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Wayne State awarded accreditation by Higher Learning Commission

Wayne State awarded accreditation by Higher Learning Commission

Receiving the highest marks in every evaluation area, Wayne State University’s institutional accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission. Wayne State has been continuously accredited for more than a century, and this reaffirmation validates the quality of the university’s academic programs, support systems, resources and financial structure.

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Discounted student parking passes approved for 2017-18  

Wayne State University has announced a discount in the cost of semester parking passes for students. Effective fall 2017, the cost for student semester parking passes will be $222, a decrease of 25 percent over the planned fall 2017 rate. The lower cost was recommended by President M. Roy Wilson to help students with their overall attendance costs, and to encourage a greater presence on campus for both academic and non-academic activities. 

Biology student to spend summer researching on Belle Isle  

Some college students spend their spring break lounging on sunny beaches. This year, Xavier Walker spent his digging through pond muck and dissecting water mites. Walker is a research assistant in WSU School of Medicine professor Dr. Jeffery Ram’s aquatic research lab, located in Belle Isle’s historic aquarium. 

It takes a village, some cattle and a new merit scholarship to support Brazilian student’s return to WSU  

The first recipient of a $3,000 Graduate School Dean’s Merit Scholarship for Brazil Scientific Mobility Program alumni is using the award, coupled with a return on investment in cows, to realize her dream of coming back to Wayne State.

The Billy Joel professor  

When Joshua Duchan decided three years ago to write a book about Billy Joel, he hoped to score a brief phone interview with the Piano Man. Never in Duchan’s wildest dreams did he expect to have lunch in the singer-songwriter’s home near Oyster Bay, New York. Yet, there he was, enjoying a Caesar salad and receiving a lesson from Joel on the correct way to eat oysters.

STEM Innovation Learning Center project proposal receives state approval  

A proposed STEM Innovation Learning Center, to be located in the Science and Engineering Library building, has advanced to the planning phase following funding approval by the State of Michigan. When completed, the project will transform 100,000 square feet of space into STEM learning facilities, including include flexible classrooms, seminar spaces, offices and instructional labs that are technology-rich and support hands-on and project-based learning. 

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Student resources and reminders

July 17: Learning Design and Technology Open House

July 18: Transfer Student Open House

July 20: Warrior Summer Preview

July 21: APEX Scholars Orientation

August 2: Get your MoGo on with the Wayne State Insiders

In the news

Crain's Detroit Business: WSU gets $3 million NIH grant for improving diabetes care in youth

DBusiness: Wayne State receives $1.3 million gift for the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

The Detroit News: At Wayne State, safety is a team effort

The Detroit News: Wayne State adding facility to its sports complex

Wayne State University: Baroudeur Cycling Event

Wayne State University: Baroudeur Cycling Event

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