September 2021 - Wayne State University
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Free transportation options available for students

Free transportation options available for students

Wayne State University students and employees will be able to take advantage of free transportation options throughout campus beginning Sept. 1, thanks to partnerships with DDOT, SMART, the QLINE and MoGo. The university will subsidize four-hour Dart and annual MoGo passes for all enrolled students, as well as full- and part-time employees, allowing them to ride DDOT and SMART buses, the QLINE streetcar, and MoGo bikes at no cost. 

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The W Food Pantry expands to offer Warrior Wardrobe  

Success in the classroom is grounded in student well-being, and Wayne State University is committed to providing resources to support students inside and outside of the classroom — and now, from head to toe. The W Food Pantry will further expand its services this fall to include the Warrior Wardrobe, which will offer gently used clothing free of charge to all currently enrolled students. The W Food Pantry and Wardrobe will offer students in need gently used casual and career clothing, shoes, and accessories.

SciPol-Detroit students engaged in science policy, advocacy with federal legislators  

In partnership with Wayne State's Office of Government and Community Affairs,the student-led collaborative SciPol-Detroit has recently succeeded in its goal of connecting students with state legislators to advocate for key issues affecting the community. The group has met with representatives from the offices of Michigan U.S. Sen. Gary Peters and State Reps. Elissa Slotkin, Haley Stevens, Dan Kildee and Peter Meijer. SciPol-Detroit has created actions groups centered around the key areas of water quality, accessibility and affordability, air population, lead exposure, and community violence.

School of Medicine wins $7 million from state to explore therapeutic effects of cannabis for veterans  

The State of Michigan has awarded Wayne State University a $7 million grant to investigate, in military veterans, the potential therapeutic effects of cannabis to improve patients’ quality of life and reduce post-traumatic stress disorder and depressive symptoms that can precede suicide. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs’ Marijuana Regulatory Agency awarded the funding as part of its 2021 Veteran Marijuana Research Grant Program.  

Stay up to date with Wayne State's COVID-19 response

Stay up to date with Wayne State's COVID-19 response

Upcoming events


Sept. 11: Warrior Football vs. Truman State


Sept. 14: Wayne State Night at Comerica Park


Sept. 15: Student Organization Day


Sept. 15: Mike Ilitch School of Business Dean's Speaker Series


Sept. 18: Warrior Volleyball vs. Northwood


Sept. 24: International Open House


Sept. 30: Toast of the Town


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In the news

WXYZ: President M. Roy Wilson discusses the start of the fall semester

Crain's Detroit Business: New supports for students entering college

WXYZ: Local nonprofit gets grant to save Malcom X's Inkster home

Detroit News: Wayne State basketball to host Michigan in exhibition game to open new arena

Forbes: The science and art of managing automotive suppliers

National Geographic: The challenge of teaching race in the classroom

Michigan Chronicle: WSU endowment scholarship community bolstered by alum

Bridge: Michigan colleges hope raffles boost COVID-19 vaccinations in time for fall

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