Wayne State University

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Established in 2007, The Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS) is a special initiative designed to focus the university’s problem-solving resources on an eclectic range of topics important to the campus community and beyond. FOCIS lectures and related events bring together the institution’s teaching, research and service missions to advance the frontiers of knowledge, promote informed debate and encourage responsible citizenship in an increasingly fast-paced, interconnected and complex world.

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CitizenDetroit Dinner and Dialogue - EDUCATION EXERCISE
February 25 2016 at 5:30 PM
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul
WHAT WOULD YOU DO ABOUT DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS? Former Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid and former City of Detroit Councilwoman Sheila Cockrel invite you to join them for dinner and dialogue about the Detroit Public Schools current status. Topics to be discussed: Teaching & Learning Funding & Structure Leadership & Governance  Three dates available to attend: Feb. 11, Feb. 25 or March 3 The Feb. 11 event date has reached capacity. Admission is free, but reservations are required.  To attend, RSVP online or call (313) 577-5550.  Space is limited.  Reservations will close when capacity is reached.  Limited parking is available on-site.  Enter from Warren Avenue. CitizenDetroit is a community engagement initiative established to educate, engage and mobilize residents to fully participate in the restructuring of city services, restoration of confidence in city government, and renaissance of the city's neighborhoods and businesses. CitizenDetroit is made possible through Wayne State University and the generosity of The Eugene & Marcia Applebaum Family Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Kresge Foundation.
CitizenDetroit Dinner and Dialogue - EDUCATION EXERCISE
February 25 2016 at 5:30 PM
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul
WHAT WOULD YOU DO ABOUT DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS? Former Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid and former City of Detroit Councilwoman Sheila Cockrel invite you to join them for dinner and dialogue about the Detroit Public Schools current status. Topics to be discussed: Teaching & Learning Funding & Structure Leadership & Governance  Three dates available to attend: Feb. 11, Feb. 25 or March 3 Admission is free, but reservations are required.  To attend, RSVP online or call (313) 577-5550.  Space is limited.  Reservations will close when capacity is reached.  Limited parking is available on-site.  Enter from Warren Avenue.   CitizenDetroit is a community engagement initiative established to educate, engage and mobilize residents to fully participate in the restructuring of city services, restoration of confidence in city government, and renaissance of the city's neighborhoods and businesses. CitizenDetroit is made possible through Wayne State University and the generosity of The Eugene & Marcia Applebaum Family Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Kresge Foundation.
CitizenDetroit Dinner and Dialogue - EDUCATION EXERCISE
March 3 2016 at 5:30 PM
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul
WHAT WOULD YOU DO ABOUT DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS? Former Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid and former City of Detroit Councilwoman Sheila Cockrel invite you to join them for dinner and dialogue about the Detroit Public Schools current status. Topics to be discussed: Teaching & Learning Funding & Structure Leadership & Governance  Three dates available to attend: Feb. 11, Feb. 25 or March 3 The Feb. 11 event date has reached capacity. Admission is free, but reservations are required.  To attend, RSVP online or call (313) 577-5550.  Space is limited.  Reservations will close when capacity is reached.  Limited parking is available on-site.  Enter from Warren Avenue. CitizenDetroit is a community engagement initiative established to educate, engage and mobilize residents to fully participate in the restructuring of city services, restoration of confidence in city government, and renaissance of the city's neighborhoods and businesses. CitizenDetroit is made possible through Wayne State University and the generosity of The Eugene & Marcia Applebaum Family Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Kresge Foundation.
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