April 2022 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends April 2022
U.S. News & World Report ranks Wayne State University graduate programs among best in the nation

U.S. News & World Report ranks Wayne State University graduate programs among best in the nation

Wayne State University has once again been recognized as a leader in graduate education by U.S. News & World Report. The organization’s 2023 Best Graduate Schools list includes several WSU programs and departments, with 30 listed among the top 100 in their disciplines. Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, School of Social Work, Law School, and School of Medicine each placed on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools list.

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Save 30% on spring/summer tuition  

Undergraduate students who complete at least 24 credits between fall 2021 and winter 2022 may be eligible for a 30% discount on tuition for spring/summer classes, providing families with tremendous financial savings and keeping students on track to complete their studies faster. To be eligible, students must have registered for and be slated to complete 24 credits between fall and winter, and had a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 at the end of fall 2021. Students can review the schedule of spring/summer classes and register online now.

WSU students volunteer throughout the city as part of Alternative Spring Break Detroit  

Wayne State’s annual Alternative Spring Break Detroit was back in person this year, as 36 students volunteered across 22 sites throughout the week. Alternative Spring Break Detroit gives Wayne State students the chance to stay, volunteer and explore the city of Detroit during spring break.

Provost Kornbluh reflects on first months at Wayne State, priorities for the future  

The first months on the job for Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Mark Kornbluh have included significant milestones for Wayne State University, including a phased return to pre-pandemic operations, the finalization and launch of the 2022-27 strategic plan, the opening of the new Wayne State Fieldhouse, and more.

WDET named Public Radio Station of the Year  

WDET-101.9 FM, Detroit’s NPR station, has reason to celebrate — the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) named it the 2021 Public Radio Station of the Year. The honor was announced at the annual Broadcast Excellence Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in broadcasting by commercial and public television and radio stations in Michigan.

WSU alumna Emeline King recounts her legacy as Ford's first Black female transportation designer  

After earning her bachelor’s in industrial design from Wayne State University, Emeline King spent 25 years at Ford, becoming the first Black woman to work as a transportation designer at the auto manufacturer. During that time, she played key roles in some of Ford’s biggest projects, won some of the industry’s most prestigious awards, traveled the globe, and cemented her reputation as both an industry pioneer and innovator.

New in-house survey will assess student engagement, needs

New in-house survey will assess student engagement, needs

Online retailers for Wayne State merchandise

Online retailers for Wayne State merchandise

Upcoming events


April 16: 2022 African American Graduation Celebration


April 20: SpringFest


April 22: Dr. Rae Lee Siporin Rainbow Graduation Awards and Homecoming Ceremony


April 22: 2022 CLAS Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium


April 22: College of Engineering — Senior Capstone Design Day


April 23: Families of Future Warriors


April 27: The PIO and the Right to Know: Detroit's Crisis Communications Summit


April 27: The SHOP at TechTown Detroit


May 6-8: Commencement


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In the news

Crain's Detroit Business: Wayne Health adds specialty care services at new facility in Midtown

DBusiness: Wayne State and Global Detroit Launch International Startup Program

Legal News: Wayne Law reaches historic high in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The Conversation: What is alopecia? It’s no laughing matter for millions of Black American women

WDIV: How Detroit native Jeanette Abraham is shaking up the auto industry

WDIV: Match Day at Wayne State University: Med students find out where they’ll spend their residencies

Detroit News: Peace rally for Ukraine held at Wayne State University

Wayne State School of Medicine Match Day 2022

Wayne State School of Medicine Match Day 2022

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