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Students gather inside the Kirkhof Center on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 in protest of President Trump's immigration ban.

Creating a safe place

With protests against President Donald Trump occurring across the U.S. and worldwide after his controversial election, students, community members and U.S. residents in general have had a lot to say about Trump's recent executive orders. One of the issues gaining the most attention is Trump’s decision to put in place an order turning back refugees and other visitors from predominantly Muslim countries.


'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.

GVL/Mackenzie Bush - Daniel Taccolini and Haleigh Hunter work together in the Writing Center Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

Following the rules

Of the thousands of universities across the United States, all of them are subject to handling situations of plagiarism and academic dishonesty. At Grand Valley State University, there has been an increase in the reporting of violations of academic integrity since a new “centralized reporting system” was implemented in 2014.

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Callie Spytman (left) and Lee Hewson (right) study for their exams in the Mary Idema Pew Library on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.

Scholarworks program hits download milestone

Many scholars publish research to gain credibility in their field and to be noticed by colleagues. Doing so helps them make progress in their careers and become candidates for grants and funding. However, some people at the undergraduate level simply may not have the resources, prestige or opportunity to publish research they’ve done in their field, whether it be groundbreaking or not.