150 Years
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Heart smart: Leading the way in the D
For 150 years, Wayne State University not only has educated medical professionals in the heart of Detroit, it has also forged new paths in cardiovascular health.
From Detroit to Tel Aviv, Roadrunners were Warrior Strong
Wayne State was one of the first universities in the nation to provide inclusive services for students with disabilities — in the classroom and on the playing field.
The gold standard — Wayne State’s Olympic history
As athletes from around the world prepare to compete at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, we are reminded of Detroit’s efforts to bask in a similar spotlight. The city tried to host the Olympics nine times between 1940 and 1972. And while Detroit has yet to bring the games here, one attempt had a notable impact on Wayne State University.
Grammy Award-winning alumnus hits all the right notes
George Shirley enjoyed a moment in the spotlight when Wayne State kicked off its yearlong Sesquicentennial Celebration in January — and the spotlight is certainly a place where Shirley shines.