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    News releases from August 2005

  • PRIME NUMBERS: Higher Education
    Wayne State University-Oakland Center is listed as the third largest college/university according to projected fall 2005 enrollment. Total projected enrollment for the center is 5,000. Oakland Commu..
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    The formidable task of rebuilding New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina is not only possible but probable, according to Wayne State professors and urban planning experts Robin Boyle and George Gal..
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    Reporter Glenn Zimmerman referenced a Wayne State engineering professor as a source during his report on the reasons for rising gas prices in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Report: Michigan paychecks shrinking
    Kurt Metzger, director of the Michigan Metropolitan Information Center at Wayne State , commented about the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics showing Detroit as the poorest big city in the nation..
  • Detroit tops nation in poverty census
    The U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday that 33.6% of Detroiters had income below the poverty level in 2004, compared with about 23% in 2002. In the two-year span, \"you\'re talking somewhere easily..
  • Area sports in brief
    Wayne State's athletic department Hall of Fame committee is accepting nominations for its 2006 induction class. The ceremony will be held Feb. 25, 2006. Nominees must have graduated or left Wayne St..
  • Wayne State adds state-of-the-art residence hall
    A brief notes the opening of The Towers Residential Suites, offering 900 students the option of living in a one-, two-, three- or four-bedroom suite, with a shared living space and private baths. Am..
  • People on the move
    Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences appointed John H. Varghese administrative manager.
  • Coffin up votes
    Remarks Kurt Metzger made in a July 27 Metro Times Detroit editorial are reprinted in this opinion piece about Detroit 's voter rolls. Metzger said the city's official number of 637,000 registered v..
  • Drug lawsuits demand one national rule
    In an op-ed, Wayne State Law Professor Lawrence C. Mann discusses the $253 million jury verdict earlier this month against drug company Merck & Co. for the death of a man taking Vioxx. Mann writes t..
  • Wayne receiver back in fold
    A few days after transferring from Wayne State to Saginaw Valley State last year, wide receiver Nick Body began to have misgivings. Body played in Saginaw Valley \'s 2004 spring game, but didn\'t en..
  • Funding guarantee insulates schools from accountability
    In his opinion column, Thomas Bray discusses a statewide petition drive calling for a legislative initiative that would require funding increases for public schools and universities equal to 5 perce..
  • WSU hosts symposium featuring Dr. Djerassi
    The College of Fine , Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State will host an interdisciplinary symposium, "An Examination of Assisted Reproduction through the Lens of Carl Djerassi's play 'An..
  • Wayne State plans $26M engineering center
    An Associated Press story discusses Wayne State's plan to add a $26 million engineering development center at the main campus over the next five years. President Irvin D. Reid said he wants to speed..
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    On-air personality "Tune-UP" mentioned the opening of WSU's newest residence hall at WSU during his mid-day stint on the air at this music-format station.
  • Rheos activated in Detroit woman
    Dr. John Flack, chairman of Wayne State University \'s department of internal medicine, commented about Rheos, an experimental device designed to work like a pacemaker for controlling blood pressure..
  • Home, Suite Home: New dorm offers apartment-like living at WSU
    The 11-story, 900-bed residence, is popular with students who like Reva Baldwin, from Oak Park , like the amenities. "You get your own room, more space. It's worth it," said Baldwin, a sophomore. ..
  • Op-ed - Counties, towns that prosper with new roads should share funds for building mass transit
    Southeast Michigan can have both expanded roads and mass transit by adopting a tax-base-sharing approach to new commercial and industrial development.
  • Agriculture & Environment: A Tea Time Mystery
    When a 52-year-old Missouri woman went to the doctor in 1998 complaining of a sore back, she was thought to have disc disease. Turned out she was drinking inordinate amounts of instant ice tea, whi..
  • Alumni attend reunion
    Wayne State 's Law School celebrated "Garage Class Reunions" with the classes of 1943-1966 on Tuesday, August 9th, at the Law School . Two photos of Dean Frank Wu with various alumni and with Associ..
