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    News releases from December 2006

  • Mich. universities consider next step after Prop 2 ruling
    Officials at Michigan's three largest universities are reviewing a federal appeals court ruling that ordered late Friday (Dec. 29) full compliance with the state's new affirmative action ban, also k..
  • Brighton Diesel to play role in Jobs Fund Initiative
    Wayne State University is one of 85 recipients of the 21st Century Jobs Fund awards and is identified as a partner and lead agency with Brighton Diesel Diagnostics, Next Energy and Titan Energy Deve..
  • Bonior joins Edwards
    David Bonior, noted as taking a leave from his job of teaching labor studies and politics at Wayne State University, will head John Edwards' 2008 presidential campaign. Edwards, a former U.S. senato..
  • Court date, deadlines set in Proposal 2 cases
    A federal judge has set a Jan. 5 court date aimed at sorting through some of the mounting legal issues related to Michigan's new constitutional amendment banning some public affirmative action progr..
  • Peat grows as new fuel source
    A team of scientists from Wayne State University and the University of Detroit Mercy are working to develop what they call "pethanol" to run small, fuel-cell-powered vehicles such as golf carts and ..
  • Wayne State University received the following mentions in the Crain's Detroit Business "2007 Book of Lists and Detroit yearbook."
    • Most Powerful People: Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid, chair, Talent Attraction/Retention committee, Downtown Detroit Partnership. • Capital Campaigns: Wayne First: Th..
  • Area sports in brief
    The Wayne State University Athletic Department collected more than 400 toys for the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots program this holiday season. The toys were donated by the WSU athletic st..
  • Civil rights legend C.T. Vivian to keynote Martin Luther King tribute Jan. 12
    The Rev. C. T. Vivian, noted civil rights legend, will deliver the keynote address on Friday, Jan. 12, at Wayne State University's Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute luncheon. The program will begin at..
  • MHS graduate appointed to university post
    The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State appointed Mary K. Clark as assistant dean of student and alumni services. She comes to WSU from the School of Public Healt..
  • Universities try to thwart will of the voters on Prop 2
    Brian Pannebecker, Macomb County chairman of the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, claims in this op-ed piece that Wayne State, Michigan State and University of Michigan are thwarting the will of vo..
  • Law school approves new policy for admissions
    This article details the Law School's revised admissions policy. Professor Jonathon Weinberg, who prepared the draft of the new policy, explained that the goal is to "get a class that is diverse in ..
  • Bring money back to Macomb County
    An editorial notes that Wayne State, Michigan State and the University of Michigan are teaming up to launch a University Research Corridor to help bring new business investment to Michigan. But the ..
  • Good to know
    Seventh-grade girls interested in a math and science enrichment program have until Friday to apply for Gaining Options: Girls Investigate Real Life (GO-GIRL). The program, offered through a partners..
  • Mark Weiss scholarships awarded to three WSU students
    Wayne State University students Maggie Smith, Monica Smith and Laura Holley were awarded the 2006 Mark Weiss Memorial Scholarships at the Wayne State Convocation Ceremony held Nov. 17. The Mark Weis..
  • Latinos excel at Wayne State
    Jorge Chinea, associate professor of history and director of Wayne State's Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies (CBS), writes in an op-ed that Wayne State University plays a key role in reducing the L..
  • Hospitals, Wayne State announce agreement
    These two newspapers ran an identical wire story about the announcement of an agreement between Wayne State and the Detroit Medical Center that settled a dispute over residency training programs. Th..
  • 2006 Year in Review
    In a year-end review of highlights in the Detroit area, Wayne State University is noted for various achievements. A. Alfred Taubman gave $3 million to the university to help construction of the Damo..
  • Wayne State will change admissions
    Faculty at Wayne State University's Law School approved a new admissions policy designed to maintain the school's diversity. Jonathan Weinberg, a WSU law professor who helped draft the policy, said ..