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The Nevada System of Higher Education’s Board of Regents named Wayne State Provost Keith Whitfield president of University of Nevada, Las Vegas at its July 23 meeting, which was live streamed on its website. 

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Wayne State announced their fall class plans and changes to the way students will interact with the campus ahead of the upcoming semester in an email sent to the campus community. 

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Wayne State held a virtual presidential town hall on Thursday, July 16 to discuss the fall class plan announced to the WSU community via email on Wednesday.

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Wayne State announced the creation of the Social Justice Action Committee that will drive cultural change, inclusion and equity at the university, President M. Roy Wilson said in a June 30 statement emailed campus wide. 

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Wayne State Board of Governors voted to continue to suspend standardized test score requirements for incoming students through fall 2021 at its June 19 meeting held via Zoom. 

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While some aspects of the Wayne State student experience remain uncertain, Housing and Residential Life is already implementing COVID-19 safety procedures that will affect students living on-campus come fall. 

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In a virtual conference, the Student Senate elected a new lineup of leadership positions, bidding farewell to outgoing President Stuart Baum. The following students were elected to serve the 2020-2021 Senate term:

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On Wednesday, members of the Wayne State Academic Restart Committee held a virtual town hall to share the committee's ideas on how the WSU community can return to campus in the fall.

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President M. Roy Wilson said on April 23 Wayne State will most likely remain online for the fall 2020 semester and with the university anticipating an online fall 2020 semester, some incoming freshmen feel unprepared for an online college experience. 

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A second Wayne State student died from COVID-19 complications, President M. Roy Wilson announced in his weekly update posted on May 11.

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The Detroit Medical Center and its parent company Tenet Healthcare Corp. announced on May 6 some Wayne State pediatricians will be able to work at DMC’s Children’s Hospital of Michigan, but most will still be banned from practicing.

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In an April 22 email, President M. Roy Wilson said there’s been some negative financial impact amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which Wayne State is addressing through changes to key budgetary procedures such as spending and hiring. 

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Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson said the school will most likely not open for face-to-face classes in fall 2020 during a tele-town hall with other presidents from Michigan State University and University of Michigan on April 23. 

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Wayne State is one of only four public Michigan universities to become test-optional in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, its current policy is the only one that will not accommodate the public high school junior class of 2021, the key group that was unable to take their SAT or ACT thi…

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Transitioning to online classes means implementing new technology to make the experience for both teachers and students easier. But, some say online classes lack key connections that face-to-face classes provide.

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Provost Keith Whitfield said in an email Wayne State is anticipating to plan for the fall 2020 semester to be online as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop.

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For many students, graduation means more than completing university. For Sara Elhasan, it was the promise of higher education amid Detroit’s heterogeneous, midtown landscape that attracted her.

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A janitor, who was also a student, at Wayne State has died from complications with the coronavirus, President M. Roy Wilson said in an email.

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Wayne State announced the creation of an esports lounge, in partnership with Dell, that will be located in the lower level of the Student Center.

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President M. Roy Wilson is “undeniably” allowed to serve as an ex officio board member, the Michigan Court of Claims ruled March 25. The four Wayne State Board of Governors members who filed the suit will appeal the decision, BOG member Sandra Hughes O’Brien said.

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The Student Senate hosted its first tele-town hall meeting on Zoom with President M. Roy Wilson and the university’s coronavirus committee on March 25. For over an hour, Wilson and numerous university administrators replied to a stream of questions from the student body.

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Wayne State postponed spring commencement due to concerns over COVID-19 outbreaks in Michigan.