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David Denby says if enough people in the United States had read Huckleberry Finn President Donald Trump wouldn’t have been taken seriously during his campaign. Denby, a staff writer for the New Yorker says he was thinking of the con men in Mark Twain’s classic. “Trump is a con artist.”

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A scholar at the College of Charleston in South Carolina says academia is hardly immune from problems with gender inequality and sexual harassment. Sociologist Kris De Welde will talk about the issue February 8th at Western Michigan University.

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On WestSouthwest, Kalamazoo State Representative Jon Hoadley says the Legislature should be using its investigations to hold Michigan State University accountable. And the director of a documentary on suicide discusses her film being shown by Western Michigan University in February. 

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Most college students arrive at campus knowing few people at a time when they must also learn how to live on their own for the first time. For some, that can lead to depression--even suicide. That's why Western Michigan University's Lee Honors College is showing "The 'S' Word" documentary on Feb. 7.

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State Representative Jon Hoadley says survivors should be at center of the investigations of Michigan State University. The Kalamazoo Democrat says the goal should be to figure out the systemic failure that led to sexual abuse.