Davenport University names new provost
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Davenport University announced Thursday, Feb. 14, that Gilda Gely will be its new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.
… Prior to joining Cambridge College, Gely served as executive vice president and provost at Aquinas College from May 2014 to May 2016. She was also provost and executive vice president at Grand Rapids Community College from 2007 to 2014.
Good Local Journalism Is Essential to Good Governance
After repeated staffing cuts at the Grand Rapids Press/MLive, who’s guarding the henhouse of local government?
… City Commissioner Ruth Kelly acknowledges things aren’t what they were several years ago. She misses “reporters with experience like Jim Harger.” Now we “seem to get a new one every two years.” Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, a veteran reporter formerly with MLive and currently professor of journalism at Grand Rapids Community College, confirms this sentiment. “There isn’t the depth of experience to train recruits and facilitate the depth of coverage” there used to be.