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    News releases from July 2007

  • Saginaw Valley coach pleased in many ways; Wayne State on the rise
    An article about the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's football media day in Saginaw includes a brief write-up on Wayne State, which is picked to finish fifth in the 13-team league. ..
  • WSU Biz Admin program named to Princeton review list
    The Princeton Review has named Wayne State University\'s School of Business Administration to its Best 290 Business Schools book. Schools are selected based on the quality of their academic programs..
  • People: Hilary Ratner appointed as VP of Research
    The appointments of Hilary Ratner and Joseph Dunbar as vice president and associate vice president of research, respectively, at Wayne State are noted.
  • Va. Tech shootings highlight need for locks in classrooms
    In light of the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech, Michigan universities are reviewing security plans, the Associated Press reports. At Wayne State, an Aug. 24 exercise is planned to test campus secur..
  • Michigan college students face sticker shock for fall
    Wayne State is mentioned in an article about tuition increases at Michigan's public universities. At WSU and Ferris State, increases were paired with contingency fees that my not be levied in the sp..
  • WSU Board of Governors increase tuition by 12.8 percent
    This brief mentions the Wayne State University Board of Governors decision last week to increase tuition by 12.8 percent.
  • Short in stature, but not in heart
    A feature story about new Wayne State football recruit Mike Moynihan from Allen Park High notes that the Warriors pursued the outstanding linebacker the hardest, while some other universities held b..
  • States must get a grip on soaring tuition
    Op/Ed An editorial about tuition increases in Michigan and Indiana, mentions a 12.8 percent hike at Wayne State University. The Tribune suggests that state legislators consider tuition freezes or c..
  • People on the move
    Stephen T. Bajjaly, has been appointed director of the library and information science program at Wayne State, effective Aug. 1
  • Movin the D Forward
    WDET's Jerome Vaughn hosted Detroit Today which featured coverage of the panel discussion from yesterday's "Movin' the D Forward" event at Wayne State.
  • Movin the D Forward
    WWJ's Vicki Thomas provided coverage of the panel discussion and interviewed panelists following the discussion about the Detroit rebellion in 1967. WKAR reporter Chris McCarus also interviewed pane..
  • Wayne State forum addresses moving forward from 1967 riot
    A group of six panelists, all under the age of 40 and all deemed as a new generation of Detroit leaders, gathered Thursday at WSU's Law School to discuss the ramifications of Detroit's 1967 civil un..
  • Cost of higher education gets more pricey
    Michigan's higher education students are listed as the hardest hit by increasing tuition rates across the nation. The article specifically names the University of Michigan and Oakland University and..
  • Sticker shock hits college students
    A front-page story about the high cost of college tuition around the state leads with the tuition increase announced yesterday by Wayne State. The article outlines the state's position on the budget..
  • Eugene Driker on the Frank Beckmann Show
    Eugene Driker, chair of the Board of Governors, was interviewed this morning on the Frank Beckmann show regarding the tuition increase announced yesterday. They discussed reasons for the increase, a..
  • Wayne State approves 12.8% tuition boost
    Wayne State University's Board of Governors voted 6-2 Wednesday for a 12.8% tuition boost in the fall, in addition to a $13-per-credit contingency fee. That fee would be removed after the fall term ..
  • Wayne State latest in Michigan to raise tuition
    An AP story about the tuition increase ran widely in newspapers and on TV/radio Web news sites throughout the state.
  • Tuition increase at WSU
    This business news report from WWJ Radio briefly mentions the tuition increase at Wayne State on its front page and links readers to a more detailed story.
  • Panelists to discuss rebuilding' the D'
    Forty years after the 1967 riot, some Detroiters say the way to rebuild the city and bridge the black-white divide is to focus on 2007 and on what residents can contribute today. That is the aim of ..
  • People making news
    Wayne State University has appointed Hilary Ratner, associate provost, dean of the Graduate School, director of international programs and professor of psychology, as vice president of research. Jos..
  • Two-tier education system won't work
    In a letter to the editor, James Haveman Jr., chairman of the Board of Trustees at Ferris State University, explains what Ferris is doing to economize in view of state budget cutbacks for the univer..
  • Sawasky named chief information officer at Wayne State University
    The appointment of Joseph Sawasky as associate vice president for computing and information technology and chief information officer here is noted.
  • Wayne State names new CIO
    Wayne State University Wednesday named Joseph F. Sawasky associate vice president for computing and information technology and CIO. Sawasky is responsible for the university's centrally provided com..
  • People making news
    An item in the "people" column notes that Sarunus Mingela and Roger Wabeke, faculty members in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, have earned fellow status in the American..
