Wright State in the News

Wright State professor co-authors London School of Economics blog entry about U.S. marijuana policy trends

Excerpt Uncooperative federal government has led to innovation on marijuana policy in more liberal, less religious states. In the past two decades, 29 states and Washington DC have liberalized their laws on the use of medical marijuana – in defiance … Continue reading

Dayton Daily News reports on Wright State alum who lead saxophone group

Excerpt Saxophones times four will bring the brass to Chamber Music in Yellow Springs’ second concert of the season. The prize-winning saxophone quartet Project Fusion will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the First Presbyterian Church. Project Fusion … Continue reading

DDN story: Horizon cross-country foes a bit mysterious

Excerpt Wright State will compete in the Horizon League cross-country championships Saturday at Oakland, and both the men’s and women’s teams will be going into it somewhat blind. Not only will they be seeing the course for the first time, … Continue reading

DDN story: Chelsea Welch set to spark women again

Excerpt Wright State women’s basketball coach Katrina Merriweather wishes she had five Chelsea Welches. She wouldn’t have to worry about who would play the point or post because the 5-foot-9 Welch can guard all five positions and score from any … Continue reading

PublicNow story: Wright State To Host Irish Novelist Colm Tóibín, Winner Of Dayton Literary Peace Prize Achievement Award

Excerpt Irish novelist and journalist Colm Tóibín, recipient of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize’s 2017 Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, will take part in a panel discussion at Wright State University. The event, titled ‘Classical Tragedy and the Modern Imagination: A Conversation … Continue reading

DDN story: Marriott drops lawsuit against Wright State for canceled rooms

Excerpt A local hotel has dropped its lawsuit against Wright State University for rooms that were canceled when the school lost the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. Attorneys representing Concord Hospitality Enterprises Co., the management company that runs … Continue reading

DDN story: U.S.-North Korean tensions: WSU to explain what’s really going on

Excerpt Wright State University experts in politics, religion and history are planning a panel discussion on U.S.-North Korea relations. The discussion, “Is It Just Bluster, Insults and Threats? What to Make of U.S.–North Korean Relations,” will take place 3:30 p.m., … Continue reading

DDN story: Wright State could merge 4 colleges into 2 as part of reorganization

Excerpt Wright State University is undergoing a program prioritization process that could result in the merger of multiple departments and even entire colleges. The university is considering merging its College of Education with the College of Liberal arts to create … Continue reading

DDN story: Wright State launches $6.5 million campaign for new archives center

Excerpt Wright State University has announced a $6.5 million fund raising campaign to create a new home for its historical archives. Amanda Wright Lane, great grandniece of Wilbur and Orville Wright, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough will … Continue reading

WKEF story: WSU honors anniversary of first flight on Wright Brothers Day

Excerpt FAIRBORN, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – Everyone knows Ohio is the birthplace of aviation, and Wright State University took some time to honor the people who made that possible Friday. The university got its name from the Wright Brothers, and they … Continue reading