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    News releases from November 2005

  • Wayne State supports 'The Kalamazoo Promise'
    Wayne State announced that students who enroll for Fall 2006 at the university under The Kalamazoo Promise program will be offered a 50 percent reduction in their room costs in the WSU residence hal..
  • Panel hears testimony on Ten Commandments display at Capitol
    A constitutional law scholar, clergy and others spoke out Tuesday against a proposal to show the Ten Commandments in the Capitol and argued the main purpose of the display would be religious, not se..
  • Still standing - Chicago duo does Detroit definitively
    Mazzei, the arts writer for Metro Times wrote an extensive review of the new Wayne State University Press book -- American City : Detroit Architecture1845-2005. The review includes nine color phot..
  • Wayne State awards fellowship to tech entrepreneur
    Wayne State University 's School of Business Administration has announced the selection of Alain R. Piette as the recipient of the Adams Entrepreneur Fellowship. The school received a grant in supp..
  • Society, law school conduct symposium
    Photo and caption -- The Michigan Lawyer chapter of the American Constitution Society and Wayne State University Law School hosted a symposium on achieving a diverse democracy. The photo features D..
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    An entry in the calendar notes that The Black Law Students Association and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association at Wayne State Law School planned to host a Jazz Night on Dec. 8.
  • Land Bank Limbo
    A proposal to create a land bank authority in Detroit has been before city Council since spring, but the fate of the plan is uncertain. "There are very few neighborhoods in Detroit where the prospe..
  • Capitol panel hears criticism of Ten Commandments display
    Wayne State University law professor Robert Sedler told state lawmakers and the Granholm administration that the U.S. Constitution affords no place for God in the public square. "In the American con..
  • WMU's free housing offer rankles those left out
    A story about Western Michigan University offering free housing next year to Kalamazoo High School graduates mentions that Wayne State is "cutting its dorm rate in half to lure Kalamazoo graduates t..
  • Adults urged to get pertussis shots
    The federal government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is suggesting a new strategy to protect infants from potentially fatal whooping cough: Immunize adults. "Parents often are cough..
  • People making news
    Wayne State University Law School appointed Douglas Czajkowski, formerly president of the hospital foundation at Mt. Clemens General Hospital , as director of development and alumni affairs.
  • Brighton's Meyer off to Wayne
    Rebecca Meyer, a 6-foot-2 high school senior who loves to play basketball, will be attending Wayne State next year on a basketball scholarship. "I talked to a few other schools," she said. "I really..
  • WSU Baseball Signs Two
    Wayne head baseball coach Jay Alexander announced the signing of two student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent. Ryan LaPansee and Michael Wiseman have committed to join the Warriors in the fa..
  • College Notes -- EMU swimming
    Eastern Michigan's men's and women's swimming teams will host the EMU Invitational. Wayne State is among the participating teams.
  • Norse run away with win in Detroit
    Northern Kentucky had a basketball victory in Detroit against the Wayne State Warriors 76-48.
  • Even amid uncertainty, workers can manage their fears
    For workers losing their jobs, the most natural and unhealthy thought accompanying job loss is self-blame, said Wayne State University industrial psychologist Cary Lichtman, who has gone through a l..
  • People on the Move
    This column lists three professionals who have been named to the WSU College of Engineering Hall of Fame. They are Lushman Singh Grewal, chief financial officer of Singh Development Co.; Grace Boch..
  • Verbruggen tapped to lead university budgets at WSU
    Cheryl Verbruggen, a Troy resident, has been appointed director of University Budgets, effective Nov. 1. Verbruggen earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Oakland University and a master's de..
  • WSU supports ' Kalamazoo Promise'
    Wayne State University announced that students who enroll for fall 2006 under The Kalamazoo Promise program will be offered a 50 percent reduction in their room costs in the WSU residence halls. The..
  • 'Lessons' author says U.S. schools are obsolete
    Tom Watkins, a former state superintendent of public instruction, recently wrote a report for Wayne State and Michigan Virtual University on the need to expand e-learning opportunities. He was also ..
