Rachel Weick

Rachel Weick

Rachel Weick is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers health care, economic development, higher education, startups, human resources and lakeshore. Email Rachel at rweick at grbj dot com. Follow her on Twitter @RachelJean14

ARTICLES

University names director of Japan center

October 22, 2014
One of the founding members of a center for research on Japan and outreach to the nation is now its director. Read More

Startup advises art collectors

October 21, 2014
A startup has launched an online platform to help people become art collectors by connecting them with advisors who guide them through the art-buying process. Read More

University builds $1.2M stained-glass windows

October 20, 2014
A Danish artist is shedding light on a university’s planned $15-million chapel by creating a $1.2-million set of handcrafted stained-glass windows with about 4,000 pieces of glass. Read More

Startup recycles food waste

October 20, 2014
A startup is developing an indoor composting system to give food waste a second life. Read More

Cancer consortium names Kent County supervisor to board

October 20, 2014
A Kent County Health Department supervisor with a diverse public health background is joining the board of the Michigan Cancer Consortium. Read More

Davenport launches online competency-based MBA degree

Program puts more emphasis on business experience than classroom time.

October 17, 2014
Business professionals interested in earning an MBA can now be graded based on their proficiency of material rather than time spent in a classroom. Read More

WMU’s aviation capital outlay receives endorsement

Labor council backs plan for $19M expansion using state appropriation.

October 17, 2014
A university nationally recognized for its aeronautics program is pursuing state funding for a $19 million expansion and renovation project for its aviation facility to accommodate projected industry growth for maintenance technicians. Read More

Muskegon Chamber aims to keep cash in community

October 17, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Repurposing a local tradition, a lakeshore chamber of commerce is bringing its gift certificate program to an online platform to keep cash in the community. Read More

Online strategy is essential element of education

Colleges say student-faculty engagement and assessment tools contribute to success.

October 17, 2014
The online platform for education is a tool academic institutions can use to meet the needs and expectations of their students in an increasingly data-driven world, while providing an opportunity for nontraditional students or professionals to pursue a higher education. Read More

Northwood incorporates cohort approach in online MBA program

It’s the same process the university uses in its traditional advanced-degree classes.

October 17, 2014
A business school is adding a new MBA program to its repertoire with the launch of a fully integrated online curriculum for students in January. Read More