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    News releases from November 2006

    The Wayne State University Department of Theater's Ph.D. Directors' Series continues with "Hambone" at the Studio Theatre in Detroit, Nov. 16-18, 22, 24-25. Tickets cost $8-$10. A phone number and W..
  • DMC, WSU Medical School still at loggerheads; e-mails trade blame
    Wayne State University School of Medicine Dean Robert Mentzer and DMC CEO Mike Duggan issued e-mails to colleagues and employees regarding the decision to discontinue joint programs in dermatology, ..
  • Local schools to get $4.2M to train health workers
    Four Southeast Michigan colleges and universities are receiving $4.2 million in state grants to train nurses and other health care professionals. Eastern Michigan University, Henry Ford Community C..
  • Biofuels lab adds to NextEnergy diversity
    NextEnergy CEO Jim Croce announced that NextEnergy and partners will soon begin working in the National Biofuels Energy Laboratory in the NextEnergy Center, the organization's research-and-developme..
  • Depth helps NKU prevail
    The Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team beat Wayne State University, 75-69, Saturday. WSU shot 58.1 percent for the game. WSU guard Kris Krzyminski finished with a game-high 23 points..
  • Pine Woods Retreat: A 'dream'
    A Wayne State University study is referenced about the Holly-based Rose Hill Center, a facility designed for the treatment of adults with mental illnesses. The study concluded that 87 percent of tho..
  • Dearborn resident Debbie Dingell elected to Wayne State board
    Debbie Dingell and incumbent Eugene Driker - both Democrats - were elected to 8-year terms to the Wayne State University Board of Governors. Dingell has indicated that maintaining WSU's traditio..
  • Years later, lessons from Newark riots to be learned
    Mike Smith, director of Wayne State's Walter P. Reuther Library, commented about the Detroit riots in 1967, which are described in the article as the worst in modern U.S. history until the 1992 Los ..
  • It's a musical salute to downtown
    The Wayne State University Department of Music will present its 40th Annual Salute Concert to Downtown Detroit at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Old St. Mary's Church in Greektown. The program will feat..
  • MEDICINE: WSU dean criticizes DMC; talks continue
    A business brief notes that Dr. Robert M. Mentzer, Jr., dean of Wayne State University\'s School of Medicine, sent an e-mail Friday accusing the Detroit Medical Center of not negotiating their contr..
  • Talks still ongoing between DMC, WSU
    Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan is seeking to sever ties with the Wayne State University School of Medicine and set up the DMC's own residency program. In an email to DMC employees obtained b..
  • Wayne State, DMC prepare for breakup
    The Wayne State University School of Medicine and The Detroit Medical Center are planning to form new alliances without the other, according to this article. Seventeen WSU department chairs, who als..
  • The issues at cent of WSU-DMC dispute
    This piece outlines what's at stake in the WSU-DMC negotiations. The two parties have an $80 million contract - most of which is from Medicare - that expires Dec. 31. About half the money pays W..
  • WSU opposes DMC solo plan
    The Detroit Medical Center has been lobbying WSU School of Medicine department heads to sever ties to the school and help set up DMC's own residency program, according to this article. A DMC spokesp..
  • Local Comment: Med Center emergency
    In an op-ed piece, Dr. Susan Hershberg Adelman, past president of both the Wayne County Medical Society and the Michigan State Medical Society, weighs in on the WSU-DMC dispute. She describes the s..
  • Patients lose in Wayne State-hospital spat
    Two letters to the editor address the WSU-DMC contract negotiations. In one, a Detroit resident expresses concern about the possible loss of "valuable services given to us by Wayne State University ..
  • On call: Doctor dispute in Detroit is only bad news for region, state
    In an editorial, the State Journal points out that Michigan could face a shortage of 6,000 doctors by 2020, and the projected shortage could become worse if Wayne State and the DMC do not settle the..
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    The above were among TV outlets that ran brief online reports about the WSU-DMC negotiations, as picked up from the AP wire. It is likely, though not confirmed, that they also mentioned the situatio..
  • WSU law professor candidate protested
    A pro-Israel group named Stand With Us Now says the son of a prominent Palestinian intellectual should not be considered for a law professor post at Wayne State, but local leaders of Palestinian and..