  • Total break with Bush's war policies
    Activists from around the country gathered at Wayne State in Detroit Nov. 11-13 to work on a program for reversing the growing crisis of urban areas. The UAW, and AFL-CIO were represented at the me..
  • WSU hands out engineering award
    The WSU College of Engineering has presented the Socius Collegi Award to John Kill, president of the North America Customer Group with Visteon Corp. The award was presented at the annual Night of t..
  • WSU looks forward: College hopes to continue its reinvention and overcome financial woes by boosting enrollment, graduation rates
    A prominent story about Wayne State 's positive momentum and growth over the last decade, and plans for the future, are featured in the Detroit/Wayne County section. Wayne State is characterized as ..
  • The plight of public universities
    Wayne State University is noted in an opinion piece about the cycle of state funding cuts to public universities nationwide. According to, Michigan cut the school\'s funding forci..
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    During a Sunday afternoon interview about the ways the Old Newsboys benefit area children, an official mentioned that the Newsboys have a scholarship program in cooperation with Wayne State Universi..
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    Tom Wilson, CEO of Palace Sports & Entertainment in Auburn Hills, mentioned Wayne State several times during an interview on the "Anything is Possible" Show on Sunday evening. He pointed out that ..
  • Builders make play for home sales
    Jeff Stoltman, Wayne State marketing professor, commented in a story about the influence of the Super Bowl on home sales in Detroit . \"You can take advantage of all the people peering at Metro Detr..
  • Michigan author speaks out on flaws in U.S. education system
    Tom Watkins' Wayne State University study on e-learning opportunities is referenced in a story about flaws in the U.S. education system. Watkins wrote in the report about the need to expand e-learni..
  • George Galster included in a panel at the Humanities Education Center
    Community Forum: Wayne State professor George Galster will be a panelist Friday at the Humanities Education Center in Minneapolis. The panel discussion is titled "Targeted Investments and Neighborho..
  • Road warriors
    Kami Pothukuchi, associate professor of urban planning, is profiled in a story about metropolitan Detroit 's economic and urban development, particularly related to transportation. Pothukuchi says ..
  • Michigan Writer Speaks out on Flaws in American Education System
    Former educator, Edward L. Davis, says that top-heavy bureaucracies are diminishing America 's schools, and the schools are behind on the technological learning curve. He agrees with Tom Watkins, w..
  • 'The Kalamazoo Promise'
    Wayne State announced today that all students who enroll for Fall 2006 at the university under the Kalamazoo Promise program will be offered a 50 percent reduction in their room costs in the WSU res..
  • WSU Opera workshop to perform Seymour Barab's 'The Toy Shop'
    Wayne State's Opera Workshop will present four free performance of Seymour Barab's "The Toy Shop," a one-act opera for young audiences as their annual holiday offering Wed. Nov. 30th, at 10 a.m. The..
  • Enrollment at Mich. Public universities up slightly
    Enrollment is up at Michigan 's 15 public universities despite an average 11 percent tuition increase. WSU has 25 more undergraduate students than last year, according to the chart that ran with the..
  • Colleges taking more med students
    Wayne State 's School of Medicine is noted as one of Michigan four medical schools planning to increase enrollment. WSU plans to add about 30 students to its first-year classes in 2006. More than 2,..
  • Bush in the crosshairs at ACLU dinner
    Jacquelin Washington , Wayne State University Board of Governors chair, was one of the honorees recognized by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) during its annual dinner Nov. 19 in Dearborn ...
  • Schools today
    Scholarships: Wayne State 's Department of Music, in conjunction with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, announced the Presidential/DSO Scholarships in Music, designed to support future music majors. B..
  • Cards give helping hand while spreading cheer
    Wayne State 's Walter P. Reuther Library and Detroit 's top photographers have submitted one-of-a-kind images for holiday card designs to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. The institute is ..
  • Wayne State's annual 'Toy Shop' opera designed for younger set
    As its annual offering, the Wayne State University Opera Workshop will perform Seymour Barab's one-act opera "The Toy Shop for young audiences. Under the direction of Frances Brockington, the WSU Op..
  • Calendar
    Detroit - Wayne State University/DMC Division of Infectious Disease and Gilead Sciences will host a commemoration event and lunch from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Morse Auditorium at Harper Hospital . Cont..
