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WSU President Allan Gilmour delivers keynote at Detroit Economic Club event

June 17, 2013


Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour will be the keynote speaker at today's Detroit Economic Club event, 11:05 a.m.-2:40 p.m., at Community Arts Auditorium. A description of President Gilmour's talk is included at the Detroit Economic Club website, as follows: "We used to view our higher education system as one of our greatest assets, and a global advantage. This reputation declined amid a flatter world, a difficult economy, and an increasing demand for accountability. Yes, higher education must evolve, but let's not lose sight of the many benefits of higher education, among which is the positive economic impact of universities - particularly research universities. If universities were businesses, we would beg them to locate in our state."