Author: Lucas Gonzalez (Lucas Gonzalez)

University administration and union both claim that talk of a strike is premature

University administration and union both claim that talk of a strike is premature

Last Monday, administration and the faculty union received a report from a Fact Finder, an independent third party tasked with reviewing unresolved issues in contract negotiations between the two parties. The report showed that the Fact Finder sided with the administration’s proposals on the majority of issues. Following its release, both administration and the faculty...

Wright State professors discuss significance of midterm election in public forum

Wright State professors discuss significance of midterm election in public forum

Last Tuesday, Wright State professors spoke in a forum on campus to address the importance of this upcoming midterm election. The forum was hosted by the School of Public and International Affairs. Speakers included Lee Hannah and Edward Fitzgerald, professors of political science; Jonathan Winkler, a professor of history; and Mandy Shannon, head of Instruction...

Wright State administrators: “There has never been a long-reach budget plan”

Wright State administrators: “There has never been a long-reach budget plan”

  At Friday’s Board of Trustees Business and Finance meeting, administrators revealed that they have not drafted a plan for long-term budget planning. Chief Business Officer Walt Branson and Interim Associate President in the Controller’s Office John Shipley gave a presentation to the board, in which they said they are “fairly confident” that Wright State...

Downtown Fairborn hosts weekend of Spooktacular fun

Downtown Fairborn hosts weekend of Spooktacular fun

  This past weekend, the streets of Fairborn were packed with entertainment for people of all ages. Local residents and people from across the Midwest gathered downtown to celebrate the seventh annual Fairborn Halloween Festival, which took place from Friday to Sunday. The fair, which is always held on the third weekend of October, hosted...

Hundreds of Wright State faculty protest at Board of Trustees meeting

Hundreds of Wright State faculty protest at Board of Trustees meeting

Hundreds of faculty members took to the Board of Trustees meeting last Friday to protest a contract proposal offered by university administration. Members of the Wright State chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP-WSU), Wright State’s faculty union, have been negotiating a new contract with university administration since January 2017. Negotiations came to...

Wright State ROTC cadets help clean up Dayton neighborhood

Wright State ROTC cadets help clean up Dayton neighborhood

A Dayton neighborhood has been cleaned through the efforts of Wright State ROTC volunteers and a local non-profit. On Sept. 22, about 100 Wright State cadets spent four hours clearing overgrowth and debris from the Carillon neighborhood, along with volunteers from the University of Dayton and Cedarville University – a total of 127 volunteers altogether....

Student Government proposes plans for independent recreational facility

Student Government proposes plans for independent recreational facility

  Student Government Association (SGA) at Wright State has been working on an initiative to establish an independent recreational facility on campus. At a Sept. 21 Board of Trustees meeting, student body President Daniel Palmer and Vice President Adrian Williams presented their proposal to the board. Wright State’s facilities “are lagging behind a little bit...