  • Universities Sweeten Kalamazoo Scholarship offer
    Western Michigan University and Wayne State have both announced deals to enhance the Kalamazoo scholarship offer.
  • Lights, camera, action: Students get time with well-known producer
    Television and film producer Jerry Bruckheimer met with 1,600 students in a forum sponsored by WSU, the College for Creative Studies, The Detroit School for the Arts and the Michigan Opera Theater.
  • Biotechnology firm pairs with WSU
    Chemokine Therapeutics Corp., a biotechnology company developing therapies to treat cancer, blood disorders and other diseases, has a research agreement with Wayne State University . The company wil..
  • Affirmative action vote draws thousands
    The California leader of a ballot campaign to limit affirmative action in Michigan debated the proposal before 1,000 people. "We're always talking about affirmative action as if it's the problem. ..
  • WSU men cagers fall short in exhibition
    WSU's men's basketball team fell 85-65 in an exhibition game against the University of Toledo .
  • Hilberry presents Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth'
    The Hilberry Theatre presents Tennessee Williams' classic play "Sweet Bird of Youth" in rotating repertory now through Jan. 28. A description of the play and ticket information are included. Wayne ..
  • WMU room-and-board offer draws criticism
    Ken Jenschke, a Kalamazoo area resident and father a Western Michigan University (WMU) senior, says The Kalamazoo Promise is a "wonderful thing, a fantastic idea.\'\' But he\'s not happy with an off..
  • Photo Story
    Christopher Collins, WSU music professor, took time out from a musical tour of Japan to play at the U.S. Pavilion at the Aichi World Exposition in Japan when WSU played host to symposiums on global ..
  • Personal Achievements
    John Kill, Visteon Corp.'s senior vice president and president, North America customer group, has received the Socius College award from Wayne State University 's College of Engineering for his supp..
  • Affirmative Action draws 1,000
    Wayne State Law School Dean Frank Wu, speaking at a Lawrence Technological University forum, said, "We're always talking about affirmative action as if it's the problem. It's the remedy."
  • Today's highlights
    Matt Michaels Jazz Quartet: The local jazz pianist performs with the Wayne State University Symphonic Chorus and Orchestra in a tribute to Dave Brubeck. Show starts at noon. Old St. Mary\'s Church, ..
  • Heroine\'s Honor: WSU black alumni group salutes Viola Liuzzo
    Thanks to Wayne State University \'s Organization of Black Alumni, Viola Liuzzo, the Detroit civil rights activist who was slain in the South in 1965, is now the WSU alumna she always wanted to be. ..
  • Affirmative Action Debate: Connerly vs. Wu
    Last night there was an affirmative action debate between Ward Connerly, the former University of California regent who opposes affirmative action and Frank Wu, dean of Wayne State University\'s law..
  • WSU Residence Hall named after Ghafari
    Wayne State renamed one of its newer residence halls for Yousif B. Ghafari of Bloomfield Hills in ceremonies on Oct. 27th. Story features a photo of the dedication. A WSU alumnus and member of the u..
  • Affirmative Action supporters fight back
    On Monday, Detroit Branch NAACP President Wendell Anthony announced during a news conference at Fellowship Chapel that a rally is scheduled Dec. 5 to support Michigan \'s affirmative action programs..
  • Business awards
    Wayne State's College of Engineering inducted the following into its Hall of Fame: W. Bloomfield developer Lushman Grewal; Ford research engineer Priyaranjan Prasad, Desai/Nasr Consulting Engineers ..
  • Howard Shapiro interviewed about the \"Kalamazoo Promise\"
    Howard Shapiro, Wayne State\'s associate vice president for undergraduate programs and general education, was interviewed regarding the Kalamazoo Promise and Wayne State\'s participation. Shapiro ou..
  • GVSU joins battle for scholarship holders
    Grand Valley State University is eyeing ways to attract Kalamazoo students armed with free scholarships, as other colleges dangle offers of free or reduced-rate room and board. While officials at ot..
  • Instant tea may be harmful
    Instant tea may be a source of harmful levels of fluoride that can lead to bone pain, researchers discovered, after looking into the case of a woman who drank one to two gallons of super-strength te..
