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Wright State is projecting another drop in student enrollment this fall. The decline is expected to result in a steep tuition revenue loss.

The university is expecting just over 13,300 students this fall, about 2,000 fewer than last year and the lowest number the school has seen since the 1980s.

In a budget presentation Thursday, university officials estimated a $16.5M decline in tuition revenue for fiscal year 2020.

Wright State’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a tentative agreement with the faculty union at a meeting last night, bringing more than two years of contract negotiations to a close.

The board greenlighted two separate contracts that will run consecutively until June of 2023.

Some Wright State students are planning to attend town-hall meeting Wednesday to learn more about how a faculty strike scheduled for January 22 may affect them.

More than 500 faculty members with the American Association of University Professors are planning to walk out next Tuesday unless a new contract deal is reached. The union has been in negotiations with the university for over two years.

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An Ohio college student who rushed the stage at a Donald Trump rally is due back in federal court, where he's charged with illegally entering a restricted area.

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Ohio's attorney general is investigating whether a state university and its consultant violated state lobbying laws when the university paid him nearly $2 million without a state board's prior approval.