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    News releases from August 2007

  • Average scores on SAT dropped again this year, College Board says
    The College Board, the nonprofit group that owns the SAT, announced today that the average combined scores on the exam's mathematics and critical-reading sections for the high-school class that grad..
  • Analysis: Gonzales a lesson in cronyism
    An opinion column by an associated press columnist who is critical of President Bush's appointment of Alberto Gonzales as U.S. attorney general includes comments by Marc Kruman, chair of the history..
  • Nothing small about WMU's mission
    In a letter to the editor, Western Michigan University President John M. Dunn responds to an Aug. 14 Free Press article titled, \"Smaller schools fear biggest universities will hog state cash." Dun..
  • EMU put service to students first
    In a lengthy letter to the editor, Thomas Green, vice president for enrollment management at Eastern Michigan University, contends that recent articles in the Free Press about the university's arran..
  • Catching up in international grad students
    Graduate schools are reporting a continuing rebound in applications from outside the United States, but levels at most institutions have not reached 2003 levels, according to a report by the Council..
  • Wayne State tests new emergency communications system
    Wayne State University Chief of Police Tony Holt said the simulation drill went very well. \"Our main objective in a test like this of an active shooter was how fast we could neutralize the shooter,..
  • WSU tests new emergency communications system
    Wayne State University is testing a new emergency broadcast messaging system. Public Safety Director Anthony Holt said 15,000 people have signed up so far to receive emergency messages through the s..
  • Michigan universities tighten security
    Tony Holt, Wayne State University police chief, is quoted extensively in this piece about the Aug. 24 simulation training exercise on campus. "After the Virginia Tech incident, you had to ask yourse..
  • Wayne State Police stages a drill of a \"Shooter-in-the-building\" emergency situation
    WWJ-AM and WUOM-FM, an NPR station, covered last Friday's police drill on campus involving a shooter in a building. Both stations interviewed Public Safety Director Tony Holt and WWJ also aired an i..
  • Wayne State University Public Safety conducts a \"shooter-in-building emergency\" police drill
    The above stations ran reports filmed on-site at the "shooting emergency" drill at Wayne State Friday. Channel 2 reporter Camille Amiri ran a live report during the simulation. Fox 2 also provided c..
  • Ex-labor leader has seen many changes since Reuther\'s day
    Jack Lessenberry's latest Toledo Blade column focuses on the life of Douglas Fraser, WSU university professor of labor studies and former president of the UAW.
  • Wayne State University Partners with Henry Ford Community College
    Wayne State University and Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) have partnered in WayneDirect, which will streamline a HFCC student\'s admission to WSU. According to a statement made by Howard Shapir..
  • Conspiracy Test - Gulf War Illness
    DNA research done by Wayne State University Associate Professor Henry Heng and graduate students in the molecular medicine and genetics lab was featured in a recent Discovery Channel documentary. Re..
  • EMU sends a tough message
    The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents has dismissed three top administrators, including President John Fallon. The actions came Monday and Tuesday after heated debate over whether adminis..
  • Tuition to go up 9.5% at EMU for next year
    Eastern Michigan University regents approved a 9.5 percent tuition increase Monday, but there will be no increase in fees. In-state undergrads will pay an additional $557 annually, bringing the annu..
  • Chinese Cars Pose Long-Term Challenge for Detroit\'s Big 3
    This daily online business headlines service carries a home-page story speculating about the increased pressure Chinese import vehicles will eventually put on American manufacturers. On a jump page,..
  • ECO-COP: DCX loaner gets lots of raves, stares
    The fuel-cell patrol car operated by Wayne State's Public Safety Department is the subject of a feature story. A photo of Lt. Tighe O'Meara refueling the car and a cut-away drawing of the vehicle ac..
  • Summer program to get high schoolers into college a success
    Since its inception in 2001, Wayne State University's E-Commerce Summer Camp has been successfully helping junior and senior high school students gain the skills and motivation to progress into coll..