  • Wayne State set to hike rates
    The Detroit Free Press online report carries a brief item noting that the Wayne State Board of Governors will consider three possible tuition increase plans today that could add more than $1,000 to ..
  • WSU\'s Shapero Hall is sold
    Friedman Real Estate Group, a Farmington Hills-based firm, has negotiated the sale of Shapero Hall, Wayne State University's former pharmacy education building in Detroit, for $2.3 million. The pur..
  • Aftermath eclipsed Detroit's riots
    In an op-ed piece, Wayne State law professor John Mogk contends that it wasn't the 1967 riot that caused the destruction of Detroit neighborhoods so much as what occurred thereafter. He cites a numb..
  • People Making News
    A brief item in the "People Making News" column notes that Wayne State University Law School professors Janet E. Findlater and David A. Moran were voted professors of the year for 2006-07.
  • WSU to host Jazz Week for H.S kids
    The Department of Music at Wayne State, in partnership with the annual Detroit International Jazz Festival, will host Jazz Week @ Wayne, July 23-27. This workshop program will provide 40 area high s..
  • Senate passes sweeping higher education bill, including a code of conduct for college-lender relationships
    Today's online report carries a report on U.S. Senate action yesterday that would set federal higher education policy for the next five years. The sweeping bill would increase student aid and crack ..
  • State lawmakers must end bickering, balance the budget
    Wayne State graduate Jennie Williams of Marysville writes in a letter to the editor of her concern about the state budget shortfall and its impact on Wayne State University. "After more than five ye..
  • Tax break used by drug makers failed to add jobs
    An article about how drug manufacturers with offshore facilities use legal loopholes to shelter billions of dollars in profits from U. S. taxes includes comments by WSU law professor Michael McIntyr..
  • Early bird registration for E2Detroit ends July 31
    This item notes that the deadline for attending the October E2 entrepreneurship symposium at Wayne State is July 31st. A link is provided to a page that gives more information on the WSU-sponsored e..
  • People: Bajjaly appointed director of LISP
    Stephen T. Bajjaly, has been appointed director of the Library and Information Science Program at Wayne State, effective Aug. 1
  • Harvey Hollins III interview
    In a segment about how Detroit is moving forward from the civil unrest of 1967, Charles Pugh interviews Vice President for Government Affairs Harvey Hollins III and mentions WSU's Movin' the D Forwa..
  • Ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
    This online bulletin notes that scientists at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University have discovered a correlation between the speed of ultrasound transmitted through breast tissue..
  • Buyer saves ex-WSU building from wrecking ball
    The building that formerly housed the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has been purchased by a developer who is considering a mixed-use project for the former Shapero Hall. The building has b..
  • School Briefs
    Through the effort of Wayne State University\'s Robert Thomas, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and advisory chairman of the Confucius Institute, and Yue Ming, lecturer in WSU's Near..
  • \"Summer of \'67\" Third Segment
    Fox 2 reporter Fanchon Stinger interviewed Harvey Hollins III, Wayne State University vice president for government and community relations, and Ethriam Brammer, assistant director for recruitment a..
  • Japanese judge program announced
    Wayne State University Law School, the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan and the Supreme Court of Japan have announced that a judge from the Japanese judicial system will visit Michigan to research..
  • Students get intensive care to get better prepared for college
    Michigan universities such as Wayne State, Grand Valley State and Eastern Michigan are expanding programs that admit students conditionally in the summer. If students meet the requirements and follo..
  • Tuition Increases
    Eleven of Michigan's 15 public universities have set tuition rates for the upcoming school year, and the rest are expected to do so by the end of the month. In some cases, the rates could be adjuste..
  • TechTown featured in Nightly Business Report
    Public Broadcasting Service, Nightly Business Report, 7/19 In a national report on Michigan's wavering economy, Wayne State University and its entrepreneurial business park, TechTown, were featured..
  • Innovation U
    Despite a decline in financial support, research labs in southeast Michigan are growing. Wayne State is among universities highlighted in this article about vigorously expanding research programs. W..
  • Brief income tax increase would solve budget crisis
    Opinion / Editorial Wayne State is mentioned in an op-ed piece by state Rep. George Cushingberry, D-Detroit, in which he calls for temporary repeal of state tax cuts made in the 1990s and raising t..
  • Karmanos will build on DMC site
    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has abandoned plans to buy Detroit Riverview Hospital and will construct a new building on the Midtown campus it shares with the Detroit Medical Center.
