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    News releases from September 2004

  • New dean honored at welcoming reception at Detroit Zoo
    Wayne State recently held a welcoming reception for its new Law School dean, Frank H. Wu, at the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery at the Detroit Zoo. A photo of President Irvin D. Reid, Dean Wu and Nan..
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    A photo is included of Wayne State Board of Governors member Richard Bernstein attending the Sept. 2 welcoming reception for Law School dean Frank H. Wu.
  • Africantown: Detroiters back plan for economic empowerment
    Professor Jorge L. Chinea, who lectures on Afro-Latino studies at Wayne State University, said an Africantown would play not only a role in the economic empowerment of Blacks but would also strength..
  • Michael Moore speaks at WSU
    A photo and caption is featured of filmmaker Michael Moore's recent visit to Wayne State's campus.
  • 12 Black Scholars to tell Canton how they overcame discrimination
    William Sanders Scarborough was the star of a forum on 12 Black Scholars sponsored Oct. 1 by Canton's Mayor's Literacy Commission. Michele Ronnick, Wayne State classics professor, brought her trave..
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    Classics Professor Michele Ronnick was interviewed by Mark Harris on her Black Scholars exhibit.
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    Kurt Metzger, research director for CULMA's Center for Urban Studies, was interviewed on Frank Beckman\'s morning show about the employment story that ran in last week's Detroit News.
  • Cleaning up on campus
    A new beautification and recycling initiative on the Wayne State campus is providing high-traffic areas with attractive container collection units at no cost to the university. The three-year experi..
  • WSU Continues criminalizing professors
    An editorial traces the history of a complaint against two Hispanic professors in the Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies at the university and contends that the two are being treated unfairly by the..
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    Wayne State students participating in the 2004 Presidential Debate Watch, held last night at the Student Center Building, were interviewed on WJR regarding their views on how the candidates fared. W..
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    Wayne State University students were among the participants in an in-studio post-debate program during the 11 p.m. newscast. They offered comments about the performance of the candidates and whether..
  • Station changes: Money, listener losses spur WDET changes
    Vanishing subsidies and harder-to-get donations prompted an audience examination at WDET 101.9 FM, leading to several program changes. For a public radio station that gets 62 percent of its $3.8 mil..
  • Moore urges nonvoters to get involved
    Filmmaker Michael Moore's stop at Wayne State's campus, part of his "Slacker Uprising Tour," drew an estimated 3,000 onlookers. Moore said he will be making more than 60 appearances between now and ..
  • Wayne Co. minorities soar
    Minorities are fueling the population growth of Southeast Michigan and the minority population has become the majority in Wayne County, according to just-released census data. Researchers say the t..
  • Northville teacher aids needy Afghans
    A story about how elementary school teacher Khris Nedam led a fund-raising drive to build a schoolhouse in Afghanistan, mentions that she worked with Wayne State University to obtain grant funds tha..
  • Willow Run inducting six into Hall of Fame
    A story about six Willow Run High School graduates being inducted into the school\'s Hall of Fame mentions that Darryl Warner, who earned his doctorate at Wayne State, is a member of the adjunct fac..
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    Pictured in a photo from the Dean Frank Wu welcoming reception held at the Detroit Zoo are Arthur Lombard, Wayne 3rd Judicial Court judge, and Richard Bernstein, member of the WSU Board of Governors..
  • Wayne People in the News
    Randall Wilger, a former director of business and finance for the Wayne State University Law School, has been named special assistant on volunteerism to Chief Justice Maura Corrigan of the Michigan ..
  • Health Calendar
    \"Faces of Health Care Disparities,\" is the topic of an American Medical Student Association's regional convention sponsored by the Wayne State University School of Medicine. It will run today from..
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    The morning newscast reported that Michael Moore would speak at Wayne State University today.
  • Filmmaker urges Kerry vote ... or else
    Filmmaker Michael Moore is scheduled to speak at Wayne State University at noon today and at the University of Michigan\'s Hill Auditorium at 7:30. Both appearances are sold out. Moore, a Flint nati..
