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Wayne State president, dean and professor comment about why Detroit matters in Cultural Weekly feature

August 15, 2013

The Los Angeles based magazine Cultural Weekly published an all-Detroit edition under a general theme of: Detroit may be bankrupt but its spirit and creativity are thriving. One of the features includes prominent Detroiters answering the question: Why does Detroit matter? "Detroit isn't a city on the verge of collapse," said Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson. "It's a city on the verge of transformation. Students who study here can take part in the reinvention of the American city. It's an unprecedented opportunity." Comments were also shared by Matt Seeger, College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts dean, and WSU Professor of Jazz Studies and Detroit Jazz Festival Creative Director, Christopher Collins.