  • US DoE awards WSU 2 fuel efficiency research grants
    The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded two grants to Wayne State University to research the improvement of fuel efficiency in light-duty vehicles.
  • Smaller schools fear biggest universities will hog state cash
    Michigan's smaller universities have questioned why Wayne State, the University of Michigan and Michigan State have asked the Legislature for a separate budget allocation for themselves as research ..
  • More higher ed spending doesn't grow Michigan
    Opinion / Editorial In a letter to the editor, Richard Vedder, Director for the Center for College Affordability and Productivity in Washington, D.C, and Bryan O'Keefe, associate director, dispu..
  • Colleges fail to curb nursing shortage
    Despite a massive shortage of nurses in Michigan, faculty shortages and lack of money have Michigan\'s 53 nursing schools turning away half of their applicants. Amid high unemployment and a drive to..
  • Computers become college essentials
    Laptop computers are becoming requirements at more and more colleges, including Wayne State University. \"It is equally if not more critical for them to have a notebook computer than a pen and paper..
  • WSU, UM, MSU win grants for fuel research
    Wayne State University, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University will benefit from five of the 11 grants announced last week by the U.S. Department of Energy to fund research into im..
  • Wayne State University Press
    A profile on the Wayne State University Press mentions that this arm of the university has been publishing since 1941. Several soon-to-be released books are mentioned. The Press, as it is commonly ..
  • Big Players in Education
    Wayne State is among the institutions listed under the headline "Big Players in Education." Crain's describes WSU as "one of Michigan's leading research universities." A brief history is included.
  • Colleges defend lender ties
    A front-page story about the New York state attorney general's investigation of lending companies that have agreements with universities across the country mentions Wayne State. In Michigan, Wayne S..
  • Delphi center may be turned into tech research hub
    Wayne State University is cooperating with the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, Automation Alley and six auto suppliers in an effort to transform a Delphi engineering center in Shelby Towns..
  • U.S campus presidents reject British boycott of Israel
    President Reid has joined more than 280 other college and university presidents, the U.S. Congress and scholars around the world who have endorsed Columbia University President Lee Bollinger's publi..
  • Crittenton expands with Wayne State program
    In order to accommodate Wayne State University's new medical residency program, Crittenton Hospital is planning to construct a new medical building. The 55,340-square-foot building will be added to ..
  • Budget pitting prisons against our universities
    This editorial, which originally appeared in the Lansing State Journal, focuses on the recent budget struggles between state prisons and universities. The paper sides with the universities stating t..
  • DOE to provide funding for ethanol vehicle efficiency research
    The U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday that it will award up to $21.5 million for several research and development projects aimed to improve the fuel efficiency of light-duty vehicle engine..
  • Lawmakers, Granholm look for ways to cut tuition
    Lansing lawmakers are floating two proposals to help curb increasing tuition rates at the state's 15 public universities. State Rep. Craig DeRoche, R-Novi, is proposing a plan aimed at easing the tu..
  • Crittenton addition eyed
    Rochester Hills City Council will consider a proposal tonight to construct a 55,340-square-foot addition to Crittenton Hospital\'s medical office building to accommodate Wayne State University\'s me..
  • Wayne State Announces $2.4 Million Research Enhancement Program
    Wayne State University has awarded nearly $2.4 million in investments in four programs, including seed grants for interdisciplinary research in Computational Biology as part of WSU's efforts to deve..
  • Granholm floats plan to rein in rising tuition
    Gov. Jennifer Granholm on Monday called on the presidents and board members of Michigan's 15 public universities to discuss possibly lightening the burden of recently approved tuition increases in r..
  • Granholm puts tax hike ahead of tuition reform
    This editorial focuses on increasing tuition rates and asks Gov. Jennifer Granholm and her administration to consider a new Republican package of bills called the College Family Bill of Rights to de..
  • WSU and HFCC partner in early admissions program
    Wayne State University and Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) have partnered in WayneDirect, which will streamline a HFCC student\'s admission to WSU. In a statement, Howard Shapiro, associate vice..
