Higher Education

Colleges, universities, technical schools and training


Inside Track: A long, winding road

Lifetime educator, incoming Grand Rapids Community College president achieves goal after detours along the way.

January 13, 2017
Bill Pink believes one of the biggest favors you can do for yourself in life is to grab hold of the thing you love and chase after it. Read More

College hosts national speakers for MLK week

January 12, 2017
A local college is hosting several nationally known speakers to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read More

GRAM names director of learning and creativity

January 10, 2017
A long-time arts educator has been named to a newly created role at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Carlos Sanchez of Ferris State

January 10, 2017
Carlos Sanchez — director of the Ferris State University Latino Business and Economic Development Center — is the featured guest in episode 16 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Metro, U-M tout ‘choice’ in market

Metro Health CEO predicts five to seven years before full impact of affiliation is felt.

January 6, 2017
With the finalization of Metro Health’s affiliation agreement with the University of Michigan Health System at the end of 2016, the former underwent a name change. Read More

Pact fuels trade worker pipeline

Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Michigan offers online certification for high school students.

January 6, 2017
With no signs of construction slowing down and a growing shortage of trade workers, Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Michigan has made a move to foster employee growth. Read More

WMU football coach leaving for Big Ten

January 6, 2017
P.J. Fleck is leaving Western Michigan University to take over a Big Ten program reeling from a threatened player boycott of a bowl game and the handling of a sexual assault investigation. Read More

Alum leaves university $2.5M gift

January 3, 2017
A university in the region will shore up several of its academic colleges and departments, thanks to a $2.5-million bequest from an alum. Read More

College produces January Series

January 2, 2017
A local college is producing an award-winning lecture series this month — featuring a wide range of experts and topics. Read More

College teams compete in international Wege Prize

January 2, 2017
Undergraduate and graduate students from three West Michigan colleges are competing in the Wege Prize, an international design competition. Read More