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‘I can’t imagine life without him’: Friends of Hasan Rahman gather at memorial

‘I can’t imagine life without him’: Friends of Hasan Rahman gather at memorial

Madeline Deabler, Design Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Friends gathered outside the Rhatigan Student Center Sunday afternoon to mourn the death of former Wichita State student Hasan Rahman. Moving from Bangladesh to Kansas in 2011, Rahman quickly joined the Wichita Bangladesh community where he soon made many friends. One of those friends, President...

Graduate students protest tax bill

Graduate students protest tax bill

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

November 29, 2017


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Roughly 40 Wichita State students and faculty braved the cold Wednesday to protest a U.S. House tax bill that could potentially cost graduate teaching assistants thousands of dollars. The bill, which passed on Nov. 16, would count tuition waivers GTAs receive in exchange for instructing undergraduate...

SGA passes 5 resolutions to address campus safety concerns

SGA passes 5 resolutions to address campus safety concerns

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

November 29, 2017


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The Student Government Association passed five resolutions to support on-campus security during the Student Senate meeting on Wednesday night. The five resolutions were crafted based on suggestions made by students and officers at the safety walk earlier this month about potential on-campus security concerns. SGA’s Student and Safety Servi...

Street Speak: ‘What do you think of the proposed housing rate increase at The Flats?’

Street Speak: ‘What do you think of the proposed housing rate increase at The Flats?’

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

November 29, 2017


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Faculty Senate votes against ‘involuntary separation’ policy

Faculty Senate votes against ‘involuntary separation’ policy

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

November 27, 2017


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The Faculty Senate voted against a policy that would allow Wichita State employees to be terminated for being charged with a crime. The proposed university policy, known as “involuntary separation,” would allow the university to terminate any employee charged with a criminal offense, without a...

What are campus free speech zones?

What are campus free speech zones?

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

November 27, 2017


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On Wichita State’s main campus, there are five free speech zones available for “First Amendment activities.” Free speech zones are a method of designating First Amendment activities such as protests and public forums on college campuses. In April, the Student Government Association made a...

Faculty Senate to address involuntary employee separation Monday

Faculty Senate to address involuntary employee separation Monday

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

November 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

The Faculty Senate is expected to discuss proposed policy changes regarding Wichita State’s employee separation terms and promotions for non-tenure-eligible faculty at Monday’s meeting. Proposed policy changes will not be approved by the senate, but the body can vote to either endorse or not endorse...

Vizzini named Washington State Tri-Cities chancellor search finalist

Vizzini named Washington State Tri-Cities chancellor search finalist

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

November 26, 2017


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Provost and Senior Vice President Tony Vizzini could soon be in charge of his own university. According to a news release on the Washington State University Tri-Cities (WSUTC) website, Vizzini made the final cut for the school's national chancellor search. WSUTC is a campus in the Washington State...

40 percent of WSU buildings are in same or worse condition than Fairmount Towers

40 percent of WSU buildings are in same or worse condition than Fairmount Towers

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

November 26, 2017


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Thirty-four of 84 Wichita State buildings are in the same or poorer condition than Fairmount Towers, according to a Kansas Board of Regents report on building conditions at state institutions. This summer, the university announced plans to close and eventually demolish Fairmount Towers, citing “facility...

Ulrich director Bob Workman to retire

Ulrich director Bob Workman to retire

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

November 20, 2017


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Bob Workman, director of the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State, has announced his plan to retire at the end of the school year. Workman has been in his position at WSU since 2013. His last day at WSU will be June 30, 2018. Workman, who graduated from WSU in the 1970s, has worked to bring a...

Students’ Advisory Committee address multicultural students’ issues with WSU

Students’ Advisory Committee address multicultural students’ issues with WSU

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

November 16, 2017


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Regents university student body presidents and vice presidents assessed how Wichita State is meeting multicultural students’ needs at Wednesday’s Student’s Advisory Committee meeting. Ryan Kelly, student senator at Kansas State University and chair of the Student Advisory Committee’s diversity...

WSU partners with cyber security firm

WSU partners with cyber security firm

Angela Lingg, Student Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita​ ​State​ ​students​ ​will​ ​soon​ ​have​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​work​ ​for​ ​a​ ​cyber​ ​security​ ​company serving​ ​federal​ ​clients. Ennovar​ ​Technology​ ​Solutions​ ​at​ ​WSU​ ​has​ ​partnered​...