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Wright State senior comes up short in Jeopardy! semifinals
 Wright State University senior Emily Bingham placed third in the Jeopardy College Tournament semifinals Tuesday night, ending her run on the television game show. Bingham started the competition last week as one of 15 contestants from universities across the country competing for a grand prize of $100,000. Last week, Bingham placed first...

1:29 AM Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Wright State University senior Emily Bingham placed third in the Jeopardy College Tournament semifinals Tuesday night, ending her run on the television game show. Bingham started the competition last week as one of 15 contestants from universities across the country competing for a grand prize of $100,000. Last week, Bingham placed first...
Wright State plans debate “launch event” for March 1
 Wright State University plans to hold a “launch event” on March 1 that will kick off activities on and around campus leading up to the September presidential debate at the Nutter Center. Events leading up to the Sept. 26 debate — the first of three featuring candidates for president — will include a film festival,...

7:57 PM Tuesday, Feb. 09, 2016

Wright State University plans to hold a “launch event” on March 1 that will kick off activities on and around campus leading up to the September presidential debate at the Nutter Center. Events leading up to the Sept. 26 debate — the first of three featuring candidates for president — will include a film festival,...
Inmates earn certificates from Sinclair
 When Jamie Belville is released from Dayton Correctional Institute in April, she hopes to use the college credentials she earned while behind bars to help live a “fulfilling life.” Belville and about 40 other inmates at DCI received postsecondary credentials Monday from Sinclair Community College. The inmates were joined by joyful...

11:05 PM Monday, Feb. 08, 2016

When Jamie Belville is released from Dayton Correctional Institute in April, she hopes to use the college credentials she earned while behind bars to help live a “fulfilling life.” Belville and about 40 other inmates at DCI received postsecondary credentials Monday from Sinclair Community College. The inmates were joined by joyful...
‘Jeopardy’ a lifelong dream for Wright State student
 On Tuesday night, television viewers will find out whether Wright State University student Emily Bingham will advance to the final round of Jeopardy! College Tournament. Bingham started the competition as one of 15 contestants from universities across the country competing in the annual competition for a grand prize of $100,000. The runner-up...

7:01 PM Friday, Feb. 05, 2016

On Tuesday night, television viewers will find out whether Wright State University student Emily Bingham will advance to the final round of Jeopardy! College Tournament. Bingham started the competition as one of 15 contestants from universities across the country competing in the annual competition for a grand prize of $100,000. The runner-up...
Libyan college students want help from government
 About a dozen Libyan college students gathered Thursday in front of the federal courthouse downtown to protest cuts to scholarships and aid by the Libyan government. The students said the Libyan government hasn’t paid for their tuition, allowances or health care in months, due to budget constraints caused by turmoil back home. The protesters...

7:21 PM Thursday, Feb. 04, 2016

About a dozen Libyan college students gathered Thursday in front of the federal courthouse downtown to protest cuts to scholarships and aid by the Libyan government. The students said the Libyan government hasn’t paid for their tuition, allowances or health care in months, due to budget constraints caused by turmoil back home. The protesters...
Meal plans at Miami, other colleges outpace tuition increases
 While college students face ever-growing tuition bills, those increases in many cases are being outpaced by another rising cost: meal plan charges. An analysis by this newspaper found that meal plan charges have skyrocketed more than tuition and fees at six of 10 local institutions. Miami, Wittenberg and Wright State are among the universities...

8:01 PM Wednesday, Feb. 03, 2016

While college students face ever-growing tuition bills, those increases in many cases are being outpaced by another rising cost: meal plan charges. An analysis by this newspaper found that meal plan charges have skyrocketed more than tuition and fees at six of 10 local institutions. Miami, Wittenberg and Wright State are among the universities...
Bill would allow closer scrutiny of higher ed spending

5:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

As the cost of higher education continues to increase, a few Ohio legislators are pushing to give the Auditor’s Office the power to examine whether colleges and universities are spending taxpayer money efficiently. The Ohio House voted unanimously last week to approve H.B. 384 — a bill that if passed by the Senate and signed by...
Wright State adds millions to cost of presidential debate
 Wright State University informed its Board of Trustees at a meeting Friday that it plans to spend around $8 million in preparation for the September presidential debate at the Nutter Center. A few trustees expressed concern over the rising price tag; the trustees previously were told the figure would be in the ballpark of $3 million to $5...

6:50 PM Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

Wright State University informed its Board of Trustees at a meeting Friday that it plans to spend around $8 million in preparation for the September presidential debate at the Nutter Center. A few trustees expressed concern over the rising price tag; the trustees previously were told the figure would be in the ballpark of $3 million to $5...
Affluent Raleigh attracts talent to ‘Research Triangle’
 LexisNexis’ plan to move technology jobs from Dayton to North Carolina will add more punch to an area that already enjoys a reputation as a high-tech magnet. Experts point to the high-quality research universities near Raleigh, including Duke, as positives that make the “Research Triangle” an attractive option for businesses...

7:39 PM Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

LexisNexis’ plan to move technology jobs from Dayton to North Carolina will add more punch to an area that already enjoys a reputation as a high-tech magnet. Experts point to the high-quality research universities near Raleigh, including Duke, as positives that make the “Research Triangle” an attractive option for businesses...
Raleigh is growing faster; Dayton’s cost-of-living is lower

5:24 PM Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Lexis Nexis announced Wednesday it plans to move LexisNexis technology jobs to Raleigh, N.C. — a move that will shrink the company’s footprint in Dayton. So to see how the two metro areas compare, we pulled data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Here’s this newspaper&rsquo...
Millions paid to find university talent
 Miami University paid a search firm more than $130,000 to conduct a nationwide search for a new provost, the second-highest-ranking position on campus. But about six months after the search began, Miami introduced Phyllis Callahan as its new provost in 2014. She was an internal candidate who was known to the university’s trustees because...