  • Get up and go -- announcements
    DETROIT/DEARBORN -- Classes: Detroit Dance Collective, intermediate/advanced modern dance, Monday, Friday at Wayne State ; Wednesday at Ford Center , Dearborn . Free of charge. 810-444-4553 anytime.
  • Beaumont center puts spotlight on product testing
    Beaumont Hospitals uses thousands of different medical devices every year. Now they are helping manufacturers test them. Beaumont 's marketing could have regional benefits as well, said Fred Reinh..
  • Powerbroker in the pulpit
    The Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit NAACP, is a local political powerbroker with many business holdings, although he calls himself a simple preacher. Arthur Johnson, retired WSU senio..
  • Pastor's Pac is kingmaker of Detroit
    Black churches and politics have been linked for decades in Detroit . The Rev. Wendell Anthony has taken the relationship to another level. A 2001 Wayne State University study credited the Fannie ..
  • Scoring Balance
    The Wayne State men's basketball team was defeated by the Minnesota State Mavericks on Saturday, 41-73. The game was part of the Pepsi Tip-Off tournament, which was hosted by the Mavericks and playe..
  • Health benefits for gay families hinge on lawsuits
    Domestic partners worry the state's definition of marriage will keep them from insurance coverage. Wayne state is listed as one of the Michigan colleges that offer same-sex benefits.
  • 12 years a wrap at Dearborn 's La Pita
    A new restaurant, La Pita Fresh, will be added to the Wayne State University neighborhood. It will be located on 5065 Cass Avenue . The restaurant owners hope to open La Pita Fresh within a month.
  • WSU promotion
    Bernice Lopata has been named associate vice president of advancement services and corporate and foundation relations at WSU.
  • WSU and DSO announce new scholarships
    The Wayne State Music department and the DSO announced a new, joint initiative to support future WSU music majors. The WSU/DSO Scholarships in Music will support five music students beginning in fa..
  • 'Promise' opportunities keep piling up
    This editorial about the Kalamazoo Promise free college tuition program offered to qualified public school students in that city mentions that Wayne State officials "have hit on a way to capitalize ..
  • Teacher makes computers easy - WSU professor helps make technology accessible so poor Detroiters can find work
    Associate professor of computer science Seymour Wolfson, who received his bachelors and Ph.D. in physics from WSU, and his master's from University of Chicago, decided to create a program that would..
  • Harvard, for Less: Extension Courses\' New Allure
    Students are getting a Harvard degree for a bargain price. Extension and continuing-education schools have long served mid-career adults and people with some previous college credit. They still acco..
  • What do you mean there's no money for college?
    Financial advice writer gives lots of options for raising college funds from tax breaks to scholarships and federal loans.
  • American Icon
    Photos chronicling the auto industry's labor movement are credited to Wayne State University 's Walter P. Reuther Library. Historical moments captured by the camera include U.A.W. leader Walter P. R..
  • Kalamazoo Promise students get free room and board at WMU
    It's become a state-wide bidding war for the Promised. Wayne state University is offering half off dorms for any Promise student who enrolls, and now Western is stepping up.
  • Dorothea Grossbart: Her style sense led to a career -- obit
    Dorothea June Grossbart had a keen eye for fashion and design, which she used to move into a teaching career. She helped develop a costume collection to educate and benefit others at Wayne State Un..
  • Women's Roundup
    Wayne State's women's basketball team defeated West Liberty State, 79-74. The Warriors had five double digit scorers in the game, led by Nicole Rogers (15 points).
  • Campus News
    Jennifer Tessmer Taylor of Ray Township earned her Ph.D. in cellular and clinical neurobiology from Wayne State University .
  • Class acts
    Sharon Bobryk of Sterling Heights has received the Alpha Mu Tau Scholarship for use in her last year of study in clinical laboratory science at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sc..
  • Wayne State University 's College of Engineering Honors Visteon 's John Kill
    The Socius Collegi award was presented to Visteon Corporation\'s John Kill, senior vice president and president, North America customer group, by Wayne State University \'s College of Engineering fo..
