Wayne State University

Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized urban research institution offering more than 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 27,000 students. Wayne State’s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres; its five satellite campuses offer higher education to students throughout Southeast Michigan.

Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools — particularly in the sciences — Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan’s public universities.

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A sign comparing Trump to Hitler at the Women’s March in Seattle, in January 2018. Shutterstock

Trump-Hitler comparisons too easy and ignore the murderous history

Whenever we apply that political or moral comparison, we set the bar for inhumanity as high as possible. Should the abyss of World War II really be the main measure for all things political?
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School visiting the Florida Legislature on Feb. 21, 2018, to discuss gun control and mental illness. AP Photo/Gerald Strong

Mental illness and gun laws: What you may not know about the complexities

When mass shootings occur, some people insist the focus should be on mental illness, not gun control. A psychiatrist explains how that view misses the mark.
The Supreme Court overturned the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. AP/Andrew Harnik

It’s getting harder to prosecute politicians for corruption

A legal scholar looks at the new and narrowed definition of bribery by the US Supreme Court. In the future, will politicians doing favors for donors and friends ever be prosecuted for corruption?
Anxiety and depression are the top reasons that college students seek counseling, a new report shows. Shutterstock.com

1 in 5 college students have anxiety or depression. Here’s why

On the heels of a new report that shows depression and anxiety are the top reasons college students seek counseling, a psychiatry professor lists a variety of factors behind the trend.
A CDC scientist measures the amount of H7N9 avian flu virus grown in a lab. James Gathany/CDC/Handout via REUTERS

3 ways the US should prepare for the next flu pandemic

Science has come a long way in the 100 years since the worst flu pandemic in history. But that doesn't mean that the country is ready for another health disaster.
Though Chief Wahoo won’t appear on uniforms, there’s no reason to think that the mascot won’t endure on signs, clothing and memorabilia. Arturo Pardavila III

The Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo isn’t going away anytime soon

Research on the relationship between mascots and fandom shows just how tricky it is to truly eradicate a mascot from a region's collective identity.
Protesters outside the Supreme Court await a court decision in June 2016. Rena Schild/shutterstock.com

Abortion freedom of speech battle heading to the Supreme Court

Under a California law, faith-based crisis pregnancy centers must post signs with information about family planning services. The centers say it violates their First Amendment rights.
Even Santa can get worn out, which can lead to getting the blues. Stokkete

What psychiatrists have to say about holiday blues

Have you ever felt more like singing the blues during the holidays than "Deck the Halls"? You're not alone. Two psychiatrists explain why people feel blue during this time and share tips for how to take care.
Businessman and philanthropist Joe Ricketts shut down DNAinfo and Gothamist after his workers voted to unionize. Dave Weaver/AP Photo

In an era of billionaire media moguls, do press unions stand a chance?

Joe Ricketts abruptly shut down DNAinfo and Gothamist after his employees voted to unionize. Is what he did legal? And how could similar events be prevented in the future?
Scary pumpkins are the least of what frightens us at Halloween, a day devoted to being frightened. asife/Shutterstock.com

The science of fright: Why we love to be scared

We may pretend that we do not like fear, but Halloween proves otherwise. Many of us enjoy being scared. But why?
A pair of identical twins. The one on the right has OCD, while the one on the left does not. Brain Imaging Research Division, Wayne State University School of Medicine

How seeing problems in the brain makes stigma disappear

It can be very hard for people to accept that they – or their family member – are not to blame for their mental illness. Seeing the evidence in a scan can make a difference.

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