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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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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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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 canceled study abroad programs for the rest of the semester on Feb. 28 amid concerns about the coronavirus outbreak and students said they’re upset.

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