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Starting the Year? Here Is Why You Need to Find a Mentor TODAY

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 09.16.2015 | College
Svetlana Dotsenko

When Ridwan Alam just started working in a lab as a freshman at Wayne State University in Michigan, he did primarily mechanical work, but by the sophomore year, his research became more sophisticated and demanding. "I grew cells," he said.

The Man Behind Park West Gallery, the Largest Art Dealer in the World

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Nova Lorraine

I continue on my journey to share with you some of the world's creative geniuses. These individuals turn their imaginations into reality. They all share a common mission to make the world a better place, may it be through innovation, creativity or both.

Honoring the Dream: An Education Bill of Rights

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 03.20.2015 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

I hope our leaders can, as iO's mission states, "think broadly" enough to let go of rigid, behaviorist notions of what education means. I hope they will heed the many stories like this one that prove the dramatic, turn-around impact of the arts on "under-performing" schools.

Ken Burns-On-A-Shoestring: Creating Buzz for Launch of Mini-Doc 'Digging Detroit'

Kevin Walsh | Posted 01.01.2015 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

For a few months in-between wrecking-ball and ground-breaking, Detroiters will once again have an unobstructed view of the river at the corner of Fort and 3rd -- as if looking back in time and seeing the Purple Gang hijack another bootlegger at the docks, before moving its haul up the street to the speakeasy beside the church.

Rest in Power, Chokwe Lumumba

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

When I lived in Jackson, Mississippi, Lumumba was my city councilman. Rather than simply mourning Chokwe Lumumba's passing, this column will celebrate his contributions.

Amiri Baraka, Alvin Aubert: On the Passing of Poets

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 03.18.2014 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

Weeks of hard work, revision and practice have gone into creating a blockbuster group poem of Detroit pride, affirmation, social critique -- a manifesto of youthful determination and hope for a better future, no matter what.

The Last of the Midwest (for Now)

Daniel Asia | Posted 02.24.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

After my stay in the Chicago, I traveled through a large swath of the Midwest, starting with Lafayette, home of Purdue University, a place as flat as ...

Ashley Woods

'Model Student,' Mother Found Shot To Death | Ashley Woods | Posted 10.30.2013 | Crime

A missing law student, the mother of three children, was found shot to death in a vacant lot near Detroit's abandoned Packard Plant, less than two day...

Michigan's University Research Corridor Entrepreneurs Bring a Spirit of Innovation to Revive Detroit

Lou Anna K. Simon | Posted 12.28.2013 | Detroit
Lou Anna K. Simon

We support and applaud our students and alumni who are building Detroit's future. Instead of seeing a narrative of woe, our state's business and higher education leaders see a drive toward innovation and new opportunities. We believe Detroit has a bright future.

Sorry, Wayne State Students: This Is Going To Cost You

Posted 06.26.2013 | Detroit

Students at a Detroit university might soon be suffering from sticker shock after the Wayne State University Board of Governors voted Wednesday to inc...

'Sugar Man' Gets Huge Honor

AP | Posted 07.09.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Wayne State University had no idea that a folk hero was in its midst when the Detroit school awarded Sixto Rodriguez a philosophy degr...

Ashley Woods

Wayne State Wants New Apartment, Retail Proposals In Midtown | Ashley Woods | Posted 04.12.2013 | Detroit

Detroit development is back, and not just renovations of landmark historic buildings like Broderick Tower and the David Whitney. Wayne State Univer...

Senate Won't Penalize Colleges For Right-To-Work Contracts

Crain's Detroit | Posted 06.10.2013 | Detroit

The Senate appears unwilling to take the hard line the House took against universities and other public bodies that signed long-term contracts with th...

David Sands

Inside Detroit's Growing Biotech Industry | David Sands | Posted 01.28.2013 | Detroit

It's alive! The Detroit area is becoming a national hub for biotechnology, the field that merges life science research with medical technique to form ...

WATCH: The Tenure Debate At Wayne State And Beyond

Posted 10.31.2012 | Detroit

The future of tenure is up for debate as universities examine the effectiveness of old models and tighten budgets. Detroit's Wayne State University h...

Poetic Justice

Ray Stoeser | Posted 08.28.2012 | Detroit
Ray Stoeser

An open mic night experience offered my students a poetic example of the opportunities that might be possible for them through their education -- and it gave them confidence in what they're capable of achieving.

Universities Can Be Lifesavers

Allan D. Gilmour | Posted 10.21.2012 | College
Allan D. Gilmour

Sometimes, with great science and great care, we save lives. Simple concepts; profound impact.

When Bosses Say "Flexibility," It Means Job Destruction

Francis Shor | Posted 07.25.2012 | Detroit
Francis Shor

While public universities are non-profit institutions, they are increasingly exhibiting corporate behavior, from highly paid presidents to superfluous administrators, to replacing tenured faculty with poorly paid part-time teachers.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Wayne State Faculty: University Administration Trying To Do Away With Tenure | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.23.2012 | Detroit

As negotiators work to meet a rapidly approaching deadline for Wayne State University faculty contracts, union representatives claim that a proposal o...

Elusive God Particle's Wayne State Connection

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 07.05.2012 | Detroit

Several researchers from Wayne State University in Detroit had good cause to celebrate Wednesday after scientists at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, ...

International Film Fest Showing Over 100 Films In Detroit

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.20.2012 | Detroit

Wednesday night will be an exciting evening for cinemaniacs living in the Detroit area and across the river in Ontario, because it marks the beginning...

The University As A Driver Of Economic Growth

Allan D. Gilmour | Posted 08.21.2012 | College
Allan D. Gilmour

The economic impact of public universities is undeniable. They employ thousands of people. They develop and contribute to their communities. They introduce new technologies, some of which result in new business opportunities.

On Your Mark, Get Set.. Make A Movie In 2 Days Or Less

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.08.2012 | Detroit

A competition where you get just 48 hours to make a movie might seem like a weekend of torture to some people, but to contestants of the Detroit Winds...

Why Midtown Is Seeing A Huge Crime Drop, Improved Quality Of Life

Posted 05.22.2012 | Detroit

This article originally appeared in Model D. By Jon Zemke Tackling the public safety problems of Detroit requires more than the efforts of one p...

Get Ready to GET VERSED

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 07.17.2012 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

The care we give children is returned tenfold by our young people, and their talents and generous hearts will make a better world for us all.