July 2021 - Wayne State University
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Masks no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals indoors on campus

Masks no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals indoors on campus

Following the state’s lead, Wayne State University will no longer require masks for fully vaccinated individuals when they are indoors on campus. Those who have not been vaccinated are still required to wear masks indoors on campus, except when eating or drinking. Masks are not required outdoors.

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Mark Kornbluh assumes role as Wayne State University provost  

Mark L. Kornbluh, Ph.D., who most recently served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky (UK), began his new role as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wayne State University on July 1. Kornbluh, who served as a history professor at UK, is a nationally respected educator, author and administrator whose extensive research spans U.S. history, oral history and academics in the age of the internet.

Learn more about programs and prepare for graduate education  

On July 14, the Wayne State University Graduate School is hosting a virtual Summer Master's Programs Open House where students can learn how to create a stand-out application and hear from a panel of current students. Representatives from our most popular master’s programs will be there to answer all your questions.

Doctor of Pharmacy student Joseph Paul Javier gives everything his all  

Joseph Paul Javier almost died. Ten years ago, he was hospitalized in the Philippines, sick enough that a priest was beckoned to administer last rites. Sick enough that he called his parents in the U.S. for a tearful goodbye. Sick enough that he was bargaining with fate. On his deathbed, Javier swore that if he somehow managed to survive, he would spend the rest of his life doing as much as he could to help keep others alive as well. People who aren’t familiar with this story are astounded by everything Javier manages to accomplish in any given day — on top of making his way through Wayne State’s rigorous Doctor of Pharmacy program in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. 

Students, alumni win $25,000 from Ford Fund for Blessing Box community outreach project  

The Ford Motor Company Fund selected Wayne State University to receive a Ford College Community Challenge (C3) grant of $25,000 for the Blessing Box project, a collaborative effort that creates locker-sized outdoor pantries to provide 24/7, stigma-free access to non-perishable food items and toiletries to those in need.

Join President Wilson for a virtual town hall on fall planning

Join President Wilson for a virtual town hall on fall planning

Registration now open for fall classes

Registration now open for fall classes

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July 14: Summer Master's Programs Open House


July 17: Housing Open House


July 19: Presidential Town Hall


July 22: Virtual Planetarium Show


July 27: Housing Open House


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President Wilson shares updates on mask policy, encourages vaccination

President Wilson shares updates on mask policy, encourages vaccination

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