Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies

MLK speaker: King evolved as a civil rights leader

The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, in partnership with the Division of Inclusion and Equity, welcomed Mary Frances Berry to the Pew Grand Rapids Campus as part of Grand Valley's Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week.

Jan 20, 2023


Hauenstein event: Journalists see Supreme Court on historic path

For journalists like Adam Liptak with the New York Times and James Romoser of SCOTUSblog, the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority has made for a historic time to be reporting on the high court's rulings.

Dec 13, 2022



Hauenstein speaker: Founding Fathers grappled with disillusionment over their young nation

The Hauenstein Center welcomed Syracuse University professor Dennis Rasmussen to discuss his book on the Founding Fathers and their growing disillusionment with the United States soon after its creation.

Nov 18, 2022


Rebuilding voters' trust key for midterm elections, says panel

Improving trust and developing connections were recurring themes among panelists during the Hauenstein Center's 2022 Election Panel at the DeVos Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Oct 28, 2022


Campus members will share their stories, hopes for country at next Talking Together event

Input from campus community members on their hopes for the future of a divided country will be the focus of the next Talking Together event.

Oct 27, 2022


Next Talking Together event focuses on how voters with opposing views can feel heard, understand each other

Participants at the next event in the Talking Together initiative will enjoy a meal together and watch a film showing people with opposing political views sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

Oct 6, 2022


CLA alumni: Build, engage student-mentor relationships

As part of The Wheelhouse Talks, five graduates of the Cook Leadership Academy shared their thoughts and experiences of their time in the academy with the current CLA cohort.

Oct 3, 2022


Authors discuss history, challenges of Constitution's amendments

The Hauenstein Center welcomed John Kowal and Wilfred Codrington as part of its annual Constitution Day celebration to discuss their research and book into the history of the U.S. Constitution's amendments.

Sep 23, 2022


Talking Together series promotes discussion, unity

The Padnos/Sarosik Center for Civil Discourse, Kaufman Interfaith Institute, Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, and WGVU Public Media formed a partnership to coordinate the initiative's content and programming.

Sep 22, 2022