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Joumana Kayrouz, 1997 Wayne State University Law School alumna and famed personal injury lawyer, related stories of her time at WSU, her issues with self-doubt and her road to success to students at the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights Oct. 16. 

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Wayne State students confronted a man who preached against their lifestyle choices, sparking an altercation outside of the David Adamany Undergraduate Library at noon today.

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A 23-year-old male WSU student was robbed and carjacked at gunpoint near Cass Avenue and Putnam on Oct. 8, according to an alert sent by the Wayne State Police Department.

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The Wayne State Residence Hall Association hosted a town hall featuring a panel of WSU officials to give students the opportunity to voice their concerns Oct. 8. The panel included officials from dining services and housing. 

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The group NO MORE had a booth in Gullen Mall at Wayne State on Oct. 4 to educate and raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence. The group’s major goal is to bring civilians together and teach the community about sexual assault prevention. 

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President M. Roy Wilson announced that Wayne State and Henry Ford Health System have signed a letter of intent to expand their partnership on Sept. 28.  

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On Sept. 26, Charles Shanley, chief executive officer of the WSU Physicians Group announced that the WSUPG and the Detroit Medical Center reached a five-year agreement in an email to the medical community.

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President Gjorge Ivanov, of Macedonia, visited Wayne State on Sept. 21 to give a lecture titled “Birth of a New World: Challenges & Opportunities for Generations Y, Z, and Alpha.”

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After one month of serving as Student Senate president, Abdul Rahman Harris resigned from his position during the general body meeting on Sept. 20.

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Wayne State was declared a smoke-free campus in August 2015. The smoke-free campus signs can be seen littered throughout campus and yet, whether it is cigarettes or vaping, smoking on campus has continued.

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This fall, Wayne State welcomed its largest group of full-time freshmen in the university’s 150-year history. With 2,955 full-time freshmen, the newest cohort’s size is 15 percent larger than last year’s freshman class.

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Each year, the AAUP-AFT Local 6075, Wayne State's chapter of the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teacher, publishes the salary of every university employee. This information is obtained by the AAUP-AFT through a Freedom of Information Act request.

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Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed campaigned at Wayne State on July 28. His WSU stop is part of a series of rallies he has held throughout Michigan prior to the primary election, which will be held Aug. 7.

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On June 22, Wayne State’s Board of Governors authorized leases for Tubby’s, Coney Island and 1,000 Degrees Pizza. The restaurants will be located on the first floor of the newly constructed Anthony Wayne Drive Apartment complex.

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In honor of Pride Month, Wayne State University Libraries hosted a panel on June 12 featuring WSU alumni and former staff to discuss the history of the LBGTQ community at the university and how it has progressed.

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Wayne State’s Board of Governors approved a 2.9 percent tuition increase during their special meeting on June 8. This increase continues a seven-year pattern of tuition increases.

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Provost Keith Whitfield announced the appointment of Stephanie Hartwell as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on May 18.

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Students came together May 22 to rally for the termination of Wayne State professor and head of the journalism department, Jack Lessenberry, following the release of allegations of misconduct with former and current female students.

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President M. Roy Wilson announced the Wayne State Physician Group and the Detroit Medical Center have agreed to extend their existing contract for six months.

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President Wilson announced the termination of Wayne State’s partnership with the Detroit Medical Center after receiving notice from Tenet Healthcare Corp. management that they have decided to end negotiations and the decades-long relationship.

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Six buildings and three parking lots will be closed May 3 for a large-scale police training exercise conducted by the Wayne State Police Department in partnership with Detroit FBI and local law enforcement entities.

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Multiple construction projects are transpiring on campus currently, including the safety project on Warren Avenue from McDonald street to St. Aubin street to add bike lanes and improve traffic mobility.

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As part of the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS) 10th anniversary lecture series, former CIA director and U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus on April 12 addressed a wide range of issues including globalization, gun control and Syria. He also praised Detroit for bouncing back from ba…

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Wayne State University is currently undergoing several construction projects. Most of these new projects have the students in mind with several housing improvements coming outside of the Anthony Wayne Apartments. In addition, with the spring/summer semester almost here, it is essential to kn…

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Cru, a Wayne State student organization, set up a station to celebrate Love a Muslim Day in the Student Center in response to Punish a Muslim Day on April 3.

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Detroit Equity Action Lab (DEAL), an initiative of the Wayne State Law School’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, received a three-year $2.4 million grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. The funds will be used to finance Phase II of the program.