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    News releases from July 2005

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    Florine Mark, chair and CEO of The WW Group, appeared on Leaders on Leadership, co-produced by Wayne State's School of Business Administration (SBA) and Detroit Public Television. During her intervi..
  • Column: University funding a matter of priorities
    The recent big tuition increases should be no shock to university students and their parents given the fiscal choices that have been made since 1999, according to columnist Peter Luke. "If lawmakers..
  • Detroit Mayoral Primary Set for Tuesday
    Jack Lessenberry, a communications professor at Wayne State University was quoted as saying, "Kwame Kilpatrick is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep limos idling while he is at posh d..
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    Wayne State's Kurt Metzger was a guest on Street Beat with Edward Foxworth. Metzger addressed the topic of "Race Relations in Metro Detroit."
  • Granholm back from Japan trip
    As Gov. Granholm wrapped up her trip to Japan , she said the visit has given her the chance to tell people there that Michigan workers are eager to build Japanese cars. The governor spent Friday enc..
  • Top institutions in federal research-and-development expenditures
    Wayne State University is ranked 76th among the nation's top academic research institutions, according to a National Science Foundation report. The data, provided from 2003, reflected the final year..
  • Detroit Abuzz Before Primary
    This article chronicling a day of activity in the city before the mayoral primary included a snippet at Wayne State 's Walter P. Reuther Library. \"I need something on the Purple Gang,\" Ceil Jensen..
  • WSU President: Tuition increase had to be made
    New students will pay an additional $810 to attend Western Michigan University than their counterparts did last year. Western Michigan University 's board voted to raise its tuition by 14.3 percent,..
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    Robert Sedler of the Law School was interviewed during evening drive time by John McCulloch, guest host on the Mitch Albom Show. The discussion centered around speculation about whether the Roe v. ..
  • Wayne State Women's hockey team selects Rees
    Recent Westland John Glenn graduate Stephanie Rees announced she will play goaltender for Wayne State University 's women's ice hockey team in 2005-06. Rees is the lone freshman from the U.S. select..
  • Warren man visits World Expo
    George Jacobsen, a Wayne State University student from Warren , recently returned from helping Wayne State and the Detroit region during a special visit to Japan . He was one of the several students..
  • Granholm: Japanese investment 'crucial'
    During her five-day trade mission with Japan , Governor Jennifer Granholm said that it is crucial for Michigan to lure Japanese investment, a new reality of the global economy. Wayne State 's Presid..
  • Tuition jumps as state support fails
    Governing boards of Michigan 's state universities announced increased tuition rates, most by double-digit numbers. The state of Michigan has cut support for its public universities by more than $25..
  • Schools that Rock
    3. Detroit The Motor City certainly isn\'t the prettiest town, but who said rock & roll is supposed to be pretty? Perhaps thanks to all the urban squalor, Detroit has churned out some of the gritti..
  • Wayne State University Law School increases its scholarship aid
    Wayne State University Law School Dean Frank Wu recently announced a major increase in the Law School 's scholarships, grants and other forms of financial assistance, following the recent increase i..
  • Briefly
    Wayne State is hosting top skateboarder Reese Forbes at XTREME CHALLENGE on Aug. 12-14 at the Pontiac Silverdome. The event is expected to attract more than 200,000 games enthusiasts. XTREME CHALLEN..
  • Domestic violence seminar set for Aug. 25
    The State Bar of Michigan Justice Initiatives Division and the Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence are partnering to sponsor a free statewide training seminar on Thursday, August..
  • College may be possible after all
    Wayne State 's Division of Community Education is an alternative admissions program strictly for students who did not do as well in high school. The program is for highly motivated prospective stude..
  • The Maggie Allesee Department of Dance featured in the weekly WTVS program \"Get Up! Get Out!\"
    The Maggie Allesee Department of Dance was featured in the weekly WTVS program Get Up! Get Out! Wayne State partners every year with the world-renowned American Ballet Theatre (ABT) to host the ABT ..
  • No dummy: Computerized crash tests pave the way for improved car safety
    Researchers at Wayne State University are working to mimic the effects of a car crash's impact on the human body in a controlled and virtual environment. Professor King H. Yang, director of Wayne St..
  • Dissident unions may secede from AFL-CIO
    Douglas Fraser, former UAW president and university professor at Wayne State , commented about the AFL-CIO's struggle to prevent the Teamsters and four other dissident unions from seceding from the ..
  • Wayne State board approves 18.5 percent hike
    The Wayne State Board of Governors voted Wednesday to approve an 18.5 percent tuition increase for the 2005-06 school year. University officials cited increasing enrollment and decreasing state appr..
  • Group begins effort to defeat anti-affirmative action proposal
    As a state elections board deadlocked over placing an anti-affirmative action proposal on the November ballot, a grass-roots coalition has launched an effort aimed at defeating the measure, which ca..
  • Mentoring programs for Hispanic faculty can enhance retention
    Wayne State's Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies (CBS) is the subject of a feature story examining the historical development of the center and its future as it approaches its 35th anniversary. Jorg..
  • Immigration Insights
    Wayne State Law School Professor William Dance discusses whether deportation is or is not a punishment. He says, "If the legal function that deportation is not punishment is continued, and deportati..
  • Calendar
    The Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association's Legal Assistants Committee hosted a development session at Wayne State on July 28. On Aug. 9, Wayne State's Law School will host a "Garage Class Reunion" f..
  • Newsmakers, Rainmakers
    In a recent decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed with Wayne State University Law School Professor David Moran's argument in Halbert v. Michigan that a person who has pled guilty to a crime an..
  • Plymouth professor picks up honor
    Wayne State Professor Sean Gavin of Plymouth received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers presented by President George W. Bush at a special ceremony at the U.S. Departm..
  • State funds and tuition remain unsettled
    State universities are still uncertain as to how much to raise tuition for this year. Wayne State and Northern Michigan would see large cuts under the House and Senate plans. Wayne State's budget di..