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


Wayne State University History


City College’s student newspaper, The Detroit Collegian, announces the Detroit Board of Education’s plans to combine several colleges into one university. Wayne University was formed later that year. #wsu150


The National Institutes of Health’s Perinatology Research Branch (PRB) debuts at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and Detroit Medical Center. Discoveries made by WSU researchers at the PRB have contributed to clinical advances in maternal-fetal medicine around the world. #wsu150


Students from the Detroit College of Medicine, a predecessor of Wayne State, observe a procedure at St. Mary’s Hospital. This was one of several training hospitals in Detroit where students gained experience. #wsu150


A student works in Old Main’s library. The General and Science Libraries were completed this year, allowing for more study spaces. #wsu150

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