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Brinkley accuser shares her story, intentions behind coming forward

Brinkley accuser shares her story, intentions behind coming forward

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

February 12, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government Association

UPDATE: Brinkley resigned as student body president three days after Cuellar's accusations surfaced. On the day of his resignation, Cuellar and other women accusing Brinkley of sexual assault shared their stories at the Student Government Association meeting.   Maia Cuellar moved back to Wi...

Faculty Senate divided over incoming two-factor identification requirement

Faculty Senate divided over incoming two-factor identification requirement

John Darr, Culture Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under News

Two-factor identification will soon be required for faculty logging into their MyWsu accounts. The majority of Monday's Faculty Senate session centered around concerns over the introduction of the new system. With the new system, which would operate through Cisco’s Duo security application, facult...

SGA cabinet responds to sexual assault accusations against Student Body President Kenon Brinkley

SGA cabinet responds to sexual assault accusations against Student Body President Kenon Brinkley

Matthew Kelly and Daniel Caudill

February 11, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

The Wichita State Student Government Association responded Monday morning to accusations of sexual assault made against Student Body President Kenon Brinkley in a blog post published Sunday night. "The Student Government Association Cabinet is aware of an article published during the evening of Sunday, February ...

Regent’s company corners the market on student housing at Wichita State

Regent’s company corners the market on student housing at Wichita State

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

February 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

ichita State called off plans for more university-owned on-campus housing the same day David Murfin was named a member of the Kansas Board of Regents. Two years later, when Murfin was chairman of the board, WSU decided to lease space at the mostly empty private apartment complex developed by Murfin’s c...

Wichita State cancels Thursday classes

Wichita State cancels Thursday classes

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

February 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

With sleet and snow bearing down on campus Wednesday evening, Wichita State has cancelled all classes scheduled for Thursday, according to a university alert. University offices will also be closed. WSU joins WSU Tech, Newman University, the USD 259 district, and numerous schools across the state,...

University police hold active shooter training at Koch Arena

University police hold active shooter training at Koch Arena

Audrey Korte, Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Commands echoed through Charles Koch Arena as the Wichita State Police Department held active shooter training Wednesday morning. Fourteen members of the department took part in the drills from 7:30-11 a.m. Officers were given a scenario in which there had been a shooting in Koch Arena and they had...

Icy sidewalks lead to injuries — and salty students

Icy sidewalks lead to injuries — and salty students

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Update: Thursday classes are cancelled, the university said late Wednesday night. Classes are planned to resume normally Friday. Madalyn Temaat hurried to her 9:30 Moral Issues class Wednesday morning, running behind because of the icy road conditions. Temaat had parked across 17th Street, so sh...

Investigation documents shed light on Beta Theta Pi suspension

Investigation documents shed light on Beta Theta Pi suspension

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Beta Theta Pi’s current suspension stems from a “Thirsty Thursday” party in August — one that reads like a stereotypical rager: MD 20/20, 30 packs, bottles of vodka and whiskey, alleged kegs, and bags of wine specifically to get women drunk, solicited over a GroupMe text by a Beta member, according...

Business students weigh in on referendum, new building on Innovation Campus

Business students weigh in on referendum, new building on Innovation Campus

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

February 4, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Of the $38.5 million Wichita State is seeking to raise from a proposed student fee increase, $20 million would go towards the construction of a new business building on Innovation Campus. Even within the college that stands to gain the most from an affirmative vote on the March referendum, student feedback...

Weekly preview — week of Feb. 3

Weekly preview — week of Feb. 3

John Darr, Culture Editor

February 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Monday, Feb. 4 Mentoring Mondays Time: 4-6 p.m. Location: Boys and Girls Club of South Central Kansas, 2400 N. Opportunity Dr. Cost: Free! Do you love working with children and giving back to the community? Mentoring Monday gives you the opportunity to do both. The Boys and Girls Club has pa...

Stolen applesauce, a man with weed who wandered into Panda Express, potatoes thrown at a frat house — here are January’s crime log highlights

Stolen applesauce, a man with weed who wandered into Panda Express, potatoes thrown at a frat house — here are January’s crime log highlights

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

February 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

Wichita State police had 71 incident reports on the campus crime log in January. Here are some of the more interesting things that happened. -On Jan. 6, an unidentified man was throwing “potatoes and asphalt” at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house. The incident is still under investigation.   -Als...

Heldman: Bardo in and out of hospital; ‘absolutely’ expects to return as president

Heldman: Bardo in and out of hospital; ‘absolutely’ expects to return as president

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

February 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State President John Bardo has been in and out of the hospital as he recovers from a second surgery to treat a chronic lung condition, Vice President for Strategic Communications Lou Heldman said Friday morning. The Sunflower previously reported that Bardo was moved to a rehabilitation facility,...