Releases

News releases from July 2007

  • Wayne State University Partners with Henry Ford Community College on Early Admission Program for Students
    July 31, 2007
      (Left to Right) Reginald Gerlica, vice president for academic affairs for arts and sciences and Gail Mee, president at Henry Ford Community College and Irvin D. Reid, president and Nancy Ba..
  • Saginaw Valley coach pleased in many ways; Wayne State on the rise
    July 31, 2007
    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. The relatively high pick shows that other coaches ..
  • WSU Biz Admin program named to Princeton review list
    July 31, 2007
    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 and other offerings, institutional data collected..
  • Va. Tech shootings highlight need for locks in classrooms
    July 30, 2007
    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 security and response systems. The university also is i..
  • Michigan college students face sticker shock for fall
    July 30, 2007
    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 spring if the state comes through with earlier-promi..
  • WSU Board of Governors increase tuition by 12.8 percent
    July 30, 2007
    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
    July 30, 2007
    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 back because of his relatively small size. WSU line..
  • States must get a grip on soaring tuition
    July 29, 2007
    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 caps "to start the process of solving this problem...
  • People on the move
    July 28, 2007
    Stephen T. Bajjaly, has been appointed director of the library and information science program at Wayne State, effective Aug. 1
  • Wayne State appoints Joseph F. Sawasky as associate vice president for computing and information technology, chief information officer
    July 27, 2007
      Sawasky DETROIT – Joseph F. Sawasky has been appointed associate vice president for computing and information technology and chie..
  • Wayne State University's director of the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute publishes article in leading medical journal on previously unexplored form of domestic violence
    July 27, 2007
    Partner interference with healthcare faced by many women in abusive relationships DETROIT— Dr. Laura McCloskey, director of the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute and professor of Psychology at Wayne State University, is the lead aut..
  • Movin the D Forward
    July 27, 2007
    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
    July 27, 2007
    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 panelists and covered the discussion.
  • Princeton Review names Wayne State University School of Business Administration to 'best' listing
    July 26, 2007
    The Wayne State University School of Business Administration has joined an elite list of schools in the book Best 290 Business Schools , published by The Princeton Review . Wayne State will be included in the 2008 edition of the book, availabl..
  • Wayne State forum addresses moving forward from 1967 riot
    July 26, 2007
    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 unrest and the legacy it left on the city. FOX 2 air..
  • Cost of higher education gets more pricey
    July 26, 2007
    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 provides their increased tuition rates.
  • Sticker shock hits college students
    July 26, 2007
    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 crisis as well as the dilemma for universities. "..
  • Wayne State approves 12.8% tuition boost
    July 26, 2007
    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 if the state returns $20 million in delayed approp..
  • Wayne State latest in Michigan to raise tuition
    July 26, 2007
    An AP story about the tuition increase ran widely in newspapers and on TV/radio Web news sites throughout the state.
  • Panelists to discuss rebuilding' the D'
    July 26, 2007
    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 "Moving the D Forward," a discussion taking place ..
  • People making news
    July 26, 2007
    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. Joseph Dunbar, chairman of the Department of Physiolo..
  • Two-tier education system won't work
    July 26, 2007
    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 university. "If the state fails to invest in education o..
  • Wayne State University Adopts Tuition Plan To Preserve Academic Excellence, Affordability In Spite of State Funding Crisis
    July 25, 2007
    Wayne State Still Michigan’s Best Overall Value July 25, 2007 – In an effort to preserve both excellence and affordability in the wake of a $23.2 million cut in state funding, Wayne State University’s Board of Governors tod..
  • Sawasky named chief information officer at Wayne State University
    July 25, 2007
    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
    July 25, 2007
    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 computing and networking facilities and services, ent..
  • People making news
    July 25, 2007
    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 Industrial Hygiene Association.
  • Wayne State set to hike rates
    July 25, 2007
    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 the cost of attending the school.
  • WSU\'s Shapero Hall is sold
    July 25, 2007
    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 purchaser, Elizabeth Street Lofts, intends to convert..
  • Aftermath eclipsed Detroit's riots
    July 25, 2007
    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 number of factors, including a lengthy teachers strike..
  • People Making News
    July 25, 2007
    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.
  • State lawmakers must end bickering, balance the budget
    July 24, 2007
    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 years of funding cuts, any further reductions will f..
  • Tax break used by drug makers failed to add jobs
    July 24, 2007
    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 McIntyre, a tax expert. He points out that pharmaceutical..
  • Early bird registration for E2Detroit ends July 31
    July 24, 2007
    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 event.
  • School Briefs
    July 23, 2007
    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 East and Asian Studies Department, a delegation o..
  • Wayne State University experts available to discuss Detroit's 1967 civil unrest, and its legacy on the city
    July 23, 2007
    Forty years ago today, July 23, 1967, Detroit was marked by civil unrest in which 43 people died, nearly 1,200 were injured and more than 7,200 arrests were made. The confrontation between Detroit police, city residents, federal troops and National..
  • Ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
    July 23, 2007
    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 and the density of that tissue. This is potential..
  • Buyer saves ex-WSU building from wrecking ball
    July 23, 2007
    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 been vacant for about five years and was slated for..
  • \"Summer of \'67\" Third Segment
    July 22, 2007
    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 and retention at WSU's Center for Chicano-Boricua S..
  • Students get intensive care to get better prepared for college
    July 20, 2007
    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 follow the rules, they gain regular admission in the fa..