  • Suburban schools\' safety under scrutiny
    Elizabeth Barton, associate director for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State was quoted on whether rap leads to violence in suburban schools or whether teens with violent tenden..
  • Wayne People in the News
    Randall Wilger, a former director of business and finance for the Wayne State University Law School, has been named special assistant on volunteerism to Chief Justice Maura Corrigan of the Michigan ..
  • Health Calendar
    \"Faces of Health Care Disparities,\" is the topic of an American Medical Student Association's regional convention sponsored by the Wayne State University School of Medicine. It will run today from..
  • Michael Moore would speak at Wayne State University
    The morning newscast reported that Michael Moore would speak at Wayne State University today.
  • Dearborn Symphony's musical journey sets sail for 2004-05 year
    Professor Kypros Markou, director of orchestral studies at Wayne State University, is entering his eighth season as Music Director of the Dearborn Symphony. Markou, who also serves as Music Director..
  • Detroit Orientation Institute seeking applicants
    The Detroit Orientation Institute, created in 1987 as a program of the College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs, is still accepting applications to its Oct. 11, 18 and 25 sessions. The three..
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    These radio and TV stations ran reports on filmmaker Michael Moore\'s speech Wednesday at Wayne State. All mentioned the university as the site and most ran clips from Moore\'s comments.
  • Clerks struggling with fraudulent voter registration forms as deadline nears
    Among the record number of voter registration applications pouring in to county clerk\'s offices throughout the state are hundreds, perhaps thousands, that appear to be fraudulent, according to Mich..
  • Mich. to emphasize higher ed
    An article about the formation of the state\'s new Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth mentions that members will hold a meeting at Wayne State on Oct. 18. Created by Gov. Jenifer Gra..
  • Filmmaker urges Kerry vote ... or else
    Filmmaker Michael Moore is scheduled to speak at Wayne State University at noon today and at the University of Michigan\'s Hill Auditorium at 7:30. Both appearances are sold out. Moore, a Flint nati..
  • Suburban schools\' safety under scrutiny
    Elizabeth Barton, associate director for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State was quoted on whether rap leads to violence in suburban schools or whether teens with violent tenden..
  • Wayne State breaths easier
    This state football roundup article focused on Wayne State\'s victory over Indianapolis last Saturday. If new Wayne State Coach Paul Winters looks a lot happier these days, he has reason to be. The ..
  • Two Football Players Listed In National Stats
    Two Wayne State University football players are listed in the NCAA Division II national rankings released today. Senior place-kicker/punter Greg Gundersen is ranked 26th in punting average at 39.2 y..
  • Men\'s Hockey Tabbed For Fourth By CHA Coaches
    The Wayne State University men\'s hockey team was picked to finish fourth in a pre-season coaches\' poll conducted by College Hockey America(CHA). The Warriors have their annual Green-Gold intersqua..
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    It will be interesting to see if Grand Valley State University\'s football team gets a serious challenge from WSU\'s Warriors this Saturday. WSU won its game in Indianapolis.
  • Grand Valley State University\'s football team gets a serious challenge from WSU
    It will be interesting to see if Grand Valley State University\'s football team gets a serious challenge from WSU\'s Warriors this Saturday. WSU won its game in Indianapolis.
  • Two Football Players Listed In National Stats
    Two Wayne State University football players are listed in the NCAA Division II national rankings released today. Senior place-kicker/punter Greg Gundersen is ranked 26th in punting average at 39.2 y..
  • Men\'s Hockey Tabbed For Fourth By CHA Coaches
    The Wayne State University men\'s hockey team was picked to finish fourth in a pre-season coaches\' poll conducted by College Hockey America(CHA). The Warriors have their annual Green-Gold intersqua..
  • College aid fails to keep pace with tuition hikes
    In 1977, the maximum Pell grant paid for 77 percent of tuition, room and board at public, four-year colleges. Today it covers 41 percent on average, and college students are left with much higher de..
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    Wayne State\'s women\'s volleyball team had a record of 2-3 following a loss to Michigan State, but since they have followed three home wins and a pair of road wins. Elizabeth Meyers leads the team..
