December 10, 2013
- WSU experts prepared to speak on impact of General Motors CEO announcement
- Multiple media outlets have reported this morning that General Motors will announce Mary T. Barra, the automaker’s head of product development, as its next chief executive. Barra would be the fir...
- Michigan public universities have $23.9 billion “economic footprint”
- Lansing, MI: Michigan’s 15 public universities are key employers and economic drivers in the state, responsible for more than 120,000 jobs and with spending and earnings accounting for $23.9 billi...
- Wayne State University closes 2013 with December commencement ceremonies
- WHAT: Nearly 1,000 Wayne State University students will participate in three commencement ceremonies. WHEN: The ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sa...
WSU In The News
- Wayne State faculty, students gather for Nelson Mandela tribute, Dec 9, 2013
- A Channel 4 News report highlighted events across the nation in honor of Nelson Mandela. In Detroit, a special tribute was held for Mandela at Wayne State University. The event was hosted by the Wayne African Student Society. Several professors spoke about Mandela's legacy and impact on the world, and some students even read quotes from the former South African president that inspired their lives and hope to inspire others.
- Wedding, birthday celebrations this weekend for Wayne State president, Dec 8, 2013
- Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson and his fiancee, Jacqueline Page, flew to Los Angeles this weekend for a celebration of their milestone birthdays: He turned 60 on Nov. 28; she turned 50 earlier this week. They planned Friday night, while hosting friends and family for pizza and wine in their hotel suite, to announce another milestone: They’re getting married Saturday during a 10 a.m. ceremony. “Since everybody has been asking (when we are getting married) and a lot of people will be present anyway, we thought it would probably be as good a time as any,” said Wilson, who began his term as WSU’s 12th president in August. “I feel very fortunate that we found each and we’re together,” Wilson said. “We both feel that way.”
- WDET highlights Baratunde Thurston and the Van Dusen Urban Leadership Forum at Wayne State, Dec 2, 2013
- Why is it important to welcome new faces, ideas and entities to Detroit? How can this be done while maintaining the city’s unique identity, authenticity and pragmatism? The 2013 Van Dusen Urban Leadership Forum will pair New York Times bestselling author and comedian Baratunde Thurston with community leaders in Detroit to explore this very idea. The public lecture and panel discussion take place at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Wayne State University’s Community Arts Auditorium. Thurston will share his insights on the topic of welcoming, specifically discussing ways we might try new ideas while respecting local context and nostalgia. A curated panel of Detroit leaders will join the discussion following the keynote address. The event is free and open to the public.
- WSU President M. Roy Wilson featured in extensive Michigan Chronicle interview , Dec 1, 2013
- Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson is featured in a wide-ranging interview conducted by Michigan Chronicle editor Bankole Thompson. Topics included graduation rates, research, Detroit and Midtown’s resurgence, community engagement, higher education funding, Wayne State’s urban mission and advocacy for students.
- Wayne State noted for sponsorship of America's Thanksgiving Parade , Dec 1, 2013
- During coverage of “America’s Thanksgiving Parade,” announcers on various television affiliates across the nation talked about Wayne State University’s sponsorship of the parade pointing out several facts about the university.
- WSU to offer business training as part of Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses program , Nov 26, 2013
- An all-star lineup of business and political leaders pitched entrepreneurship as the key to Detroit’s comeback yesterday at the rollout of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses program in the city. Speaking at a Ford Field news event were investor Warren Buffett, Gov. Rick Snyder, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Mayor Dave Bing and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., plus three Michigan congressmen and assorted others. The event marked the rollout of the Detroit version of Goldman Sach’s program to support the creation of thousands of small businesses in America. Under the program, Goldman Sachs contributes $15 million to support small businesses through two local lending funds, the Invest Detroit Foundation and the Detroit Development Fund. Another $5 million supports an education component to help entrepreneurs learn the basics of growing and managing a business. Wayne State University is included among the colleges offering classes.