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September 23, 2014

Wayne State University to showcase campus, programs during Fall Open House
Prospective undergraduate students will have an opportunity to explore Wayne State University and speak with admission counselors and program representatives during Wayne State’s Fall Open House,...

September 19, 2014

Julian Bond to offer free public lecture at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Activist Julian Bond will speak about the role the law has played in encouraging and thwarting the civil rights movement Thursday, Oct. 23, for the sixth Damon J. Keith Biennial Lecture...
Follow the Lines: Environmental Legacy, Health & Fishing the Detroit River
OPENING OCTOBER 8, 2014 The exhibit premiere of “Follow the Lines: Environmental Legacy, Health & Fishing the Detroit River” will open Oct. 8 in the Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Anthro...

WSU In The News

Snyder, Schauer to face off Oct. 12 at WSU, Sep 22, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer have agreed to face-off Oct. 12 before a live televised audience of undecided voters at Wayne State University. Snyder's and Schauer's campaigns announced Monday evening their candidates will answer questions in a gubernatorial town hall forum co-sponsored by The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and Detroit Public Television, which will broadcast the event on Channel 56. Detroit News Editorial Page Editor Nolan Finley and Free Press Editorial Page Editor Stephen Henderson will co-moderate the forum and pose questions. Detroit Public TV anchor Christy McDonald will host the town hall and take questions from the audience that will be screened in advance to appeal to undecided voters and cover a broad range of issues. The hour-long Sunday evening event will begin at 6 p.m.


Detroit Homecoming sparks inspiration, Sep 21, 2014
At the Detroit Homecoming last week, Mayor Mike Duggan described in words and slides his plans for rebuilding the city post-bankruptcy, one street light, blighted house and sewer main at a time. Detroit Homecoming was conceived last September as a way to reconnect successful "expatriates" to Detroit as it was poised to emerge from bankruptcy. The host committee includes major business and political figures, including former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing; foundation executives Rip Rapson of Kresge Foundation and Tonya Allen of Skillman Foundation; and Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson, as well as business executives Mary Barra, Dan Gilbert, Christopher Ilitch, Cindy Pasky, Roger Penske and Shery Cotton, matriarch of the family that owns Meridian Health, a Detroit-based insurance plan.
Wayne State Physician Group breaks ground on new Midtown medical office, Sep 21, 2014
Wayne State University will break ground on a new medical facility today. The new $68 million office building will serve as the primary location for the Wayne State Physician Group. Doctor Robert Frank is the Chief Executive Officer of the Physician Group. He tells WDET’s J. Carlisle Larsen what patients can expect from the new building. “The real impetus for this is to give patients the opportunity to have one-stop shopping in an environment that we can control from the front door, right through to the visit. And really offer patients the highest quality medicine—which I think we’ve always been able to offer—but now in just an exquisite environment.”


Michigan universities draw $1.8B in federal academic research dollars to state, Sep 18, 2014
Because of the volume of patents generated in our region, Detroit became home to the first-ever regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2012. Wayne State University, University of Michigan and Michigan State University together draw $1.88 billion in federal academic research dollars to Michigan. The National Institutes of Health awarded more than $588.6 million in research grants to the Detroit region. Detroit has access to 375 automotive R&D centers, 120 of which are foreign-owned.
What you missed from "Morning Joe" live in the Motor City (at WSU), Sep 18, 2014
MSNBC cohosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzenzinski were on the air live from 6-9 a.m. during a broadcast of “Morning Joe” at Wayne State University’s Community Arts Auditorium. They repeatedly referenced Thursday's graduation of the inaugural class of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in southeast Michigan, a $20-million effort to help entrepreneurs and encourage small-business growth. Goldman Sachs was one of the sponsors of the broadcast. Other positive buzz topics included construction on the Detroit light rail system, plans for the new Red Wings arena, the explosion of tech companies on the Madison block of downtown Detroit (cited by guest and downtown developer-in-chief Dan Gilbert) and the playoff chances of the Detroit Tigers. As a nod to their setting, both Brzezinski and Scarborough held up Wayne State sweatshirts — and for a portion of the broadcast Brzezinski sported a green Wayne State jacket.


MSNBC's "Morning Joe" broadcasts live from Wayne State, Sep 17, 2014
MSNBC's "Morning Joe" returned to Detroit today for a live broadcast from Wayne State University. The cable news morning show, featuring hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, aired from 6-9 a.m. Scheduled guests for Thursday’s broadcast included billionaire investment icon Warren Buffett, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Detroit businessman/developer Dan Gilbert, Gov. Rick Snyder and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein. Besides catching up on the current state of the Motor City's financial struggles, the show will focused on small business owners set to graduate tomorrow from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson talked about the University’s role and commitment to Detroit’s economic revival.


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