Higher Education

Colleges, universities, technical schools and training


Facebook aims to train individuals in tech skills

Social media company partnering with six local organizations to teach basic digital marketing skills.

June 22, 2018
Facebook recently announced a pledge to train 1 million individuals and small business owners across the U.S. by 2020. Read More

Psychiatry residency program graduates first class

June 20, 2018
A four-year psychiatry residency program in Grand Rapids has graduated its first class of students. Read More

Insights on closing the pay gap

HR Collaborative founder Beth Kelly talks wage trends, negotiating salary at Women in Finance lunch.

June 15, 2018
It’s no secret wage inequity still is a problem for women in the workforce. A local human resources expert recently shared strategies women can use to advocate for fair pay. Read More

Alum gives $20M to college

June 15, 2018
An alum’s $20-million gift has allowed a college in the region to create a new scholarship program primarily for “students of color, first-generation college students and students from lower-income families.” Read More

Judge sentences teacher in drowning case

June 15, 2018
| By AP
EASTPOINTE — A teacher has been sentenced to probation for the death of a teenager at a high school pool. Read More

College sells 82-acre lodge property

June 14, 2018
A college has sold a long unused hotel and conference center property in the region. Read More

Grand Rapids Symphony receives $1.1M diversity grant

June 14, 2018
The Grand Rapids Symphony has been awarded a $1.1-million grant from a local foundation to create diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Read More

College launches startup lab for veterans

June 12, 2018
A local college has established a new entrepreneurial program for veterans. Read More

Christian colleges have $60B economic impact

Grand Rapids-based Calvin College, Cornerstone University, Kuyper College are among 142 schools in the study.

June 8, 2018
A study revealed a network of 142 Christian colleges and universities, including three in Grand Rapids, have an annual economic impact of $60 billion. Read More

Furniture maker acquiring company in education market for $145M

June 8, 2018
A local furniture manufacturer has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a maker of furniture for the education market. Read More