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    News releases from March 2005

  • 'Misalliance' was one of Shaw's 'Discussion' plays
    Both newspapers ran feature stories on George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance," which is playing through April 8 at WSU's Hilberry Theatre. A photo accompanies each article and ticket information is pro..
  • Start planning for your future at Wayne State University
    Wayne State University is sponsoring the Southwest Detroit College Planning Workshop for Students and Parents on Wednesday, April 6, 6-9 p.m., at LA SED (Latin Americans for Social and Economic Deve..
  • SOAR program now registering for spring
    The Society of Active Retirees (SOAR) announces its spring term and class schedule that will run from April 11-May 20. Registration for the program has begun and will continue through March 30. SOAR..
  • E. Lynn Harris coming to Wayne State April 1
    Gay author E. Lynn Harris will be speaking at WSU about life as a gay man while being a minority on Friday, April 1. Author of \"Invisible Life\" and \"Just As I Am,\" Harris has been featured on Ou..
  • AG says opinion authorizes discrimination against university employees, two Michigan universities reviewing the decision
    U of M has joined Wayne State University and the city of Ann Arbor in fighting a lawsuit against the Ann Arbor school district\'s domestic partnership policy. Both universities have filed Friend of..
  • Take Back the Night
    The monitor ran a brief article on Wayne State University School of Social Work Coalition on Community Social Work will host the 10th annual Take Back the Night March and Rally, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on..
  • Funeral for Winter
    Wayne State University will be celebrating the passage of winter with its quirky Groundhog Day-like tradition, the 22nd annual Funeral for Ol\' Man Winter at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 6.
  • Detroit man is accused of aiding terrorists
    A former Detroit Public Schools official, whose lawyer says is an adjunct engineering professor at Wayne State, was being held in jail Wednesday after a hearing before a U.S. magistrate. Kifah Wael ..
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    Kurt Metzger, research director of the Center for Urban Studies, appeared on the Mildred Gaddis show to discuss recent political polls conducted by Detroit mayoral candidates Freeman Hendrix and Sha..
  • S&P cuts C&A rating; bankruptcy possible
    Law professor Peter Henning is quoted in a story about a Troy-based auto supplier that is experiencing financial distress. The company has hired a New York law firm to look at its internal financia..
  • Liberal arts majors qualify for variety of jobs
    The National Association of Colleges and Employers has released a compilation of the top 20 skills that employers seek. Ranked number one was verbal and written communication skills. Many college gr..
  • Education - Michigan engineering initiative aims to keep tech talent in-state
    Gov. Jennifer Granholm has launched the "Michigan Engineering Incentive," a lending program offering savings to the state's tech-minded college students. The program is offered to those enrolled in..
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    At the invitation of NYC media figure J. D. Livingstone, professor Michelle Ronnick of the Classics department was interviewed about her book, \"The Autobiography of William Sanders Scarborough: ..
  • Event touts Chavez\'s work
    Kathleen Schmeling, interim associate director of the Walter P. Reuther Library, commented extensively about migrant farm worker organizer Cesar E. Chavez. The Reuther Library houses Chavez\'s perso..
  • WSU Engineering Program seeks students for scholarship and job training program
    Ran a brief article on Wayne State University\'s Production Management Leadership Program in the department of industrial and manufacturing engineering.
  • Three high tech companies select Detroit\'s TechTown as new headquarters
    This article mentioned three new tenants that have signed leases in Wayne State\'s TechTown. \"This is an indication that we are seeing real traction in attracting tenants to our park,\" said TechTo..
  • State insurance rates: How to adjust them
    This editorial points out that insurance rates in Michigan are not excessive, according to a recent analysis of homeowner and auto premium and claims data by Wayne State University. The Citizen Pat..
  • DMC shows sign of health for \'04
    The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) beat its own forecasts and earned more than $2 million in 2004 -- the first time in seven years there has been black ink on the bottom line at the city\'s largest he..
  • Wayne State gets new dining options
    A retail brief notes that Subway and Einstein Bros. Bagels have opened restaurants on the campus of Wayne State University. The restaurants are operated by AVI Foodsystems, a food service company in..