  • News Briefs: WSU offers free legal service for small business
    Under the direction of Professor Dana A. Roach, the Wayne State University Law School has established an expanded transactional clinic called the Small Business Enterprises and Nonprofit Corporation..
  • New leadership in WSU research division
    President Irvin D. Reid has announced that WSU's Division of Research has two new leaders. Hilary Ratner, associate provost, dean of the Graduate School, director of international programs and profe..
  • People making news
    The "People" column in the business section notes that Michael G. Wright has been appointed associate vice president for marketing and communications at Wayne State. A photo accompanies the entry.
  • Midtown density
    This feature story credits Midtown Detroit's rising property values and its gradual transformation into a thriving urban community to Wayne State University and several developers. The article inclu..
  • Woman riding in wheelchair struck, killed
    A traffic accident on campus Tuesday afternoon that resulted in the death of a woman in a motorized wheelchair received extensive media coverage yesterday evening and this morning. The 56-year-old w..
  • Two WSU faculty earn distinguished 'Fellow' status
    Sarunus Mingela and Roger Wabeke, faculty in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, have earned Fellow status in the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). The award ..
  • Edward Kerfoot named as director for the Occupational Environmental Health Sciences
    The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has appointed Edward J. Kerfoot as director for the Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences (OEHS) program in the college's Depart..
  • Michigan must revamp higher education policy
    Opinion / Editorial Continuing the debate over tuition increases at several state universities, this editorial targets the state's political leaders and asks them to renovate Michigan's higher e..
  • A vision for Woodward: Avenue connects Detroit to rebirth
    The resurrection of Woodward Avenue is the focus of this feature story, and Wayne State University's South University Village is highlighted as a main contributor to the renewal. Wayne State and Gra..
  • FIVE THINGS: About two young researchers
    Two young Wayne State University students spent a week in Washington, D.C., last month at the summer Institute for Latino Public Policy. Julie Mendoza and Victoria Pardo, both active in WSU\'s Cente..
  • Investigation nets two
    This article about the arrest of two suspects in a string of Port Huron-area bank robberies credits the Wayne State Police Department for helping track down one of them, who had previously been arre..
  • TechTown
    Touting Wayne State University's TechTown business and technology park as Detroit's future in business and industry, this Crain's article also offers an inside look at each of TechTown's innovative ..
  • Doug Fraser interviewed on Channel 7
    Channel 7 reporter Val Clark conducted an interview with Douglas Fraser, who maintains an office at Wayne State University's Walter P. Reuther Library and is a University Professor. Fraser talked ab..
  • Portable Ultrasound Machine
    Fox 2 reporter Deena Centofanti covered the School of Medicine's announcement about the portable ultrasound equipment that Wayne State University School of Medicine students will use during their tr..
  • WSU med students get portable ultrasound
    Metro / State Briefs Both of these briefs announce that Wayne State University School of Medicine students will now be using new portable ultrasound equipment. WSU is one of the first medical sc..
  • Chief of Whole Foods Extolled His Stock Online
    Wayne State University Law Professor Peter J. Henning commented extensively in a New York Times article on Whole Foods Market co-founder and chief executive John P. Mackey's decision to discuss and ..
  • Some at CMU get tuition hike
    Central Michigan University\'s board of trustees on Thursday approved a 21 percent tuition hike for incoming freshman. The raise in tuition will cost freshmen and transfer students $304 a credit -- ..
  • New round of tuition hikes are indefensible
    Opinion / Editorial As the first of many public universities to announce tuition increases, Oakland University and Michigan State University are targeted in this editorial protest. In the Detroit..
  • State universities should offer tuition plans like \'CMU Promise\'
    Editorial During a time when many of Michigan's public universities are announcing recent tuition hikes forced by state budget cuts, Central Michigan University offers students and their parents ..
  • People
    Wayne State University's Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences appointed Edward J. Kerfoot director for the occupational and health sciences program in the college\'s Department o..
  • Wayne State Med School pioneering portable ultrasound
    Wayne State University School of Medicine students will now be using new portable ultrasound equipment. WSU is one of the first medical schools in the nation to explore this technology developed by..
  • WSU Transportaion Research Group releases survey results
    Results of a survey by the WSU Transportation Research Group on seat belt use in Michigan were noted during an evening news broadcast.
  • All of Michigan's universities should be treated as equals
    Editorial Michigan House bills 4350 and 4351 are a cause of debate in this editorial column. The Oakland Press believes that the bills, which would establish separate state appropriations for the..
  • Senior research done at Wayne State
    In her "Senior Scene" column, Ruth Cain traces the history and mission of Wayne State's Institute of Gerontology. "The institute, from its beginning, chose to study the lives of older people as they..