- Associated Press - Saturday, January 14, 2017

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio school named for the aviation-pioneering Wright Brothers is celebrating its 50th year as a university.

Wright State University in southwest Ohio plans a series of events during 2017 culminating with a special Homecoming Sept. 29-Oct. 1 featuring reunions including for the school’s founding classes.

A book on the school’s history is planned for publication in October.

The school that now has nearly 18,000 students opened in 1964 as a branch campus for Ohio State and Miami universities. It opened as an independent institution in 1967.






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