  • Tuition Increases
    July 20, 2007
    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 adjusted again for later semesters in the upcoming fiscal..
  • Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet July 25
    July 20, 2007
    The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting Wednesday, July 25, in Room BC at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 West Ferry Mall, in Detroit. The Board of Governors committees convene at 9 a.m. a..
  • TechTown featured in Nightly Business Report
    July 19, 2007
    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 as one of the state's main components to attract ..
  • Innovation U
    July 19, 2007
    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. WSU's research has grown nine percent annually, wit..
  • Brief income tax increase would solve budget crisis
    July 19, 2007
    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 the tax rate to 4.6 percent. He writes that the add..
  • Karmanos will build on DMC site
    July 19, 2007
    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.
  • Wayne State to host July 26 panel discussion aimed at remembering, learning from Detroit's 1967 civil unrest
    July 18, 2007
          The civil unrest that shook the summer of 1967 forever changed the character and future of Detroit. Now, through an event ..
  • St. Clair County Community College, Wayne State University offer students an opportunity to explore a bachelor's degree in Social Work
    July 18, 2007
    The Wayne State University School of Social work will be holding two informational sessions on Tuesday, July 24, at St. Clair County Community College (SC4) for students who may be interested in earning their bachelor’s degree in Social Work...
  • Wayne State summer engineering program gives high school students a university experience
    July 18, 2007
    DETROIT, Mich. July 18, 2007 –- They’ve traded in idle summer days for classes, homework and trips to local industry. And for the 32 teenagers attending Wayne State University’s High School Engineering Training Institute (HSETI), ..
  • Midtown density
    July 17, 2007
    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 includes comments from President Irvin D. Reid and Susa..
  • Woman riding in wheelchair struck, killed
    July 17, 2007
    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 wheelchair-user was struck by a stolen Jeep Cheroke..
  • Michigan must revamp higher education policy
    July 16, 2007
    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 education policy. It mentions that Big Three univer..
  • A vision for Woodward: Avenue connects Detroit to rebirth
    July 16, 2007
    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 Grand Rapids-based Prime Development are teaming up t..
  • New leadership on board in Wayne State University's Division of Research
    July 16, 2007
    DETROIT—Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid announced that the university’s Division of Research has two new leaders. As of July 1, Hilary Ratner, associate provost, dean of the Graduate School, director of international pro..
  • FIVE THINGS: About two young researchers
    July 15, 2007
    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 Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies, spent the week meet..
  • Investigation nets two
    July 14, 2007
    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 arrested for car theft on the campus. Working in coope..
  • TechTown
    July 13, 2007
    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 clients. "TechTown offers a supportive home to hig..
  • Portable Ultrasound Machine
    July 13, 2007
    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 training. Just a little larger than a laptop, the ma..
  • WSU med students get portable ultrasound
    July 13, 2007
    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 schools in the nation to explore this technology. ..
  • Chief of Whole Foods Extolled His Stock Online
    July 13, 2007
    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 even predict his company's stock on Internet messa..
  • Some at CMU get tuition hike
    July 13, 2007
    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 -- or about $9,120 for the year. CMU also has a guara..
  • New round of tuition hikes are indefensible
    July 13, 2007
    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 News' opinion, universities and the federal gover..
  • State universities should offer tuition plans like \'CMU Promise\'
    July 13, 2007
    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 the "CMU Promise." Incoming undergraduate freshme..
  • Wayne State Med School pioneering portable ultrasound
    July 12, 2007
    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 GE Healthcare and educational techniques develope..
  • Wayne State College of Nursing Receives Nearly $1 Million to Expand Outreach Education for Care of Sick Infants and Children Statewide
    July 12, 2007
    DETROIT, July 2007 – The Wayne State University College of Nursing has been awarded a three-year, $995,000 federal training grant to offer two Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) programs and its Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program to nurses ..
  • Wayne State researchers to evaluate new warning system
    July 11, 2007
    DETROIT – July 11 2007 Ever notice how long it takes these days for drivers to pull over to the side of the road to make way for emergency vehicles bearing down the street? The phenomenon has not been lost on firefighters, police and am..
  • Teens in aviation summer program at Wayne State to visit area aviation facilities, take to the skies over Detroit
    July 10, 2007
    Flights over Detroit in private airplanes, tours of an airport control tower and aircraft maintenance hangars, model glider competition, classes in the theory of flight and the history of aviation. It’s all part of the Aviation Career Educati..
  • Wayne State University's Ethriam Brammer completes first-ever English translation of novel chronicling Mexican immigration to the United States
    July 10, 2007
    Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies (CBS) Assistant Director for Recruitment and Retention, Ethriam Cash Brammer de Gonzales, has just published another translation of great historical significance for scholars, critics and casual readers of early ..
  • Wayne State University appoints Michael G. Wright associate vice president for marketing and communications
    July 6, 2007
    Michael Wright Michael G. Wright has been appointed associate vice president for marketing and communications at Wayne State University. Andrea Ro..
  • Two Wayne State University Chicano-Boricua Studies students present research in Washington, D.C.
    July 3, 2007
    Two undergraduate Hispanic students, Julie Mendoza (19) and Victoria Pardo (20) were selected by Wayne State University’s Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies (CBS) to participate in the Summer Institute for Latino Public Policy (SILPP..
  • Alumni Communications Honored by IABC, APEX
    July 3, 2007
    DETROIT – The Wayne State University Alumni Association’s print and electronic communications, including its magazine, Web site and online community, were honored in June by two separate communications organizations. Wayne State m..