Higher Education

Colleges, universities, technical schools and training


WMU bets on students digging hydrogeology

Graduate certificate program prepped for students on campus, online.

July 29, 2016
If a new program expansion takes off, Western Michigan University hopes to continue drawing a steady stream of graduates into a field — hydrogeology — that could really use the influx. Read More

Local drug developer targets traumatic brain injury

Animal trials show promise, according to university researchers.

July 29, 2016
Anyone who’s suffered or watched a loved one suffer from a traumatic brain injury will appreciate that a group of local scientists may have found a way to help the healing. Read More

Switch and ArtPrize gather STEAM

Tech company’s exhibit will blend science, technology, arts, engineering and math.

July 29, 2016
One reason Switch Ltd. executives chose to locate the company’s eastern data center in West Michigan was its culture, led by a visit to ArtPrize. Read More

College names VP of development and alumni relations

July 22, 2016
A college in the region has appointed a long-time community leader and alum to head up its fundraising and alumni relations. Read More

Forbes rates West Michigan colleges for 'ROI'

July 21, 2016
A Forbes ranking is giving West Michigan colleges a sense of how they stack up against schools across the country in terms of the “return on investment” they offer students. Read More

PR firm wins Flint Community Schools account

July 18, 2016
A local public relations firm has been named the agency of record by Flint Community Schools. Read More

Inside Track: Boosting therapy with horsepower

GVSU prof puts patients with disabilities in the saddle.

July 15, 2016
Beth Macauley is one of only four speech-language pathologists in the country certified in hippotherapy, an emerging technique that puts patients on horseback to improve speech, motor and cognitive functions. Read More

Michigan sues feds over rule on public school bathrooms

July 12, 2016
| By AP
Michigan and nine states have sued the federal government over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms conforming to their gender identity, joining a dozen other states in the latest fight over LGBT rights. Read More

Q&A: Jodi Petersen

July 12, 2016
Jodi Petersen serves as the director of the Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s Community Research Institute at Grand Valley State University. Read More

College withdraws offer for downtown building

July 11, 2016
A college isn’t proceeding with its purchase of a downtown building. Read More