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60 years after Dockum sit-in, alumnus reflects on desegregating Wichita lunch counters

60 years after Dockum sit-in, alumnus reflects on desegregating Wichita lunch counters

Audrey Korte, Reporter

October 1, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

In August of 1958, Wichita youth staged a peaceful sit-in that led to the successful integration of drug store eating counters throughout the city. The tactic was later embraced around the country and sit-ins became synonymous with the civil rights movement. The Dockum Drug Store, which was part of...

Democratic Congressional candidate James Thompson visits Wichita State for meet-and-greet

Democratic Congressional candidate James Thompson visits Wichita State for meet-and-greet

Audrey Korte, Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

James Thompson, a civil rights attorney in Wichita and Democratic candidate for the Kansas Fourth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, visited Wichita State this week. The meet-and-greet took place in Hubbard Hall and was coordinated by the WSU College Democrats. “Our...

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop coming to campus next summer

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop coming to campus next summer

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Fuzzy's Taco Shop is coming to campus next summer. The taco chain announced Thursday plans to open a restaurant in Braeburn Square, the new retail complex near the 21st and Oliver corner of campus. “Braeburn Square is going to be a great location for Fuzzy’s and I think WSU folks are going...

Trump to rally in Topeka on behalf of Kobach

Trump to rally in Topeka on behalf of Kobach

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

September 27, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

President Donald Trump will visit Kansas next week to rally in support of Republican gubernatorial nominee Kris Kobach, according to a press release from the Kobach campaign. Trump will rally at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. Kobach, an outspoken advocate for...

Two years after being raped, WSU student shares her story of why she didn’t report

Two years after being raped, WSU student shares her story of why she didn’t report

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Amid the ongoing political back and forth surrounding SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh and accusations of sexual assault during his time at prep school, one survivor of sexual assault at WSU shares her personal story of why she didn’t report. Warning: This story talks about rape and sexual assault to ...

WSU professors weigh in on Kavanaugh, the burden of reporting for sexual assault survivors

WSU professors weigh in on Kavanaugh, the burden of reporting for sexual assault survivors

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

September 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Politics, Uncategorized

The stage is set for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh to testify before the Senate today alongside Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her at a high school party. Since Blasey Ford shared her story publicly last Wednesday, two more women have come forward wi...

Engineering dean candidate hopes to re-engineer the college

Engineering dean candidate hopes to re-engineer the college

Tiffany Trejo, Reporter

September 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

John Woolschlager, director of the Emergent Technologies Institute and professor and director of Engineering Graduate Programs at Florida Gulf Coast University, is Wichita State’s third of four candidates for dean of the College of Engineering to visit the university. Woolschlager hosted a public...

Student Government allocates $5,000 for livestreaming cameras

Student Government allocates $5,000 for livestreaming cameras

Daniel Caudill, Assistant News Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government Association

Student Government Association approved $5,000 for cameras which will be used to livestream Student Senate meetings in a way that is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). SGA’s $5,000 allocation, which comes from a $10,000 office expenditure technology fund, will cover the cost...

Wichita State welcomes new Latina-oriented sorority

Wichita State welcomes new Latina-oriented sorority

Drake Robinson, Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority, Latinas Poderosas Unidas Inc. held its founding line presentation at the Rhatigan Student Center this week. The sorority, which was founded at State University of New York at Geneseo in 1992, announced its Chi chapter at Wichita State recently. There are 22 chapters of th...

Wichita State Board of Trustees’ conflict of interest policy raises questions

Wichita State Board of Trustees’ conflict of interest policy raises questions

Jenna Farhat, News Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

A concern about public perception of transparency and openness has prompted the Wichita State Board of Trustees to consider whether or not they should be disclosing conflicts of interest. A routine audit of the university that was released last year notes that the Board of Trustees doesn’t have...

Regents: ‘Changing student profile’ prompted enrollment metric switch-up

Regents: ‘Changing student profile’ prompted enrollment metric switch-up

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

September 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The Kansas Board of Regents announced last week that the statewide enrollment report, set to be released in the coming weeks, will include a new metric for counting students at state universities. The new enrollment report will feature full-time equivalency numbers instead of the longstanding 20-d...

Wichita State Innovation Alliance expands, adds new directors

Wichita State Innovation Alliance expands, adds new directors

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

September 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State President John Bardo expanded the Wichita State Innovation Alliance (WSIA) board from 11 seats to 13 and appointed three new directors at Friday's meeting. WSIA is the non-profit organization that manages Innovation Campus. Bardo, who is chief officer of WSIA, hand-selects board members...