Visa interview canceled for prospective Syrian student after executive order

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

WSU students lead anti-Trump protest, walkout

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

Police killing of Renee Davis spurs public outrage, ‘Native Lives Matter’

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’

WSU students, faculties engage in discussion on 2016 presidential debate

The Wayne State University Speech and Debate Team and the Dean of Students Office hosted its fourth presidential debate watch on Tuesday evening. Students and faculty were given a space for dialogue regarding issues discussed between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The candidates debated topics and defended their stances relating to issues on … More WSU students, faculties engage in discussion on 2016 presidential debate

Wayne State launches BFA design degree this fall

This fall, Wayne State University’s James Pearson Duffy Department of Art & Art History launched a new Bachelor of Fine Arts design degree. The program will house four design programs: fashion, graphic, industrial and interior design. Approved by the Board of Governors in December of 2015, the idea process of the BFA design degree has … More Wayne State launches BFA design degree this fall

WSU fashion professor receives ‘Best Construction’ award from Threads Magazine

Wayne State Professor Susan Widawski was given a “Best Construction” award by Threads Magazine for a sheath dress inspired by an art form. Each year, Threads Magazine challenges members of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals to create an out-of-the-ordinary design. This year, designers were asked to use seams, silhouette, texture and construction techniques … More WSU fashion professor receives ‘Best Construction’ award from Threads Magazine

DSO’s Heroes Gala raises record-breaking $1.4 million for youth music education

Detroit Symphony Orchestra music director Leonard Slatkin shared the stage with his Los Angeles childhood friend, six-time Grammy winning songwriter Randy Newman to perform at the annual Heroes Gala on June 6. This year’s benefit concert was the highest grossing fundraising event in DSO history. The event raised more than $1.4 million to support for … More DSO’s Heroes Gala raises record-breaking $1.4 million for youth music education

22 Percent of WSU Students on Academic Probation

Twenty-two percent of Wayne State students are on academic probation and 13 percent of students graduate within four years. The Board of Governors Student Affairs Committee met to discuss this problem and implement changes to support students through advising, tutoring and professional career-oriented opportunities. As part of a campus-wide initiative to give students more attention … More 22 Percent of WSU Students on Academic Probation

WSU, campus leaders, students honor civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo with honarary degree, scholarship and ceremony

Viola Liuzzo was a civil rights activist who was not only a Detroiter, but also a student at Wayne State Nursing School. On March 25, 1965, Liuzzo was murdered by Ku Klux Klan members after marching for the Voting Rights Act in Selma, Alabama. WSU honored the fifty-year anniversary of her death and her ninetieth … More WSU, campus leaders, students honor civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo with honarary degree, scholarship and ceremony

Analysis: Students, Muslim community say Chapel Hill is hate crime

Although Americans hold dearly to their freedom of religion, people are still getting killed because of their religious and ethnic backgrounds. Hate crimes against Muslims have been steadily increasing these past few weeks and getting more news coverage. One of which, is the Chapel Hill Shooting. The loss of the 3 victims, Deah, Yusor and … More Analysis: Students, Muslim community say Chapel Hill is hate crime