March, 2021 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends March, 2021
University marks one year of pandemic, optimism grows

University marks one year of pandemic, optimism grows

One of the most difficult periods in many of our lives began one year ago this week, with the confirmation of the first COVID-19 cases in Michigan; however, reasons for optimism have emerged. While the majority of the Wayne State community continues to learn and work remotely, there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel. COVID cases and positivity rates in Michigan have declined, hospitals are no longer overwhelmed and the presence of vaccines provides hope.

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Students, faculty assist Detroit’s vaccination effort  

Vaccinating the majority of the population against COVID-19 is a historic challenge. It’s also proving to be a significant learning experience and service opportunity for nearly 400 students and faculty members from Wayne State University’s Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, College of Nursing, and School of Medicine. In partnership with the Detroit Health Department and Henry Ford Health System, Wayne State students have spent the last five weeks volunteering more than 2,100 hours to administer COVID-19 vaccines directly to Detroit’s most vulnerable populations, including the residents and staffs at homeless shelters, nursing homes and senior apartment complexes.

Campus Health Center expands student services, welcomes social worker  

Wayne State University’s Campus Health Center has welcomed a social worker to its staff of health care professionals and will expand its services to provide students with access to mental health screenings and services. The changes come as the Campus Health Center furthers its commitment to be a convenient, one-stop shop for students’ physical and mental health needs.

Campus improvement projects continue to move forward  

The pandemic may have slowed activities at homes and at some businesses, but that’s not the case on Wayne State’s campus. University personnel have maintained an expeditious pace over the last several months, implementing protocols to address the ever-changing needs brought on by the pandemic while continuing important infrastructure updates throughout campus.

WSU Psychiatry developing statewide mental health program to address stress among first responders and their families  

The Wayne State University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences has teamed with the State of Michigan to develop a comprehensive behavioral and mental health training and support program for the state’s first responders and their families to address the stress they face in their duties protecting residents. The program, Frontline Strong Together, will be available electronically and in-person to first responders and their families in nearly all of Michigan’s 83 counties this year. 

Take advantage of the 30% spring/summer tuition discount

Take advantage of the 30% spring/summer tuition discount

Registration now open for spring/summer classes

Registration now open for spring/summer classes

Upcoming events


March 12, 13: Volleyball vs. Parkside (livestream)


March 13: Spring Open House


March 15-20: Spring Break


March 22: Fall 2021 registration opens


March 25: International Student Town Hall


March 26: Tax Tips Seminar


March 26: Pingree's Past


March 26, 27: Volleyball vs. Lake Superior State (livestream)


March 28: Virtual Planetarium Show


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In the news

Michigan Radio: How Wayne State kept its COVID-19 numbers extremely low

Michigan Chronicle: Wayne State introduces scholarship for essential workers

Chalkbeat Detroit: Want to fix the chronic absenteeism problem in Detroit schools? Start with transportation

WXYZ: Robotic pets helping people combat loneliness during pandemic

Detroit Legal News: Former chief justice shows 'ardent desire' to do good at WSU

WXYZ: Advocates push for more focus on Michigan jails and COVID

dbusiness: Wayne State offers new certification courses in AV technologies

WXYZ: Kroger, Target, Trader Joe's among companies offering COVID-19 vaccine incentives

The Conversation: The exercise pill: How exercise keeps your brain healthy and protects it against depression and anxiety

Health care experts offer insight into COVID-19 vaccines

Health care experts offer insight into COVID-19 vaccines

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