Wright State Parking: Shut Up and Take My Money!

Yes, this is an article about parking at Wright State.  No, this article is not going to claim WSU needs to build a parking garage or that there aren’t enough parking spots on campus.  There are plenty of parking spots on campus.  Every time I drive past lot 8 by Nischwitz Stadium it’s at most...

SOCHE makes $3.28 billion impact on greater Dayton area

SOCHE, the Southwestern Ohio Council for High Education, has recently released its Economic Impact report for the 2011 fiscal year. SOCHE reports that the 19 member institutions studied—including Wright State—made an impact of $3.28 billion on the economy in the greater Dayton area, including their own spending and that of vendors, visitors, students, and staff....

Ohio decides against privatization of more prisons

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC), directed by Gary Mohr, has released a statement saying that it would not seek to privatize any more prisons owned by the state. Ohio became the first state to sell a state-owned penitentiary to a private prison company earlier this year. After the sale, numerous organizations including...

Presidential Debate

President Obama and Governor Romney participated in this election’s first Presidential Debate on Oct. 3. Directly following the debate, former Republican Presidential candidate and senior advisor Pat Buchanan stated, “I think it was the best performance of any debate I’ve seen him [Romney] do. If I had to mark this as a 15-round fight, I...

Ohio 444 shut down and rerouted

The section of Ohio 444 that runs along Wright Patterson Air Force Base will be permanently shut down and reconfigured starting Tuesday, Oct. 9. None of the Wright State entrances will be affected, but travelers using Ohio 444 to get to campus will be rerouted. The stretch of Ohio 444 between W. Dayton Dr. and...

Local philanthropies looking for members

With the hustle and bustle of everyday school life, it may be difficult for students to realize how they can become more involved with their community.  Beyond Wright State, the charities of Dayton are searching for volunteers. On Oct. 5, a variety of volunteer organizations presented their opportunities in the Student Union Atrium. Some of...

The ink effect: tattoos and the job market

Are you thinking about “getting ink done?” Do you wonder how it will be seen through professional eyes? The place of tattoos in the professional environment has begun to evolve as more Americans are getting “ink.” Employers hold differing views on what is acceptable and what is not when it comes to tattoos, but many...

Raider Connect

Wright State University welcomes the addition of its newest office, Raider Connect. Raider Connect is the result of a WSU initiative to better serve students through establishing an uncomplicated, one-stop enrollment office. Raider Connect is the consolidation of student services including financial aid, bill payments and registration into an accessible, central location in the Student...

WSU’s STEM education

Wright State University excels in its commitment to excellence as a STEM school and member of the Institute for Broadening Participation: Building Partnerships to Support Diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). WSU is a leading university in terms of offering a wide variety of programs, research opportunities, and financial aid to students interested...