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September 2019 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends September 2019
Organic chemistry leaves indelible mark on blind student

Organic chemistry leaves indelible mark on blind student

Organic chemistry is a notoriously difficult class in which students must draw and interpret organic structures. The fact that Nicole Kada, a nutrition and food science major, earned an A in both Organic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry II is a nice accomplishment. Her grade becomes exponentially more impressive when you consider that Kada was born blind. To commemorate her accomplishment, Kada recently got a molecule tattoo — a design she drew herself. 


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Warrior Wardrobe set for fall launch  

Wayne State University will soon launch the Warrior Wardrobe to provide gently used clothing to students, free of charge. The new initiative is set to open later this fall and is currently in need of donations. Members of the campus community are invited to donate gently used clothing in a drop box located on the first floor of the Welcome Center. 

Rowing on the river: Wayne State students look to bring back competitive crew racing  

When Mason Chudzik and Gianna Manchester came to Wayne State University, they had no idea they’d revive a sport that had been dormant for nearly four decades. The pair is behind Wayne State Club Rowing, an effort to put university oars back in the Detroit River — a place they haven’t been since 1984.

More than 100 K-12 summer camp sessions pack Wayne State University‚Äôs campus  

Summers at Wayne State University are typically a quieter time, as some students opt for a brief reprieve from their studies before the fall semester begins. But anyone walking around campus these past three months wouldn’t have guessed that. Over the course of 10 weeks, more than 2,800 students attended 130 different K-12 summer camp sessions held throughout Wayne State. 

Wayne State bids fond farewell to Helen L. DeRoy Apartments  

Saying goodbye is never easy, especially to a campus building that thousands of Warriors (and Tartars!) have called home. Following the end of the winter ’19 semester, the Helen L. DeRoy Apartments officially closed on May 1, 2019. Since construction finished in 1974, the 15-story building has housed more than 350 students, faculty and staff annually, and was home to the College of Education’s Early Childhood Center and the newly relocated Campus Health Center.

School of Medicine freshmen go urban gardening in Detroit  

The Wayne State University School of Medicine’s 294 freshmen medical students have been busy completing their first service-learning project less than a month into medical school. Throughout August, the students of the Class of 2023 spent two hours each volunteering on evenings or weekends at one of four urban community gardens in Detroit neighborhoods – Keep Growing Detroit, Auntie Na's House, HUDA (Health Unit on Davison Avenue) Garden and Michigan Urban Farming Initiative.

Join us for Wayne State Night at Comerica Park

Join us for Wayne State Night at Comerica Park



Student resources and reminders

Sept. 11: Student Organization Day

Sept. 11: Homecoming Court nominations open

Sept. 13-14: Astronomy at the Beach

Sept. 17: Fourth Annual Constitution Day and Civic Festival

Sept. 18: Wayne State Farmers Market

Sept. 18: Global Festival and Study Abroad Fair

Sept. 18: Latina/o/x Welcome Back Social

Sept. 20: Public Planetarium Show

Sept. 20 - Oct. 6: Blithe Spirit at the Hilberry Theatre

Sept. 21: Fall Open House

Sept. 25: Wayne State Farmers Market

Sept. 26: Wayne State University Alumni Awards Reception

Sept. 27: Public Planetarium Show

Sept. 28: Alumni Tailgate

Sept. 28: Warrior Football vs. Saginaw Valley State

Oct. 2: Graduate Open House


In the news

Hour Detroit: A Wayne State University Theater Ensemble performs original play in Scotland

Harvard Magazine: In it for good: A physician posits ways to keep the profession true to itself

Crain's Detroit Business: Wayne Pediatrics, Wayne State's new home for clinical pediatrics

Huffington Post: What to do if you love your friends but hate their social media presence

La Prensa: DTE Energy Foundation awards $100K to Wayne State's Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies' Summer Enrichment Program

Curbed Detroit: Wayne State's urban innovation district near New Center takes shape

Model D: Michigan Mobility Institute begins crafting curriculum in partnership with Wayne State


Wayne State University: Born Warriors

Wayne State University: Born Warriors

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