  • Report: State still losing ground in education battle
    Kurt Metzger, research director for the Center for Urban Studies, says data indicates Michigan students have yet to respond significantly to the higher education message. \"If you look at our younge..
  • Softball Team Dominates Missouri-St. Louis
    Wayne State's women's softball team (7-6) stomped Missouri-St. Louis, 5-1, on Friday, March 18 at the Rebel Games in Kissimmee, Fla. Meghan Misiak improved to 4-3 overall allowing four hits, one ear..
  • Wednesday Entertainment
    The 33rd Annual Wayne Composers' Concert will be featured at the Schaver Music Recital Hall at 7 p.m. The \"MFA Thesis Exhibition II," featuring Helen Bevan, Kate Mooth and Shannon Woods, runs thro..
  • College Corner
    Wayne State will be celebrating the passage of winter with its quirky and unique tradition: the 22nd Annual Funeral for Ol' Man Winter at 11:30 a.m. on April 6th. Led by the "Monster Truck Hearse" a..
  • Many college students pay big for no-credit courses
    These three newspapers ran an AP story that mentions Wayne State as one of the universities in the state that are seeing an increase in remedial class enrollments. WSU freshman Christine White of T..
  • State's college-grad ranking slips
    Michigan ranks 37th in the nation for residents with college degrees, slipping from 35th in 2000, according to a Wayne State University study. Although the number of residents with college degrees h..
  • Marlinga: Grand jury needs my polygraph
    By Chad Halcom Attorneys for former Macomb County Prosecutor Carl Marlinga and two co-defendants in a federal fraud and conspiracy case want polygraph tests they say they passed to be placed before..
  • Insurance scoring is fair to all
    An op-ed piece by Randall Chupp, owner of an insurance agency in Sturgis, discusses the practice of credit scoring in the insurance industry and claims it is fair, contrary to pronouncements of oppo..
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    Kurt Metzger appeared live on WWJ AM 950 to discuss the Wayne State University study on declining enrollment in colleges nationwide and also discussed the importance of Michigan residents to earn a ..
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    The Wayne State University study on declining enrollment in colleges is referenced in this news report. Researchers at Wayne State University say Michigan ranks 37th in the nation in the number of r..
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    Peter Lichtenberg, director of the Institute of Gerontology, was interviewed regarding today's "Art of Aging Successfully" conference. The conference was organized by the Institute and is being held..
  • Jail strip lawsuit picks up speed
    Wayne State University Law Professor Robert A. Sedler commented on a federal case where a judge has ruled that stripping some unruly pre-arraignment detainees during the arrest process is illegal an..
  • Mortician takes over as boss of West Side funeral home
    Wayne State University's Mortuary Science School is referenced in a story about the growing number of women entering the profession. Women make up only 9 percent of the 1,138 licensed funeral home d..
  • Budget: Granholm, Legislature slowly advancing on college funds
    An editorial gives high marks to Governor Jennifer Granholm for ironing out a compromise on higher education funding. The budget deal just struck to balance Michigan\'s books for this year includes ..
  • Spousal effect on diabetes to be weighed
    Wayne State will be a part of a $1.8 million study, funded by the National Institute on Aging, which will involve 120 area couples who receive diabetes care through Summa Health System. The \"Two P..
  • Ex-school official tied to terror
    A former Detroit schools official has been charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. A criminal complaint unsealed Monday in Miami said Kifah Wael Jayyousi, 43, formerly of ..
  • Michigan\'s college graduate rate sinks to 37th in nation
    According to a WSU study released Monday, the loss of college graduates is one of several reasons why Michigan ranks 37th in the nation for residents with college degrees. Although the number of Mic..
  • Art of Aging Successfully is WSU conference agenda
    A brief item in the events column on the front page mentions the "Art of Aging Successfully" conference on March 30. The conference was sponsored by WSU's Institute of Gerontology.
  • WSU entrepreneurs to compete at conference
    Wayne State University plans to pit teams of MBA students, faculty and venture capitalists against each other in a competition modeled after NBC's show "The Apprentice" during its Entrepreneur Day o..
  • New technology park lures firms
    TechTown, the university's research and technology park, is the focus of this article. Writer Tom Henderson points out that TechTown is "a cornerstone of a new research and technology corridor in a..