  • People on the move: Education
    The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has appointed Marla Stone as administrative manager in the business office. A photo of Stone accompanies the article. Also, the following..
  • Wayne State faculty and student doctors oppose DMC-run residency
    Wayne State University presented its plan for accreditation of five residency programs jointly operated with the Dearborn-based Oakwood Healthcare System, while the Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike D..
  • McFadden, Hughes lead the way on the All-GLIAC football team
    The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) named Wayne State's Paul Winters Coach of the Year, while Freshman of the Year honors went to Warrior running back Joique Bell.
  • Education boards: Let governor choose
    An editorial takes issue with the election of Wayne State University's Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan. The editorial states ..
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    Both stations provided background information about Wayne State's GO-GIRL program which is currently accepting registrations for the winter semester. Contact information was included with the reports.
  • Stalemate frustrates DMC, WSU talks
    The Michigan State Medical Society released a statement Wednesday saying Michigan faces a critical doctor shortage if the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University don\'t reach an agreement ..
  • Medical society slams WSU-DMC contract dispute
    The Michigan State Medical Society weighed in Wednesday on the contract dispute between Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center, declaring a \"state of emergency\" because of the poten..
  • People making news
    Wayne State University's Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has appointed four faculty members: Kevin M. Geltz, assistant professor and clinical coordinator for the physician a..
  • Ambassador speaks on Palestinian life
    Palestinian Ambassador to the United States Afif Safieh spoke at Wayne State University's Law School as part of his three-day U.S. tour Tuesday evening. The event was hosted by the Center for Confli..
  • Audi adjusts to American way
    Audi of America is mounting an effort to reshape its image away from world-class German engineering to be \"more American,\" its top U.S. executive said Wednesday. Edward A. Riordan, professor of au..
  • Faith Zeady lecture series begins tonight
    Thomas Abowd, Wayne State University anthropology professor, will give a lecture titled "From Beirut to Baghdad: Globalization and Human Rights in the Middle East and Beyond" at 7 p.m. tonight at Wo..
  • Oh, when the weather outside is frightful... See a show! See a show! See a show!
    A lineup of holiday entertainment events includes \"A Christmas Carol\" by Wayne State University's Bonstelle Theatre. The play will run from Dec. 8-17. Contact and ticket information is provided.
  • More of today's best
    A calendar item notes the appearance of Jamie O'Neill, author of "At Swim, Two Boys," at 7:30 p.m. at Wayne State's David Adamany Undergraduate Library. Contact and registration information is provi..
  • News: WSU staff candidate's suitability questioned
    This article examines the controversy over the candidacy of professor Edward Said for a WSU Law School faculty position (see above). The article says Said is being considered for a professorship in..
  • GM appoints ex-AT&T officer top accountant: Trying to pacify the SEC
    A story about General Motors problems with the SEC regarding bookkeeping practices includes comment by law professor Peter Henning, a former SEC attorney. GM has appointed a new controller and chie..
  • S.D. may go further than SEC requests
    Peter Henning of the Law School is quoted in an article about the federal SEC ordering the city of San Diego to hire an independent financial consultant to ensure the city doesn't defraud investors ..
  • Area sports in brief: College Football
    Wayne State tailback Joique Bell has been named Freshman of the Year and Offensive Back of the Year by the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Warriors coach Paul Winters is Coach of th..
  • Marana on GLIAC's first team
    Articles in these two newspapers summarize the GLIAC post-season awards in football. They mention that Wayne State's Joique Bell was named Freshman of the Year and Offensive Back of the Year.
  • Lack of deal may cost city many doctors
    Concerns escalated Tuesday about an impasse after the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University board leaders failed to release expected statements. The discussions, which are in mediation, ..
  • WSU students antsy over rift with DMC
    Wayne State medical students Stephanie Czarnik and Benjamin Atkinson offered comments about the current contract dispute between WSU and the Detroit Medical Center. If an agreement is not reached on..
  • Accreditation group joins WSU-DMC negotiations
    The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education held several meetings with the DMC and Wayne State regarding the contract dispute. The accreditation group said Oct. 25 it would end the resi..
