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August 1, 2014

Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index rebounds to 60 in July
DETROIT— The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) made a strong come back in July reaching 60.0, after experiencing a dramatic drop in June to 47.1 and making July’s numbers much mor...

July 31, 2014

Wayne State introduces 30 percent tuition cut for 2015 spring and summer semesters
DETROIT—Wayne State University has announced a tuition discount program that cuts undergraduate tuition by 30 percent for the 2015 spring and summer semester courses. To be eligible for the Spring...

July 30, 2014

NSF grant supports new concept for manufacturing nanoscale devices being developed at Wayne State University
DETROIT – A professor from Wayne State University’s College of Engineering recently received a $330,000 award from the National Science Foundation for the project, “Nanoparticle-directed sy...

WSU In The News

Wayne State students analyze Hazel Park's master plan, Jul 31, 2014
Students pursuing their master’s degree in urban planning at Wayne State University recently presented their capstone project analyzing the city of Hazel Park and what long-term goals could be incorporated into the city’s master plan, which hasn’t been updated since 2000. The study, which took three months to complete, analyzed the John R corridor, Nine Mile corridor and Hazel Park Raceway, and concluded there are opportunities to leverage the city’s assets in these areas to reshape the image of Hazel Park and foster meaningful growth for the future. “We’re so very pleased that the Department of Urban Studies at Wayne State chose Hazel Park to be the target community for their capstone assignment,” said Hazel Park City Manager Ed Klobucher. “We’re very excited to be able to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge and education these students are bringing to Hazel Park.”
Wayne State to offer 30 percent discount on summer classes for some students, Jul 30, 2014
Wayne State University students looking to squeeze an extra class or two into their summer schedule next year can get a nice price break, the university will announce today. The tuition break — 30 percent off — will be for classes during the 2015 spring and summer semesters. To get the price break, students have to complete at least 24 credits total during fall 2014 and winter 2015 semesters and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students need 120 credits to graduate. “The spring/summer tuition break is intended to serve as motivation for the student out there who might be deciding between nine or 12 credits this fall,” said Margaret E. Winters, Wayne State’s provost. “Hopefully this will create some urgency for them to add that extra class now and progress toward their degree in the most cost-effective way possible.”


Detroit Lions' Joique Bell honored to practice at alma mater Wayne State tonight, Jul 29, 2014
Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell is returning to where it all started. Bell, the 2009 Harlon Hill Trophy winner as the best player in Division II, will be the guest of honor at 7:30 tonight when the Lions host a free, public practice at his alma mater, Wayne State. “It means a lot,” Bell said Tuesday. “That’s where I come from. That’s who gave me my shot. How many players can say they’re going to practice at their old college with their professional football team? It’s an honor. I feel privileged. I mean, I’m blessed. What more can I say?” Bell grew up in Benton Harbor. But after he compiled 8,055 all-purpose yards and 576 points — ninth and fifth, respectively, in NCAA history — he embraced the campus in downtown Detroit and the city as his second home. Tickets are available at the Wayne State box office. WXYZ Channel 7 will be hosting a 30-minute live show from 7:30-8 p.m. tonight at Tom Adams Field.


Schoolcraft and Wayne State transfer credit agreement will benefit students at both schools, Jul 27, 2014
A new agreement recently signed by the presidents of Schoolcraft College and Wayne State University will allow students to get a maximum value for their completed coursework while pursing an associate's, then bachelor's degree, at these partner institutions. The new agreement will provide a seamless transfer experience while increasing student retention and degree completion at both schools. Dr. Conway A. Jeffress, president of Schoolcraft College, and Dr. M. Roy Wilson, president of Wayne State University, were joined by administrators, staff and members of the Board of Trustees to celebrate the Reverse Transfer Agreement. “Today is just one of many in a long list of acknowledgments of the very successful partnership Schoolcraft and WSU have had for many years, all of which have been for the benefit of students in the region,” said Dr. Wilson.
Teens in WSU's Ralph Bunche Summer Institute identify and remove invasive plants on Belle Isle, Jul 24, 2014
About 100 teens came together to improve Belle Isle on Thursday. With the help of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources they learned how to identify and remove invasive plants that are known to be killing native Michigan plants. They say it was wonderful to meet so many other teens who want to make a difference. “It feels great to help Detroit look better, and I love seeing a better place for everyone to live,” said Jalen Hedwood, a volunteer. “There are kids who want to see their city clean, want to help out, and be part of organizations that focus on positivity and leading us to our future,” said Travon Stearns, another of the volunteers. The teenage volunteers are part of The Student Conservation Association and the Wayne State University Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Program.
Researchers from Wayne State detail new studies and findings in the area of risk management, Jul 23, 2014
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Wayne State University, "One potential countermeasure to address this concern is the use of a bicycle warning sign with a 'Share the Road' plaque. This paper presents the results of a controlled field evaluation of this sign treatment, which involved an examination of driver behavior while overtaking bicyclists. A series of field studies were conducted concurrently on two segments of a high-speed, rural two-lane highway. These segments were similar in terms of roadway geometry, traffic volumes, and other relevant factors, except that one of the segments included centerline rumble strips while the other did not. A before-and-after study design was utilized to examine changes in motor vehicle lateral placement and speed at the time of the passing event as they relate to the presence of centerline rumble strips and the sign treatment. Centerline rumble strips generally shifted vehicles closer to the bicyclists during passing maneuvers, though the magnitude of this effect was marginal.
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