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Java for G.I.s coffee drive

Java for G.I.s coffee drive

The Wright State Veteran and Military Center and the Dayton Area Chapter of the American Red Cross are hosting a coffee drive. The drive aims to supply year-round comfort to Miami Valley veterans, service members and their families. The donations will be given to the Wright State Veteran and Military Center, Dayton VA Medical Center...

Wright State student and musician passes at 23

Wright State student and musician passes at 23

Wright State senior music major Hayden Chance Jackson, 23, of Springfield passed away on Monday, Oct. 22. Jackson was born June 2, 1995 in Xenia. LATEST: Career Corner: Negotiating your salary Jackson’s passion was gospel music. He picked up the piano at a young age and quickly showed promise, earning the nickname “Maestro.” At 13...

Virus resembling polio is on the rise

Virus resembling polio is on the rise

Doctors and pathologists are scratching their heads over outbreaks of a new virus. The virus is called enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, and in some cases, it appears to exhibit polio-like symptoms. Enteroviruses are often intestinal and transmitted via the anal-oral route but EV-D68 is different. In most cases, it appears to be mainly a respiratory...

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’s Strategic Plan nears completion

Wright State’s Strategic Plan nears completion

  The Strategic Planning Committee is nearing the end of their year-long planning process. They presented a draft of their plan to the Board of Trustees on Oct. 18 and expect to submit their final draft for adoption by the board in December. Plan implementation is targeted to start in spring 2019 (some parts of...

Dayton’s Not Dead: D20 Bar With Characters

Dayton’s Not Dead: D20 Bar With Characters

  D20: A Bar With Characters is the top tabletop-board-game bar in the Dayton area. The bar is located on 2144 East Whipp Rd. in Kettering. Owners Andrew and Chrissy Sparks, born and raised in Dayton, started D20 initially as a place they could go to enjoy what they both loved: board games, beer and...

Four Wright State professors request emeritus status

Four Wright State professors request emeritus status

Four retired professors requested emeritus status at the last Board of Trustees meeting held on Friday, Oct. 5. Emeritus is a title given to retired college professors; it is meant to symbolically commemorate their success as a professor. Emeritus status is automatically given to faculty who served ten years or more as full-time Wright State-affiliated...

SGA responds to Fact Finder report

SGA responds to Fact Finder report

On Monday, Oct. 29 the Fact Finder, an impartial third party reviewing all unresolved issues – including retrenchment, workload, healthcare, furloughs, summer teaching rights and raises released their report. The report showed out of these articles, six were in favor of the administration’s proposals and one was in favor of the American Association of University...

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...