those in attendance to work to bridge ideological divides and come together as one American people.

GVSU President Philomena Mantella also addressed the audience, expressing her gratitude to university veterans for their service and the collective commitment of officials to providing a campus environment tailored to the unique needs of veterans nationwide. .

Russian army withdraws from strategic Ukrainian city of Kherson

Nine months after the Russian Federation began its invasion of Ukraine, Russian forces have withdrawn from a strategic town in the southeastern region of the country.

Kherson, liberated by Ukrainian forces last week, is a key port city connected to the Black Sea and is a vital link between western Ukraine and the area directly north of the Crimean peninsula seized by Russia in 2014. The city had been subject to Russian occupation since the early days of the invasion.

The city now faces a monumental task in attempting to rebuild and reconnect its residents to vital services, including water and electricity.

With the liberation of Kherson, Ukraine will be in a more suitable position to begin its foray into the east of the country as it seeks to liberate the rest of the Russian-occupied areas.

GV implements a new method for calculating attendance fees

Grand Valley State University has announced the introduction of a new online tool that would aim to help members of the campus community calculate how much it would cost to attend college.

This new tool, dubbed the Cost Calculator, can be used to determine the tax impact of attendance by allowing students to enter identification questions into the online system.

According to GVNext, Vice President of Enrollment Development and Education Outreach B. Donta Truss aimed for the cost calculator to show the university’s sincerity in fiscal transparency.

Student responses to these questions will allow the system to consider various factors surrounding each student’s financial, family, and academic situation to tell the student how much they will pay for attendance.

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