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November 2018 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends November 2018
Alumnus donates $5M to College of Engineering for scholarships, new testing laboratory

Alumnus donates $5M to College of Engineering for scholarships, new testing laboratory

Local business leader and philanthropist Avinash Rachmale, M.S. ’89, and his wife, Hema Rachmale, Cert. ’92, have donated a total of $5 million to the Wayne State University College of Engineering under the auspices of The N. Rachmale Foundation: $1 million to create an endowed scholarship fund, and $4 million to build a structures and materials engineering testing laboratory in Highland Park, Michigan.

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It's time to apply for financial aid for 2019-20  

If you want to maximize the amount of financial aid your student is eligible for, the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submission process is now open. Wayne State is providing some incentives to encourage students to file early. Students who have completed the admission application and filed their FAFSA by Dec. 1 will be eligible for priority consideration for merit scholarships; additionally, they will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win one of five $500 book scholarships. 

Erasing educational inequity  

As WSU Senior Associate Provost for Student Success Monica Brockmeyer recalls, newly arrived President M. Roy Wilson hadn’t even settled into his office chair before one of Wayne State’s most pressing concerns — ensuring equitable achievement outcomes for students of color — landed on his desk. Fortunately, thanks to Brockmeyer and many others who’d been toiling to address the issue, those concerns also came with a solid plan of action.

Anthropology students dig into Hamtramck's past  

A group of anthropology students has broken ground on the first-ever archaeological excavation in Hamtramck. Located on the city's south side, the site is home to the former "Old Hamtramck Center." Constructed in 1914, the center was once home to the police and fire departments, shops, private homes, and the Nut House — a bar that became popular after prohibition. The students have already discovered toys, buttons, bottle fragments and even a spent bullet casing near the site of the old police station.

Aiming to thwart arsenic-induced cancer  

Long-term exposure to arsenic can cause cancer of the skin, lungs, bladder and kidneys, as well as other skin changes such as pigmentation and thickening. Fei Chen, Ph.D., professor of pharmaceutical science in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, received a $1.31 million grant to identify potential target-based strategies of therapy for cancer caused by arsenic.

Celebrate WSU's Sesquicentennial

Celebrate WSU's Sesquicentennial

Upcoming dates

Nov. 1 - Nov. 11: As You Like It at the Hilberry Theatre

Nov. 8: Opening Reception: The Secret Life of Things Exhibit

Nov. 9: Public Planetarium Show

Nov. 9: Warrior Basketball vs. Findlay

Nov. 11: Warrior Basketball vs. Lake Erie

Nov. 14: Community Apple Days at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Nov. 15: Emergency Preparedness: Active Attackers Training Program

Nov. 16: FAFSA Friday

Nov. 16: Public Planetarium Show

Nov. 17: Warrior Basketball vs. Lewis

Nov. 22 - 25: University Closed

Nov. 29: Warrior Basketball vs. Ferris State

Nov. 30 - Dec. 16: A Christmas Carol at the Bonstelle Theatre

In the news

The Detroit Free Press: Selfies are killing us: How they become a worldwide danger

The Detroit News: WSU president: Let's listen to students, businesses

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Five universities are finalists for degree completion award

Hour Detroit: An Hour with ... Dr. M. Roy Wilson

Metro Parent: The summer melt: Why some college-bound kids don't go

Crain's Detroit Business: The big data disruption: How big data analytics can impact health care

Warrior Strong: Community Health

Warrior Strong: Community Health

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