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From prenatal to end-of-life care, Wayne State is a national leader in health disparities research and advocacy, with a mission to achieve health equity across diverse populations. Check out videos, stories and events that showcase the many initiatives and individuals committed to eradicating health disparities. Read more...


Wayne State University has received $200,000 from the McGregor Fund to develop a comprehensive plan for students who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, as well as those experiencing difficulty in meeting basic non-academic needs. Read more...

Wayne State University students will be able to earn a bachelor's degree and a law degree in six years through a new LawStart program. WSU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Honors College and Law School have joined forces to create the accelerated degree program for high-performing students. Read more...


Keith Whitfield, vice provost for academic affairs at Duke University and an expert on aging among African Americans, has been named provost of Wayne State University effective June 1, 2016. The WSU Board of Governors approved Whitfield’s appointment at its April 1 meeting.

Whitfield also holds Duke appointments as professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, research professor in the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, read more...

One of the world’s most comprehensive rankings of academic quality has classified Wayne State University as 67th in the United States and 225th worldwide.

The University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) 2015-16 World University Rankings, compiled by Middle East Technical University, gathered data on 2,500 higher education institutions  Read more...

Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson has been given the 2016 Giving Back award by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for his work to propel underrepresented students toward science careers and increase the diversity of WSU’s campus, among other initiatives.

Wilson will be featured, along with 26 other recipients, in the April 2016 Leadership Support and Giving Back issue ofINSIGHT Into Diversitythe largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. READ MORE...

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