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  • Food for fines: Help support the W food pantry

    April 25, 2017
    From April 17 through May 1, the Wayne State Libraries will be offering users a chance to have their fines removed and support a great new initiative on campus through the Food for Fines program. For every non-perishable food or toiletry item donated to the Libraries, $1 will be waived from your outstanding fines and your item will be donated to the W, the new campus food pantry that supports WSU students facing food insecurities. Don't have any fines? Please consider donating whatever you can.
  • Wayne State alum tackles issues of water access

    April 24, 2017
    In the summer of 2014, the City of Detroit’s Water and Sewerage Department faced widespread scrutiny after shutting off water to more than 20,000 residential customers unable to pay their water bills. Abess Makki wanted to help the city counter the negative attention while providing residents with tools to better manage water usage and costs.
  • Expressions fashion show to showcase student designs, talent

    April 21, 2017
    New York. Paris. Milan. Midtown. Wayne State’s Fashion Design and Merchandising Organization will take to the runway for its annual student-run Expressions spring fashion show at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center. The collections are inspired by a diverse array of themes, including the fusion of African-Latin cultures, an appreciation of Indian heritage, and a celebration of Muslim modesty fashion.  
  • WSU Police Department to add a mounted unit

    April 20, 2017
    Giddy up. The Wayne State University Police Department is adding a mounted unit to its impressive array of policing tools. Officers Brandon Murphy and Lynnette Scott, both experienced riders, are concluding training and will soon begin patrolling campus a few days a week, year round.
  • WSU Athletics unveils Harwell Field Facility

    April 19, 2017
    The Wayne State University Department of Athletics had its grand opening on April 18 for the Harwell Field Facility, adjacent to the university baseball field. The main entrance is a replica of the old Ebbets Field Rotunda that once housed the Brooklyn Dodgers. Inside, fans can enjoy a tribute to Harwell and Tigers history as signs, placards, artwork and monitors honor Harwell's famous calls, his farewell speech and Tigers World Series moments.
  • Science Hall greenhouse gets new life

    April 18, 2017
    On top of Wayne State's Science Hall is a greenhouse that had not been used for about 10 years. That greenhouse is now home to the Biodiversity Network. The new student organization reclaimed the space as a spot for urban ecologists, gardening enthusiasts, and those curious about food systems and starting a garden.
  • WSU's Center for Health and Community Impact leads Healthy Kids Clubs

    April 17, 2017
    Throughout most of his young life, a boy struggled with his weight. But with his classmates, teachers and parents cheering at the finish line, he completed what he thought he might never accomplish — a 5K run. The student’s success was due, in large part, to the Building Healthy Communities program operated by Wayne State’s Center for Health and Community Impact.
  • Be The Match at Wayne State University

    April 14, 2017
    When she joined the Be The Match bone marrow registry more than eight years ago, Ericka Matthews-Jackson didn’t know when or if she would be called on to help someone in need of a lifesaving donation.
  • Help make AP Day a success

    April 13, 2017
    More than 2,300 registered students from 87 high schools plan to attend Wayne State University's AP Day on Tuesday, April 25 — a record high registration. AP Day gives students a glimpse of college life by providing a classroom experience, lunch and even a campus tour. But it can't be done without student and staff volunteers to help make this day a success. Please consider volunteering for tasks such as: providing campus tours, escorting groups to campus locations, mingling with attendees and more.
  • In-depth series written by former Wayne State University journalism student wins Pulitzer Prize

    April 12, 2017
    An in-depth series written by a former Wayne State University journalism student for the New York Daily News in collaboration with ProPublica has won ...