Wright State in the News

DDN: Wright State donates more than 250 boxes of masks, protective equipment to Dayton-area hospitals

Excerpt Wright State University donated more than 250 boxes of face masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to area hospitals to help protect workers during the coronavirus outbreak. WSU College of Nursing and Health donated the protective equipment … Continue reading

Wright State M.D. quoted in Yahoo News, U.S. News and World Report about COVID-19

Excerpt Is it the flu, a cold or the new coronavirus? Patients and doctors alike are parsing signs of illness to figure out who needs what tests or care and how worried they should be. “You have three different major … Continue reading

DDN: Boost in confirmed coronavirus cases expected as testing ramps up in Ohio

DDN: Boost in confirmed coronavirus cases expected as testing ramps up in Ohio

Excerpt More Ohioans are expected to be diagnosed with COVID-19 with the increase in testing but experts caution that while the jump in confirmed cases is worrisome, the numbers are driven in part by the new availability of testing. “We … Continue reading

DDN: Keep a coronavirus diary to help Wright State’s archives document the pandemic

If you’ve been keeping record of your thoughts, feelings and daily activities during the coronavirus pandemic, they will be valuable to future generations. Archives across the country, including Wright State University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives, have put out a … Continue reading

Dayton.com: ArtsUNGala: How you can support Wright State students from your couch

Excerpt Despite the fact that Wright State University’s ArtsGala, set to take place on Saturday, March 28, has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the shows still must go on — virtually, that is. For the past two decades, … Continue reading

Boonshoft School of Medicine faculty member discussed routine doctor visits during the coronavirus

Gary LeRoy, associate professor of family medicine and associate dean of student affairs and admissions with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, discussed routine doctor visits during the coronavirus pandemic with US News & World Report. “What we … Continue reading

DDN: Wright State starts coronavirus relief campaign to help students

Excerpt To help students facing financial, health and safety issues during the coronavirus outbreak, Wright State University started the Student Emergency Relief Campaign. Created through the Wright State University Foundation, the campaign aims to help students struggling with food, housing, … Continue reading

New York Times quotes Wright State biologist in Staten Island wildlife management story

Photo of professor Thomas Rooney holding a book in front of a book case.

Across the country, there are an estimated 30 million deer that eat the equivalent of 15 million metric tons of vegetation every year — greater than the combined weight of all the aircraft carriers in the Navy, according to Tom Rooney, a biological sciences professor at Wright State University in Ohio. Continue reading

DDN: Wright State grad hunts for historic audio at nation’s historically black schools

Excerpt They are the echoes of history, voices that defined the Civil Rights and Vietnam War eras. Martin Luther King Jr. Ralph David Abernathy. Clyde Bellecourt. César Chávez. Stokely Carmichael. Susan Sontag. Even members of the radical militant Weather Underground. … Continue reading

Wright State sociology professor quoted in Ohio Underground Railroad mystery article

Excerpt When Donald Altstaetter was growing up, not far from Middletown, Ohio, he overheard a mysterious conversation between a local landowner and a hunter. The landowner was willing to allow the hunter onto his property, but only if he stayed … Continue reading