Raider Insider with Athletic Director Bob Grant

Raider Insider with Athletic Director Bob Grant

As the fall sports season takes shape, a familiar name within the Horizon League is absent: the Butler Bulldogs. In May, the school announced it would join the Atlantic 10 conference for the fall of 2013. But later that month, Athletic Director Barry Collier announced the school’s immediate departure from the Horizon League. While the...

Great moments in Raider history

On December 30th, 1999, the world was on the edge about Y2K and the possibility of our world ending. When the 3-8 Wright State men’s basketball team upset the eighth-ranked Michigan State Spartans at the Nutter Center that night, people probably thought the end was near. WSU entered the game as 21 point underdogs to...

A new era for volleyball

Change would be the best word to describe the 2012 Wright State volleyball team. Under new Head Coach Susan Clements, the Raiders have a different attitude and outlook with refined team goals. Setter Ashleigh Lucco (Sr.) played her first three years for previous Head Coach Trina Smith and has already noticed a change. “With the...

Break-in causes thousands in damages

On August 29th, employees at the Wright Cup found that they had received a hungry burglar.  The front cooler at the café had been smashed, leaving glass scattered on the floor and, of course, an empty cooler.   While the culprits are not currently known, it appears that their aim was to steal several sandwiches and...

Student Government to host competition to rename Medical Sciences building, propose name to Board of Trustees

Completed in 1976, when the medical school admitted its first class, Medical Sciences was the home of the Wright State Medical School until White Hall was renovated and rededicated as the hub of the Boonshoft School of Medicine. New classrooms were added to the Medical Sciences building in 2009. It now houses the Enrollment Management...

Wright State University enters partnership with museum in China

Wright State University, represented by Dr. Angle on a trip to China, recently entered a partnership between the Xi’an universities and the Museum of Terracotta Soldiers and Horses. Dr. Yi Li (Dean of College of Science and Mathematics), Dr. Stephen Foster (Associate Vice President for International Affairs) and Dr. Carol Loranger (Chair of English Language...

Surveillance drones: innovation or invasion?

In April, Senator John McCain deemed Wright Patterson Air Force Base an “attractive” potential testing site for unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones. The emergence of this new department would increase the area’s awareness of these pilotless vehicles and the many abilities they possess. Drones have caught the nation’s attention with tremendous momentum, and...

Smokeless Wright State: possible campus smoking ban

Soon, the air of Wright State may be smoke free. In May of 2007, the state of Ohio began enforcing a non-smoking policy in public areas, such as bars, restaurants, and businesses.  Although this policy is sometimes ambiguous about where smoking is banned and where it is not, it may soon specifically cite college campuses...

2012 presidential election comparisons

Barack Obama (D) and Mitt Romney (R)are campaigning for the 2012 election in an extremely polarized climate made worse by divisive issues and defined by party affiliation. Elections have issues that define the race and drive campaign tactics, which include the economic crisis and healthcare reforms. Because of unparalleled partisanship, parties are unwilling to compromise...