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Student senator’s privacy breached, accommodation bill in SGA indefinitely postponed

Student senator’s privacy breached, accommodation bill in SGA indefinitely postponed

Allison Campbell, News Editor November 30, 2023

After announcing his intent to resign from the Student Government Association (SGA), Fine Arts Sen. Garett Knight said that while seeking accommodations, his FERPA-protected information was shared recklessly...

HOPE Services displays the #WeSupportU suspenders t-shirt along with some handouts inside their office. The Health Outreach Prevention and Education (HOPE) Services are located inside the Student Wellness Center at the Steve Clark YMCA.

Wichita State wellness outreach program, HOPE services, over a decade in the making

Jacob Unruh, Reporter November 25, 2023

Over a decade ago, Jessica Provines, the assistant vice president for wellness at Wichita State, kicked off the mission to create a department specialized in mental health wellness and substance prevention...

Kristy Cook smiles after a hot clean shower and a fresh hair trim provided by ShowerUp on Nov. 12. Cook has been having trouble with the Homeless Outreach Team of Wichita as she tries to find housing and support for her partners heart condition.

Nonprofit provides clean showers, hygiene products for homeless of Wichita

Cheyanne Tull, Reporter November 24, 2023

Most of Wichita’s homeless population struggles to find safe spaces to shower each week. ShowerUp, a nonprofit that provides showers for the homeless population in the city, is hoping to change that.  ShowerUp...

The Office of Civil Rights, Title IX and ADA Compliance (CTAC) office is located in Lindquist Hall, room 208.

WSU Office of Civil Rights, Title IX & ADA Compliance focuses on protecting students from discrimination

Jacob Unruh, Reporter November 22, 2023

The department that handles Title IX and equality services at Wichita State got a new name last April: the Office of Civil Rights, Title IX & ADA Compliance (CTAC). The department, which used to...

A Transgender Day of Remembrance participant drops a stone into a glass jar of water. Each pebble symbolizes a life that was lost, and the ripples represent the impact that person had on others.

Spectrum holds ceremony to recognize lost transgender lives

Mel Bright, Reporter November 22, 2023

Students honored the lives of transgender and gender non-conforming people who were reported as killed within the past year by gathering in the Rhatigan Student Center on Nov. 20. Transgender Day...

Arab Student Association and Asian Student Conference hosted the fundraiser for Palestine on Nov. 20 in honor of Carol Chakra and Lian Awadi, who died in a car crash on Nov. 15. Chakra was pro-Palestine and an ASA member.

Pro-Palestine fundraiser honors those dead in car crash

Courtney Brown, Investigative News Editor November 21, 2023

Arab Student Association and Asian Student Conference partnered to raise donations for Palestine while honoring 19-year-old Wichita State student Carol Chakra, who died in a car accident on Nov. 15. The...

Susan Castro, who was Faculty Senate President at the time, speaks at Faculty Senate Meeting on Sept. 12, 2022. File photo

Academic center aims to integrate humanities into medicine

Salsabila Attaria, Arts and Culture Editor November 21, 2023

Multiple faculty members interested in changing the approach to health care at Wichita State came together for “Artful Medicine: Bridging Medicine and the Humanities,” a presentation on emphasizing...

Speaker of the Senate Kylee Hower and Government Oversight Chairperson Jay Thompson took to the podium on Nov. 15 to share a bill that would modify the make-up of Senate seats in SGA. If approved, the bill would eliminate at-large senator seats while raising the guaranteed number of college-based seats.

Proposed bill to change make-up of Senate seats in Student Government Association

Allison Campbell, News Editor November 20, 2023

A new proposition to modify Senate seats within the Student Government Association (SGA) may eliminate at-large senator seats while raising the guaranteed number of college-based seats.  Speaker of...

Student senators vote on a bill during the Nov. 15 meeting.

‘Long overdue’: Student Government Association supports gender-neutral restrooms on each floor of new buildings

Courtney Brown, Investigative News Editor November 19, 2023

The Student Government Association (SGA) passed a resolution encouraging Wichita State to ensure at least one gender-neutral restroom on all floors of each new building on the main campus.  Student...

Stella Gage, the president of SHARE, and At-large Sen. Jasmine Peng speak to senators regarding a newly proposed resolution that aims to improve the accessibility of emergency contraception on campus. “Access to EC is an important way for students to maintain bodily autonomy and prevent unwanted pregnancies,” Gage said.

Sexual health group advocates for increased access to emergency contraception on campus

Courtney Brown, Investigative News Editor November 19, 2023

Sexual Health, Advocacy, Resources and Education (SHARE) hopes to improve the accessibility of emergency contraception on the Wichita State campus through two new resolutions introduced to the Student...

This week’s news in brief — Nov. 19

This week’s news in brief — Nov. 19

Jennifer Anima, Reporter November 19, 2023

Students and faculty need to complete required training The deadline for Title IX and Civil Rights training is Wednesday, March 6. If you have yet to complete the training, a banner will show up on...

The Kansas Board of Regents on Dec. 14, 2022. File Photo

KBOR approves funding for three projects at Wichita State

Trinity Ramm, Managing Editor November 18, 2023

Wichita State University had funding for three projects — including Cessna Stadium bonds, demolition of Brennan Hall, and resourced ventilation in McKnight — approved at the Kansas Board of Regents...

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