Monthly Archives: December 2010

Social media sharpening writing skills

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Facebook posts and Twitter tweets are usually not great literature. And all of the acronyms, abbreviations and word shortcuts in the online conversations can make English seem like a foreign language. But social media may be making better writers out … Continue reading

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Wright State proposes brain-injury study to NFL

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The National Football League may soon be reviewing a proposal from Wright State University designed to better understand injuries from violent helmet blows during games and practices. A rash of scary collisions in recent NFL games prompted the league to … Continue reading

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Wright State wins $6.4M in Wright-Patt contracts

Wright State University has landed nearly $6.4 million in research contracts from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The U.S. Air Force announced the awards Monday, which includes nearly $5 million in work on a neuroscience and medical imaging program and about … Continue reading

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Obama’s controversial former pastor coming to town for talk

Wright is coming to Wright State. Jeremiah Wright, the controversial pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago’s south side, will appear at Wright State University 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19.

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Wright State athletes give back for holidays

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The Wright State University athletic department recently took part in a program with the Dayton Boys & Girls Club to give Christmas presents to families.

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The “phenomenal job” of Wright State’s Cole Darling

FAIRBORN — He might just be a freshman whose college career consists of only 10 games now, but Wright State’s Cole Darling never froze up Saturday night …until after the game. After WSU had toppled visiting Miami, 66-51, the 6-foot-7 … Continue reading

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Wright State prof co-authors book about Xenia trial

XENIA — In January of 1946, two young Cincinnati misfits decided to go on a joyride, seeking nothing more than fun and romance. The love and adventure, however, was quickly replaced with crime, punishment and a precedent-setting murder case in … Continue reading

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Debt, defaults and unemployment among grads on the rise

When Chris Salley earns his business degree from Wright State University next year debt free he’ll be in increasingly limited company. Salley is on track to finish a double major in management information systems and supply chain management paying for … Continue reading

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Service-learning inspires students, assists community

Megan Grilliot, a Wright State student pursuing a degree in social work, was unsure just what career path she wanted to take, but once she began to tutor children at Westwood Elementary in Dayton, her mind was made up. “I … Continue reading

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Student debt now surpasses credit card debt in U.S.

College student loan debt is continuing to rise, climbing an average 6 percent nationally in the last year, and now exceeds outstanding credit card debt in the U.S. The Project on Student Debt, a nonprofit research institute, found the average … Continue reading

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