1933 : Wayne University (now Wayne State University) Founded

August 8, 2022 all-day

On August 8, 1933, the Detroit Board of Education organized the six colleges it ran — liberal arts, medical, education, pharmacy, engineering and a graduate school — into one university. In January 1934, that institution was officially named Wayne University (later our neighbor, Wayne State University).

Source : Detroit Historical Society Facebook Page.

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