  • WMU, WSU room, board offers 'like Christmas coming twice'
    Kalamazoo Public Schools' 2006 graduates who take their full-tuition Kalamazoo Promise scholarships to Western Michigan University next fall will get free room and board for the next four years. Wa..
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    Walter Edwards, director of the Humanities Center , and Kevin Boyle, one of the speakers at the Humanities Center 's Hope and Fear conference, were interviewed by Chris Proseta of WDET on the confer..
  • Filling guard position is key task
    The Wayne State men's basketball team opened its season Tuesday with an 85-79 victory at West Virginia State . The Warriors have added seven players and must replace the backcourt that got them to t..
  • Wayne State relies on Goliday
    Herb Goliday changes positions on the basketball court much like a chameleon changes colors to keep his enemies off balance. Goliday, a fifth-year senior, has played everywhere but point guard in hi..
  • Faith and Charity Events
    ACLU of Michigan: Actor Danny Glover, also a community activist, will be the keynote speaker at the annual dinner, 6 p.m. Sat. ACLU will honor former Gov. William and Helen Milliken; Jacquelin Washi..
  • Kids' events
    Parents and Teens Connecting Meet and Greet: The Bangladeshi Student Association of Wayne State University brings recent immigrant parents and teens together to watch movies, discuss books and discu..
  • Academic experts reflect on the role of Jewish studies on college campuses
    The role of Jewish studies on the campus of American colleges and universities was the subject of insightful examination at two back-to-back panel discussions, held recently in celebration of the 20..
  • Law student associations host Jazz Night, Dec. 8
    Wayne State University 's Law School invites all Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and Asian and Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) alumni to its Jazz Night. The event will be ho..
  • 'Sweet Bird of Youth' due at Hilberry
    The Hilberry Theatre at Wayne State will present Tennessee Williams' classic Nov. 18-January 28.
  • City Salute Concert
    The Wayne State University Department of Music will celebrate their 39th annual Salute Concert to Downtown Detroit with a performance of Dave Brubeck's "To Hope! A Celebration" at noon on Nov. 22.
  • Academic experts reflect on the role of Jewish studies on college campuses
    David Weinberg, director of the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit , says Judaic studies programs have the ability to build bridges. Cohn-Haddow was "envisio..
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    Evening anchor Paul Snider talked about Wayne State 's support of "The Kalamazoo Promise" program by offering a 50 percent reduction in participating students' room costs in WSU residence halls. Sni..
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    Wayne State's support of "The Kalamazoo Promise" was noted during the evening newscast. Listeners were encouraged to visit for contact information.
  • WSU Heads To Wheeling Tip-Off Classic
    Looking for its first win of the young season, Wayne State continues its three-game road trip with a pair of contests against members of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference at the ..
  • Bonior to speak at New Baltimore Historical Society meeting, Nov. 17
    David Bonior, university professor of labor studies at Wayne State , will be the guest speaker at the November meeting of the New Baltimore Historical Society on Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., at the First Con..
  • Scouting reports
    Wayne State , which won only six games last season, returns 12 letter-winners and five starters. Returning starters are senior guard Shatona Clark (14.5 points), senior guard Kristen Rogers (10.9 po..
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    During an interview on the Frank Beckman show about proposed new math requirements for high school students, the state schools superintendent mentioned that he has talked with Wayne State and other ..
  • Detroit black press under attack
    An ad than ran in Detroit's two black newspapers, which accused the media of unfair treatment of incumbent mayor Kwame Kilpatrick during the election campaign, has triggered calls for a boycott of t..
  • Dr. Piero Foa: Professor, diabetes research pioneer
    Dr. Piero P. Foa, hailed as one of Wayne State University \'s most influential teachers and a trailblazer in the field of diabetes research, died Saturday of natural causes at his home in West Bloom..
  • Detroit must speed up war against derelict building owners
    Detroit faces a blight removal challenge in nearly every corner of the city. The city has lacked the courage to win the blight war through a systematic attack on derelict building owners. The soluti..
  • Wayne People in the News: Detroit
    The Associated Food Dealers of Michigan has awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Detroiter Alana Frazier. Frazier is a junior at Wayne State University , majoring in marketing and public relations. She i..