  • Saul Green is new director of Keith Law Collection at WSU Law School
    Saul Green has joined the Wayne State University Law School as both a professor and director of the Damon J. Keith Collection of African-American Legal History. He comes to WSU from Miller, Canfield..
  • Wayne Teacher of the week: Steven Saleh
    Saleh, who has been teaching English for five years, is a graduate of Wayne State University , where he received his bachelors and masters degrees. "To read and write is a strategy. Learning is no..
  • On the Move
    Jim McFarlin to information officer, Wayne State University College of Nursing. He had been managing editor at Zoo Media L.L.C. in Detroit .
  • Wayne State plans $26 million engineering development center
    From the Associated Press Wayne State University is planning to add a $26 million engineering development center at its main campus before the end of the decade. Also planned are a new business sc..
  • Brief - WSU students get new dorm
    Hundreds of WSU students will move into a new dorm today. The Towers Residential Suites is 11 stories tall with 900 beds. It features fitness facilities, study and social lounges and loft-style be..
  • Brief - Mayoral candidates to hold two debates
    Mayor Kilpatrick and Freman Hendrix will face off Oct. 17 at WSU.
  • Top campus crime - theft
    Campus police at colleges across the state and the nation say theft of everything from bicycles to laptops is the top campus crime. They also say most of those crimes are preventable, if students l..
  • Corporate Achievement
    Michael Duggan fired consultants who said cutting people and closing hospitals was the only way to survive, when he took over the top job at the DMC in 2004. "One thing that's clear is that Mike is..
  • Health Care Heroes
    John Flack, chief quality officer, WSU, DMC Harper University Hospital , led research into the root causes of high levels of hypertension in Detroit 's black community.
  • Tuition rises despite state funding
    This fall, Grand Valley State University faced a 7.6 percent increase in tuition. Large schools such as the University of Michigan , Wayne State University and Michigan State University currently a..
  • Saving Detroit Schools
    Detroit, the poster child for a troubled American city, has a central problem among many and that is its school system. But few citizens will run for the school board, and barely 20 percent of Detr..
  • Mayoral camps clash over debate plans
    The two candidates say they've agreed to debate on Oct. 17th at Wayne State among other occasions.
  • Business Diary
    Environmental Maintenance Engineers Inc., Livonia , was selected by Wayne State University to complete environmental renovation of Scott Hall.
  • Reporter's notebook
    Major academic systems, such as WSU's School of Medicine and the U of M Health System give the region access to the latest medical research and development.
  • New WSU Residence Hall
    Vicky Thomas interviewed President Reid on the opening of the new residence hall.
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    Morning Co-Anchor Roberta Jacina noted that Wayne State 's Detroit Orientation Institute is now accepting applications for fall sessions to be held on three consecutive Tuesdays, Oct. 11, 18, 25.
  • Wayne planning research center
    Both newspapers used parts of an AP wire story that mentions Wayne State 's plans to build a $26 million engineering development center on campus in the next five years. President Irvin D. Reid sai..
  • Wayne State plans $26M development
    Wayne State plans to add a $26 million engineering development center at its main campus over the next five years. Working with corporations and entrepreneurs, WSU President Irvin D. Reid told The D..
  • Vulnerable adult abuse training
    Wayne State's Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI), in partnership with other organizations, is offering training on vulnerable abuse for prosecutors, advocates and law enforcement officers to..
  • Wayne State plans $26M engineering development center
    Wayne State plans to add a $26 million engineering development center at its main campus over the next five years. Working with corporations and entrepreneurs, Wayne State President Irvin D. Reid to..
  • Can we do better for our college students?
    A generation ago, college students could cobble together money for tuition and board through a summer job, scholarships and help from mom and dad. Not anymore. The average price of a year at a sta..
