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News releases from December 1999

  • Dec. 16 commencement celebrates century's last WSU graduates
    December 22, 1999
    Members of the 1999 graduating class attending the Dec. 16 Commencement in Cobo Hall cheered repeatedly as they celebrated being Wayne State's last graduates of the century. President Irvin D. Reid conferred 1,474 bachelor's, 1,269 master's, 204 d..
  • Fitness Center taking shape
    December 2, 1999
    Construction of the Fitness Center on Gullen Mall next to the Purdy/Kresge Library is on schedule. Representatives of the university and the contractor gathered recently for the traditional topping-off ceremony (top). Among those who signed the f..
  • Ford donates $5 million to Wayne State University
    December 2, 1999
    Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., and Ford Motor Company have announced a five-year, $5 million contribution from Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of the company, to support major initiatives at WSU in engineering, business, ..
  • Update on Art Exhibitions
    December 2, 1999
    Two art exhibitions open in December in Wayne State galleries. The "Misbehaving! Works From the Studio of Sandy Skoglund," exhibition opens Thursday, Dec. 2, in the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery in Old Main and continues through Monday, Feb. ..
  • Exhibit on Jerome P. Cavanagh opens Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Wayne State University's Walter P. Reuther Library
    December 2, 1999
    Once widely praised for reviving the city of Detroit and being an influential spokesman for America's cities, he also bore the brunt of criticism for circumstances surrounding the infamous Detroit riots in 1967. He was Jerome P. Cavanagh, one of th..
  • Weeklong symposium celebrates work of Martin Luther King Jr.
    December 1, 1999
    A variety of events are planned by Wayne State University for the week of Jan.17 - 21 in recognition of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Classes will not be held on Monday, Jan. 17, so the campus community can attend and enjoy the special ..