  • Arts Achievements Awards Presented at Wayne State
    Wayne will celebrate the 28th anniversary of the WSU Arts Achievement Awards on Sept. 30, at 5:30.
  • Walter P. Reuther Library Hosts Social Justice Exhibit
    Wayne State\'s Walther P. Reuther Library is currently hosting the \"Hear Me Roar: Women and Social Justice\" exhibit.
  • Wayne State\'s women\'s volleyball team have followed three home wins and a pair of road wins
    Wayne State\'s women\'s volleyball team had a record of 2-3 following a loss to Michigan State, but since they have followed three home wins and a pair of road wins. Elizabeth Meyers leads the team..
  • Arts Achievements Awards Presented at Wayne State
    Wayne will celebrate the 28th anniversary of the WSU Arts Achievement Awards on Sept. 30, at 5:30.
  • Walter P. Reuther Library Hosts Social Justice Exhibit
    Wayne State\'s Walther P. Reuther Library is currently hosting the \"Hear Me Roar: Women and Social Justice\" exhibit.
  • U.S. Attorney Craig Morford to speak at WSU
    Craig Morford, interim U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan will present his views on the PATRIOT ACT at a Wayne State symposium hosted by Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone P.L.C. T..
  • Panel to discuss Brown and its impact on equal justice
    An advance story about a Sept. 30 panel discussion in Lansing concerning the Supreme Court's landmark decision in the Brown v Board of Education case mentioned that Frank Wu, dean of the WSU Law Sch..
  • 40 under 40
    Frank Wu, 37, and the youngest dean in the history of the WSU Law School, was named to receive the business newspaper's "40 under 40" award. He wants WSU Law School to achieve top 50 ranking. His bo..
  • Healthy debate: Nurses, administrators square off over nurse-patient ratios and how best to fill them
    The Wayne State University College of Nursing reports that the nation had 1.9 million registered nurses in 2000, 6 percent fewer than it needed. The shortage is expected to rise to 12 percent by 201..
  • State colleges rank high in African-American grads
    Four Michigan universities got high marks for the number of African-American students they graduated during the 2002-03 school year from four-year programs in a June ranking done by Black Issues in ..
  • DMC raises outlook
    Thanks to better than expected volume and success keeping expenses down, The Detroit Medical Center continues to improve its year-end outlook, the academic medical center\'s CFO Chris Palazzolo said..
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    Nancy Schlichting, President and CEO of Henry Ford Health System, was the guest on \"Leaders on Leadership\", co-produced by the WSU School of Business Administration. Her interview by the SBA\'s La..
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    During the sports segment of his morning talk show, host Warren Pierce mentioned that Wayne State \"finally won a game Saturday.\" Detroit News reporter Mike O\'Hara gave the score and some details ..
  • Wayne State prevails in OT
    The Warriors football victory over Indianapolis was the lead item in a state sports roundup article. WSU drove 80 yards for a TD in the final 2:50 of regulation play to force overtime, then won the..
  • Warriors 24-21 overtime victory over Indianapolis
    During the sports segment of his morning talk show, host Warren Pierce mentioned that Wayne State \"finally won a game Saturday.\" Detroit News reporter Mike O\'Hara gave the score and some details ..
  • Wayne State prevails in OT
    The Warriors football victory over Indianapolis was the lead item in a state sports roundup article. WSU drove 80 yards for a TD in the final 2:50 of regulation play to force overtime, then won the..
  • Nancy Schlichting interviewed on \\
    Nancy Schlichting, President and CEO of Henry Ford Health System, was the guest on \"Leaders on Leadership\", co-produced by the WSU School of Business Administration. Her interview by the SBA\'s La..
  • Wayne State rallies for OT win
    Wayne State's 24-21 victory over Indianapolis is the lead item in this football round-up article.
  • People on the move
    George Corcoran, chair of the WSU Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, was appointed by the International Union of Toxicology to serve a three-year term on the Developing Countries Committee.
  • BRIAN DICKERSON: Immigrants creating a brain gain in Michigan
    Wayne State University demographer Kurt Metzger was quoted on the thousands of degreed immigrants who\'ve moved in since 1995. Metzger\'s analysis of census data shows the immigrants' college-educat..
