Higher Education

Colleges, universities, technical schools and training


Report says education lagging in Michigan

May 22, 2015
A nonprofit organization is taking the state to school with its campaign for new strategies and policies to improve Michigan’s public education system performance. Read More

University hosts NCAA track championship

May 20, 2015
A local university has a chance to win a national championship on home turf. Read More

Gaming studio extends reach

May 18, 2015
A gaming studio focused on education has added a second West Michigan office. Read More

GVSU names executive director of Center for Philanthropy

May 18, 2015
An experienced nonprofit leader has been named the new executive director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. Read More

Pyramid Campus is on tenuous ground

Plans for a STEM hub are on hold as sides haggle over real estate.

May 15, 2015
After a series of renegotiating meetings and changes, the agreement between Pyramid Education Campus Investors and Steelcase Inc. for the iconic Pyramid building is uncertain. Read More

Davenport announces public launch of $25M campaign

Part of the funds will be used to construct new college of business.

May 15, 2015
With more than half of its $25 million fundraising campaign secured in less than two years, Davenport University now is turning to the public to secure the remaining funds. Read More

STEM teaching program enriching Grand Rapids youngsters

Sylvan Learning Center unveils classes heavy on science, technology, engineering and math.

May 15, 2015
Legos are a classic toy brand, the focus of a popular children’s movie — and now they also are the creative building blocks being used to teach Grand Rapids youth about robotics technology. Read More

Vermont college names local dean president

May 14, 2015
After more than a decade of leadership, a local university dean is leaving West Michigan to serve as president at a college in Vermont. Read More

University raises $12.7M

May 11, 2015
A university is looking to the public to help close on the remaining $12.3 million of its $25-million campaign to support continued growth. Read More

Greener Grads expands its partnerships

Grand Rapids firm is sending gowns down the aisle a second time.

May 8, 2015
A Grand Rapids-based initiative has expanded its footprint across the nation in its first 12 months of operations while on a mission to reduce waste. Read More