Gleaves Whitney

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Studies indicate Americans are increasingly lonely. Is that loneliness contributing to a growing political divide? There’s a centuries old prediction that this would be the case that begs to ask if our democracy at risk?

The search for political common ground has become a challenge for Americans. While it’s a frustrating challenge, Gleaves Whitney, director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University’s says we cannot avoid it.

Gleaves Whitney, Director Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University
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The search for political common ground has become a challenge for Americans. While it’s a frustrating challenge, the director of Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies says we cannot avoid it. Gleaves Whitney confronted the issue last night in Grand Rapids during his address titled, Common Ground? He explains it is essential we reach out to people with whom we disagree in order to make our democracy work.

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“I was able to meet him for the first time when I was 10 years old, that was back in 1966 when he was running for the Senate race against Dolph Briscoe and he lost.”

Gleaves Whitney is director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University. He knew the Bush family growing up in Texas a mile or two from their home. A friendship and an appreciation for George H. W. Bush grew over the years.

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Studies indicate Americans are increasingly lonely. Is that loneliness contributing to a growing political divide? There’s a centuries old prediction that this would be the case that begs to ask if our democracy at risk?

The search for political common ground has become a challenge for Americans. While it’s a frustrating challenge, Gleaves Whitney, director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University’s says we cannot avoid it.

Jon Lauck
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Finding the Lost Region IV: Fourth Annual Midwestern History Conference attracted more than 150 panelists to the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University.

Executive Director, Gleaves Whitney along with historian Jon Lauck have crafted a program focusing on the national and global importance of the region.

Topics this year cover art, immigration, politics, religion, and sports to name a few.

We talk with Lauck about the role the region has on American society.

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Ralph D. Hauenstein, the son of philanthropist Ralph W. Hauenstein carried out his late father’s wishes Monday announcing financial gifts to three West Michigan institutions.

“I think his life was exemplary of where he’s placed his fortune. Represented here are the mind, the body and the soul and the health of all three,” said Brian Hauenstein, the Grandson of philanthropist Colonel Ralph W. Hauenstein who passed away in January 2016.

WGVU Public Media will broadcast live Ralph Hauenstein: A Celebration of Life, The funeral will air on WGVU Life 35.2/52.2, WGVU 88.5/95.3 FM, and via the WGVU website tomorrow from 10 – 11 AM.

WGVU-FM talks with Gelaves Whitney, the Director of Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. Whitney spent more than a decade with Ralph Hauenstein both personally and professionally.