Higher Education

Colleges, universities, technical schools and training


GRBJ Podcast: Teresa Weatherall Neal of GRPS

April 25, 2017
Teresa Weatherall Neal — the superintendent of Grand Rapids Public Schools — is the featured guest in episode 31 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

College hosting student research symposium

April 24, 2017
For its annual student research symposium, a local college will feature the work of students from more than a dozen disciplines. Read More

College president departing school

April 21, 2017
A college president in the region has announced he will be moving on to a new school this summer. Read More

Teacher charged with embezzlement

April 21, 2017
| By AP
A suspended teacher in the area has been arraigned on an embezzlement charge. Read More

Kent ISD asks for tax hike

Ballot proposal would add $211 per pupil, per year, for 10 years in 20 Kent County school districts.

April 14, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Drawing on a Michigan statute passed in 1994, Kent Intermediate School District will ask for nine-tenths of a mill on the May 2 ballot to support business and early college programs, personnel and other services for the 20 school districts in Kent ISD. Read More

Food service program cuts waste, emphasizes sustainability

Culinary Institute of Michigan stresses ecological responsibility throughout coursework, hands-on training and technology applications.

April 14, 2017
If you ask leaders at Baker College’s Culinary Institute of Michigan, being kind to the planet should be a central part of learning to cook and serve food. Read More

Ex-superintendent charged with embezzlement

April 14, 2017
| By AP
The former superintendent of a school district in the region has been charged with embezzlement and obtaining money by false pretenses for allegedly cashing in too many vacation days. Read More

University names former federal 'auto czar' president

April 12, 2017
A university in the region has selected an economist and labor expert as its ninth president. Read More

College selects president

April 11, 2017
A local college has selected a new president who loves learning and has the experience to prove it, from working in the aerospace industry to studying marketing and economics. Read More

Entrepreneur crowdfunding mentorship program for young men

April 10, 2017
A local entrepreneur is planning to offer a new mentorship program for young men from fatherless homes. Read More