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In the last of four Wayne State University Presidential Town Halls of the fall 2020 semester, held virtually on Dec. 21,...
12/23/2020
WSU will not mandate COVID-19 vaccination, President Wilson says

In the last of four Wayne State University Presidential Town Halls of the fall 2020 semester, held virtually on Dec. 21, the university administration discussed the status of the COVID-19 pandemic on campus and what students can expect next semester.

In the last of four Wayne State University Presidential Town Halls of the fall 2020 semester, held virtually on Dec. 21, the university administration discussed the status of the COVID-19

People receiving COVID-19 tests through the Campus Health Center can now expect faster results.
12/22/2020
WSU COVID-19 testing expands for quicker results

People receiving COVID-19 tests through the Campus Health Center can now expect faster results.

People receiving COVID-19 tests through the Campus Health Center can now expect faster results.

WSU CFPCA Dean Matthew Seeger said collaborations like this are essential to creative instruction at WSU. “While it isn’...
12/20/2020
CFPCA students take behind the scenes tour of ‘No Sudden Move’

WSU CFPCA Dean Matthew Seeger said collaborations like this are essential to creative instruction at WSU. “While it isn’t every day a Hollywood production is shot in the Maccabees Building, our students often have similar opportunities," he said.

When the movie “No Sudden Move” premieres in 2021 its set may look familiar.

Following a delay to the 2020-2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WSU women’s basketball team will look to mak...
12/16/2020
WSU women’s basketball ‘ready to roll’ with shortened schedule

Following a delay to the 2020-2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WSU women’s basketball team will look to make the GLIAC Tournament when their winter season begins in January 2021.

Following a delay to the 2020-2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayne State University women’s basketball team will look to make the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many have been struggling with alcohol abuse due to lack of social interaction and fear of...
12/14/2020
‘An unprecedented time’: COVID-19 pandemic intensifies substance abuse concerns

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many have been struggling with alcohol abuse due to lack of social interaction and fear of the unknown, according to the American Addiction Centers.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many have been struggling with alcohol abuse due to lack of social interaction and fear of the unknown, according to the American Addiction Centers.

Wayne State University’s Black Student Union held its 13th annual Kwanzaa celebration via Zoom on Thursday, Dec. 10.
12/13/2020
BSU virtually connects community to celebrate Kwanzaa

Wayne State University’s Black Student Union held its 13th annual Kwanzaa celebration via Zoom on Thursday, Dec. 10.

Wayne State University’s Black Student Union held its 13th annual Kwanzaa celebration via Zoom on Thursday, Dec. 10.

“When I couldn’t go to the gym, I couldn’t make my body look how I wanted it to look or what was normal to me,” said Tea...
12/12/2020
Women student-athletes confront body image concerns

“When I couldn’t go to the gym, I couldn’t make my body look how I wanted it to look or what was normal to me,” said Teanna McCuaig, a junior women’s track and field student-athlete.

A disruption of normal exercise routines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has caused concerns around body confidence among some female student-athletes.

In-person fitness classes resumed during the week of Nov. 9, only to be canceled on Nov. 15 due to new COVID-19 restrict...
12/10/2020
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In-person fitness classes resumed during the week of Nov. 9, only to be canceled on Nov. 15 due to new COVID-19 restrictions from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services —cancelling all in-person college classes, including in-person group fitness classes.

This semester, Wayne State University fitness classes have been disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In STEM, if we see more engineers getting involved that are Latino, we can come into engineering fields with a diverse ...
12/09/2020
WSU Latino students push for greater representation in STEM

“In STEM, if we see more engineers getting involved that are Latino, we can come into engineering fields with a diverse background,” said Angelina Palacios, president of the Latino Medical Student Association.

Wayne State University saw an 18% increase in Hispanic student enrollment during the fall semester, but the community is still largely underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Since the transition to online learning in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Wayne State University commuter stud...
12/08/2020
WSU commuter students navigate remote learning

Since the transition to online learning in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Wayne State University commuter students have not stepped foot on campus.

Since the transition to online learning in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Wayne State University commuter students have not stepped foot on campus.

Wayne State University Student Senate approved a resolution to fund and establish a cap and gown rental program for futu...
12/06/2020
WSU Student Senate establishes cap and gown rental program

Wayne State University Student Senate approved a resolution to fund and establish a cap and gown rental program for future commencement ceremonies at its Dec. 3 meeting, held via Zoom.

