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Two Football Players Listed In National Stats

Two Wayne State University football players are listed in the NCAA Division II national rankings released today. Senior place-kicker/punter Greg Gundersen is ranked 26th in punting average at 39.2 yards. Junior cornerback Bobby Boyer is eighth in the country in solo tackles per game, 34th in passes defended per game. Wayne State sophomore running back Chris Middlebrooks was selected Honorable Mention National Offensive Player of the Week by D2Football.com and sponsored by Pizza Hut.

U.S. Attorney Craig Morford to speak at WSU

Craig Morford, interim U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan will present his views on the PATRIOT ACT at a Wayne State symposium hosted by Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone P.L.C. The symposium, Tues., Sept. 28th at the David Adamany Undergraduate Library's Bernath Auditorium. "It's crucial to highlight the potential impact that eh USA Patriot Act could have on academia," said Sandra Yee, dean of the WSU Library System.

40 under 40

Frank Wu, 37, and the youngest dean in the history of the WSU Law School, was named to receive the business newspaper's "40 under 40" award. He wants WSU Law School to achieve top 50 ranking. His book "Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White" made him a popular public speaker. He recalled his experience with childhood discrimination, and told how he considered a newspaper career to help "change the world," but later decided a law degree would prepare him to become involved in civil rights. He plans to host public discussions on trials in the media spotlight, to increase the number of merit scholarships and to improve the teacher-to-student ratio.

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Nancy Schlichting, President and CEO of Henry Ford Health System, was the guest on \"Leaders on Leadership\", co-produced by the WSU School of Business Administration. Her interview by the SBA\'s Larry Fobes brought out her viewpoints and experiences leading a major health care facility during these times of exponential growth in demand for services and rising costs. Her leadership task is to balance the quality, and availability of health care delivery while maintaining the fiscal health for Henry Ford Heath System. Students from Wayne State\'s business and medical schools asked questions directly to the guest. The program will be repeated at 5:30 p.m. on October 1st.

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During the sports segment of his morning talk show, host Warren Pierce mentioned that Wayne State \"finally won a game Saturday.\" Detroit News reporter Mike O\'Hara gave the score and some details of the Warriors 24-21 overtime victory over Indianapolis. He added that \"Grand Valley State better have something other than their national championship banners when they come to Adams Field next Saturday.\" O\'Hara, a WSU alumnus, also commented disapprovingly about the team\'s name change from Tartars to Warriors.

Warriors 24-21 overtime victory over Indianapolis

During the sports segment of his morning talk show, host Warren Pierce mentioned that Wayne State \"finally won a game Saturday.\" Detroit News reporter Mike O\'Hara gave the score and some details of the Warriors 24-21 overtime victory over Indianapolis. He added that \"Grand Valley State better have something other than their national championship banners when they come to Adams Field next Saturday.\" O\'Hara, a WSU alumnus, also commented disapprovingly about the team\'s name change from Tartars to Warriors.