Higher Education

Colleges, universities, technical schools and training


MSU researchers may have developed melanoma treatment

Compound reduces spread of cancerous cells by 85-90 percent in tests.

January 20, 2017
A recent discovery by Michigan State University College of Human Medicine researchers may lead to a breakthrough in treating melanoma. Read More

Region compares favorably in health care outlook

But a spike in outpatient care is cause for concern.

January 20, 2017
The health care industry in Grand Rapids received some encouraging news with the release of the eighth annual Health Check report. Read More

MSU med school reinvents curriculum

Students will perform clinical work at beginning of education rather than at the end.

January 20, 2017
Striving to remain at the forefront of medical innovation, the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine implemented a new curriculum, which turns the previous format on its head. Read More

College facing lawsuit over constitution handouts

January 19, 2017
| By AP
A college in the region is being sued by a student and two others who say they were arrested while peacefully distributing copies of the U.S. Constitution. Read More

Betsy DeVos defends school choice when public schools fail

January 18, 2017
WASHINGTON — Education secretary pick Betsy DeVos said yesterday that American parents must be able to send their children to high-quality schools, including charter, magnet and religious schools, if public schools are failing. Read More

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