4:00 PM Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016

Miami University paid a search firm more than $130,000 to conduct a nationwide search for a new provost, the second-highest-ranking position on campus. But about six months after the search began, Miami introduced Phyllis Callahan as its new provost in 2014. She was an internal candidate who was known to the university’s trustees because...
Smaller course loads costly to students
 Jordan Wolfe left high school with advanced placement and honors classes under his belt, and a solid GPA. That made it all the more surprising when his Youngstown State University adviser recommended he take 12 credit hours his first semester. Looking back, the fourth-year political science major says his adviser should have recommended a...

9:23 PM Friday, Jan. 01, 2016

Jordan Wolfe left high school with advanced placement and honors classes under his belt, and a solid GPA. That made it all the more surprising when his Youngstown State University adviser recommended he take 12 credit hours his first semester. Looking back, the fourth-year political science major says his adviser should have recommended a...
Kasich up to 3rd in New Hampshire poll, behind Trump, Rubio
 Ohio Gov. John Kasich is up to 3rd place in New Hampshire, according to a presidential eleciton poll released Wednesday. The American Research Group poll puts Kasich at 13 percent in the state, behind Donald Trump at 21 percent and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 15 percent. The Ohio Governor leads New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (12 percent)...

4:04 AM Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is up to 3rd place in New Hampshire, according to a presidential eleciton poll released Wednesday. The American Research Group poll puts Kasich at 13 percent in the state, behind Donald Trump at 21 percent and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 15 percent. The Ohio Governor leads New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (12 percent)...
Sinclair to use levy funds for health sciences building

10:06 PM Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

Sinclair Community College’s Board of Trustees voted 9-0 Tuesday to approve a $31.5 million budget for construction of a new health sciences center. The 1-mill levy that Montgomery County voters passed in November will pay for about half of the project. Sinclair President Steven Johnson said the project keeps to the school’s campaign...
More than half of smoking fines unpaid
 More than $2 million in fines levied against establishments for violating the state’s smoking law are still unpaid, this newspaper found, raising questions about the Ohio Department of Health’s enforcement of the ban against smoking in public places. From May 2007 through the end of September this year, the state and local health...

6:46 PM Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

More than $2 million in fines levied against establishments for violating the state’s smoking law are still unpaid, this newspaper found, raising questions about the Ohio Department of Health’s enforcement of the ban against smoking in public places. From May 2007 through the end of September this year, the state and local health...
UDRI names new director
 Allan Crasto, who has worked at the University of Dayton Research Institute for 27 years, will take over as director of the organization starting next month. Crasto says making further inroads with Dayton industries will rank among his top priorities at the helm of UDRI. “I want to make sure we sustain our trajectory of growth,&rdquo...

4:29 PM Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Allan Crasto, who has worked at the University of Dayton Research Institute for 27 years, will take over as director of the organization starting next month. Crasto says making further inroads with Dayton industries will rank among his top priorities at the helm of UDRI. “I want to make sure we sustain our trajectory of growth,&rdquo...
OSU tops Alabama in sports revenue generation
 Ohio State University’s athletic program surpassed the University of Alabama as the second largest revenue producing program in the country. OSU’s athletic revenue topped $170.9 million in fiscal year 2014. Only the University of Texas brought in more money from sports, with about $180 million, according to U.S. Department of...

8:51 PM Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

Ohio State University’s athletic program surpassed the University of Alabama as the second largest revenue producing program in the country. OSU’s athletic revenue topped $170.9 million in fiscal year 2014. Only the University of Texas brought in more money from sports, with about $180 million, according to U.S. Department of...
Miami pushes guaranteed four-year tuition
 Miami University is raising tuition for incoming students next fall, but those students will see no additional cost increases under a plan approved last week. Miami’s Board of Trustees approved Friday a plan to lock-in room and board, fees and tuition for a student’s four years at the Oxford campus. If approved by the Ohio Department...

9:57 PM Monday, Dec. 07, 2015

Miami University is raising tuition for incoming students next fall, but those students will see no additional cost increases under a plan approved last week. Miami’s Board of Trustees approved Friday a plan to lock-in room and board, fees and tuition for a student’s four years at the Oxford campus. If approved by the Ohio Department...
OSU student from Dayton area dies in annual ‘lake jump’
 An Ohio State student from Bellbrook died Wednesday during the school’s annual “lake jump” into Mirror Lake as part of the pre-game ritual for Michigan week. Austin Singletary, 22, had a cardiac emergency after jumping into the water, Columbus police said. In response, the school Wednesday said it would work to ban the annual...

8:19 PM Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

An Ohio State student from Bellbrook died Wednesday during the school’s annual “lake jump” into Mirror Lake as part of the pre-game ritual for Michigan week. Austin Singletary, 22, had a cardiac emergency after jumping into the water, Columbus police said. In response, the school Wednesday said it would work to ban the annual...
Debate rages about UD’s ‘ghetto’
 For many University of Dayton students and alumni, there is nostalgia surrounding “the ghetto.” It’s where they met friends. Drank cheap beer. Spent late nights studying. But while that term elicits fond memories for some, it conjures up negative feelings for others, and the UD administration has for years pushed for a change...

10:14 PM Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

For many University of Dayton students and alumni, there is nostalgia surrounding “the ghetto.” It’s where they met friends. Drank cheap beer. Spent late nights studying. But while that term elicits fond memories for some, it conjures up negative feelings for others, and the UD administration has for years pushed for a change...
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