• Wayne State University in the news — 2017

    January 2, 2018
    Numerous media outlets from around the globe ran stories in 2017 mentioning Wayne State. In fact, the university was mentioned nearly 2,000 times in newspapers, magazines, television, radio and news websites, translating into an average of six stories daily.
  • Detroit takes national spotlight in 2017

    December 21, 2017
    Those who work and study at Wayne State know Detroit is on the rise. Over the past year, the national media has taken notice, too. This year, a variety of publications touted the city as a must-visit destination.
  • Princeton Review, U.S. News again rank Mike Ilitch School of Business among best in country

    December 21, 2017
    The Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report have again ranked Wayne State’s Mike Ilitch School of Business among the best in the country for 2018. The Princeton Review profiles the Ilitch School as one of the best places to earn an MBA in its 2018 listing of the top 267 business schools.
  • WSU community encouraged to participate in campus climate study

    December 20, 2017
    Wayne State University is committed to providing an atmosphere that values diversity and inclusion, and the university is seeking feedback from the campus community to understand how well we are doing in our goal to provide a welcoming and inclusive campus.
  • Getting to Know: Breaking away with Rob MacGregor

    December 19, 2017
    It’s no secret that Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson has an enduring passion for cycling. On any given day, you might spot Wilson cycling around the city — and you’ll likely see Rob MacGregor, senior director of philanthropy of the Law School, pedaling alongside him.
  • Campuswide mentoring program pairs pre-med, medical students for matched success

    December 18, 2017
    While he’s no stranger to hitting the books, Wayne State University School of Medicine student Don Zeolla finds that learning comes a bit easier when he’s teaching others. That’s part of the reason Zeolla, a fourth-year medical student, co-founded Wayne State’s Campuswide Pre-Medical Mentoring program.
  • Wayne State University remembers Eugene Applebaum

    December 15, 2017
    The Wayne State community mourns the passing of entrepreneur, philanthropist and Wayne State alumnus Eugene Applebaum. Eugene Applebaum ’60 B.S., ’98 LL.D. was a true leader in the Detroit community. His success in business, his volunteer service and his generous philanthropy made him a role model to others. Eugene was an inspirational leader and passionate advocate for Detroit and Wayne State. He envisioned the university as a place where students could receive the best possible health care education, and served as a role model for business innovation to the community.
  • Study to research Detroit firefighters' risk of hearing loss

    December 14, 2017
    During responses to fires or other hazardous events, firefighters may be exposed to, inhale or ingest toxic gases, vapors or particles. A nearly $400,000, three-year research project plans to test the hearing of 200 Detroit firefighters to explore gene-environment interactions to determine the association between environmental exposure to lead and cadmium and hearing loss.
  • Getting to Know: Spreading positivity, one person at a time

    December 13, 2017
    If you pass through Schaver Music Recital Hall on the way through Community Arts Building, you know custodian Willie Johnson. With his warm personality, Johnson — who is also a ventriloquist, voice impressionist, singer-songwriter and host of a show on WAYN Radio — finds a way to connect with just about everyone who walks through his halls.
  • College of Nursing receives prestigious Future of Nursing Scholars grant

    December 12, 2017
    Wayne State's College of Nursing is one of 31 schools of nursing selected to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses holding Ph.D.s. The selected schools comprise the fifth cohort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program, which provides financial support, mentoring and leadership development to nurses who commit to earn their Ph.D. in three years.