Author: Lucas Gonzalez (Lucas Gonzalez)

Dayton’s Not Dead: Carillon Park Lights return for fourth season

Dayton’s Not Dead: Carillon Park Lights return for fourth season

Last Wednesday marked the opening day of Dayton’s newest Christmas tradition. A Carillon Christmas, started in 2015, is a nearly month-long celebration featuring live music, train rides and thousands of Christmas lights which illuminate the skies above. The event is hosted in the Carillon Historical Park, located at 1000 Carillon Blvd. in downtown Dayton. It...

Wright State board votes to relocate university archives

Wright State board votes to relocate university archives

  At a Friday meeting, the Finance, Audit and Infrastructure Committee of the Wright State Board of Trustees voted unanimously to accept a resolution to relocate the university’s archives, signaling the first stage of a project which has been discussed for over a year. The resolution is now subject to approval from the full Board...

Here’s how one Ohio university got out of fiscal watch

Here’s how one Ohio university got out of fiscal watch

  The threat of fiscal watch has been looming over Wright State University for over a year now. Since then, administrators have introduced multiple strategies to remediate the university’s budget. Fiscal watch refers to the act of the Ohio Department of Education declaring a state of fiscal emergency on a school district. When a school...

Faculty Union votes to reject Fact Finder’s report

Faculty Union votes to reject Fact Finder’s report

Last week, members of AAUP-WSU, the faculty union at Wright State, voted to reject a report issued by fact-finder David Stanton, who was tasked with reviewing unresolved issues in contract negotiations between the union and university administration. In a press release, the union representatives claimed that 467 voted to reject the report and 12 members...

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...