  • ROCHELLE RILEY: African Town? Concentrate on this town
    Kurt R. Metzger, director of the Michigan Metropolitan Information Center at Wayne State University, has studied Detroit\'s economics and education levels and was quoted on the topic. Nearly half of..
  • At WSU, 20 artists present images of Cuba
    This online publication ran The Detroit News story on the Cuban exhibit at Wayne State\'s Elaine L. Jacob Gallery. The exhibit titled \"Cuba from the Inside Out\" includes works from faculty members..
  • Loraleigh Keashly was a guest on the \"Mitch Albom Show\"
    Professor Loraleigh Keashly, director of CULMA's Master's in Dispute Resolution program, was a guest on the "Mitch Albom Show" with guest host Warren Pierce. Keashly responded to caller's questions ..
  • U-M dorm upgrades will cost $250 million
    Housing officials at University of Michigan unveiled a 10-year, $250 million to $280 million student housing plan that will upgrade at least five residence halls. The new dorm will house 500-650 stu..
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    Wayne State University Library System, Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone, P.L.C. and Phi Beta Kappa presented "The Impact of the USA Patriot Act on the University," Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the Berna..
  • Representative Assembly names Unsung Hero recipients
    Henry Lukowiak, a staff attorney for the Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc., which works in partnership with Wayne State University Law School, is recognized for dedicating his career to servi..
  • New dean honored at welcoming reception
    A photo from the welcoming reception for law Dean Frank Wu, held at the Detroit Zoo's Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, includes Marcia McDonald, director of admissions; Susan M. Moisev, Oakland County..
  • Community protest attacks on CBS at WSU Board meeting
    The paper ran an article regarding a presentation five speakers made in support of the Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies(CBS) at the Board of Governors meeting on Sept. 15. The speakers were addres..
  • College aid fails to keep pace with tuition hikes
    In 1977, the maximum Pell grant paid for 77 percent of tuition, room and board at public, four-year colleges. Today it covers 41 percent on average, and college students are left with much higher de..
  • Community protest attacks on CBS at WSU Board meeting
    The paper ran an article regarding a presentation five speakers made in support of the Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies(CBS) at the Board of Governors meeting on Sept. 15. The speakers were addres..
  • People in the News
    Wayne State University honors the following alumni at its 28th annual Arts Achievement Awards on Sept. 30: Jim Pallas of Grosse Pointe Park; Bill Benoit of Columbia, Mo.; Charles Postlewate of Shelb..
  • Politicians storm Michigan campuses to get out vote
    College campuses across Michigan are buzzing with activity to get more young people to vote. Young voters had a dismal showing in the 2000 election, but polls suggest they plan to vote in large numb..
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    Carmen Harlan closed the evening\'s newscast by recognizing the honorees from the Fourth Annual LifeLine Awards, sponsored by the College of Nursing and held at the Detroit Athletic Club. The honore..
  • Dean Redman conducts radio interviews from the LifeLine Awards
    Dean Barbara Redman, College of Nursing, conducted radio interviews with these stations from the LifeLine Awards. Redman discussed the impact of the awards and the need to raise funds to increase th..
  • Volleyball Players Among Nation\\\'s Best
    Two Wayne State University volleyball players are ranked in the top five in the country in blocks and digs according to the latest NCAA report. Redshirt junior Elisa Joris is second in the nation in..
  • Wayne State mentioned in an Arkansas invenstigation
    An article about the investigation into the death of a man in police custody in Nashville, Ark. in 2003, mentioned that Wayne State faculty member performed one of two independent autopsies for the ..
  • Teen\'s lawyer decries tactics
    Law professor Peter Henning, a former federal prosecutor, is quoted in a story about the upcoming trial of the Clinton Township teen who is accused of planning a Columbine-style massacre at his high..
  • Africa Town plan will hasten Detroit\'s demise, not stem the tide
    In a column critical of the Detroit City Council\'s plan to create a $30 million-a-year entrepreneurial zone called Africa Town, Laura Berman contends the plan would \"accelerate the city\'s demise,..
