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White-supremacist posters removed from campus

White-supremacist posters removed from campus

On Feb. 20, Wright State sent out a campus-wide email stating that over the weekend, white-supremacist posters had been found on campus and removed. “University police officers and staff searched Dayton Campus buildings and the tunnels in an effort to remove all materials posted in violation of the university’s posting policy,” according to the email....

Wright State Chief Diversity Officer accepts position with City of Toledo

Wright State Chief Diversity Officer accepts position with City of Toledo

A nationally recognized leader of equity and inclusion and former employee of Wright State University has accepted a new position in Toledo. Matt Boaz, the former chief diversity officer at Wright State, will serve as the director of diversity and inclusion with the City of Toledo, according to an announcement from University President Cheryl Schrader....

Wright State theatre professor dies at 60

Wright State theatre professor dies at 60

Professor Scot Woolley, a theatre arts professor and music director at Wright State, died after serving at the university for nearly seven years. Woolley died on Saturday, Jan. 26 after suffering a medical emergency while driving in Cincinnati, according to the Dayton Daily News. He was 60 years old. Wooley was buried on Saturday, Feb....

Student-run business partners with Wright State Bookstore

Student-run business partners with Wright State Bookstore

  The Wright State Bookstore is partnering with JustModernTees (JMT), a student-run clothing brand with a passion for making high-quality products using environmentally-friendly materials. “[JMT] started through a competition at Wright Sate called the Wright Venture competition. Any student can apply to be a part of the competition. All you have to do is have...

iHeartWSU Week Begins

iHeartWSU Week Begins

Starting Monday, Feb. 11, the University Activities Board (UAB) will present this year’s WSU Spirit Week, iHeartWSU. This is a week filled with fun events, free food and free WSU merchandise. “We’re really just trying to raise morale all over campus”, said Kendra Thibaut, director of Campus Spirit. “We’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with...

BREAKING: Ohio’s longest higher education strike ends

BREAKING: Ohio’s longest higher education strike ends

After three weeks Wright State University faculty will return to the classrooms this week. In a post by AAUP-WSU on Facebook they announced the tentative end to the strike that has been ongoing since January 22. “Earlier this evening, the AAUP-WSU negotiating team came to a tentative agreement with the administration, and the AAUP-WSU Executive...

Wright State seeks long-term adjunct positions as strike enters third week

Wright State seeks long-term adjunct positions as strike enters third week

As the Wright State faculty strike enters its third week, the university says it will hire long-term adjuncts to fill in for WSU faculty union (AAUP-WSU) members currently on strike. “Wright State has begun posting advertisements for long-term adjuncts as the union’s strike continues. We are looking forward to bringing in more, qualified instructors to...

WSU Board of Trustees ratify most recent contract offer

WSU Board of Trustees ratify most recent contract offer

The Wright State Board of Trustees voted at today’s meeting to ratify the contract recently proposed to the faculty union (AAUP-WSU). Board members say the ratified contract includes concessions on areas the union previously voiced concern over. “The document makes significant concessions to union demands, but also allows the university to continue on a path...

UPDATED: Board offers final contract, faculty union responds with concessions

UPDATED: Board offers final contract, faculty union responds with concessions

After two weeks of a faculty strike at Wright State, university administrators have proposed new contract terms to faculty members represented by WSU’s faculty union (AAUP-WSU). The offer follows several sessions of negotiations between faculty and administration over the past weeks. “Trustees listened to AAUP executive team members at recent meetings, examined every area of...

BREAKING: AAUP-WSU and Board of Trustees to meet for second session of negotiations

BREAKING: AAUP-WSU and Board of Trustees to meet for second session of negotiations

Wright State University Board of Trustees Chairman Doug Fecher, President Cheryl B. Schrader and representatives from AAUP-WSU met to negotiate yesterday, Jan. 27. According to a press release, the meeting lasted around four hours. Administration and union representatives will meet again this evening, Jan. 28. “I was encouraged by the progress made last night and...