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From left, Thomas Hopper, Kevin Ricco and Valerie Byrnes.

How the Muskegon Innovation Hub is driving entrepreneurship & transforming the business landscape

As entrepreneurs increasingly turn to Muskegon, the business community is transforming and growing. Behind this change is a major player that's working to ensure residents with a dream of starting their own company are encouraged and supported: the Muskegon Innovation Hub.

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Heading home: For many who grew up on the farm, roots run deep

Paul Pridgeon remembers graduating from Central Michigan University and asking himself the question that swirls in the minds of so many recent graduates: now what?

Beau VanSolkema

Speaking out: GRCC's policy supporting transgender students creates safe learning environment

Grand Rapids Community College should be praised, not criticized, for working hard to protect the civil rights of all its students, including its transgender population, writes Beau VanSolkema, the president of GRCC's  LGBTQQA+ organization.

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At GVSU, an emphasis on design thinking is leading to big changes in education

A recent design thinking conference at Grand Valley State University tackled big questions, including: what makes the world run better, especially when it comes to our schools?

Breannah Alexander

The nation we've made: On mobility for young people

Young people do not have a feasible pathway to economic mobility that is accessible or equitable. Breannah Alexander, of Partners for a Racism-Free Community and Opportunity Nation, explains why this matters, and what can be done to bring about the change that is needed.
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