Alaa Al-Sabeh, a Muslim engineering student born and raised in Hama, Syria, was accepted into the College of Engineering master’s program at Wayne State for the spring/summer semester. He was in the process of finalizing his student visa when his interview with the U.S embassy was canceled on Jan. 28. He was then told not … More Visa interview canceled for prospective Syrian student after executive order
This past December, Native American Student Organization (NASO) gained approval from Wayne State and the fire marshal to smudge indoors in designated rooms in the Student Center after a two-year long struggle. NASO faculty advisor, Dr. Sandra Gonzales says the ceremonial medical plant burning practice is important for when elders visit campus, during graduation ceremonies … More Native students, faculty advocate Native American Studies Program at Wayne State
WSU Students for Justice in Palestine held their third annual Palestine Heritage Night as a part of the group’s Palestine Awareness Week from April 3 to April 6. Palestinians and non-Palestinians alike showed their support for the Palestinian liberation movement by celebrating Palestinian dress, music, art and dance. “[Palestinians] have such a rich culture that often times … More Short Film: WSU Students for Justice in Palestine’s Heritage Night
Wayne State Students for Justice in Palestine celebrate their second annual Palestine Awareness Week with a series of events displaying Palestinian art, culture and education, as symbols of their continued freedom struggle and right to determination.
Oakland University’s Orphan Relief chapter organized a basketball game with Nolan Elementary-Middle School on March 24 to raise funds for their year-long project to sponsor 21 Ghanaian students to attend school for free. In 2015, the chapter was able to fund tuition, school supplies and uniforms for 23 students last year, two of whom graduated high-school. … More OU’s Orphan Relief raises funds for Ghanaian students with charity basketball game
Students Organize 4 Syria at Wayne State holds an informative panel on March 20 about the health crisis from Syria to Detroit as a kickoff to their Syria Solidarity Week, marking the month of the sixth year anniversary of the Syrian war.
Over 4,000 Detroit protestors joined together at the DTW Metro Airport in solidarity to protest Trump’s discriminatory policies, including the Muslim ban.
Student-led organization By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) held an anti-Trump walkout and march on Wayne State University campus following the inauguration of President Trump in D.C. The protestors called for a “no business as usual” until Trump is defeated, also advocating for a complete shutdown of universities and workplaces. “This isn’t about making America great again … More WSU students lead anti-Trump protest, walkout
23-year-old Renee Davis, a five-month pregnant Native American mother of three suffering from depression was shot and killed by police on the scene of a wellness check on October 21 in Washington state. Since then, the killing of Davis has sparked public outrage on social media, yet has received little to no attention by major … More Police killing of Renee Davis spurs public outrage, ‘Native Lives Matter’