Wayne State University Student Senate approved a resolution to fund and establish a cap and gown rental program for future commencement ceremonies at its Dec. 3 meeting, held via Zoom.

Updates on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, diversity and inclusion efforts and the discontinuance of the Maste...
12/05/2020
WSU BOG meeting highlights student success, campus diversity

Updates on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, diversity and inclusion efforts and the discontinuance of the Master of Science in Anesthesia were given at Wayne State University Board of Governors' Dec. 4 meeting, held via Zoom.

Updates on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, diversity and inclusion efforts and the discontinuance of the Master of Science in Anesthesia were given at Wayne State University Board

“I can’t wait to get all of them back. We’re on a revenge tour this year,” said senior guard Brailen Neely.
12/04/2020
WSU men’s basketball team looks to redeem themselves in upcoming season

“I can’t wait to get all of them back. We’re on a revenge tour this year,” said senior guard Brailen Neely.

Following a disappointing and injury-riddled 2019-2020 season for the Wayne State University men’s basketball team, WSU will be looking to compete amongst the best in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic

Ken Madeja, a Wayne State University baseball team alumnus, used his skills to mentor new generations of athletes.
11/29/2020
Ken Madeja: A WSU Hall of Fame Highlight

Ken Madeja, a Wayne State University baseball team alumnus, used his skills to mentor new generations of athletes.

Ken Madeja, a Wayne State University baseball team alumnus, used his skills to mentor new generations of athletes.

Researchers at Wayne State University are studying the potential benefits of using convalescent blood plasma from COVID-...
11/28/2020
WSU partners with Johns Hopkins to conduct COVID-19 plasma trials

Researchers at Wayne State University are studying the potential benefits of using convalescent blood plasma from COVID-19-infected donors on exposed and diagnosed patients, to see if antibodies can help fight SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus which causes COVID-19.

Researchers at Wayne State University are studying the potential benefits of using convalescent blood plasma from COVID-19-infected donors on exposed and diagnosed patients, to see if antibodies can help fight

Wayne State University received a $100,000 grant from the United States Embassy in the United Arab Emirates to support t...
11/26/2020
WSU, American University of Ras Al Khaimah further partnership

Wayne State University received a $100,000 grant from the United States Embassy in the United Arab Emirates to support the university’s partnership and programs with the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, according to WSU’s Office of International Programs.

Wayne State University received a $100,000 grant from the United States Embassy in the United Arab Emirates to support the university’s partnership and programs with the American University of Ras

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement proposed a rule on Sept. 25 that would require international students ...
11/25/2020
Proposed ICE rule may make degree completion harder for international students

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement proposed a rule on Sept. 25 that would require international students to reapply for a student visa every four years.

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement proposed a rule on Sept. 25 that would require international students to reapply for a student visa every four years.

As Thanksgiving approaches, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Wayne State University's Public Hea...
11/24/2020
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As Thanksgiving approaches, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Wayne State University's Public Health Subcommittee are encouraging students to reconsider travel plans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Thanksgiving approaches, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Wayne State University's Public Health Subcommittee are encouraging students to reconsider travel plans in light of the COVID-19

Over 150 people have signed a petition calling for gender inclusive policies and safe work out areas at the Mort Harris ...
11/24/2020
Petition calls for policy changes at Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center

Over 150 people have signed a petition calling for gender inclusive policies and safe work out areas at the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center, a removal of security cameras from the women’s only workout area and a “zero tolerance policy for inappropriate behavior” that protects Wayne State University students and staff, according to the petition.

Over 150 people have signed a petition calling for gender inclusive policies and safe work out areas at the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center, a removal of security cameras

November marks Native American Heritage Month and in celebration the Wayne State University Office of Multicultural Stud...
11/22/2020
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November marks Native American Heritage Month and in celebration the Wayne State University Office of Multicultural Student Engagement and Native American Student Organization hosted virtual events recognizing WSU’s Indigenous students and community.

