Wright State in the News

DDN story: Wright State president encourages students to counter hate speech

Excerpt Wright State University is encouraging students to report incidents of campus ‘violence and hatred’ anonymously. WSU president Cheryl Schrader sent a message to counter “negative speech” and “hateful action” on campus, while also being willing to engage in “difficult … Continue reading

DDN story: Wright State adds rules sign to rock that caused controversy last fall

Excerpt Wright State University has added a sign to a rock that caused some campus controversy last fall. In September, the rock was painted by students to say “Black Lives Matter.” Shortly after, the word “black” was changed to “white” … Continue reading

DDN story: New Wright State president feels like a freshman on move-in day

Excerpt As new Wright State University students moved in for the first time on campus Thursday, they were welcomed by a president who’s just arriving as well. Cheryl Schrader, who started at Wright State in July, joked that she felt … Continue reading

Wright State alumna named Daytonian of the Week

Excerpt If the pups and kittens of Dayton were able to cast their vote for who they want to see chosen as Daytonian of the Week, we think this is who they would’ve picked. Nora Vondrell, Executive Director of SICSA Pet … Continue reading

DBJ story: Wright State Boonshoft School of medicine receives grant to fight opioid crisis

Excerpt Wright State University has received a grant in part to improve the treatment of opioid addiction. The Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine a one-year … Continue reading

DDN story: Wright State graduate student’s work as ballet teacher with disabled featured

Excerpt Wright State University graduate student Jodi Villars, a longtime ballet dancer, has been teaching dance for 10 years, but she now is teaching a type of ballet that is new to her and that helps those with disabilities. The … Continue reading

Wright State sociology professor featured in WYSO Curious segment

Excerpt Dr. Marlese Durr is a sociologist at Wright State. She says those types of experiences stick with people and get passed down. After the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Durr wrote an article titled “What is the Difference between Slave … Continue reading

DDN story: Wright State professor wins national award for advancing disability issues

Excerpt Wright State University professor Julie Williams has won a prestigious national award for advancing disability issues in psychology and beyond. Williams received the Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Disability Issues Award from the American Psychological Association during the … Continue reading

Wright State researcher gives Dayton City Paper ‘a crash course in plant reproduction’

Don Cipollini holding piece of white fringetree affected by emerald ash borer

Excerpt Some parts of life are inescapable: death, taxes, and, apparently for this writer, bug sex. Hear me out—I went to professor Don Cipollini’s lab with honorable intentions. I wanted a botany lesson, a family-friendly educational experience. But as it … Continue reading

DDN story: Scene75 expanding out of market, investing in partnership with RSCoB professional business institute

Excerpt Scene75 has also partnered with Wright State University and created a professional business institute. Last week, more than 20 high school students from around Ohio participated in the week-long “business camp” to look at challenges facing Scene 75. Professors, Wright … Continue reading