Higher Education

Colleges, universities, technical schools and training


Partnership leads to cheaper educational opportunities

Davenport offers tuition discounts for employees and members of Lake Michigan Credit Union.

May 17, 2019
Two West Michigan institutions are partnering to provide affordable educational opportunities. Read More

$15.5M grant increasing school district's 'access to higher education'

May 14, 2019
A foundation has given a university a $15.5-million grant to expand higher education options for a public school district’s students and teachers. Read More

Ex-NFL player and woman settle suits against MSU

May 13, 2019
| By AP
EAST LANSING — A former NFL player has settled a lawsuit against Michigan State University alleging his rights were violated when he was expelled after a sexual misconduct investigation. Read More

Footwear brand donates boots to construction grads

May 10, 2019
A work shoe manufacturer donated new work boots to recent graduates of a high school construction program. Read More

Women in Finance group hosts primer on board service

Panel discusses nonprofit board structures and criteria for why, where and how to serve.

May 3, 2019
Citing Inforum’s 2017 report on women in Michigan’s public companies — which showed only 15% of board members and 13% of executive officers are female — a local association hosted a recent event to help change that. Read More

United States ‘trust crash’ inspires BBB initiative

Research, reporting and education lab aims to make West Michigan the most trustworthy U.S. market.

May 3, 2019
After an annual global trust and credibility survey last year revealed record low levels of confidence in U.S. institutions — dubbed a “trust crash” — the local chapter of the Better Business Bureau stepped up to the plate. Read More

Higher education system needs fundamental redesign

May 3, 2019
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, with lots of bi-partisan and business community support, has established the goal of 60% of Michigan adults having a postsecondary credential by 2030. Read More

Professor receives national award

May 1, 2019
A local art professor has received a national award from her peers. Read More

Gov. Whitmer nets GOP and business support for tuition-free programs

May 1, 2019
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is netting key support from the business community and some Republican lawmakers for her large-scale plans to provide debt-free tuition to high school graduates and older adults who want to learn new job skills. Read More

University housing sees big changes for the modern student

April 29, 2019
Student housing no longer means confining concrete walls, bunk beds and communal bathrooms. Instead, universities are changing their student housing models to provide today’s students with more space and top of the line amenities. Keeping students engaged and living on campus helps to promote campus life and student participation in university organizations. Read More