  • Immigrants help offset loss of younger workers
    Kurt Metzger, research director of Center for Urban Studies, comments extensively in a story about recent U.S. Census statistics revealing a continuing decline in Michigan's younger population. From..
  • Refresher courses strain colleges, students
    Several Michigan universities, including Wayne State, say they are seeing increased enrollment in remedial classes. Patricia Bonsteel, who heads WSU's remedial math program, said students are often ..
  • Analysts weigh pros, cons of 'ownership' vision
    High-income people who can afford the risk were most likely to approve of privatizing a portion of Social Security, according to a Wayne State University study of Michigan residents. "If it doesn't ..
  • The Business List: Upcoming Events
    Outsourcing: Good or Bad" is the title of a program Friday at Wayne State's Bernath Auditorium in the Adamany Undergraduate Library. The speaker will be Catherine Mann, senior fellow at the Institut..
  • Tower designs to test copyright law
    WSU law professor Jessica Litman is quoted in a story about a copyright lawsuit filed by an architect against another architect regarding the proposed design of the Freedom Tower on the site of the ..
  • Wayne State sets Entrepreneur Day
    Entrepreneur Day, April 18, will bring together professors, students and venture capitalists for a business plan contest and a daylong conference featuring national-level speakers. Judy Johncox, ass..
  • Retiree finds way to help peers SOAR
    This article explains the idea behind SOAR, the Society of Active Retirees. Sponsored by Wayne State University, the initiative provides educational courses for adults 50 and older. Most courses are..
  • Student loan interest rate may rise
    This article, which originated in USA Today, notes that rates on student loans for college students will likely edge about 5 percent in July, the highest rate since 2002. On a $20,000 loan, repaid ..
  • US Embassy brings classical pianist for recital
    Professor Robert Conway of the WSU Music Department will give a private performance in Jamaica under the auspices of the U.S. Embassy next month. Renowned Jamaican violinist Steven Woodham also will..
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    Tom Wilson, President and CEO of Palace Sports & Entertainment, was the guest on \"Leaders on Leadership\", co-produced by the WSU School of Business Administration and Detroit Public Television. Wi..
  • WSU associate provost on WWJ
    Jack Kay associate provost and interim dean of CULMA, commented during a news report regarding a public auction of KKK items. Kay has done research on hate groups.
  • Republicans debate displaying Commandments
    Dr. Robert Sedler, a WSU law professor, said four of the Ten Commandments have every right to be displayed on public property. It's the other six, he said, that violate separation of church and stat..
  • Phylicia Rashad: A special interview for Women's History Month
    A lengthy feature story on actress Phylicia Rashad, mentions in the first paragraph that she will receive the Apple Award for career excellence in theater in April. The award was established by Wayn..
  • Softball team ends competition at Rebel Games
    The WSU softball team defeated Nova Southeastern, 3-0, for their second straight shutout at the Rebel Games in Kissimmee, Fla. Sarah Ytsma pitched a complete game, giving up only four hits and recor..
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    WDIV news ran a feature story, with video clips, during the morning news program about Wayne State University\'s Maggie Allesee Department of Dance offering its 76th annual spring gala concerts \"Da..
  • WSU science group tackles 'forbidden knowledge'
    Wayne State University's Working Group on Science and Sigma Xi will sponsor a talk on April 1 on "Forbidden Knowledge." Forbidden knowledge refers to the censorship or social control of knowledge th..
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    The artist spotlight on Dennis Coffey, famed Funk Brother and Motown Session guitarist, mentions that he has received two degrees from Wayne State University in the 1980s. Coffey played on dozens o..
  • People on the move
    Christina Lovio-George, president and CEO of lovio|george|inc, has been nominated to the board of visitors at Wayne State University, Detroit. Lovio-George will be responsible for identifying and se..
  • Gallery
    Elaine Jacob Gallery on WSU's campus presents "Contemporary Views of Landscape." Gallery hours are from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.
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    This article mentions that the University of Nebraska Omaha\'s softball team defeated Wayne State 4-3 in the Kennesaw State Owl Classic tournament.
  • Le Tax: Do the French have it right?
