Colleges, universities, technical schools and training


Research drives growth in Michigan

As Michigan emerges from this year’s pandemic-induced recession, its largest research universities are poised to play an essential role, according to a new report.

Davenport to offer scholarships to employees of veteran-friendly businesses

Davenport University partnered with the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency to offer four-year scholarships to employees of nearly 400 veteran-friendly certified businesses and agencies in Michigan.

Detroit to keep students home as virus cases surge in state

DETROIT — Michigan's largest school district will suspend in-person classes next week, joining other districts that have shifted to online-only classes as coronavirus cases rise significantly around the state, officials said Thursday.

Public aid for private schools lands at Michigan’s top court

DETROIT — The Michigan Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a dispute over public aid for private schools.

Cornerstone University announces search for president

The Cornerstone University board of trustees last week announced the search plans for its next president.

Calvin nursing professor inducted into American Academy of Nursing

Adejoke Ayoola, professor and chair of the nursing department at Calvin University, was inducted into the 2020 Class of Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing on Saturday.

GVSU aims to promote diversity and inclusivity in faculty

Grand Valley State University is one of 19 universities in the country to join the third cohort of Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty.

Gun Lake Tribe donates $500,000 for COVID-19 relief

The Gun Lake Tribe will donate $500,000 to Allegan County schools and county government to assist in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Company introduces ‘mobile’ Wi-Fi for students

A Grand Rapids company is offering school districts the option of providing Wi-Fi to their students in the unlikeliest of places.

Community pays tribute to Peter Secchia

Kind words and tributes poured in from the community after the death of prominent donor, former U.S. ambassador and longtime businessman Peter Secchia on Oct. 21 at the age of 83.

Arts organizations receive state funding

Arts and history organizations and educational institutions in West Michigan were among 470 applicants to receive $9,168,440 in grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA.)

Detroit Schools released from 11 years of state oversight

DETROIT — A commission on Monday released the 47,000-student Detroit Public Schools from more than a decade of state financial oversight, restoring full control of the district's finances to the city's elected school board.

GRPS classes to remain virtual

The Grand Rapids Public School District has decided to continue with virtual learning for all of its classes until Jan. 4.

Davenport’s board of trustees undergoes changes

Davenport University has added two new members to its 11-member board of trustees and appointed two members to new leadership roles. 

Merritt Norvell, first Black AD at Michigan State, has died

EAST LANSING — Merritt Norvell Jr., the first Black athletic director at Michigan State, has died. He was 79.

McDonald’s partners with local community college

McDonald’s is partnering with Muskegon Community College to make college affordable and accessible to its employees.

Davenport launches short courses for business

Davenport University’s Institute for Professional Excellence (IPEx) in Grand Rapids is offering individuals the opportunity to improve their business skills.

Virtual kits accommodate local and foreign students

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Students in West Michigan and overseas collectively are able to learn at the same pace at Western Michigan Christian School (WMCS) with help from a local IT company.

Nutri-Grain giving away 1 million bars to teachers across America

A Kellogg Company snack brand is giving back to teachers.

Davenport earns $650K grant for computer science students

Davenport University was awarded a new S-STEM grant for $647,527 from the National Science Foundation to recruit, retain, graduate and prepare 20 low-income and academically talented students to earn a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems or computer science.

WMU Cooley Law school shuttering Grand Rapids campus

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Grand Rapids campus will close Aug. 31, pending approval by its accrediting agencies.

MCC, Little River Casino create management development program

Muskegon Community College and Little River Casino Resort announced the creation of Seven Directions, a new management development program that will begin in January.

Muskegon Community College to establish forestry programs

Muskegon Community College is partnering with the Michigan State University Department of Forestry, the Institute of Agricultural Technology and Bay College in Escanaba to create forestry certificate programs.

GRCC receives more than $3 million in federal grants

Grand Rapids Community College earned two U.S. Department of Education grants that total more than $3 million to support its TRIO/Student Support Services program.

GRPS temporarily closes Franklin Campus

The Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Franklin Campus administrative offices were closed after another staff member tested positive for COVID-19.