September 3, 2013
Wayne State U. Puts Its Hopes, and Its Money, Into Detroit
Fabrizio Costantini for The Chronicle
Wayne State University's police chief, Anthony Holt, might strike some as an unlikely shepherd of the Detroit economy. The 35-year veteran of the campus police force wears big glasses and a thick mustache. He won't say how much he bench presses, but he wins bets on it.
In a conference room at Wayne State police headquarters, Mr. Holt leads officers, local business owners, and academics through a biweekly breakdown of recent crime in the Midtown neighborhood, which surrounds the