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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...

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...

Research Symposium in jeopardy of closing its doors

Research Symposium in jeopardy of closing its doors

  The Symposium of Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities is a celebration of student research and a place where students, both undergraduate and graduate, are given an opportunity to present their research. But, this year, the symposium is in danger of being canceled if it does not find someone to organize it. Dr. Scott...

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...