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January 2019 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends January 2019
Wayne State graduation rate improvement best in nation

Wayne State graduation rate improvement best in nation

The latest federal data on college graduation rates reveals that Wayne State University is the fastest-improving university in the country among public universities with more than 10,000 students. Wayne State’s graduation rates have nearly doubled between 2011 and 2017, increasing from 26 to 47 percent according to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Gains have been particularly pronounced among first-generation, low-income and minority students.


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Aspiring educator finds her Way Back  

When Luanne Romano's daughter began pursuing a degree in education at Wayne State, Romano decided it was time for her to return to school. Thanks to the university's Warrior Way Back program, she's currently enrolled and one step closer to graduation.

Word Warriors releases 2019 list  

The beginning of the year is a time for resolutions. Some may vow to stop being such a slugabed and finally wake up early, heading to the gym to stop being so fubsy. Others may commit to get outside and enjoy some salubrious activities that cut through the anhedonia. The Wayne State Word Warriors’ resolution is to curb logorrhea by reintroducing wonderful words to the world’s vocabulary.

Driving heart health  

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) was one of 21 state health departments to recently receive funding to address significant heart health problems. As part of this, a new partnership has been forged with Wayne State researchers who will directly work with MDHHS in their efforts to prevent and manage cardiovascular health and diabetes.

AmeriCorps, WSU join forces to help secure Detroit neighborhoods  

Through the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program, volunteers are working with Detroit residents to help make their homes safer. Volunteers provide the resident with all of the quick safety fixes applicable, including fire and carbon monoxide detectors and deadbolt locks.

Application for Alternative Spring Break is now open  

During Alternative Spring Break Detroit, held March 10-14, students will share a variety of experiences to better understand and enjoy our own backyard. In addition to volunteer opportunities, students will have the chance to learn about Detroit’s history, dine at various restaurants, visit art galleries and other cultural hot spots, and connect with movers and shakers who are playing a starring role in the city’s revitalization.

Join us for the 2019 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute

Join us for the 2019 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute


Student resources and reminders

Jan. 17: Board of Governors Swearing In Ceremony and Reception

Jan. 17: Warrior Basketball vs. Northwood

January 19: Warrior Basketball vs. Saginaw Valley State University

January 19-21: Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekend

January 20: WSU Jazz Jams at Cliff Bell's

Jan. 22: 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Program and Luncheon

Jan. 22: National Day of Racial Healing

Jan. 23: WinterFest

Jan. 26: Warrior Basketball vs. Ashland

Jan. 26-27: Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekend

Jan. 31: Warrior Basketball vs. Grand Valley State University


In the news

The Conversation: To feel happier, we have to resolve to the life we evolved to live

Detroit Legal News: Wayne Law clinic doubles goal, helps 10 families

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

WDIV-TV: Have you experienced 'highway hypnosis?'

The Arab American News: Wayne State student documents history of Islam in Detroit

Click on Detroit: Michelle Obama surprises Wayne State students in visit to Motown Museum

U.S. News & World Report: Health grant aims to benefit older minorities in Michigan

The Conversation: What a tiny electron can tell us about the structure of the universe


Wayne State University — Remembering 2018

Wayne State University — Remembering 2018

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