  • How an Accounting Firm Went From Resistance to Resignation
    Commenting on a complex accounting scandal, Peter J. Henning, professor of criminal law at Wayne State said, "KPMG viewed its conduct as above reproach, in a sense viewing itself as smarter than the..
  • Editorial: Why Oakland should care who is Detroit 's mayor
    A stronger revitalized Detroit would be good for Oakland County , and most observers understand that the two are inextricably linked in terms of regional image and economics. Many Detroit residents..
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    Steve Strome, Chairman and CEO of Handleman Group and graduate of the WSU SBA, was the guest on \"Leaders on Leadership\" co-produced by the WSU School of Business Administration and Detroit Public ..
  • No Small Change: State can't afford House's business tax cut
    Editorial Michigan simply can't take a chance on cutting business taxes - it would put universities, schools and other important programs at risk.
  • Wayne State hopes new engineering center speeds research
    WSU President Irvin Reid has an ambitious plan to elevate the institution\'s scholastic and research endeavors. Working with major corporations and entrepreneurs, Reid wants to speed everything from..
  • Students crushed by debt
    The News did a nearly two-page feature with three articles and numerous charts and sidebars on college students and their rising debt levels. The number of student loans and their value has soared i..
  • Brief - "Barry Roth: Constructed Image Photography"
    Photographer Roth, who teaches in Wayne State 's department of Art and Art History is having a show at the Huntington Woods Library.
  • Another coffee perk: antioxidants
    Catherine Jen, a nutrition professor and chair of WSU's Department of Nutrition and Food Science, said previous research has shown that about one-third of people's antioxidants come from coffee, bec..
  • Tuition increase have college student scrambling to save money
    An article about the methods college students are using to fund their education in a time of rapidly rising tuition includes a comment from Gabriela Perez, loan coordinator at Wayne State . She sai..
  • Program allows retirees to SOAR
    The Society of Active Retirees (SOAR), an initiative sponsored by Wayne State University that provides educational courses for adults 50 and older, is featured. A volunteer faculty, mainly retired a..
  • Law school hosts 'Celebrate the Bar' event
    Wayne State 's Law School will host a "Celebrate with the Bar" event Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Spencer Partrich Auditorium from 4-7 p.m. Students are invited to attend an informal gathering with re..
  • Community committee to save CBS negotiates with WSU
    Wayne State History Professor Jose Cuello highlighted a recent meeting between WSU administrators and the Community Committee to Save CBS (Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies). Cuello said the Aug. 1..
  • In Our Opinion: Law enforcement to get training in recognizing vulnerable adult abuse
    Wayne State 's Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) is commended in an editorial for their participation in a law enforcement training program on vulnerable adult abuse. In partnership with ot..
  • Wayne State workshops
    The Wayne State University Alumni Association this fall will offer three new "CareerBoost!" workshops aimed at those who graduated from the university in the past 10 years. A description of the thre..
  • Birth control pioneer also a playwright
    "An Immaculate Misconception," a play written by Dr. Carl Djerassi, inventor of the birth control pill, will be presented by Wayne State University 's College of Fine , Performing and Communication ..
  • Carol Cain/Oakland: New mother gets creative with baby duds
    Brinda Devine, real estate officer at Wayne State , is featured in Carol Cain's column. Outside her job at WSU, Devine runs an Internet-based company part-time from her home. The company sells crea..
  • Ministers of influence
    A story about Detroit churches providing platforms for speeches by mayoral candidates carries a sidebar that mentions that Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and challenger Freman Hendrix will debate on Oct. 17..
  • Memos
    Alan Reinstein, George R. Hubbard professor of accounting at Wayne State , was named chair-elect of the Teaching and Curriculum Section of the American Accounting Association.
  • Ex-Kmart CEO charged with fraud
    Peter Henning, a former SEC and Justice Department lawyer and Wayne State University law professor, says he was surprised at how narrow the case is involving former Kmart executives currently being ..
