Wright State in the News

DDN: Tom Hanks once took something from Dawne Dewey — or did he?

Excerpt Dawne Dewey has been safeguarding our history for decades. She’s the head of Special Collections & Archives at Wright State University, home to the largest Wright Brothers Collection in the world as well as millions of records, documents and … Continue reading

College of Business dean talks to DDN about rebooting the economy

Thomas Traynor, professor of economics and dean of the Raj Soin College of Business, was interviewed by the Dayton Daily News about the reopening of the economy in the Dayton region and around Ohio and how long financial pain will … Continue reading

DDN: Wright State cuts projected budget deficit to $1.5M

Excerpt Wright State University has been able to reduce a projected annual deficit of $11.5 million to about $1.5 million, with 45 days still to go in the budget year, university staff told trustees Friday morning. Like other universities, Wright … Continue reading

DDN: Wright State coronavirus relief fund raises more than $67,000 for students

Excerpt Wright State University raised more than $67,000 for students affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The university’s Student Emergency Relief Campaign raised $62,287 from March 20 to April 22. Wright State donated an additional $5,000 to the fund. “Our students … Continue reading

Fairborn Daily Herald: Incoming Wright State students will take part in virtual orientation

Excerpt Orientation, a greatly anticipated rite of passage for students beginning fall semester at Wright State University, will be held virtually this summer. Just because an in-person format is not possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that doesn’t mean students … Continue reading

UNC Press: Noeleen McIlvenna: The Long History of Public Protest

Excerpt Today we welcome a guest post from Noeleen McIlvenna, author of Early American Rebels: Pursuing Democracy from Maryland to Carolina, 1640–1700, out now from UNC Press. During the half century after 1650 that saw the gradual imposition of a slave … Continue reading

Yahoo News: Tom Hanks surprises social distanced graduating class of Ohio’s Wright State University

Excerpt Tom Hanks, who, along with wife Rita Wilson, became the first two celebrities to come down with — and recover from — COVID-19, paid it forward with an inspiring video message for the graduating class of Ohio’s Wright State … Continue reading

Dayton 24/7 Now: Wright State economist talks about rising grocery prices

Kevin Willardsen, an assistant professor of economics in the Raj Soin College of Business, was interviewed by Dayton 24/7 Now about rising grocery prices. “People’s preferences are changing and the initial structure of production was geared towards preferences pre-COVID,” he … Continue reading

Dayton.com: Wright State grad launches Virtual Theatre with Tennessee Williams salute

Excerpt Newly formed The Virtual Theatre is the latest troupe to seek solace in the internet. The brainchild of 2007 Wright State University acting graduate Matt Neal, The Virtual Theatre arose last month out of a common desire for artists … Continue reading

DDN: Wright State to issue $5 million in aid to impacted students

Excerpt Wright State University has started distributing more than $5 million in emergency grants to students financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal money is part of the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. “We believe this effort … Continue reading