Fire at Copper Beech Townhomes deemed accidental, no serious injuries reported

Fire departments from Allendale, Georgetown and Blendon townships responded to an apartment unit on fire shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 17 in GVSU off-campus apartment Copper Beech Townhomes. The team arrived to flames coming from the third floor of a middle housing unit before putting out the flames within 30 minutes, according to witnesses.  Fire Lt. Scott Harkef said that the fire was quickly contained, only damaging one unit. No serious injuries were reported, but residents of the complex were kept outside for nearly two hours while the scene was cleared.

Mully's Bar Crawl. The Tin Can. 1/12/19. Going away celebration for Mully's. GVL / Benjamin Hunt.

GVSU students pour one out for their dear friend Mully's

There are several bars and restaurants near Grand Valley State University’s Allendale campus, but none quite live up to the reputation of Mully’s Bar and Grill. Located in Meadows Crossing Retail Shoppes with a head-on view of the Cook Carillon Tower, Mully’s was essentially GVSU’s "college bar." However, at the beginning of winter break Mully’s Bar and Grill closed its doors for good, with no notice to its employees and the community of students it primarily served.

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Organizations reach out, recruit at Campus Life Night

As students return from winter break with resolutions to join a new club or organization, many flock to Grand Valley State University’s Campus Night Life, which was held in the Kirkhof Center on Friday, Jan. 11. While the event featured many of GVSU’s over 400 organizations, just as the fall semester’s Campus Life Night did, many organizations came into the winter event with varied goals.   

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author speaks at Hauenstein Center

On Thursday, Jan. 10, Jon Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, presidential historian, contributing editor of TIME magazine and writer for the New York Times Book Review, spoke about his newest novel, “The Soul of America: The Better Angels of Our Nature.” The event also served as the third anniversary of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies’ eponym, Ralph Hauenstein.