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May 2020 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends May 2020
Students aid Detroit Habitat for Humanity

Students aid Detroit Habitat for Humanity

Five global supply chain management students from the Mike Ilitch School of Business planned a way to make a real impact in their community last semester and refused to let the COVID-19 pandemic stand in their way. The students jumped at the chance to use what they learned in the classroom to help Habitat for Humanity Detroit, a nonprofit organization that has helped nearly 400 families. 


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Operating engineers ensure campus buildings ready for return  

While thousands of faculty and staff members work from home, many of Wayne State’s operating engineers have continued working around the clock to ensure that the complex systems in 100 buildings across campus are operating, maintained and ready for workers to return.

Street Medicine Detroit creates field hand-washing stations for homeless community  

Street Medicine Detroit, a Wayne State University School of Medicine student-led organization committed to serving the unreached homeless population of Detroit, has built a series of field hand-washing stations and placed them near soup kitchens and in homeless encampments throughout the city. The stations allow those who live on the streets to clean and sanitize their hands if they don’t have access to a sink or bathroom during the pandemic.

Wayne State researchers complete analysis on testing and reopening under COVID-19  

Governors across the United States are anxious to reopen their struggling economies. However, because COVID-19 has not disappeared, testing remains limited and a vaccine is at least months away, reopening remains a difficult feat. A team of Wayne State University researchers has completed an analysis that studied specific industry characteristics as alternatives to guide industry openings in a way that lowers contagion risks and maximizes economic benefits until broader testing becomes available and the efficacy and reliability of immunity testing is achieved.

Stay updated about Wayne State's COVID-19 response

Stay updated about Wayne State's COVID-19 response


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In the news

WDET: Wayne State study offers guide to reopening businesses safely

The Detroit News (Opinion): Collaboration yields 'drive-to' virus testing

Bridge (Opinion): Lessons from India help us fight the coronavirus in Detroit, Seattle

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Lessons from Detroit on racial disparity and St. Louis coronavirus deaths

The New York Times: Med students in Detroit help test for the virus

The Conversation: How to listen to your loved ones with empathy when you yourself are feeling the strain of social distancing

Detroit Free Press: Wayne State students to receive posthumous degrees at virtual graduation event

Crain's Detroit Business: Michigan's research universities involved in COVID-19 fight

The Conversation: Good practices for anyone caring for quarantined kids

The Detroit News: $6 billion will go to colleges to aid low-income students during crisis


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