December 2019 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends December 2019
Wayne State introduces Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge

Wayne State introduces Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge

Wayne State University is proud to introduce the Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge. It will provide free tuition for graduates of a Detroit high school or Detroit residents earning a high school diploma who are admitted to Wayne State University as a full-time freshman in fall 2020. The Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge could potentially provide free tuition to the 49,276 students currently enrolled in Detroit Public Schools and thousands of other Detroit residents.

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Wayne State University receives prestigious national award for education, workforce development  

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has awarded Wayne State University its 2019 Innovation & Economic Prosperity Talent award, recognizing exemplary initiatives in education and workforce development. This is the second award in two years the APLU has bestowed upon Wayne State.

Students recognized for civic engagement  

At the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony, held to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing student voting rates, Wayne State University received a platinum seal for achieving a student rate above 50%. Wayne State was one of 61 institutions in the nation — and one of only two in Michigan — to earn the platinum seal recognition. 

New Lyft mural project gives students experience of being for-hire artists  

Six Wayne State art students are learning how to work with clients in a new mural project, which also functions as a directed study course. The Wayne State University Office of Economic and Community Development partnered with Lyft to sponsor the mural, which will be featured at the ride share company’s new designated pickup and drop-off zone behind the WSU Press building. The space will also include a bench with Lyft’s signature pink color, as well as signs to make it easy for drivers and passengers to find. The mural will officially be unveiled during Midtown’s popular Noel Night festival.

Save the date: Warrior Shopping Spectacular set for Dec. 7

Save the date: Warrior Shopping Spectacular set for Dec. 7

Student resources and reminders

Dec. 4-15: 'A Christmas Carol' at the Bonstelle Theatre

Dec. 10: University Commencement at the Fox Theatre

Dec. 13: Public planetarium show

Dec. 11-17: Final exams

Dec. 25-Jan. 1: University closed

Jan. 6: Winter 2020 classes begin

In the news

Healthline: Don't like vegetables? It may be your genes

Detroit Free Press: Wayne State professor who watched the Berlin Wall fall knew he was 'witnessing history'

Science News: Mom's immune system and microbiome may help predict premature birth

Forbes: Nightly habits that super successful people swear by

Forbes: Detroiters just got free college thanks to Wayne State

CNN: Medical students take to the streets to give free care to Detroit's homeless

Detroit Free Press: Macomb's fatberg to be displayed at Michigan Science Center

Detroit Regional Chamber: Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson awarded 'Excellence in Education Leadership' award

Wayne State University: Campus Master Plan

Wayne State University: Campus Master Plan

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