15 Historical Facts from our 150 years

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As we near the end of our sesquicentennial year, I want to share some of Wayne State's history. Here are a few of my favorite facts from (almost) every decade of our 150 years.

1868

Unlike other universities, Wayne State was born through the unification of multiple colleges.

1881

1918

100 years later we are still reppin' these colors #GreenandGold #OnWednesdaysWeWearGreen

1928

In 1934 several colleges combined into one to form Wayne University.

1934

(me when we changed the new logo and had new stickers and warrior gear)

1940s

Wayne State is still dedicated to providing comprehensive student veteran support through the Office of Military and Veterans Academic Excellence.

1952

1969

Our very own ocean! 84 Hancock Street is no longer standing but it would have been next what is now Blimpie Subs.

1976

1987

1994

Around the world there are some Gopher devotees who still use this protocol.

2003

W was born! W celebrates his birthday on January 24th.

2011

2013

You can find more historical  Wayne State facts at go.wayne.edu/150facts

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