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    News releases from May 2005

  • Wayne State may cut urban college
    This item notes that WSU's Board of Governors will vote June 8 on whether to eliminate the College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs (CULMA), which has 742 of the university's 33,300 students..
  • Oakland population is aging and active
    Kurt Metzger, research director in the Center for Urban Studies, comments about Oakland County's aging population. In 2000, 11.3 percent of Oakland's population was 65 or older; in 2005, the figure ..
  • Wayne State biz school offers e-commerce summer camp
    The WSU School of Business Administration will host its 5th annual E-Commerce Summer Camp, beginning June 15, with 39 participants. The camp addresses the needs of tomorrow's work force by training ..
  • Sprawling across the generations
    Kurt Metzger, research director for Wayne State's Center for Urban Studies, comments in a story about urban sprawl and if it is slowing. Metzger says there is no sign that it is changing. In fact, d..
  • Comrade in arms
    Film documentary "Professional Revolutionary: The Life of Saul Wellman," will have a local premiere at 3 p.m. in Wayne State's General Lectures building. Wayne State Professor Ron Aronson comments a..
  • Roseville superintendent Kment named 'Distinguished Educator'
    John Kment, superintendent of Roseville Community Schools, has been selected by the Wayne State University College of Education (COE) Alumni Association as its "Distinguished Educator" for 2005. Kme..
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    Columnist Neal Rubin is sporting a Wayne State sweatshirt in his column photo.
  • Students may get big break on college loans
    An announcement by the Department of Education could translate into thousands of dollars of savings for students who secure government loans to cover college expenses. Students who borrow directly f..
  • Harvard to spend $50 million to diversify faculty
    Bewildered and beleaguered Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers has come up with a plan to help recruit, support and promote women and underrepresented members of minority groups on its faculty. Su..
  • Rashad is the Apple of theater award\'s eye
    Actress Phylicia Rashad, best known for her portrayal of Clair Huxtable, on \"The Cosby Show\" TV sitcom, was given the Apple Award at the Masonic Temple. The award named for Sarah Applebaum Nederl..
  • Wayne State institute to focus on fostering peace
    High school students can sign up for the weeklong Ralph Bunche Summer Institute at Wayne State University in Detroit. Bunche, a native Detroiter, was the first African American to receive the Nobel..
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    Former vice presidential candidate John Edwards spoke at Wayne State University's Law School commence last night urging graduates to work for change.
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    Columnist George Weeks wrote that ex-sen. John Edwards of North Carolina was scheduled to address the Wayne State University Law School commencement Monday night, with a prepared text that said: \..
  • NextEnergy turns on the juice
    Tom Walsh wrote that NextEnergy, a tenant of WSU's Research and Technology Park, has completed a new headquarters and labs in Detroit. NextEnergy signed two new tenants. NextEnergy CEO James Croce ..
  • On the Go
    Free health screenings, exercise sessions, entertainment and lunch will be part of a June 7 program aimed at promoting better health among older African-Americans in Detroit Erma Henderson Park. The..
  • Outfielder totals eight RBI in victories against Michigan State and Toledo
    The lead article on the front page of today's sports section praises Adwin Springer, WSU's outfielder, who has been "Mr. Clutch" for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, helping the ..
  • Big games bring out his best
    This profile of Adwin Springer (featuring photo) said that the bigger the game the better he plays helping WSU gain a lot of respect this season. "I'm having a great time," said Springer, a 6'1", 2..
  • Sports in brief - baseball
    Wayne State received a berth in the North Central Region of the NCAA Division II National Baseball Tournament this week at Rensselaer, Ind. Wayne State (32-17), received an at-large bid and will ..
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    The early-morning newscast included a mention about former Sen. John Edward's speech to the Wayne State University Law School graduating class on Monday evening.
  • Former Sen. John Edwards speaks at WSU Law School
    The lead item in the events/information column on page one notes that John Edwards will speak at the Wayne State Law School commencement program on May 16 and Dean Frank Wu will confer 250 law degre..
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    The newscast mentioned that John Edwards, former vice presidential candidate would address the Wayne State University Law School commencement tonight.
  • Wayne State may leave Detroit Thermal: Board OKs sale of bonds for steam system
    Wayne State University plans to leave Thermal L.L.C.'s steam supply and build its own boiler plants, issuing $46.2 million in bonds for a project it says will help control energy costs and save mone..
  • Eye on politics: Researcher says term limits are bad policy for Michigan
    Wayne State Professor Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson and a team of researchers have been recording the impressions of lawmakers for the last seven years regarding term limits in Michigan. In a book and ..
    Brinda Devine has been named real estate officer, finance and facilities management division, at Wayne State University. Devine was formerly president of Acquest Realty Advisors in Bloomfield Hills.
  • \"Leaders on Leadership\"
    Donald A. Coleman, Chairman and CEO of GlobalHue advertising, was the guest on this weekly series co-produced by the WSU School of Business Administration and Detroit Public Television. Mr. Coleman ..
  • Wayne State runs to GLIAC baseball championship
    Southgate\'s Adam Schulz and Woodhaven\'s Jon Weisman helped lead Wayne State's Baseball team to a championship.Downriver products like Schulz, Weisman and Allen Park\'s Bobby Marten have been at th..
  • Michigan\'s Universities
    According to a Free Press editorial, Michigan's House Republicans' proposed Workforce Investment Plan (WIN) for funding higher education is a good concept, but the legislators "need to share more of..
  • A college primer
    An editorial lauds the Workforce Investment Plan of funding higher education as a rational way for the state to pay for its 15 universities and one that gets better results for the state's scarce do..
  • Herceptin could be used safely for bladder cancer
    A targeted drug shown to improve the outcome of certain breast cancer patients may be of use in the treatment of advanced cases of bladder cancer, according to new research. Wayne State's Dr. Ulka V..
  • Presidential hopefuls target Michigan
    Columnist George Weeks mentions in his column that former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina, the 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee, is the Monday night commencement speaker at Wayne Sta..
  • The Week Ahead
    Monday: The five-day Wayne State University Film and Media Arts festival and will showcase the best film and video works produced by Wayne State students. It will focus on a wide range of films eith..
  • Teen nears trial in school attack plot
    Andrew Osantowski, accused of planning a Columbine-style massacre at Chippewa Valley High School, is charged with nine felonies including threatening an act of terrorism. The judge said he would dec..
  • David Brandon gets fill-in gig at WJR
    David Brandon, chairman and CEO of Domino's Pizza, Inc., is noted as a recent guest on \"Leaders on Leadership,\" a taped one-on-one interview produced by Wayne State University\'s School of Busines..
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    Professor Catherine Jen of the Nutrition and Food Science Department was interviewed in-studio about two new diet books on the market, "Fat Flush" and "Three-Hour Diet." Selected comments from the t..
  • Treasure of Detroit Ball has parade fun
    A photo shows honorees of the Eighth Annual Treasure of Detroit Ball, hosted by Wayne State's law school on April 9 at the Parade Studio in Detroit. Wayne State honorees shown included: Eleanor "Coc..
  • The Eighth Annual Treasure of Detroit Ball
    Wayne State Law School Dean Frank Wu is pictured with guests of the Eighth Annual Treasure of Detroit Ball held April 9 in Detroit.