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Bomb-sniffing dogs on way to Detroit next year  May 25, 2016

Ilitch Charities and the Detroit Tigers Foundation announced Wednesday they are donating $135,000 to purchase three specially-trained bomb-sniffing dogs to give to local law enforcement agencies, including the Michigan State Police, Wayne State University Public Safety Department and...

Detroit's downtown revival, led by Dan Gilbert, gains momentum  May 19, 2016

Detroit has become a five-sport town: The Pistons, Red Wings, Lions and Tigers have been joined by Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock Real Estate Services LLC, the entity that has made a sport out of assembling a downtown Detroit portfolio of commercial buildings. In the process, Gilbert is becoming the...

Labor expert: New overtime pay rules will have 'significant impact' on economy  May 19, 2016

The new rules on overtime pay for eligible workers announced yesterday by President Barack Obama will have a major impact on the economy, according to a labor expert. Under the new rule, salaried workers earning an annual income of $47,476 or less will get paid time and a half if they work more...

AIAG and WSU join forces for unique, weeklong executive seminar on global automotive purchasing and supply chain management  May 19, 2016

Wayne State University, in cooperation with AIAG, is offering a one-week, automotive-industry focused Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Seminar that provides purchasing and supply chain executives with the knowledge to significantly improve company supply chain management contributions...

M. Roy Wilson: Unmasking stereotypes  May 19, 2016

Falling into the trap of stereotypes can hinder both business and humanity. Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson recalls being stereotyped in high school for being a jock by a teacher who was stereotyped herself. He then went on to become her best student and she his mentor. The Mike...

Purchasing managers' index jumps in April  May 09, 2016

Driven by a sharp boost in local employment, the Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index rose 3.6 points in April, with the three-month average rising from 56.1 to 57.9. The employment component of the index was up by 9.4 points, from 57.3 to 66.7. “The index has not fallen below 50 since...

Recent Wayne State JD/MBA grad cofounded Transactional Law event  May 09, 2016

Justin Hanna, who recently earned a joint J.D./M.B.A. from Wayne State University, became founding student chair of the Transactional Law Competition, an initiative led and supervised by Professor Eric Zacks, after the team’s successful run at the Regional and National LawMeets competitions in...

Wayne State 2016 spring commencement photo gallery  May 06, 2016

An extensive photo gallery by John T. Greilick captures the 4 p.m. commencement ceremony held yesterday at Ford Field. MBA graduate Salma Al Azmeh, shown in the first image, delivered the student address. Detroit News

Razing a building to raise new WSU business school downtown  May 06, 2016

First you raze a building, then you raise a building. That's what appears to be happening soon with the rundown property at 33 Temple St. just west of Woodward Avenue to make way for the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business. Crain's Detroit Business

Ilitch School grad and former Skillman VP Chris Uhl moves to Rock Ventures  May 05, 2016

Rock Ventures LLC has created a vice president of corporate giving position and named former Skillman Foundation Vice President Chris Uhl to the post. Uhl, 38, who had served as vice president of social innovation for Skillman since 2012, joined Dan Gilbert-owned Rock Ventures on April 18. He...

UberPITCH to deliver investors to Detroit entreprenuers  May 03, 2016

Uber — the popular ride service — is offering metro Detroit entrepreneurs a chance to make 10-minute pitches to investors, in -- what else? -- a moving car. It’s unclear whether the event, dubbed UberPITCH -- which is set for 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, in a designated zone of downtown...

M. Roy Wilson: More input = Better decisions  May 03, 2016

Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson was featured in a Daily FUEL video, in which he discusses the critical importance of collaboration, thought diversity and listening. Daily FUEL is created by FUEL Leadership. Detroit Free Press