  • Voters Back Limits on Eminent Domain
    John E. Mogk, Wayne State University law professor, commented about the voter approval of ballot measures in eight states limiting eminent domain powers to public uses. In all, 34 states have adopte..
  • Diet, exercise, lights can help dim SAD
    The fields of psychiatry and cardiology are looking at fish and fish oil supplements as ways to offset depression and heart disease. The answers aren\'t in yet, but doctors who recommend the supplem..
  • Michigan State Medical Society says DMC-WSU talks provoke 'emergency\'
    The Michigan State Medical Society declared a "state of emergency" Wednesday because of an impasse in contract negotiations between The Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University's School of ..
  • Letter from Michigan: Law school dean on the passage of Proposal 2
    This e-newsletter published a lengthy letter from Dean Frank Wu of the Law School regarding his reaction to the passage of the Michigan ballot proposal banning affirmative action in government and u..
  • Hispanic teens, adults listening to iPods louder and longer
    New polling indicates that more than half of U.S. Hispanic teens typically play the iPod at very loud or somewhat loud volume levels, compared to 41 percent of all teens who were asked in similar Am..
  • Cars, trees & traditions opens Nov. 18 with holiday cheer at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum
    Among the items in a new exhibit at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills will be holiday season photos from the archives of Wayne State University's Walter P. Reuther Library.
  • Gifted Detroiter's suicide highlights troubling trend
    An article reprinted from the Michigan Citizen regarding the suicide of a Brown University student who was on leave and living in Detroit includes comments by Galen Duncan, who works in the counseli..
  • Group to hear sides of DMC, WSU talks
    Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center, which spent more than 25 hours over the weekend in mediation to resolve a contract dispute, will meet today with the Accreditation Council for ..
  • Mediator to sit in on Detroit Medical Center-Wayne State talks
    Several media outlets reported on Gov. Jennifer Granholm's appointment of attorney David Fink as a mediator in the contract dispute between Wayne State and The Detroit Medical Center. The Accreditat..
  • WSU gets raw deal with appointment of mediator
    In an editorial, The Detroit News describes Gov. Jennifer Granholm's appointment of attorney David Fink as the mediator in the contract dispute between Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical..
  • Michigan Admissions Law Faces Court Case
    Three University of California-Berkeley students and alumni are joining a lawsuit filed last Wednesday supporting affirmative action in Michigan, following the passing of Proposal 2, which is simila..
  • Palace adds new wrinkles for fans
    Professor Jeff Stoltman of the School of Business Administration comments in an article about the $25 million in improvements this year at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Additions to the 18-year-old fa..
  • Awards
    Wayne State University was honored as the Corporation of the Year - Education Sector by the Michigan Minority Business Development Corp. for the second year in a row. The award recognizes supplier..
  • Bulletin Board
    Thomas Abowd, Wayne State University anthropology professor, will be making a presentation - "From Beirut to Baghdad: Globalization and Human Rights in the Middle East and Beyond" - at Worcester..
  • Playing for WSU just as fun as in Division I
    Kris Kryzminski is looking forward to his final season on the Wayne State University men's basketball team. Last season, he was second on the team in scoring (14.1 points) and averaged team-highs in..
  • M. icers secure first win of year in rematch with Wayne State
    The Wayne State University men's hockey team lost to Brown University 7-3 in the second of two weekend away games. WSU won the first game 5-3. In the second game, WSU scored back-to-back power-play ..
  • The power of one: Successful campaigns fuel themselves by recruiting new individual donors
    Wayne State University is identified among a select group of nonprofits that are running successful fundraising campaigns despite Michigan's weak economy. Wayne State's campaign is right on track, s..
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    Channel 7 reporter Heather Catallo featured an investigative story about credit card deals involving universities in Michigan. The University of Michigan and Michigan State University both have agre..
  • WSU-DMC debate featured on WDTK show
    Evening talk show host Tatum Eason had a lengthy conversation with a caller regarding the contract negotiations between the WSU School of Medicine and The Detroit Medical Center, including a Monday ..
