FAIRBORN — UPDATE @ 9:44 a.m.
Students are continuing a sit-in outside of Wright State president Cheryl Schrader’s office this morning.
The students have asked that they be reimbursed for time missed in the classroom due to the strike and that Schrader apologize for the ongoing labor dispute.
Schrader has agreed to meet with a few of the students leading the sit-in and her office is in the process of scheduling a meeting, WSU spokesman Seth Bauguess said.
More than 30 students participated in a silent sit-in Wednesday to protest conditions at Wright State University on day 16 of the faculty union strike.
Many had tape over their mouths with the words "FIGHT 4 WRIGHT" written across the tape. Many, if not all, of the students also had signs affixed to their backs.
On those signs were written four demands. One asked the administration to allow the faculty union to strike for health care. A second asked the university’s board of trustees to resign so individuals who have educational backgrounds could take over. A third demanded reimbursing students for time missed in the classroom. The fourth called for WSU President Cheryl Shrader and the board to publicly apologize.
The student demonstration followed one earlier on campus that included striking faculty members of the WSU chapter, American Association of University Professors.
Also Wednesday, the university released several statements in reaction to information about the work stoppage published to social media: