'This is what a democracy looks like'

It's estimated that one in every 100 Americans marched Saturday, Jan. 21, to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump and promote the need for equal rights as part of the "Women's March on Washington." With marches on every continent, the march may go down in history as one of the largest forms of assemblies worldwide.

GVL / Luke Holmes - The Post-Election Town Hall Meeting was held in the Kirkhof Center on Monday, Jan. 23, 2016.

Moving forward

The last of several post-election town hall meetings, sponsored by the Grand Valley State University Division of Inclusion and Equity, Community Service Learning Center and student senate, was held Monday, Jan. 23, in the Kirkhof Center Thornapple Room. Students, as well as educators and directors, gathered to discuss tactics for moving forward after the 2016 presidential election and 2017 inauguration of President Donald J. Trump.

Wheelhouse Talks 1.20.17

Leadership as a 'superpower'

Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies hosted its latest installment of the Wheelhouse Talks, a program that features mentors who wish to share their leadership experiences and philosophy with the community.

GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Suzeanne Benet presents during Grand Valley's annual Her Story series on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.

Leading the community

From being raised in the suburbs of Georgia, to getting her first position in Chicago at DePaul University’s marketing school, to falling in love with Grand Valley State University as a professor and department chair, Suzeanne Benet has been through numerous trials and tribulations and met her fair share of people, both kind and unkind.

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Suzeanne Benet

Her Story

Women in leadership positions at Grand Valley State University have the opportunity to share their stories of success through the Her Story series hosted by GVSU’s Women’s Commission. The next installment of the series will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room.