  • Week in Review
    A brief notes that the Wayne State University Board of Governors has approved nearly $4 million in capital projects on the Detroit campus.
  • Wayne State University Red Cross Club
    The Wayne State University Red Cross Club is highlighted in the Crain's "Focus: Philanthropy feature section as recipients of the "Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award." The club boasts more than..
  • Edsel B. Ford II to speak on regional cooperation
    The above media outlets ran briefs about "The Spirit of Regional Cooperation" discussion to be held Nov. 16 at the Southfield Westin. Wayne State University\'s Detroit Orientation Institute has part..
  • Palestinian ambassador to U.S. visits Mich.
    Afif Safieh, the Palestinian Ambassador to the United States, began a 3-day visit to Michigan yesterday, which includes a speaking engagement today at Wayne State University.
  • Ex-Lakeview football standout finishes strong at Wayne State
    Ryan Oshnock, 22, played football for Wayne State for four years, ending his college career on Saturday, Nov. 11, with a 21-17 loss to Ferris State University. He lettered all four seasons and start..
  • GO-GIRL program accepting winter class applications
    Wayne State's GO-GIRL program to boost math skills and confidence in seventh-grade girls is accepting applications for the winter semester, which starts in January. GO-GIRL is free and open to a lim..
  • Edsel Ford slated to talk about regional initiatives
    Edsel B. Ford II will be the keynote speaker at "The Spirit of Regional Cooperation" discussion on regional planning initiatives, Nov. 16, 7:30 a.m., at the Southfield Westin. Wayne State University..
  • Wayne State President promises to stand by diversity aims
    Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid expressed disappointment in the passage of Proposal 2 last week. He pledged WSU remains committed to racial, ethnic, gender and religious diversity. Th..
  • Shot down: Affirmative Action outlawed, school proposal defeated
    Following the passage of the controversial Proposal 2, which bans affirmative action at public higher education institutions and in Michigan government, Wayne State University President Irvin D. Rei..
  • Victories bring measure of relief
    Many believe that anti-Arab and anti-Muslim sentiment after 9/11 may be easing as several people of Middle Eastern descent have been elected this year, among them Wayne State University alumnus Keit..
  • 'GO-GIRL' program open to 7th-graders
    Wayne State University's GO-GIRL (Gaining Options-Girls Investigate Real Life) program, which is designed to boost math skills 7th-grade girls since its start in 2002, is accepting applications for ..
  • STATE: Ferris trips Wayne late
    The Ferris State University football team upset Wayne State University, 21-17, Saturday. Details of the game are given. Standout Warriors running back Joique Bell gained 252 yards in the game to bec..
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    Law professor Bob Sedler was interviewed on the Warren Pierce show Sunday morning regarding ramifications of the passage of Proposal 2 in Michigan.
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    The station ran a brief segment during the evening from an interview with Charles Hyde of the History Department regarding the upcoming meeting between President George Bush and auto company officia..
  • Doc who walks the talk
    The Oakland edition carries a feature on Peter Lichtenberg, director of WSU's Institute of Gerontology (IOG) and recipient of a statewide award from the Michigan Society of Gerontology earlier this ..
  • Officials look for options after voters approve affirmative action ban
    This article looks at the ramifications of the passage of Proposal 2 in Michigan. One university program that could be impacted is Wayne State's Go Girls program, which helps 7th-grade girls improv..
  • Retailers rediscover 'Merry Christmas'
    Jeff Stoltman, professor of marketing, commented on how many retailers - including Wal-Mart - are smart to say "Merry Christmas" in their advertising instead of "Happy Holidays." After trying to..
  • Michigan congressman is back in the driver's seat
    Columnist Jack Lessenberry, a member of the journalism faculty here, profiles U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn), who was re-elected on Nov. 7. The column also mentions that Dingell's wife, Debbie,..
  • First Muslim lawmaker elected to House
    A widely published AP story about Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, mentions that he is a Wayne State University alumnus. He is from a district in Minnesota that includes the Univ..
    The Muslim Students' Association at Wayne State University will hold a Celebration of the Arts at 4 p.m. Saturday in WSU's Community Arts Auditorium. The event will feature artists from various area..