November marks Native American Heritage Month and in celebration the Wayne State University Office of Multicultural Student Engagement and Native American Student Organization hosted virtual events recognizing WSU’s Indigenous students

Wayne State Student Senate discussed Campus Health Center updates and student engagement at its virtual meeting on Nov. ...
11/21/2020
Campus Health Center sees high demand for COVID-19 testing

Wayne State Student Senate discussed Campus Health Center updates and student engagement at its virtual meeting on Nov. 19.

Requests for COVID-19 tests, which are offered free to all members of the WSU community from the CHC, are at high levels, Chief Nursing Officer Toni Grant said.

Wayne State Student Senate discussed Campus Health Center updates and student engagement at its virtual meeting on Nov. 19.

Wayne State announced that all face-to-face classes will move to remote learning for the remainder of the semester in an...
11/21/2020
WSU shifts in-person classes remote for rest of winter semester

Wayne State announced that all face-to-face classes will move to remote learning for the remainder of the semester in an email sent to the campus community on Nov. 16.

Wayne State announced that all face-to-face classes will move to remote learning for the remainder of the semester in an email sent to the campus community on Nov. 16.

Wayne State University graduate Alexander Vlachos, better known by his stage name Greater Alexander, operates an artist ...
11/19/2020
WSU alum opens local artist residency house

Wayne State University graduate Alexander Vlachos, better known by his stage name Greater Alexander, operates an artist residency in the city of Detroit.

Wayne State University graduate Alexander Vlachos, better known by his stage name Greater Alexander, operates an artist residency in the city of Detroit.

Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson announced the formation of the Social Justice Action Committee on June 30, following...
11/18/2020
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Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson announced the formation of the Social Justice Action Committee on June 30, following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson announced the formation of the Social Justice Action Committee on June 30, following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The committee was

Black 3utterfly Associations’s mission is to liberate the minds, bodies and souls of the African American community.
11/16/2020
Opinion: Black 3utterfly Association adapts to support community

Black 3utterfly Associations’s mission is to liberate the minds, bodies and souls of the African American community.

The year 2020 has come with a political, social and economic climate that has taught us to learn, adapt and conquer. This is the mindset of the Detroit-based non-profit, Black

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Council of Presidents and Chancellors announced their approval of a ...
11/14/2020
GLIAC announces 2021 athletics schedule

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Council of Presidents and Chancellors announced their approval of a winter and spring sports calendar on Nov. 11.

With fall sports now taking place in the spring, the schedule will be short and conference only, according to the announcement. Each season will also feature a conference-only tournament.

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Council of Presidents and Chancellors announced their approval of a winter and spring sports calendar on Nov. 11.

Wayne State is continuing the pass/no pass grading option for the fall 2020 and winter 2021 terms to help students succe...
11/13/2020
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Wayne State is continuing the pass/no pass grading option for the fall 2020 and winter 2021 terms to help students succeed online, Interim Provost Laurie Lauzon Clabo said in an email to students on Thursday.

Wayne State is continuing the pass/no pass grading option for the fall 2020 and winter 2021 terms to help students succeed online, Interim Provost Laurie Lauzon Clabo said in an

In May, the NCAA conducted a study which indicated many student-athletes were having  increased mental health concerns. ...
11/12/2020
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic affects student-athlete mental health

In May, the NCAA conducted a study which indicated many student-athletes were having increased mental health concerns. One in 10 respondents said depression makes it hard to function “most every day.”

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the U.S. in March, the normal life so many were accustomed to was put to a halt.

With the second half of the semester already here, WSU is starting to focus on the final exam schedule. Instructors teac...
11/08/2020
Student Senate discusses final exam schedule for asynchronous courses

With the second half of the semester already here, WSU is starting to focus on the final exam schedule. Instructors teaching synchronous classes can schedule their own dates for final exams, Senate Vice President Marcella Eid said. While final exam plans are not in place for asynchronous classes, WSU is considering using a randomized finals schedule.

Wayne State University Student Senate discussed concerns surrounding final exams at its meeting on Nov. 5 via Zoom.

As student-athletes throughout the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference await the news on the future of their...
11/06/2020
Student-athletes return to practice under new restrictions

As student-athletes throughout the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference await the news on the future of their seasons amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Wayne State University Athletics are back to practicing as teams —with new restrictions in place.

