Higher Education

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IRS approves nonprofit status for Kent District Library

Surprisingly, not all public library systems in Michigan have 501(c)(3) status.

August 29, 2014
Linda Krombeen’s job just got busier — and in one respect, easier. She probably won’t have to hear "no" so often when she’s trying to get a grant or donation. Read More

GVSU identifies business potential in districts

August 29, 2014
GVSU researchers are helping to drive economic development with a tool that provides access to key data on local neighborhoods. Read More

Foundation awards MSU $6M for food programs

August 29, 2014
| By AP
A local foundation has awarded Michigan State University $6 million in grants for research and outreach programs to promote access to healthy food in the state. Read More

Startup develops educational electronics

August 27, 2014
A startup company that produces electronic modules with a focus on improving the “how-to” experience for consumers is getting a boost from a Grand Rapids-based entrepreneurial incubator. Read More

Declining demographic, better economy impact enrollment

To compete, West Michigan colleges and universities are increasing their recruitment efforts.

August 22, 2014
Students are beginning to take their seats as college classes kick off for the fall semester, but enrollment may face challenges in the future. Read More

WMU students launch SafeSense Technologies with impact sensor

Helmet product is designed to measure concussive blows on gridiron and battlefield.

August 22, 2014
An innovative pressure sensor developed by West Michigan University graduate students can now detect concussive head trauma, with applications both on the playing field and in the battlefield. Read More

GRCC toasts area's philanthropic spirit as it turns 100

College’s ‘100 Ways to Give’ effort incorporates extensive service projects.

August 22, 2014
As Grand Rapids Community College celebrates its 100th birthday, staff and students are participating in service projects to give back to the community. Read More

Davenport delivers job guarantee

Building the program involved input from 95 employers on what to include.

August 22, 2014
A university is standing behind its programs with the introduction of an employment guarantee program this fall that fosters student effectiveness in their chosen field. Read More

Calvin adds Chinese language education major/minor

State approval results in curriculum that trains students to teach Chinese.

August 22, 2014
To meet the growing demand for Chinese language instruction, a Grand Rapids liberal arts college has become one of the few academic institutions in the state to offer a Chinese language education program. Read More

GRCC offers Homeland Security training course

New class seeks to develop critical thinking skills in emergency situations.

August 22, 2014
A new course offered this fall at a Grand Rapids college will have students and professionals on high alert as they learn how to assess, identify, protect and react to emergency situations. Read More