  • Kmart: Big buys, bigger lies
    Randolph Paschke, chair of the accounting department in the School of Business Administration , commented in a story about a lawsuit filed Tuesday against former Kmart Corp. Chief Executive Officer ..
  • Accounting firms vow not to kick hobbled KPMG
    Stephen Calkins, an antitrust expert at Wayne State, agreed that the world's top three accounting firms - Deloitte & Touche LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - need a health..
  • Carla K. Johnson
    Dr. Susan Stine, who trains addiction psychiatry residents at Wayne State 's School of Medicine , discussed a study that says "ultra rapid detox" using anesthesia for withdrawal from heroin and pres..
  • People on the Move
    A brief under "Associations" notes that Theodore G. Coutilish, of Wayne State University , as been elected president of the International Association of Business Communicators/Detroit, for the 2005-..
  • Cynicism and sacrificial lambs
    Robert Sedler, professor of constitutional law, commented about the Michigan Republican Party's choice of Rev. Keith Butler as a challenger to U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow in next year's senate race. "..
  • Oakland People in the News
    Michael Rybak, professor of pharmacy and medicine and associate dean of research at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been named to the expert panel for the Antimicro..
  • Sponsors pull program's cash awards
    A story about cancellation of the Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest competition this fall notes that Wayne State has been one of the backers. The sponsors, which also include U-M, MSU, the Michigan E..
  • Training to protect potential victims
    Wayne State 's Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI), in partnership with other organizations, is offering training on vulnerable abuse for prosecutors, advocates and law enforcement officers t..
  • Northwest\'s strike toll: 1,200 jobs gone
    About 1,200 union jobs have been eliminated since Northwest Airlines employees walked off the job three days ago. Northwest has closed 29 of 32 maintenance bases at airports across the country excep..
  • Audit Firms Tell Partners Not to Poach KPMG Clients
    The three largest U.S. accounting firms ordered their partners not to poach clients or personnel from smaller rival KPMG LLP while it is under federal scrutiny for allegedly selling abusive tax shel..
  • College textbook prices soar
    Critics call it gouging by publishers, but publishers say the text updates are necessary. The average college student spends nearly $900 a year on textbooks and supplies above and beyond fees, tuit..
  • UT scientist who touted anthrax potion resigns
    A University of Texas scientist admitted overstating his research on an anthrax protection lotion. Dr. John Heggers worked for both the University of Chicago and Wayne State University before bein..
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    Former Congressman David Bonior who now teaches Labor Studies at Wayne State University , was interviewed about the Northwest strike and the current state of organized labor. He said there is a con..
  • Best cars for college students
    On some large campuses in cities without good public transportation - for example, Detroit\'s Wayne State University - a car is almost mandatory if you want to juggle classes, a job or two and s..
  • Car pools catch on as gas prices soar
    Neither Wayne State nor Oakland universities expedite student car pools. Such a service would sprout from student organizations rather than the administration according to university officials.
  • Sports in brief
    Mike Hammoud, who rushed 15 times for 80 yards and a TD at Dearborn Fordson, will join the Wayne State football team.
  • Great Lakes Entrepreneur\'s Quest called off
    After five years and more than $600,000 in cash awards doled out to Michigan startup businesses, the Great Lakes Entrepreneur\'s Quest is ending its quest for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, Pfiz..
  • WSU Harper Woods Center moves to area high school
    Wayne State University 's Harper Woods Center has relocated due to the closing of a parochial school where it was located formerly. The new location is Harper Woods Middle/High School on Beaconsfiel..
  • Advice from Michigan Academic Advisors
    Take advantage of all formal and informal avenues for assistance and support -- including group study arrangements, tutoring, and consultations with instructors and advisers. \"The students who fail..
  • WSU to lease spectrum for wireless use
    Wayne State University plans to lease out valuable air waves it has controlled since the 1960s, a move that could help clear the way for next-generation wireless systems and devices in metro Detroit..
