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June 2018 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends June 2018
Wayne State University board approves 2019 budget; tuition increase below state tuition cap

Wayne State University board approves 2019 budget; tuition increase below state tuition cap

Wayne State University's Board of Governors has approved a general fund operating budget of $655 million for fiscal year 2019 that calls for a tuition increase of 2.9 percent. This translates to $10.84 or less per credit hour for all undergraduate students, and keeps the increase well below the state's tuition restraint cap of 3.8 percent. The overall operating budget includes a 7.1 percent increase in financial aid, bringing Wayne State’s annual institutionally funded financial aid to $79.4 million — an increase of more than 200 percent over the past decade.


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WSU offers former students with debt — but no degree — a way back  

Wayne State University has launched the Warrior Way Back program, a novel approach to re-engage students who left the university with debt and without a degree. In creating a new approach to university debt forgiveness, the Warrior Way Back will allow returning students to complete their degrees, meet growing demand for an educated workforce and support Detroit’s economic renaissance.

Figuring It Out: How the Center for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics is turning out scholars while closing the achievement gap  

Walking into Wayne State University, Darryl Gardner was optimistic and, to his mind, already prepared for his future in a STEM field. Then an aspiring engineering major, Gardner had what he thought was a solid foundation in mathematics. After an underwhelming performance on his college placement exam earned Gardner a spot in remedial math, he quickly realized that he wasn’t nearly as prepared for college-level calculations as he originally believed. Through the university's Center for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics, Gardner completed a series of programs, from remedial to advanced, that not only sharpened his skills but reignited the love for math that had dimmed after he started college.

Wayne State and partners aim to radically improve health outcomes in Detroit  

At the Mackinac Policy Conference on May 31, Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson pledged $1 million — along with the university’s extensive research expertise — to radically improve health outcomes in Detroit. Wilson also floated the idea of collaborating with hospitals and other universities to create a school of public health in Detroit, further underscoring Wayne State’s commitment to community health.

Annual Baroudeur and training rides bring together Warrior community  

They come from all walks of life — but they ride together. In preparation for the fourth annual Baroudeur — Wayne State’s cycling event in support of student scholarships and the HIGH Program — a group of dedicated and diverse cyclists gathers for weekly training rides on Tuesday evenings. The training rides, which preview much of what participants will see during the Baroudeur on Aug. 18, have brought together many members of the Wayne State community.

Weekly Farmers Market returns to campus

Weekly Farmers Market returns to campus


Upcoming dates

June 15-16: Men's Basketball Team Camp

June 18-20: Women's Basketball Team Camp

June 18-20: Track and Field Camp

June 18-22: Summer Piano Camp

June 18-22: Technology Toys Camp

June 18-22: Coding Boot Camp

June 21-24: DHack 2018

June 22-24: GM River Days

June 22: Public Planetarium Show

June 23-24: Men's Basketball Team Camp

June 25-29: Future Engineer Camp

June 25-29: WSU and Detroit Tigers Baseball Camp

June 25-29: 3D Printing and Modeling Camp

June 26: Transfer Tuesday

June 29: Public Planetarium Show


In the news

Detroit News: WSU: Re-enroll, we'll forgive your debt

Science Magazine: WSU College of Nursing receives $2.6M HRSA grant to expand B.S.N. training in Detroit

Detroit Jewish News: WSU senior plans to teach in Israel as a Fulbright scholar

HuffPost: The greatest obstacle for boys who do ballet is often their own fathers

Detroit Legal News: Wayne Law Commencement honors 149

The Conversation: Supreme Court to rule on your First Amendment right to silence

WDIV-TV: Wayne State University makes $6.6 million investment in Detroit

Detroit Free Press: Local student represents Muslim America on National Geographic cover

Detroit News: Column: Remove barriers to college degree


2018 Commencement: Here come the Warriors

2018 Commencement: Here come the Warriors

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