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  • New WSU course offers window into Detroit

    As an expansion of an established course, the Department of Urban Stud ies and Planning is offering an overview course on Detroit in response to the media attention towards the city, called “Detroit: Metropolis in Transition,” for the spring/ summer semester.
  • Disco, accusations mark semester’s last BOG meeting

    The Board of Governors met Friday, March 21 in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
  • WSU research reveals new dialysis therapy

    Wayne State researchers have discovered a potential supple mental treatment for hemodialysis patients that could improve lipid profiles. Hemodyalysis is a process that removes waste and extra fluid from the blood of patients with kidney disease.
  • Examination of WSU animal testing continues

    In October 2011, The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit, filed a petition with the Animal Care Division of the United States Department of Agriculture, alleging that animals used in a Wayne State research lab had been mistreated. Since then, representatives from WSU have released statements countering the claims.

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Thursday 03/27/2014
Disco, accusations mark semester’s last BOG meeting
Posted: March 27, 2014

The Board of Governors met Friday, March 21 in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

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Thursday 03/06/2014
WSU research reveals new dialysis therapy
Updated: March 09, 2014 - 6:39 pm

Wayne State researchers have discovered a potential supple mental treatment for hemodialysis patients that could improve lipid profiles. Hemodyalysis is a process that removes waste and extra fluid from the blood of patients with kidney disease.

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Monday 03/03/2014
Examination of WSU animal testing continues
Posted: March 03, 2014

In October 2011, The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit, filed a petition with the Animal Care Division of the United States Department of Agriculture, alleging that animals used in a Wayne State research lab had been mistreated. Since then, representatives from WSU have released statements countering the claims.

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Sunday 02/23/2014
WSU budget administrator wants more from state
Posted: February 23, 2014

Gov. Snyder’s recent proposal to increase funding for the state’s public university system by 6.1 percent was met with cheers from thankful university presidents, and jeers from his Democratic opponents.

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Tuesday 02/18/2014
Bridging the gap for success
Posted: February 18, 2014

The Office of Educational Outreach at Wayne State University will be hosting an Open House Feb. 18 for the new Transfer Student Success Center. 

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Sunday 02/09/2014
Research Corridor presidents stand up to Congress
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 12:06 am

On the brink of Congress’ imminent new batch of sequestration cuts that would slash federal research funding to universities throughout the country, the presidents of Michigan’s three major research universities, which are collectively known as the University Research Corridor, decided to publicize their apprehensions about the forthcoming legislation.

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Saturday 02/08/2014
BOG meeting steeped in controversy
Updated: February 11, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Allegations of integrity violations and animal abuse were raised during the Board of Governors meeting Feb. 7.

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Thursday 02/06/2014
WSU student receives top civil engineering title
Posted: February 06, 2014

“It’s shocking and it’s exciting,” said Wayne State civil engineering student Jayvon “Jay” Garth on being named to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering—College Edition list.

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Thursday 10/31/2013
Higgs Boson project bears local roots
Updated: October 31, 2013 - 12:14 pm

On Oct. 8, 2013, The Royal Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in physics to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert.

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Sunday 04/22/2012
CoE keeps students updated on new technology
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 11:39 am

As technology continues to advance every year, faulty members at the Wayne State College of Education are making sure to keep their students on top of the latest developments.

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Friday 04/13/2012
WSU program gives helping hand for reading
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 11:53 am

The Wayne State College of Education’s High Five Literacy Program provides literacy tutoring for the community where grade school children can get help to improve their reading and writing.

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Wednesday 04/11/2012
SOM research investigates possible hereditary link to schizophrenia
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 11:47 am

Children often play by themselves, or claim to have imaginary friends, but when these auditory and visual hallucinations are accompanied by delusions and behavioral problems that affect the child’s everyday life, these symptoms could resemble signs of schizophrenia.

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Wednesday 11/30/2011
Website geared to help students write research papers
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 11:21 am

Saad Alam has always loved to study in libraries. After graduating from the University of Rochester’s business school in 2008, his corporate marketing job took him across the U.S. and around the world. His marketing job funded his apartment on Wall Street and brought him to a different city daily.

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Thursday 11/24/2011
New bill could spell increase in cyber schools
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 11:32 am

The Michigan Senate has recently approved legislation that could make it easier for high school students to take college classes.

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Friday 04/01/2011
California teacher pension shortfall grows to $56B
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 11:24 am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The pension system for California's teachers has $56 billion less than it needs to cover the benefits promised to its 852,000 members and their families, the fund reported Thursday, as big investment losses in 2008 continue to reverberate.

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Tuesday 03/29/2011
School choice expanding as record fine languishes
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 11:14 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A school choice group that pumped millions of dollars into helping get its candidates elected in Ohio, Wisconsin and other states has yet to pay a record $5.2 million fine imposed three years ago by Ohio election officials, according to the state attorney general.

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Pa. Lutheran college hot among Jewish students
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 11:31 am

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — One of the hottest college campuses in the U.S. for Jewish students is also one of the unlikeliest: a small Lutheran school erected around a soaring stone chapel with a cross on top.

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Monday 03/28/2011
Honduran president threatens striking teachers
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 11:17 am

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran President Porfirio Lobo on March 27 threatened to fire teachers if they continue a three-week-old strike that has aggravated divisions caused by a 2009 coup.

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Mich. universities spending more on administrators
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 11:28 am

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan universities increased spending on administrators by about 30 percent in the past five years as student enrollment and state funding remained about the same, according to a newspaper analysis.

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Friday 03/25/2011
NYC man charged in Harvard shooting pleads guilty
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 11:22 am

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — One of three New York City men accused of shooting another man to death in a Harvard University dormitory pleaded guilty to lesser charges on March 24, just days after he and a second defendant reached plea deals under which they're expected to cooperate with prosecutors against the person accused of pulling the trigger.

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Ariz. students protest planned cuts to 3 campuses
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 11:22 am

PHOENIX (AP) — Students at Arizona's three state universities are publicly protesting recommended funding cuts of $235 million that would raise tuition.

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SAfrican school cuts ties with Israeli university
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 11:11 am

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A leading South African university is severing ties with Israel's Ben-Gurion University, acting on calls from hundreds of South African academics and intellectuals for an academic boycott.

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Wednesday 03/09/2011
Ex-DC school boss: Cut teacher seniority rights
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 11:16 am

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The former head of the public schools in the nation's capital and founder of the StudentsFirst movement tells Michigan lawmakers she supports ending seniority rights in teacher layoffs.

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Memphis voters approve merger with county schools
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 11:19 am

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Voters in Memphis have approved disbanding the city's school system and forcing the county to take over its education.

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82 percent of US schools may be labeled 'failing'
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 11:28 am

The number of schools labeled as "failing" under the nation's No Child Left Behind Act could skyrocket dramatically this year, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said on March 9.

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Friday 01/21/2011
WSU looking at text messages for hypertension
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 11:29 am

The usage of text messages as reminders for hypertension patients is developing quickly through the medical field.

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Thursday 01/20/2011
Grad program helps working execs adjust
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 11:21 am

As companies’ executives seek to better compete in a slowly recovering business climate, Wayne State’s one-of-a-kind graduate program is teaching some of them how to be more informed and make better choices.

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Thursday 12/02/2010
Seminar to focus on early childhood education
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 11:08 am

Wayne State’s College of Education is hosting a seminar on Reggio-inspired early childhood programs Dec. 4 in the Student Center.

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