Author: Lucas Gonzalez (Lucas Gonzalez)

Board of Trustees to cut down the amount of retirement vendors available to faculty

A meeting held last month by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees revealed Wright State had been planning to cut down on the amount of retirement vendors available for faculty. The resolution was passed, and employees will have less vendors to choose from. “This will be a positive step forward for our employees,”...

Faculty host panel on U.S. – North Korea relations

On Tuesday, October 17  the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) hosted a panel on relations between the U.S. and North Korea. It was held in the Student Union Discovery room and was open to the public. The event was organized by December Green, the chair of SPIA, along with Eva Chamberlain, Chair of...

Debate sparks over management of protest

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, there was a public demonstration held on the Quad area of Wright State’s campus. The demonstrators represented Created Equal, a pro-life organization based in Columbus, Ohio. The day prior to their arrival, Gary Dickstein, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs, sent out a campus-wide email warning students about the demonstrators’ use of...

Office of Latino Affairs assisting DACA students

The Office of Latino Affairs (OLA) received a federal grant from California to assist students who would be affected by the Trump administration’s policy change on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). OLA used the grant to open a DACA renewal assistance clinic for students who were brought to the United States as children, and...

What research is happening in the NEC building?

Researchers from Biochemistry, Psychology, Engineering, Physics, and more are conducting research in the Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration (NEC) building on Wright State’s campus. People conducting research in the NEC building include undergraduate students, graduate students, technical staff, post-doctoral researchers and faculty. According to Christopher Wyatt, Associate Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, Wright State...

Wright State bookstore – why the markup?

Over the past decade, prices of textbooks have been steadily increasing. Particularly, there has been a markup on textbooks at the Wright State bookstore in the past few years. According to Jennifer Gebhart, manager of the Wright State Bookstore, the prices of each textbook are set by the publisher and can vary depending on the...

UCIE to hold international alumni event

On Thursday, Sept. 28, The University Center for International Education (UCIE) will host an International Alumni meet and greet from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The UCIE organized this event in coordination with the Alumni Association, which garnered the alumni who will be acting as mentors at the event.  It is intended not only for...

Wright State faculty join petition to raise publishing standards

A petition circulated amongst Wright State faculty in response to a controversial article published on Third World Quarterly, a respected academic journal. The article in question, The case for colonialism, advocates for white supremacy and the return of colonization in The Global South. The petition was inspired by a blog post by Dr. Farhana Sultana...

Wright State Physicians offer flu vaccinations

WSU Physicians will be offering walk-in influenza vaccines on Monday – Friday until December 1 at the Physicians Health Center, 725 University Blvd., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone interested in getting a flu shot must have a valid photo ID, along with their insurance card. Some insurance companies require a copay; the cost...