Paul I. Phillips became the first African American elected to public office in Grand Rapids, winning the election in 1951. He was also the first African American elected to the Grand Rapids Board of Education, serving from 1962 to 1970.
The bus for the Grand Valley State University women's basketball team got stuck in the snow on the way to a game against Northern Michigan University in Marquette late last week. The team didn't let that minor inconvenience stand in its way, taking matters into its own hands.
Grand Valley State University plans to give out $100 to 1,000 GVSU students this summer in an effort to increase the student vaccination rate before classes start this fall. Their Virus Action Team hopes to have 70% of the student body vaccinated by fall.
It was under construction for 6 years, but it is now finally complete and open. Grand Valley State University has opened a science health building at 333 Michigan Street. The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health is the latest addition on Medial Mile.