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Demand for student housing spurs GVSU to launch $52.4M housing project, add 460 beds
Tuesday, October 06, 2009 (649 reads)


9/3/2009

So many Grand Valley State University students want to live on-campus that even the addition of three new housing buildings and 460 additional beds the college can't keep up with demand. The university received 6,500 applications for 5,464 beds two years ago, resulting in some 600 freshman and half of the sophomores living off campus against their preference.


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$18.8 Million Chemistry Building Receives MSU's First LEED Certification
Tuesday, October 06, 2009 (487 reads)


9/3//2009

Michigan State University’s (MSU) chemistry building has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. This is the first MSU building to receive LEED certification. The $18.8 million laboratory renovation was completed in 2007 and included 15,000 square feet of additional research space.


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Grand Valley receives highest green rating of Michigan's colleges, universities
Tuesday, October 06, 2009 (523 reads)


9/3/2009

Grand Valley State University received the highest "green" rating among Michigan's colleges and universities,  according to an annual report by The Princeton Review.


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TechTown Center of $2.4B Battery Investment from Feds that could Create 6,800 Jobs in Next 18 Months
Tuesday, October 06, 2009 (439 reads)


9/3/2009

Michigan is the big winner in $2.4 billion of federal grants for research and development of advanced automotive batteries. And TechTown was at the center of it all. Vice President Joe Biden made the announcement last week at the business incubator in New Center. Michigan will receive about half of that money, which will be used for everything from lithium ion batteries to hybrid cars.


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