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April 22, 2014

Stephen M. Lanier appointed as Wayne State University vice president for research
DETROIT — After a nationwide search, Stephen M. Lanier has been appointed Wayne State University’s vice president for research, effective June 16, 2014.  Lanier is currently the associate ...
Chacona W. Johnson named vice president for Development and Alumni Affairs and president of the Wayne State University Foundation
DETROIT – Wayne State University has named Chacona W. Johnson as vice president for Development and Alumni Affairs and president of the Wayne State University Foundation. Her appointment is effec...
Wayne Law clinic works to protect public health from pet coke piles
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WSU In The News

Wayne State receives grant to examine development of high-speed rail in the US, Apr 21, 2014
Wayne State University, in partnership with the University of Michigan and Drexel University, has launched a two-and-a-half-year study of the imagination — or l'imaginaire — of high-speed rail (HSR) in America. The study is part of a larger comparative international study piloted by Dr. Max Bergman at the University of Basel and led by French, American, South African, Indian and Chinese research teams that is exploring the role of the "imaginaries" in choices relative to train and rail infrastructures. In other words, the study will examine what motivates decision makers (both leaders and users) in regard to championing or using trains both in and of themselves and within the context of the future of transportation as a whole.


Actor Tom Skerritt shares memories, lessons learned as Wayne State student, Apr 21, 2014
Actor Tom Skerritt is back to where his remarkable 50-year career began, taking part in an interview and question and answer session at the Hilberry Theatre at Wayne State University on April 22 at 5:30 p.m. "I learned a great deal about myself when I started at Wayne State," Skerritt told FOX 2’s Jason Carr. "I had no idea what I was going to do but everything that I came to be started at Wayne State."
Wayne State students, volunteers distribute toiletry kits to Detroit's homeless, Apr 20, 2014
Wayne State University students gathered on campus to assemble toiletry kits, then traveled to the area around Cass Park to distribute the packages to the homeless. Additional bags were to be given to Covenant House in support of homeless youths. The program encourages students to donate and works with area hotels to secure items such as toothpaste, toilet paper and shaving cream. Since the initiative began in 2011, student athletes have collected and distributed nearly 70,000 items.
WSU's Graig Donnelly discusses revitalization efforts around Detroit with Al Jazeera America, Apr 20, 2014
Graig Donnelly, director of Wayne State’s Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program, appeared on Al Jazeera America to discuss individual and community efforts leading positive change in Detroit as well as the challenges the city faces moving forward.
Efforts to turn around bankrupt Detroit to be subject of course at Wayne State University, Apr 17, 2014
The ongoing efforts to turn around bankrupt Detroit will be the subject of a course starting this spring at Wayne State University. The Detroit school announced this week that "Detroit: Metropolis in Transition" will run from May 7 to July 23, and is open to Wayne State students, guest students and non-degree-seeking professionals. It will meet Wednesday evenings at the school.


WSU Police Dept. lauded in New York Times article about Detroit entrepreneurs, Apr 16, 2014
The Wayne State University Police Department is lauded in a story about the advantages for entrepreneurs in Detroit. The article paraphrases Rachel Lutz, owner of the Peacock Room in the Park Shelton, as saying her store is on a block of Midtown that is patrolled by Wayne State University's police department. In a city where the average response time to the highest-priority 911 crime calls is nearly an hour, Ms. Lutz says she has phoned Wayne State's emergency line and had an officer inside her store in 90 seconds.
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