LAUP nears fifth decade serving Latinx community

An organization on the lakeshore is marking 48 years of advancing the welfare of marginalized populations with its services, programs and events.

Former CEO turns attention toward children’s mental health

Allison Paradise recently launched a youth organization focused on nurturing mental health in children and young people.

Michigan State sued over failure to release big donor deals

EAST LANSING — A newspaper is suing to try to force Michigan State University to release agreements with two donors who are helping pay the salary of football coach Mel Tucker.

GRCC students selected for Johns Hopkins graduate program

Three Grand Rapids Community College students were accepted to a five-month program at Johns Hopkins Schools of Medical Imaging. 

GVSU expert: Recession worries loom despite stable indicators

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Though economic indicators remain stable or even on the rise, worry over interest rates, inflation and continued supply chain issues have many leaders and economists predicting a recession, according to a local analyst.

GVSU College of Health Professionals names new dean

A local university appointed a new dean to its college of health professions. 

Grand Rapids Community College students to receive travel grant

Up to 25 students from underserved communities will be able to obtain passports to study abroad.

Students to receive new college scholarship

Two high school students from Kent and Ottawa counties are the first recipients of Grand Rapids Community College’s new Foundation Board of Directors Excellence Scholarships.

Discover Manufacturing awards four student scholarships

Four West Michigan students recently received scholarships to support their pursuit of careers in engineering.

Davenport University to renovate Warren and Detroit campuses

A Grand Rapids-based university is revamping two eastern Michigan campuses.

CMU accepts Ukrainian exchange student who is staying in US

MOUNT PLEASANT — A high school student from Ukraine who won’t return home because of war will stay in Michigan and start college.

Students graduate with certificates of biliteracy

Forty-one Grand Rapids Public School students will graduate with a Seal of Biliteracy certification.

Community college appoints interim president

A former Grand Rapids Community College president is returning to serve in the interim.

Middle college program earns national recognition

A local community college recently earned national accreditation for its middle college program and was one of the first in the U.S. to be recognized for using its own faculty.

Davenport, GRPS focus on teacher shortage

A new partnership between Davenport University and Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) is anticipated to provide a solution to Michigan’s teacher shortage.

Law firm brings national competition to Kalamazoo

Team Kentucky, represented by Montgomery County High School, emerged as the winner of the recent National High School Mock Trial Competition, but Kalamazoo also came out as a winner in a different way.

Nonprofits partner to create construction career program

Three organizations have partnered to help create a career pipeline for Latinas in West Michigan.

Aerospace foundation awards STEM grant to Muskegon students

The charitable arm of Howmet Aerospace provided a $200,000 grant to promote STEM education.

DeWys University now an accredited training program at GRCC

Students of Grand Rapids Community College now can receive college credit for an on-the-job training program started by a local manufacturer.

WMCAT opens enrollment for tuition-free career training

A local nonprofit is accepting applications for its adult training program.