Wayne State University 1868 - 2018 Sesquicentennial Celebration 150 Years In The Heart Of Detroit

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Wayne State University History

wheelchair games

1968

Twelve WSU students form a track and field team, the Roadrunners, and go on to win first place in the Michigan Wheelchair Games. Five members of the team ultimately compete as part of the 1968 U.S. Paralympic Team. 
 

Old Main

1950

“Old Main” becomes the official name of the former Central High School space, now Wayne State University’s most iconic building.
 

Beginning

1868

The Detroit Medical College, a predecessor of Wayne State University, is founded by five Civil War physicians. 

Soroity

1923

The first sorority on campus, An-Tik-Lik (later known as Alpha Theta Sigma), is established. 

Signature events

Jan.
19
School of Medicine Sesquicentennial Celebration kickoff
Jan.
26
“Wayne State University at 150” exhibition opening at Walter P. Reuther Library
Feb.
23
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
March
07
Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS)
March
21
Big Data
Presidential Symposium*
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