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Local Political Spotlight: 21-year-old invests in change

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 07-07-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

“I’m driving in my car talking to Obama. We got to pick his brain and he had to think about the question and give an honest answer without a script. I appreciated that.” Arielle Leipham recently joined forces with Organizing for...

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Germany Rising: local scholar presents on Germany’s economic turn around

by (jeffcrafter)

Submitted 02-28-2011 under NEWS

The World Affairs Council of West Michigan and several local academic institutions hosted the third Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture Series last Monday evening at Aquinas College’s Fine Arts Center. The lecture was presented by Dr....

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Expert on world affairs details "New World Order" to Great Decisions Foreign Policy Series

by (jeffcrafter)

Submitted 02-18-2011 under NEWS

The Great Decisons Foreign Policy Series, co-presented by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan and a cadre of local academic institutions, features weekly presentations by various experts on world affairs. The series, now in it's second...

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Hits and Messes: World Affairs Council presents Great Decisions lecture series

by (jeffcrafter)

Submitted 02-11-2011 under NEWS

The Great Decisions foreign policy lecture series at Aquinas College features speakers from multiple disciplines speaking on topics from the cutting edge in the fast-changing realm of world affairs. The series, presented annually, is...

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The Fight for Chickens in Grand Rapids Not Over

by (mdhoyt)

Submitted 11-15-2010 under NEWS

Just a couple of short months back on August 10th, the City of Grand Rapids Commissioners voted no on a resolution that would have amended the law to allow backyard chickens in the city. The vote was held after much input from the public was heard...

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Michigan represented at the Rally for Sanity in D.C.

by (Chris)

Submitted 11-02-2010 under OPINION

The drive to Washington, D.C. to attend the Rally for Sanity and/or Fear this past weekend was in itself an insight into the position Michigan finds itself in comparison to other states. As I crossed the border into Ohio, the quality of the road...

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Does Your Spiritual Life Include WATER?

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 08-05-2010 under NONPROFITS

Ancient Chinese teacher Lao Tzu said, “The greatest good is like water that nourishes all things.” Philosopher Sara Leeland, PhD will explain how we can enhance spiritual life flow by developing gratitude for the water in our lives. Leeland...

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Media literacy: Distinguishing political coverage

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 08-03-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff: Right around fall time every year, the city is caught in a maelstrom of election coverage. There is so much news coverage pouring out of papers, screens and in 1s and 0s that it can be difficult to wade through the type...

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An interview with congressional candidate Patrick Miles

by (douglasdooley)

Submitted 07-26-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

The retiring of Vern Ehlers, who for 17 years held the U.S. House of Representatives seat for Michigan's 3rd District, leaves both republicans and democrats vying for votes. One of the democratic candidates is local lawyer and civic leader Pat Miles...

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A Q&A with Erin Davies, "FagBug" Director

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 06-25-2010 under NONPROFITS

As part of the QUEERIES film series, sponsored by GVSU LGBT Resource Center, Wealthy Theatre is proud to feature a June 25 concert/movie, with LVNMUZQ opening at 7pm, followed by the Grand Rapids premiere of "FagBug," a documentary by Erin Davies....

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