  • Wayne State now offers Information Management graduate programs
    This brief mentions that Wayne State University has created a graduate certificate in information management for librarians.
  • Education
    A brief notes the appointment of Kathleen J. Blumberg as administrative manager at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences business Office. A photo is included.
  • Center for health research named for Dr. Rachel Boone Keith
    The Wayne State University College of Nursing has announced a $2.1 million fundraising campaign to name the Center for Health Research (CHR) in honor of the late Detroit medical pioneer Dr. Rachel B..
  • WSU gives break to out-of-state law students
    The Wayne State Board of Governors has agreed to lower the out-of-state tuition rate for Law School students in order to be more competitive in attracting talented students from outside the state. T..
  • E-commerce camp teaches students technology skills
    A feature on the annual E-Commerce Summer Camp hosted by the WSU School of Business Administration mentions that 175 of the 200 high school students who have participated in the successful program a..
  • Professor pours heart into \'Global Peace\'
    A music review applauds pianist, composer and longtime Wayne State University music professor Dennis Tini's latest album titled "Global Peace & Understanding. A photo of Tini is included.
  • Battle Lines: State's precarious finances shape choice between prisons, universities
    Wayne State is mentioned in an editorial about the state's budget crises. The editorial points out that the difficult choice between funding prisons, "the backbone of public safety," and universitie..
  • Mission's target: Missile Defense
    In an article about a recent speech in Detroit by Patricia Sanders, civilian executive director of the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency, columnist Ron Dzwonkowski notes that Sanders has three degre..
  • Students caught in the middle of budget battle
    An editorial about how the state's budget woes are impacting public universities and students includes a quote by President Reid from an AP story about the recently announced tuition increase here. ..
  • Appointed to Wayne State University associate vice president's post
    Joseph F. Sawasky has been appointed associate vice president for computing and information technology and chief information officer at Wayne State University. A photo of Sawasky accompanies the Mi..
  • Wayne State launches an emergency broadcast system
    On its early-evening news, Channel 2 had a segment on the new emergency text messaging service available to students, faculty and staff at Wayne State. Patrick Gossman of the Computing and Informati..
  • MTU research spending up
    Michigan Tech University's (MTU) research expenditures grew 12 percent from fiscal 2004 to fiscal 2005, outpacing Wayne State, Michigan State and the University of Michigan, according to this articl..
  • 'Movin the D forward': a plan, a promise, a people
    This feature focuses on the message of the Movin' the D Forward panel discussion held at WSU on July 26. Six panelists, all under age 40, talked about how Detroit's 1967 riots affected them and the ..
  • Early admission program for students
    Wayne State University has partnered with Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) for the WayneDirect early admissions program. It is designed for current HFCC students who have designated Wayne State a..
  • WSU Law School's Dean Wu takes pragmatic approach
    A lengthy feature story about Law School Dean Frank Wu traces his career and his role as dean. He relates many experiences over the years and talks about insights gained from them. Among his observa..
  • 3 Michigan universities subpoenaed
    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo issued subpoenas Wednesday to 40 universities, including Wayne State, requesting that they provide documents relevant to agreements their athletic departments ..
  • Wayne State beefs up research
    Wayne State University has announced the awardees of its Research Enhancement Program, a nearly $2.4 million investment in research activities designed to develop research themes for the university ..
  • University budget shortfalls
    In a letter to the editor, Grosse Pointe Woods resident and WSU alum Marti Miller urges state lawmakers to balance Michigan's budget and not to cut funding to higher education institutions, such as ..
  • Wayne State providing residents at Oakwood Healthcare
    Oakwood Healthcare Inc. and Wayne State University officially joined forces Thursday during a ceremonial banner signing. More than 40 WSU medical residents specializing in the areas of otolaryngolo..
  • Killing our future
    Jack Lessenberry begins his weekly opinion column by mentioning that "Wayne State shocked many of my students last week by raising tuition almost 18 percent." But he says WSU and other public univer..