  • New boat joins river patrol
    A story about the Grosse Ile Police Department\'s new river patrol boat includes some historical information about patrolling the river and cites WSU distinguished professor Philip Mason\'s 1995 boo..
  • No Lodging
    A repair project on the Lodge freeway overpass at I-94, scheduled to begin Friday, will be an inconvenience for people who use the Lodge to commute to the New Center area and Wayne State University...
  • How to survive - and thrive - in college
    In this AP wire story that originated in the Detroit Free Press, Wayne State students are among several college students who offer practical tips for first-year students.
  • Another life sciences win for Kalamazoo
    Kalamazoo Community College will be the home of a new high-tech laboratory for Michigan\'s life sciences industry. The Michigan High Throughput Screening Center is expected to be up and running by ..
  • Senior health care issues to be discussed
    Wayne State's Institute of Gerontology (IOG) is sponsoring a forum on aging issues for seniors and caregivers Sept. 27 in Farmington Hills. IOG director Peter Lichtenberg and R. Darin Ellis, associa..
  • Universities need help to educate more students
    This month\'s \"President\'s Perspective\" commentary, authored by incoming Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon, identifies the challenges Michigan\'s universities face as they heed G..
  • No sign of letup in county growth
    According to a study released by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, Macomb County added the most people, 34,300, and the most households, 21,200, of any county in southeast Michigan in t..
  • At WSU, 20 artists present images of a gloomy Cuba
    "Cuba from the Inside Out," an exhibit of contemporary Cuban art featuring 20 exhibitors affiliated with Cuba's leading art school, Institute Superior de Arte, is showing at Wayne State's Elaine L. ..
  • Pat Vitale talks to Wayne State students
    Reporter Pat Vitale talked to Wayne State students about the upcoming Lodge closure and how it will affect their commute schedules. Vitale pointed out that there are building projects on the Wayne S..
  • Yeast relief
    A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women prone to vaginal yeast infections may get long-term relief from a weekly dose of fluconazole, an antifungal drug sold as Difluc..
  • Sports Resorts rejects buyout
    Randy Paschke, chair of the accounting department in Wayne State's School of Business Administration, commented about Sports Resorts International Inc. board's rejection of an offer by company found..
  • Lack of trust poisons efforts to reform asbestos litigation
    Dr. Michael R. Harbut, chief of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Wayne State University, commented about the declining numbers of patients being treated for illnesses relate..
  • WSU football visits Indianapolis this Saturday
    Wayne State University's football team will make its first trip to Indianapolis since the 2000 campaign this Saturday. WSU and UI met in 2001 in Detroit but were not scheduled against each other in ..
  • Pondering Punishment
    A book review by Marta Salij on Scott Turow's latest book, "Ultimate Punishment" mentions that the author will give a reading at WSU's Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium in the Law School Thursday night..
  • WSU Academy Wins NASA Award
    This article mentioned that Wayne State University\'s Detroit Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy and the DTE Energy Foundation were named the winners of the TEC Champion Leaders..
  • More Michigan colleges receiving online applications
    These newspapers used an AP story about the surge in online applications to universities. Wayne State freshman Tamaria Dewdney is quoted. "I personally prefer to see everything I'm writing," she sa..
  • Online college applications are on the rise
    Online applications to Michigan colleges are surging in popularity, and all 15 public universities in the state, including Wayne State, offer the convenience of online application. But the process d..
  • Ford Woos College Kids
    Ford Motor Co. is offering its X-plan, a discount purchase/lease plan traditionally reserved for employees and family members, to college students. Under its Ford Advanced Education Program, the au..
  • New Wayne State courses cover alternative energy
    An item in the briefs column on the front page notes that WSU is offering six alternative energy technology courses this fall "in its continuing effort to prepare engineers for sustainable energy te..
  • Workplace bullying affects the whole company
    Professor Loraleigh Keashly, academic director of CULMA's Master's in Dispute Resolution (MADR) program, is extensively quoted in a story about workplace bullying, an issue she has been researching ..
  • For Americans size does matter
    A commentary piece written by Wayne State\'s Jerry Herron, who is director of the Honors Program, says for Americans size does matter - and the nation obsesses over the size of everything from our..