May 2024 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends May 2024
WSU public health student is named 2024 Harry S. Truman Scholar

WSU public health student is named 2024 Harry S. Truman Scholar

Adaure Iwuh, a fourth-year public health student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Irvin D. Reid Honors College, is among 60 students from around the nation selected as 2024 Harry S. Truman Scholars. She is the first Wayne State student to win a Truman Scholarship and this year’s only recipient from a Michigan college or university.

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Wayne State graduate programs earn top national rankings  

Wayne State University continues to be recognized as a national leader in graduate education — more than 50 of its programs are on U.S. News & World Report's 2024 Best Graduate Schools lists.  

Wayne State’s social mobility mission and College to Career focus reflected in nursing student’s hard-fought success following brain injury  

After nearly 15 years in law enforcement, Cyril Davis retired from the Department of Homeland Security in 2013 following a traumatic brain injury. Watching the impact nurses had on himself and others as he strove to become healthy, he looked to quickly start a career in health care. He is now on track to graduate with a doctor of nursing practice from Wayne State University’s College of Nursing in 2025.  

Eco-Warriors: Exploring sustainability through hands-on learning  

While nestled in the heart of Detroit, Wayne State University's commitment to environmental research extends far beyond city limits. From the tranquil forests of northern Michigan to the state's expansive waterways, WSU faculty and students are pioneering solutions to today's most pressing environmental challenges.

Student filmmaker earns hands-on experience through collaboration to promote Chaldean American documentary  

Honors student Emmalina Matti is filming a short documentary about Detroit’s Chaldean American community, aiming to provide a brief but colorful overview of the history and culture of the more than 200,000 individuals who’ve called metro Detroit home for more than a century. Her dedication led to a partnership to publish her documentary on the Chaldean News' website once she completes the film.  

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President Espy's campus update - April 24, 2024

President Espy's campus update - April 24, 2024

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