Influenza immunizations: risks and benefits

Benjamin Virnston, News Writer
March 14, 2014
Filed under News

With flu season drawing to a close, many are wondering whether they made the right decision regarding vaccination and deciding their choice for next year. Wright State has a diversity of perspectives on the issue. Dr. Donald Clark of Wright State Physicians supports the established medical orthodoxy. "We... Read More »

Student Joel Bartley brings the laughs

Benjamin Virnston, Staff Writer
January 31, 2014
Filed under Wright Life

WSU Liberal Studies Undergraduate Joel Bartley headlined a free comedy show organized by the Residence Life & Housing in the Endeavor Room Thursday night. Comedians Nate Washington and Sam Webb also performed. All three acts were popular with the crowd. [caption id="attachment_7474" align="alignleft"... Read More »

Mars mission manager comes to Wright State

Benjamin Virnston, News Writer
January 16, 2014
Filed under News

Scott Lever, mission manager for NASA's ongoing Mars Exploration Rover program, will be speaking about his experiences with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. in Wright State University’s Apollo Room. Lever will discuss the Spirit and Opportunity missions and share some of... Read More »

Anatomical gift program yields high numbers

Benjamin Virnston, News Writer
December 5, 2013
Filed under News

WSU's Anatomical Gift Program was started in 1975. Since its humble beginnings nearly four decades ago, the program has grown to over 22,000 registered donors, with about half that number still alive and kicking. In fact, the number of donors has grown so much in recent years that the program has... Read More »

Students take part in first professional business pledge

Benjamin Virnston, News Writer
December 5, 2013
Filed under News

The Raj Soin College of Business hosted an inaugural signing ceremony of the Professional Business Pledge Wednesday afternoon. Dean Joanne Li kicked off the event with a warm welcome and opening address. She then passed the spotlight to the keynote speaker, Raj Soin alumnus and successful entrepreneur... Read More »

Armed robbery near Cimarron apartments

Benjamin Virnston, Staff Writer
December 3, 2013
Filed under Crime

An armed robbery occurred Tuesday  around 7:15 p.m. near the footbridge that leads from Forest Lane to the Cimarron Apartment complex, according to the Wright State University Police Department. The victim described the assailant as being "an African-American male, standing 5’7” to 5’8” tall,... Read More »

Wright State thefts continue

Benjamin Virnston, News Writer
October 30, 2013
Filed under Crime

The recent trend of minor property crimes around campus continues with a series of thefts in and around the Student Union. Campus police are currently investigating various reports of personal items being taken after they were left unattended around the Student Union. These thefts occurred between... Read More »

String of thefts in campus parking lots

Benjamin Virnston, News Writer
October 9, 2013
Filed under News

The Wright State University Police Department is currently investigating reports of personal items stolen from vehicles parked in Lots 4 and 6. Three thefts occurred Oct. 3 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., according to WSU police. WSUPD Sergeant Patrick Ammon speculated that the thefts were committed... Read More »

Wright State begins energy conservation projects

Benjamin Virnston, News Writer
September 22, 2013
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WSU Police Chief ‘relieved’ of duties

Benjamin Virnston, News Writer
September 19, 2013
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Wright State Student Affected by Near-Death Experience

Benjamin Virnston, Staff Writer
September 16, 2013
Filed under News

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Wright State Weighs in on Syria Conflict

Benjamin Virnston, Staff Writer
September 16, 2013
Filed under News, Uncategorized

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Police chief releases statement

Benjamin Virnston and Michael Martinsen
September 13, 2013
Filed under News, Opinions

Wright State Police Chief Michael Martinsen was placed on paid leave Monday by the university. He released the following statement to The Guardian Friday morning from a personal email address: Dear Wright State Campus Community, The past week has been an absolute nightmare.  Last week, I was informed... Read More »

Licence plate readers installed on police vehicles

Licence plate readers installed on police vehicles

Benjamin Virnston, News Writer
August 28, 2013
Filed under News, Top Stories

Two campus patrol cars have been equipped with new license plate reading technology. These devices automatically scan the license plates of passing vehicles, providing information to the officer on duty without having to run plates manually. According to Crime Prevention Manager Sergeant Patrick Ammon,... Read More »

Student enrollment: the reasons behind the downward trend

Benjamin Virnston, News Writer
August 28, 2013
Filed under News

The approximate 10 percent decrease in enrollment reported over the last two years can be attributed to normalization back to pre-recession levels, according to Vice President of the Office of Enrollment Management Jacqueline McMillan. In the years leading up to the recent decline, enrollment was... Read More »

WWSU equipment crashes

Benjamin Virnston, Staff Writer
August 22, 2013
Filed under News

Wright State radio station WWSU's hard drive crashed Thursday morning, wiping out the system of automation that broadcasts programming for the duration of time that a DJ is not on-air. According to WWSU Chief Engineer Ettamarie Valdez, the entire automation system will have to be replaced to restore... Read More »

WSU Buzzfeed article surges social media

Benjamin Virnston, Staff Writer
August 21, 2013
Filed under News

Wright State alum Justin Fiehrer posted an article to the social news site BuzzFeed today entitled "16 Reasons Why Wright State Is the Greatest University in America…..Okay the Entire World." Since its posting, the article has reached 5,000 views in six hours. The article has circulated through... Read More »

Alumni Association launches new program

Benjamin Virnston, News Writer
August 5, 2013
Filed under News

The first-ever Alumni College program took place last weekend, an event intended to present Wright State alums with a variety of speakers and topics of interest. "This is the first time we're doing it this year, and the program will be hosted annually during the first weekend of August," said Assistant... Read More »

Student employment policy changes retracted

Benjamin Virnston, News Writer
August 2, 2013
Filed under News

Recently announced changes to student employment policy, which would have resulted in a significant reduction in maximum work hours, have been retracted by university leadership. According to an email from Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Katherine W. Morris, "this means that Student Employment... Read More »

Former athletic training director takes Interim VP position

Benjamin Virnston, News Writer
July 18, 2013
Filed under News

Tony Ortiz will serve as the Interim Assistant Vice President for Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement, his tenure beginning August 15. He will serve in this capacity for up to a year while a permanent position-holder is recruited. Although Ortiz is only committed to serving for a one-year... Read More »

Loan interest spike to increase difficulties for students

Loan interest spike to increase difficulties for students

Benjamin Virnston, News Writer
July 17, 2013
Filed under News, Top Stories

"Around 7.4 million students will be affected by the rate increase, and each will have to pay an average of $1000 per year in additional interest," said Wright State student Kyle Powell. Effective July 1, the interest rate of all new Stafford federally subsidized student loans doubled from approximately... Read More »

2,200 lighting systems to be replaced in next five months

Benjamin Virnston, Contributing Writer
June 6, 2013
Filed under News, Top Stories

The next phase of a 26-month, $25 million energy sustainability project began on June 3. Over the next five months, more than 2,200 lighting systems will be replaced across campus. This overhaul of campus lighting involves replacing traditional switch-operated lights with new occupancy-sensing lighting... Read More »

National science competition held at Wright State

Benjamin Virnston , Contributing Writer
May 15, 2013
Filed under News

Wright State will be hosting the 2013 Science Olympiad National Tournament, a prestigious science competition for middle and high school students, on May 17 and 18 at various locations across campus. The Science Olympiad is "one of the premiere science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous,... Read More »