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Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 4:27 PM
Wright State University should not be embarrassed by the mistakes and scandals that have plagued it over the past few years, the school’s president said Wednesday.
In her first “state of the university address,” president Cheryl Schrader said administrators, staff, faculty and students need to discuss Wright State’s problems in order to solve them.
Just before Schrader arrived, Wright State slashed $30.8 million from its fiscal year 2018 budget in an initial attempt to correct years of overspending. The university has also faced multiple lawsuits over its canceled presidential debate and investigations into possible H-1B visa misuse that have lingered over the last two years.
“First let me say that there is no need to be uncomfortable speaking about what occurred,” Schrader said to a room full of people in the student union. “Recognizing, understanding and discussing it will only help us as we set a bold course for the next 50 years.”
Talking about the university’s issues made Schrader’s speech unlike any state of the university address she had given before, she said. But, discussing those issues is necessary because “we need to be able to look at reality,” Schrader said.
Earlier this year Schrader began seeking feedback for what Wright State should become 10 years from now. The initiative is part of a strategic planning process Schrader and her administration will be developing during her first year in office, she has said.
The responses Schrader received showed that the campus community is mostly concerned about Wright State’s finances, academic programs, campus life and morale at the university.
“The challenges of the last few years have been a stark wake-up call that business as usual is not an option. We can’t go back to the way we have always done things,” she said.
Schrader has been adamant that she can help move Wright State past its recent struggles and on Wednesday she said the “vast potential of this university far outweighs the temporary setbacks we are experiencing.”
During her address, Schrader also gave a shout-out to her new chief business officer, Walt Branson. Branson, who previously served as an administrator under Schrader at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, started this week at WSU.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 8:42 AM
JAKARTA, Indonesia — A 54-year-old Indonesian woman is dead after villagers say a 23-foot python swallowed her whole.
According to The Associated Press and Agence France-Presse, Wa Tiba of Muna Island disappeared Thursday after leaving her village, Persiapan Lawela, to tend to her garden. The next day, searchers discovered a "snake with a bloated belly" and some of Tiba's things near the garden, said the village's chief, known by the single name Faris, the AP reported.
Faris said villagers killed the python and cut it open, the AP reported. They then "found Tiba's body still intact with all her clothes," Faris said.
Graphic photos and videos posted online appeared to show the woman's body being extracted from the dead python.
This isn't the first time a python has swallowed a person in Indonesia, where such snakes are common, AFP reported. A farmer died under similar circumstances in March 2017 on the island of Sulawesi, according to the news service.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 6:01 AM
MEXICO CITY — Fans cheering the national team’s win over Germany created an “artificial quake” that tipped the Richter scale, according to reports.
Seismologists at two monitoring stations in Mexico City picked up readings when Hirving Lozano scored 35 minutes into Mexico’s 1-0 upset over defending champion Germany Sunday, according to USA Today.
Officials at the California Earthquake Center told USA Today the induced quake likely generated a 2 on the Richter scale and would have gone unnoticed by the public if it were a typical earthquake.
Germany became the third defending champion to lose in its opening match in the last 16 years. Mexico next plays Korea Republic June 23.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 5:56 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 5:35 AM
OSAKA, Japan — A massive 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck outside Osaka Monday morning, leaving at least three dead and 300 injured.
According to The Associated Press, the dead included two elderly men and a 9-year-old girl killed at school when a wall fell.
The quake registered around 8 a.m. with an initial strength of 5.9, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
PM Abe stresses rescuing lives is of utmost importance. He tells reporters at 0859 local time an hour after the big earthquake in Osaka.He says the government is trying to gather information on damage, prepare for rescue and relief, and inform the latest to the public— michiyo ishida (@MichiyoCNA) June 18, 2018
There was no tsunami threat however morning commutes were disrupted as trains were not running and power was out to many homes, according to the Japan Times.
Kansai Electric Power Co. said nuclear plants in Fukui Prefecture were operating normally.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 5:07 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 5:43 AM
DAYTON — The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office responded to a crash in Dayton early Monday morning.
The crash was reported at 2:50 a.m. at the intersection of Danner Avenue and Richley Drive.