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DDN: Wright State among universities offering feedback on controversial bill

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Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

The Inter University Council of Ohio, which represents Ohio’s 14 public universities, has been working to solicit feedback on Senate Bill 83, which could make fundamental changes to the way Ohio’s public universities and colleges function.

Wright State University and the University of Toledo are two of the universities that asked their campus communities for feedback on the bill, according to emails that the universities’ presidents sent to their campus.

“Wright State University is working with other public universities in the state through the Inter-University Council (IUC) of Ohio to address concerns with the sponsor as the proposed legislation proceeds through the legislative process,” Wright State president Sue Edwards said in an email to campus soliciting comments on the bill.

She added, “The IUC has asked member institutions to provide feedback, and we invite the campus community to assist in these efforts.”

Some of the changes to public Ohio universities, if the bill passes, would include blocking unions at state-funded universities and colleges from striking, severing ties to Chinese government programs and requiring course syllabus to be posted online in a searchable database.