    With reform recommendations from a presidential panel due by July 31, at least one of the proposals would move the United States closer to a model that consists of a tax on income and a type of sale..
  • WSU Social Work open house, awards set
    Wayne State's School of Social Work (SSW) will mark National Social Work Month in March with an open house and an alumni awards luncheon March 26 and 31. The March 26 open house will provide informa..
  • Granholm and GOP leaders reach a budget deal
    An AP story reports that Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Republican leaders agreed Wednesday on a plan to deal with an estimated $376 million shortfall in the state's general fund budget. The new execut..
  • Mich. DOI study finds competition doesn't equal affordability; insurers say losses driving rates
    A report on a study about the effect of competitiveness in the state insurance market in Michigan mentions that the study was "prepared by economist George Galster of the Center for Urban Studies at..
  • Gay rights issues focus of WSU Cohen lecture
    Wayne State University Law School will present its 21st annual I. Goodman Cohen Lecture in Trial Advocacy at 3 p.m. today in the school\'s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. Paula Ettelbrick, a 1984 gr..
  • Diversity focus of law dean's speech
    The University of Mississippi Law School continued its anniversary celebration with a lecture on Wednesday by WSU Law School Dean Frank H. Wu. His topic was "Diversity in the New World: The Future o..
  • Oakland people in the news
    Wayne State University sophomore Clarence Dass is the winner of the MISL Forensics State Championship in competitive speaking. A Bloomfield Hills resident, Dass is co-founder of the WSU Model United..
  • Entertainment news
    Henry IV, Part I,\" featuring William Shakespeare\'s story about coming of age, will be performed at Wayne State University\'s Hilberry Theatre. The play continues through May 5 and performance time..
  • U-M grad students to walk out on jobs
    University of Michigan graduate student instructors, who teach about 22 percent of undergraduate classes, are planning to walk off the job today because of a contract dispute. Issues include wages, ..
  • MSU, U-M, WSU presidents: Higher ed funding broken
    Michigan's public university system is headed toward major declines without a fundamental revamping of the way state government funds it, the presidents of the state's three largest universities sai..
  • Robo-docs check in at Detroit Medical Center
    The Detroit Medical Center today becomes the world\'s first hospital system to deploy an entire fleet of real robots that can see, hear, talk, scoot around and allow doctors to be in two places at o..
  • Sports people
    Wayne State University forward Erik Parker of Oak Park led the Warriors basketball team in free throw percentage (83 percent), blocked shots (23) and offensive rebounds (60) during the regular seaso..
  • Jurors: Compuware presented a solid case
    Christopher Peters, associate law professor at Wayne State University's Law School, commented about the $400-million settlement Monday night between Compuware and IBM, concluding a 3-year-old case. ..
  • Taboo no more: Talking about colorectal cancer
    Dr. Philip Agop Philip, medical oncologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and a professor of medicine and oncology at Wayne State's School of Medicine, says screening rates for colon c..
  • Kilpatrick asserts progress
    Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick received the biggest rounds of applause when he endorsed reducing the tax burden and talked about the city\'s progress. But Kurt Metzger, research director of the Cent..
  • One-time terror suspect gets apology from judge
    Peter Henning, a Wayne State University law professor and a former federal prosecutor, talked about the release of a Moroccan immigrant, Ahmed Hannan, following 3 ½ years of incarceration for suspec..
  • Patron Saint
    A story about industrialist James Duffy, who also was an art collector, notes that he donated several works from the Cass Corridor movement in 2001 to Wayne State University. The generous gift resul..
  • Wednesday Entertainment
    A brief notes that \"MFA Thesis Exhibition II," featuring Helen Bevan, Kate Mooth and Shannon Woods, will be held at Wayne State University's Community Arts Gallery through April 1. Contact informat..
  • Area sports in brief: Baseball
    A brief notes that Wayne State's mens baseball team will host Central Michigan at 2 p.m. Thursday after CMU\'s scheduled home opener with Wayne State today was postponed because of snow on the field.
  • Hockey Awards Banquet Slated For April 10
    Wayne State's men\'s and women\'s hockey teams annual awards banquet will be held on Sunday, April 10 at the Gem Theatre Detroit. The event will recognize members of both programs for their accompli..