  • Detroit is serious about dog pound problems
    In a letter to the editor, Phyllis Meadows, director of the Detroit Department of Health Wellness and Promotions, responded to an article that was critical of how the city operates its animal contro..
  • Men's Hockey Wins, 5-3, At Brown
    The Wayne State University men's hockey team (2-6-0) broke its 3-game losing streak Saturday with a 5-3 victory in its first-ever game against Brown University (0-2-2). WSU had five goals - its se..
  • Sabres alumni scoring in university action
    Three former Stoney Creek Junior Sabres are continuing their success on the ice with Wayne State University. Freshman Chelsea Burnett of the WSU women's ice hockey team was named College Hockey Amer..
  • Med School dispute needs a cure fast
    "Reasonable minds need to find a reasonable solution to end the fight between the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University's Medical School," begins this editorial. The opinion piece looks ..
  • Prop 2 battles could go for years
    Some lawyers say it could take a dozen years to sort out the lawsuits that will be engendered by the passage of Proposition 2 in Tuesday's election. University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman..
  • About the ban
    A sidebar accompanying a story about the aftermath of the passage of Proposal 2 in Tuesday's election takes the form of a Q&A. One question asks about the impact on students applying to public unive..
  • Legendary newsman made '60 Minutes' tick
    Alicia Nails, director of the Journalism Institute for Minorities here, commented on the death of veteran television newsman Ed Bradley from leukemia. "I'm impressed that he clearly was African Amer..
  • Math Mentors
    Sixth-grade students in teacher Leonard Boehm's class at Detroit's Thurgood Marshall Elementary School are taking advanced math classes through a partnership with Wayne State University's mathematic..
  • Affirmative action vote likely to be challenged
    A story about reaction to the passage of Proposal 2 references a statement issued Wednesday by Wayne State University. The ban on the use of affirmative action policies to eliminate barriers to wome..
  • Questioning Michigan's Future: Legal assault begins on affirmative action ban
    The statement from Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid regarding the passage of Proposal 2 is also noted in a story about legal challenges to the affirmative action ban. Reid restated the..
  • Wayne State branches out: University will offer 7 new programs through Macomb Community College partnership
    Wayne State plans to expand its academic offerings in Macomb County adding seven new academic programs to the nine it currently offers at the Macomb Community College's University Center. Officials ..
  • WSU expands in Macomb County
    Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid commented in a story about expansion of services and programs in Macomb County. \"We pride ourselves on being one of the premier urban universities in ..
  • Testing for impairment
    A story about research that focuses on cognitive impairment in the elderly features Peter Lichtenberg, director of Wayne State's Institute of Gerontology. Given the importance that quality of educat..
  • Voters showed they want change, experts say
    Wayne State University law professor Robert Sedler commented about the fallout from Tuesday\'s general election which will bring changes at all levels of government, according to politicians and pol..
  • Army of shadows
    Guy Stern, distinguished professor of German and Slavic studies at Wayne State University, will introduce and discuss the film titled "The Ritchie Boys," showing at the 2006 Nashville Jewish Film Fe..
  • Today's highlights
    ATTRACTIONS A brief notes a photographic tribute to Motown architecture captured in "American City: Detroit Architecture 1845-2005" (Wayne State University Press). The book, which is featured at 52..
    "Hambone" examines the generational and social effects of racial hatred that still exist today captured in humor and drama. Wayne State University's Department of Theatre's Ph.D. Directors' Series i..
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    Several highlights are offered in this roundup story about Wayne State's men's hockey team and their upcoming contest against Brown University. Game Storylines: Continuing its four-week road trip,..
  • Dearborn General Election Results
    An election round-up article notes that Democrats Debbie Dingell and Eugene Driker were elected to the Wayne State Board of Governors.
  • Federal recruits told to aim young
    Wayne State University is one of 10 universities receiving an Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) grant. The universities will be given grants worth between $250,000 to $750,000 p..
  • Merit celebrating 40 years network research in education
    Merit Network, Michigan's research and education network, is celebrating its 40th anniversary, Nov. 16, with a symposium and reception. MERIT was formed to provide computer-sharing among Wayne State..