As student-athletes throughout the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference await the news on the future of their seasons amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Wayne State University Athletics are back to practicing

Election day came and went, with thousands of votes still to be counted in Michigan and across the country.
11/04/2020
WSU students vote, volunteer on Election Day

Election day came and went, with thousands of votes still to be counted in Michigan and across the country.

Election day came and went, with thousands of votes still to be counted in Michigan and across the country.

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Defeat the new Dred Scott decision: in order to overturn the Supreme Court’s Jennings v. Rodriguez, the mass immigrant rights movement must mobilize in the streets. On February 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that immigrants in America are excluded from the protections of the Constitution and the doctrine of human rights. To the terror of millions of immigrants across the nation, the Jennings v. Rodriguez decision asserts that immigrants—even legal permanent residents—may be detained for any length of time without having the right to appeal for bail. Deprived of the basic protections of the Fourth Amendment, all immigrants in America now face a daunting prospect in the hands of the government: to be imprisoned indefinitely in America’s hellish immigrant concentration camps, or to be deported to their deaths. This decision must not stand. As Justice Breyer stated in dissent, “No one can claim, nor since the time of slavery has anyone to my knowledge successfully claimed, that persons held within the United States are totally without constitutional protection.” Without the recognition of even the most basic human rights, immigrants in America have been reduced to the legal status of slaves. Under the Jennings v. Rodriguez decision, the nation’s immigrant detention centers are now the legal equivalent of the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. Now, only the power of the mass immigrant rights movement can restore the rights of America’s immigrants and force the overturn of Jennings v. Rodriguez. That movement must take to the streets to achieve justice. What the so-called “Justices” of the U.S. Supreme Court would not uphold, the immigrant rights movement must realize through our own actions: that we are all created equal, and endowed with the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Make Jennings v. Rodriguez a dead letter: stop deportations and shut down immigrant concentration camps. If the courts and the politicians will not uphold the rights that they were sworn to protect, then we, like the Abolitionist movement against slavery, must take action to make freedom a reality. With greater urgency than ever, the immigrant rights movement must impose itself to stop the imprisonment and deportation of our fellow Americans. The immigration police must not be permitted to carry out their treachery anywhere. We must escalate and expand the “Don’t Walk On By” campaign to alert people about raids in progress, and to stop the abduction of immigrants by I.C.E. We must redouble the efforts to build and enforce Sanctuary Cities and Sanctuary Campuses, which will not cooperate with the government’s attacks on immigrants. Churches must provide sanctuary for immigrants, and must refuse entry to any immigration police. And we must shut down the odious concentration camps, rendering them unable to function. Whenever and wherever the government acts in defiance of human rights, the government has no legitimacy and no right to carry out its tyranny. Whenever and wherever immigrant rights are under attack, the movement must assert itself as the true defenders of democracy and freedom. By making Jennings v. Rodriguez a dead letter in practice, we will be at the doorstep of overturning it in the law. Trump must resign or be removed. President Trump’s power is built upon a crazed, neo-fascist movement and a racist campaign of scapegoating immigrants. That power now threatens to demolish the pillars of American democracy, to destroy the lives of millions of immigrants, and even to annihilate human kind in a nuclear holocaust. Every day that Trump remains in office, the entire world remains in peril. Our answer is clear: Trump must go by any means necessary. But the only way to defeat Trump is to defeat the source of his power—Trump must not be permitted to carry out his attacks on immigrants. We must learn the lessons of history: just as Hitler was able to exploit anti-Jewish fanaticism to build up his authoritarian rule and plunge the world into war, Donald Trump has built his own regime on the foundations of anti-immigrant bigotry. Those foundations must be shattered in order to prevent one of history’s greatest tragedies from repeating itself. Defend immigrant rights: the movement must mobilize to save DACA and defend the Dreamers. The Jennings v. Rodriguez decision now places the Dreamers in even greater peril. While the government engages in elaborate maneuvers in order to do nothing for the Dreamers, the clock has kept ticking on the DACA program. Now, these 800,000 young immigrants—who have grown up in America and have been raised as Americans—face the dire threat of having no rights, whatsoever. The entire song and dance by both political parties could turn out to be nothing other than a ruse, a distraction to prevent the Dreamers from making a struggle for their lives. That struggle must take to the streets immediately, and when it does, it will be the first and only step of real progress that has occurred thus far for DACA.