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Displaying items tagged: Michigan State University

Sunday, 12 May 2019 22:45

MSU’s student-led VC fund offers new hands-on learning

EAST LANSING — With a new investment fund at Michigan State University, students can gain experience on either side of the venture capital industry. The Student Venture Capital Fund offers students with an idea for a business or an innovation “priceless” experience in seeking capital and pitching to prospective investors, said Jeff Wesley, the executive director of Red Cedar Ventures at MSU.

Published in Finance
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 11:52

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s appoints a new president

An associate of the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University will become the new president of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s next month.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 17 February 2019 17:48

B-schools report mixed trends in MBA applications, enrollment

Amid national declines in the number of people applying to MBA programs in recent years, business schools in West Michigan are reporting mixed results. While applications to the MBA programs dropped at Michigan State University and Western Michigan University, both Grand Valley State University and Central Michigan University reported receiving higher numbers of applications in recent years. Likewise, MBA enrollment trends were all over the map, with MSU and GVSU reporting more students while both WMU and CMU saw the opposite.

Published in Talent

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 08:42

McLaren starts work on $450 million hospital

McLaren Health Care broke ground Monday on a new $450 million, 240-bed hospital.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 14 December 2018 11:42

MSU trustees approve phase two expansion of Grand Rapids Research Center

A public-private partnership approved today by the Michigan State University board of trustees will continue development of the downtown Grand Rapids Research Center campus.

Sunday, 09 December 2018 17:05

Grand Rapids considers partnership with developer of PFAS-destroying technology

The city of Grand Rapids is interested in collaborating with a Lansing scientist who has developed a process that he says can destroy PFAS pollution in drinking water and wastewater, a hot-button issue locally and statewide.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 11 November 2018 20:02

Rule change opens access for smaller universities to get tech commercialization funding

Smaller public universities in Michigan will have to come up with less matching funding to secure state grants that support startup companies coming out of research labs.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 28 October 2018 15:00

Mary Free Bed, University of Michigan to broaden research collaborations

GRAND RAPIDS — With a new project, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and the University of Michigan are laying the foundation for further research collaborations. 

Published in Health Care
Saturday, 13 October 2018 18:13

A focus on serving others serves Waterbury well during four-decade legal career

Friends and family saw Stephen Waterbury heading toward a career in law before he ever did.

Published in Finance

Friday, 28 September 2018 20:42

MSU seeks to accelerate medical innovations

By restructuring its health care operations, Michigan State University’s medical schools hope to accelerate medical innovations by partnering with the private sector.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 28 September 2018 19:43

Transit planners push for options amid uncertainty over ridership

As transportation advocates and urban planners push new mobility strategies, they’re also working to see how new tools may affect the future of traditional mass transit.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 09 September 2018 21:39

Michigan’s research universities pump $18.7 billion into state economy

The big three research universities in Michigan generated nearly $18.7 billion in economic impact across the state, an amount that grew 46 percent over 11 years even as public funding for higher education waned.

Published in Breaking News

Friday, 31 August 2018 21:47

THINKING BIG: Rick Breon reflects on 18 years leading West Michigan’s largest health care organization

Before Spectrum Health grew into what it has become today, Rick Breon first had to tackle a fundamental issue that he saw standing in the way: culture.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 31 August 2018 21:01

Metro Health taps physician to become next CEO

WYOMING — Dr. Peter Hahn brings a first to the CEO position at Metro Health – University of Michigan Health System: a background as a physician.

Published in Health Care
Saturday, 18 August 2018 17:13

GR’s green infrastructure investments worth the cost, GVSU study finds

Grand Valley State University researchers have found the benefits outweigh the costs of Grand Rapids’ investment in green infrastructure to limit stormwater runoff.

Published in Economic Development

Saturday, 04 August 2018 00:07

State of Flux: Great Lakes water level variability leads to uncertainty for coastal areas

Fluctuating water levels remain a fact of life along the West Michigan coast and for inland lakes.

Published in Economic Development
Saturday, 09 June 2018 00:58

Michigan farmers welcome opportunity to grow industrial hemp

An often overlooked component of the ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan would create a commercial market for pot’s more utilitarian relative: hemp.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:00

Michigan research universities rank 3rd among peers for innovation

Michigan’s big three research universities kept up with their peers during the past decade in graduating talent, but lagged in commercializing innovations stemming from research.

Published in Talent

Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:00

Specialized master’s degree programs balloon as MBA enrollment flattens

The rise of big data and the need to interpret it to gain a competitive business advantage have led many executives to reassess their options for advanced degrees. While industry long considered the generalist Master of Business Administration as the standard for career advancement, more companies are prioritizing specialized graduate-level degrees in areas like analytics and data sciences.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:00

GVSU searches for new president amid ‘remarkable’ change at state universities

Grand Valley State University’s search for a successor to President Tom Haas is the latest effort by a Michigan-based public university to secure a new leader.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:00

Tech-savvy students drive higher ed to teach in new ways

As Millennials graduate from college and consider advanced degrees, West Michigan universities realize they need to integrate technology into course delivery and cater to a generation that grew up in the digital age.

Published in Talent

Sunday, 15 April 2018 20:37

Meet 4 up-and-coming West Michigan tech startups

As West Michigan’s startup culture continues to develop, many new tech companies are growing out of business incubators around the region.

Published in Other
Sunday, 15 April 2018 20:20

Tapped out: Osceola County projects shed light on commercial, industrial groundwater use

About 70 miles north of Grand Rapids, water conservation groups continue to put pressure on a pair of developments that would withdraw hundreds of gallons of groundwater per minute.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 18 March 2018 18:31

Philanthropy as Economic Development? Foundations increasingly step up to kickstart risky community initiatives

The philanthropic efforts of nonprofits and foundations throughout Michigan are increasingly addressing bigger issues such as affordable housing, community revitalization and employment.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 18 March 2018 16:38

Communities, researchers make case for federal Great Lakes funding

Congress controls the purse strings, and if last year is any indication, it will rebuff the Trump administration’s effort to gut hundreds of millions of dollars in federal spending for the Great Lakes.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 04 March 2018 18:48

Farming's female future? West Michigan women buck stereotypes with ag industry careers

GRAND RAPIDS — The new generation of agricultural leaders across West Michigan will likely look different than your grandfather’s farm.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 18 February 2018 21:00

Sponsored Content: MSU Masters Profile: Mark Thompson, MS in Management, Strategy and Leadership

From his three deployments to Iraq, where he earned two Bronze Stars for his actions, to owning and operating a Lansing, Michigan, coffee shop, Mark Thompson is the type of person who never settles. His next challenge is always around the corner; full of new things for him to learn and be excited about.

Published in Sponsored content

Sunday, 18 February 2018 20:00

Snyder’s spending plan looks to invest amid pressure for more tax relief

Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed final state budget includes hundreds of millions of dollars in one-time investments, increased funding for roads and years-long fees to support environmental initiatives.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 18 February 2018 19:57

Mary Free Bed to broaden research focus, seek more funding

GRAND RAPIDS — Nearly four years after forming a research center, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital wants to focus more on exploring and developing potential new therapies to treat patients.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 21 January 2018 12:17

Refunds ahead? Utility customers to receive millions in rate reductions under federal tax reform

Utility customers across the state could be refunded hundreds of millions of dollars as a result of the federal tax overhaul that passed in December, reducing the corporate income tax rate.

Published in Economic Development

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