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    In the college notes section it mentioned that Wayne State golfer Blake Johnson tied for 73rd at the NCAA REgional on March 19 and 20 at Perry Park Country Club in Kentucky. He carded a two-round to..
  • SBC Michigan donates $5,00 to WSU minority journalism students
    SBC Michigan and WSU announced the establishment of the company's Going Beyond the Call Fund, a $5,000 grant to WSU's Journalism Institute for Minorities. The grant will support students who face e..
  • Eight make second cut
    Kalamazoo Valley Community College was invited in January to join the funding members U-M, Michigan State and Wayne State as a member of Michigan Core Technology.
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    Kurt Metzger, research director in the Center for Urban Studies, appeared on the Mildred Gaddis Show discussing Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's scheduled "State of the City" address. The discussion includ..
  • ACLU sues for same-sex benefit
    The ACLU of Michigan field suit this week to challenge the state attorney general's opinion that Proposal 2 bans public employers from offering health insurance and other benefits to same-sex couple..
  • Fire near WSU campus displaces students
    A candle was blamed for igniting a fire inside an apartment building near Wayne State University Tuesday night. One person was injured in the blaze that damaged about 30 units. "It's horrible," sa..
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    Professor Lyke Thompson, director of CULMA's Center for Urban Studies, was interviewed by Dustin Dwyer regarding Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's "State of the City" address and how it will help his..
  • The soft side of medicine
    Studies from the American Heart Association, suggest that minority heart patients don\'t receive the latest drugs and interventions. They don\'t see heart specialists as often as white patients, and..
  • What\'s coming up
    Eighth annual Treasure of Detroit Ball is at 6:30 p.m. to midnight on April 9 at the Parade Studio in Detroit. The Wayne State University Law School black-tie optional gala will feature a view of th..
  • Some ask who belongs in '\'ownership society"
    In President Bush\'s vision of an \"ownership society,\" people would have more choices and assume more risk in their lives. They would save more, own more and rely less on the government - even if ..
  • TechTown signs three new tenants
    Three new businesses have established offices in TechTown, an economic-development hub for research and technology startups in Detroit. The businesses are Bioko, an engineering research company, for..
  • Former Detroiter Kurt Novak captures the spirit of artists who inspired him
    New Yorker Kurt Novak says his \"Detroit Portraits,\" at Revolution Gallery in Ferndale, celebrates the creative spirit in his old hometown. The exhibit also celebrates the artist\'s skill at turnin..
  • WSU Provides Major Economic Benefits to Michigan
    This article discussed a report on Wayne State\'s economic benefit to the state\'s economy. Wayne State\'s net benefit to Michigan is more than $1 billion annually.
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    Ran a brief article mentioning The School of Social Work Alumni Association\'s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, March 31.
  • Tech Calendar
    A brief notes the April 1 "Outsourcing: Good or Bad" presentation on Friday, April 1, at Wayne State's Bernath Auditorium. Contact information is provided.
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    Rochester Hills Adams High School, Utica Community Schools and Dearborn High School emerged as the winning alliance during the FIRST Robotics Detroit competition held at Wayne State University March..
  • ACLU sues for same-sex benefits
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed suit Monday to challenge the state attorney general\'s opinion that Proposal 2 bans public employers from offering health insurance and other ben..
  • Commandments debate planned Thursday
    The North Oakland Republican Club will host a public debate regarding the legality of allowing the Ten Commandments to be displayed in public places during its 7 p.m. meeting Thursday at the Pontiac..
  • Events
    Michele Ronnick, an associate professor of Greek and Latin at Wayne State University, will talk about the \"Autobiography of William Sanders Scarborough\" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Shaman Drum book..
  • TechTown adds three tenants:
    TechTown in Detroit has boosted the number of companies operating in its first incubator, by 50 percent in March. TechOne is to welcome three tenants, the advanced engineering firm Bioko, the IT com..
  • The Business List: Upcoming events
    A brief notes "Outsourcing: Good or Bad" talk to be held at noon at Wayne State University\'s Bernath Auditorium in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library. Speaker is Catherine Mann, senior fellow ..