March 2022 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends March 2022
Strauss celebrates 20 years as dean of students

Strauss celebrates 20 years as dean of students

When WSU Dean of Students David Strauss came to Michigan 20 years ago, he thought he was just getting a job — but what he found was so much more. “Wayne State is home,” Strauss said. “I’m not sure if I expected to stay 20 years, but I’m glad, and I feel privileged to be here 20 years later. I look back and it's been exciting. Every day is exciting, every day is new.” Strauss’ longevity is in large part due to the long list of strengths he brings to his position — the greatest of which might be his ability to create and build relationships with students.

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Chemist by training, artist by choice: Hinton finds balance while pursuing her Ph.D.  

Tiara Hinton always wanted to be a doctor. This year, that dream will come true — but not in the way she had imagined while growing up in Maryland. When she walks across the Wayne State University commencement stage this December to become Dr. Tiara Hinton, she will have earned her doctor of philosophy from the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences' Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences with a concentration in medicinal chemistry.

Study Skills Academy continues its commitment to Warriors’ academic success  

Developing successful study habits can be difficult for some students, but Wayne State’s Study Skills Academy is here to help. The Study Skills Academy is a free, university-wide program that offers a variety of services — including one-on-one and group study skill support, guest lectures, and individual consulting for faculty and staff — to enhance student success.

Rev. V. Lonnie Peek Jr. has returned to Wayne State as an advisor for the very same Black student organization he founded nearly 55 years ago  

V. Lonnie Peek Jr. had barely started classes as a Wayne State student before he began making university history. A grad student pursuing his master’s in social work, Peek had been attending for all of one day in the fall of 1967 when he stumbled across a mass of protestors congealing in a building atrium on campus.

Student proposal to deconstruct blighted Detroit houses takes top prize in Wayne State sustainability pitch competition  

An interdisciplinary team of students from Wayne State University and the University of Detroit Mercy took first place in a sustainability pitch competition, hosted virtually in early February by Wayne State and the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation. The trio of Knicko Mojica, a junior civil engineering student at Wayne State; Lilly Solomon, a senior studying political science and romance languages at WSU; and Alexander Kalaj, a first-year student at UDM, received a $2,500 prize as well as a MoGo gift card. They were among 50 applicants from the two institutions and Lawrence Technological University chosen to participate.

2022 Spring Undergraduate Open House: March 12

2022 Spring Undergraduate Open House: March 12

Graduate students and postdocs will showcase research at annual symposium

Graduate students and postdocs will showcase research at annual symposium

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Register now for spring/summer classes

Upcoming events


March 9-11: 'Journal of Law in Society' Symposium


March 10: Wayne State Night with the Detroit Red Wings


March 12: Spring Undergraduate Open House


March 14-19: Spring break


March 26: Company Fresh showcase


March 31: A dialogue with Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors


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In the news

Detroit Free Press: Wayne State hires alumnus Bryan Smothers as men's basketball head coach

The Conversation: For bullied teens, online school offered a safe haven

WXYZ: Here's how Russia's invasion of Ukraine could impact Michigan's economy

Forbes: 2022 is a critical year for auto dealerships

WLNS: Wayne State professor weighs in on Ukraine conflict

Detroit News: War in Ukraine underscores need for 'ethical leadership ... doing right thing,' WSU professor says

Anthony Pittman — 'Today@Wayne Podcast'

Anthony Pittman — 'Today@Wayne Podcast'

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