WSU’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program is a go-to resource for students looking to delve deeper into their interests and make substantial contributions to their field.
Detroit’s historic buildings aren’t just for looks, they’ve catered to the city’s most memorable characters and even witnessed a few incidents. Take a deeper look inside Tommy’s Bar and the Whitney.
While some students are going to beaches and relaxing in the sun, other students have chosen to stick to the books and take spring/summer classes at Wayne State.
The city of Detroit is changing, but in the midst of what seems to be a comeback, two words seem to be repeated over and over again: blight and gentrification.
Alternative Spring Break Detroit is an annual week-long volunteering program that encourages students to both learn about and serve communities within Detroit. This year, a new site was added to the docket: Auntie Na’s Harvesting Unity.
Canfield Street has a brewpub, microbrewery and brewery in between Cass Avenue and Second Avenue all serving food and accepting job applications. Students interested in brewing and distillation who need work with flexible hours can apply at any location.
Launching in the winter of 2015, Humans of Wayne State University, inspired by Humans of New York, was created as a way to capture students’ thoughts and personalities.
Of Wayne State’s 18,347 fall 2014 undergraduate students, more than two-thirds did not live on campus.
After months of renovations and construction, Wayne State’s Student Center Building is expected to fully open in early August, weeks before students begin classes for the fall semester.
Inexperienced people may think sororities and fraternities are groups of rude people who get together to party all the time. Even though those apart of Wayne State Greek life like to have fun, there is much more to it than what movies portray it as according to President of the Kappa Delta sorority Christina Winkler.
Craig Fahle is leaving WDET, Wayne State’s National Public Radio affiliate, to become the Director of Public Works for the Detroit Land Bank Authority.
In the month of April, Warrior Wednesdays have an extra perk: 50 percent off the “Samurai: Beyond the Sword” exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
The McGregor Memorial Conference Center looked like an upscale Walgreens drug store on April 1. Wayne State students packed into the crowded corridors donning formal business attire and making the rounds to the disparate tables full of household knickknacks. Only no one looked very interested in picking up any Quicken Loans sunglasses or DTE Energy toy footballs. Even the Stone Crest Center hand-sanitizer and Chapstick were collecting dust on the shelves that afternoon. Everyone was too busy schmoozing with the people behind the tables. This was, after all, WSU's 2014 Employment Expo.
Major changes are coming to The Towers Café this summer. Returning students this fall will be amazed at the transformations they will find inside.
You might not expect the delicious scent of food “grilling on the barbie” to waft in the air from the cafeteria at The Towers, but it was. The smell is a reminder that spring is here and no, I’m not referring to the towers where heads have rolled in London, but The Towers Residential Suites.
Every Thursday between noon and 1 p.m. students, faculty and guests meet on the 11th floor of the Macabees Building to eat Chinese food and discuss Chinese culture.
There’s a little place in Midtown that can support the women of Detroit in big ways. Its name will make you smile, but not as much as when you leave as a satis fied customer. With the power to uplift women, Busted, the only full service bra boutique in the city, is making its name known in the community.
A two-by-three-foot sign of a man wearing shades is one of the first things you’ll see when you walk into the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center. The man is Christy Nolan, Wayne State’s director of campus recreation and associate athletic director. His message to students? “Make our job easier and your workout hassle-free. Make sure your OneCard picture matches your face.”
Since opening its doors on Dec. 26, 2012, the Michigan Science Center has been busy in producing exhibits for its visitors. Its current primary exhibit, “Wish Upon a Butterfly”, offers visitors the chance to interact with and walk among hundreds of live butterflies.
The neat and open display in the basement floor of Wayne State’s Elaine L. Jacob Gallery housed in Old Main gives no hint that it is currently home to talking PlantBots.
Jason Frenkel has spent the last 16 years perfecting his craft — working in restaurants in both the front and back of the house, as well as managing a night club along the way in cities such as Miami Beach, San Francisco and Chicago. Frenkel has come back to Detroit with what he has learned, and will be showcasing his talents in three venues. As varied as his restaurant experience has been in the past — from Eurasian to Italian — Frenkel continues with a varied present in his current endeavors. They include: Rubbed, a charcuterie sandwich shop in Corktown scheduled to open on St. Patrick’s Day; Six and Bones Grille opening on the roof of the Music Hall; and Alley Taco, a taco shop in the back of Marcus Market near Wayne State’s campus.
Pull open the double doors of Wayne State’s new Dunkin’ Donuts and you’re greeted by the aroma of fresh coffee and pastries. The divine smell, along with the friendly faces and shelter from the bitter cold, makes it hard to leave.
It seems you can’t go two blocks without seeing a new gym or health food store sprouting up around town. From Whole Foods starting the trend way back in 2007 to the new yoga studio down on Cass, deciding where to go to sweat in front of strangers has never been harder.
Grace of India, a restaurant featuring Punjabi style Indian cuisine, opened recently in the Wayne State area at 4445 2nd Ave. It complements the adjacent hookah bar, which has the same owners.
The sound of drills, the smell of spray paint and the sight of art work littering the floor.
After spending three years searching, Joel Peterson and Rebecca Mazzei finally found the perfect location for their multi- faceted business.
Connecting beauty with community is the business of The Natural Market, a new shop at 204 E. Grand River, which sells all natural cosmetics.
Rock 'n' Roll vets blend rhythm, chews
Walk into Foran’s Grand Trunk Pub and one of the first things you’ll notice, aside from the antique woodwork and 26-foot-high vaulted ceiling, is the presence of all things Michigan. Whether it’s the giant Vernor’s sign on the wall by the entrance or the multitude of Michigan beers on tap, you’ll see their allegiance to all things local.
Knowing that they always wanted children, but unable to have their own, Jason and Courtney Faraday adopted their son, JJ, seven years ago from a woman who knew she would be unable to provide and care for the baby in the way he deserved. This event was the inspiration behind JJ’s House, a foster and adoption home on Detroit’s eastside.
On the corner of Griswold and Cleveland streets sits the last remaining conservative synagogue in the city of Detroit. Known for its colorful stained glass windows, The Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue is now becoming known for something more.
The building at 615 W. Lafayette is one of only two on the short block. Its outdoor lighting fixtures are stained green with oxidation and the inscriptions along the parapet relate loosely with journalism, but in a pinch could be applied to anything. The names of The Detroit News and The Detroit Free Press adorn the entrance, though soon they will be gone.
The transition from college to the professional world affects every aspect of a postgraduate’s life. The Millennial Board conducted a survey of college students across Michigan about what drives their post-graduation planning in choosing where to live. A city’s nightlife, leisure activities, recreation and stable jobs were highlighted as the most desired traits.
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