  • MSU students hammered twice by newly minted fees
    An editorial was featured on a new $400-a-year fee that students are being charged in order to attend MSU's Eli Broad College of Business. Special fees assessed this fall at the university will be n..
  • WCU Holds Lifeline Awards
    The Wayne State University College of Nursing will hold its 5th Annual LifeLine Awards on Sept. 22 at the Detroit Athletic Club. Dr. Herman Gray, M.D. and COO of the Children's Hospital of Michigan ..
  • People
    The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has appointed John H. Varghese as administrative manager. He joins the college from the WSU Office of Budget where he served as an assist..
  • Wayne State University student accepted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    Aaron Tomchuck has been accepted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. The Westland resident will be honored during a campus ceremony this fall at Wayne State University in Detroit.
  • Prepaid college tab soars 20%
    Lofty tuition hikes at state universities threaten to price Michigan \'s popular prepaid tuition savings program out of reach for many parents. The Michigan Education Trust board has decided to boos..
  • People on the move
    Saul A. Green of Detroit joined Wayne State University Law School , Detroit , as both university professor and director of the Damon J. Keith Collection of African American Legal History.
  • Volunteers go out on a limb for MDA campers
    Robert McFall credits his desire to help others to time he spent volunteering through the ROTC at Churchill High School in Livonia . The 18-year old Westland resident returned to the camp for a seco..
  • Free seminars on starting a business
    Cape Coral CPA James M. Wesolowski is sponsoring a free workshop, \"How to Start or Run a Small Business,\" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. Aug. 27 at the Cape Coral Quality Inn, 1538 Cape Coral ..
  • Community colleges should resist large tuition increases
    Michigan\'s community colleges should hold the line on annual tuition hikes. The schools are the best hope for students looking for affordable college classes. This year, the state\'s four-year univ..
  • People on the Move
    Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan in Detroit , named Bill Winkler to its board of directors. Winkler, who is assistant director of planned giving at Wayne State University , will..
  • Study warns of physician shortage in state by 2020
    A recent study by the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) warns that Michigan patients may be facing a shortage of physicians to choose from in the near future. The study showed that Michigan 's s..
  • Cash crunch still grips state
    A story about the Michigan economy includes comments from state Treasurer Jay Rising, who cited a study by Wayne State researcher Kurt Metzger that found the state added more than 91,000 professiona..
  • State's revenue outlook brighter, but budget far from fixed
    Michigan\'s economy is \"stabilizing,\" but predicted growth for next year won\'t allow Gov. Jennifer Granholm and lawmakers to avoid difficult budget decisions in the weeks ahead. State economists ..
  • WSU volleyball tabbed fourth in division
    The GLIAC volleyball coaches have picked Wayne State to finish fourth in the South Division. The Warriors have five players back for the upcoming season. Findlay is picked to win the division title.
  • Parents help kids adjust to campus
    David Strauss, dean of students, is quoted in a story about how to ease students' transition from high school to college. Most colleges and universities have counseling centers that offer psychologi..
  • 5 ways to maximize campus safety
    An article that offers safety tips for students on college campuses mentions WSU in the lead, as follows: "Whether students live on a compact urban campus such as Wayne State University, a fairly is..
  • Gay couples ask judge to allow domestic partnership benefits
    In March, the ACLU filed suit on behalf of 21 couples who receive health care coverage from public employers. The group is contesting a legal opinion by the state attorney general that bars public e..
  • Home run for actor
    An article about actor and University of Minnesota theatre professor Ray Schultz notes that he earned master's and doctoral degrees in theatre from WSU. He is currently acting in the production "Ta..
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    This article profiles Matt Kelly, starting goalie on the Wayne State men's hockey team. The article also featured a photo of Kelly.
  • Archer: races live and work together here
    A feature on former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer notes that his foundation awards $50,000 in scholarships to Western Michigan University and a like amount to Wayne State University .