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Wayne State University boost tuition 2.4 percent

The Wayne State Board of Governors kept its pledge to hold tuition increases at or below the rate of inflation for resident undergraduate students. A 2.4 percent increase in undergrad tuition, approved at the board's July 21 meeting, is contingent on the state's 3 percent restoration of a 5 percent cut for fiscal 2003-04. Nancy Barrett, provost and senior vice president, said the university has maintained its long-term commitment to tuition restraint while continuing to build strong academic programs and research efforts.

"New WSU coach aims team in new direction"

New head football coach Paul Winters is profiled in a feature story. The Warriors' eighth head coach and first black coach says "I'm looking to have a team that competes hard and tries to find a way to win. The biggest thing is I don't want to accept excuses on why we can't win. There are no excuses for losing. It's my job to turn it (the program) around with a change of attitude. And with that, results will come." Winters has solid credentials, from playing and coaching in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to coaching under Barry Alvarez at the University of Wisconsin. A sidebar with the 2002 game schedule is included on the page.