The Sunflower

‘We are the change:’ Students hold on-campus protest against impunity in Africa

A member of the African Student Associasion holds up a sign during the protest.

Tabitha Barr, Reporter

October 23, 2020

Unity and peace was the overarching message members of WSU’s African Student Association brought to campus Thursday, Oct. 22 during their protest against impunity in Africa.  Students heard from a set of speakers in front of the Rhatigan Student Center before peacefully marching around campus....

Spring graduates finally recognized after five month delay

Fine Arts grad Lilian Tay walks off stage after getting recognized at the Spring 2020 Commencement.

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor

October 12, 2020

After a long five month delay, Wichita State’s Spring 2020 graduates finally had the opportunity to be celebrated during Saturday’s commencement celebration.  But just like the class of 2020, the graduation was nothing short of unique. Each graduate was given only two tickets for guests and eve...

Behind the scenes of Stadium’s investigation into Gregg Marshall 

Head Coach Gregg Marshall talks to freshman Tyson Etienne during a timeout of the game against Abilene Christian on Sunday.

Sean Marty, Sports Editor

October 11, 2020

This March, Stadium’s Jeff Goodman started a sixth month long investigation into Gregg Marshall after eight players entered the transfer portal.  Goodman has tracked transfers across the country for the past 20 years. Goodman most recently worked with ESPN before joining Stadium, a multi-platfor...

Homeless man arrested for trespassing on campus Wednesday, student leaders voice concerns

A line of Wichita State University Police Department patrol cars line department's parking lot off Perimeter Road.

Morgan Anderson and Lindsay Smith

October 10, 2020

The Wichita State police department arrested a homeless man for trespassing Wednesday. The Chief of WSU police Rodney Clark said that the man was served a no trespass order in the past but failed to comply, which was the reason he got arrested.  “Originally the person was reported up in the ...

Reports: Wichita State investigating Gregg Marshall on misconduct allegations 

Head Coach Gregg Marshall speaks to freshman Tyson Etienne during the second half of the game against VCU on Saturday.

Sean Marty, Sports Editor

October 9, 2020

Wichita State is conducting an investigation into coach Gregg Marshall’s behavior, according to multiple reports released Thursday.  In Stadium’s report, there were allegations that Marshall reportedly punched former Shocker center Shaq Morris center during a practice in 2015. Stadium also r...

WSU adds COVID-19 reporting form

WSU adds COVID-19 reporting form

Lindsay Smith, News Editor

October 7, 2020

Wichita State added a new COVID-19 reporting form that was sent out with Shocker Blast Wednesday morning. The form is for students to report information about testing positive for COVID-19, quarantine and isolation requirements and for them to ask general questions regarding the virus.  "As members of the Wichit...

‘My parents would not be coming home:’ Winterbone reflects on the day her world changed

A Wichita State hat displaying a pin honoring the WSU football head coach, Ben Wilson, sits on a piece of metal from the crash at the sitee near Silver Plume, Colorado. Wilson died in the crash along with 30 other passengers.

Sean Marty, Sports Editor

October 2, 2020

Elizabeth Wilson Winterbone’s life changed on Oct. 2 1970 when, at age 10, she lost both parents in the tragic WSU football team plane crash that killed 31 people.  At the time of the crash, Winterbone had arrangements to sleep over at a friend’s house while both parents made the journey to Loga...

Closed searches and budget cuts: Faculty senate address concerns over the presidential departure

Wichita State University's main campus is known for its multicolored tulips, which bloom every spring. The university announced changes for the spring semester on Thursday.

Lindsay Smith, News Editor

September 29, 2020

University Provost and current Acting President Rick Muma spoke to the faculty senate during their meeting Wednesday to address concerns over the sudden resignation of President Jay Golden. Muma confirmed that he is not a candidate for permanent presidency. “I don’t know how long I’m going to...

EDITORIAL: We deserve an explanation for Golden’s resignation

EDITORIAL: We deserve an explanation for Golden's resignation

Staff Editorial

September 28, 2020

Trust is a key ingredient for any university that wants to move beyond mere functionality towards a higher plain — to a place where students, faculty and staff can thrive. But trust doesn’t come easily these days.  The biggest decisions that impact the Wichita State University community are made ...

The Sunflower’s letter to recommend Jay Golden

University President Jay Golden, then president-elect, speaks at a Student Government Association meeting in December, 2019.

The Sunflower Staff

September 26, 2020

To whom it may concern: We are writing this letter to recommend Dr. Jay Golden for your institution. When Golden was selected as president of Wichita State in October, he expressed a goal for the university to be student-focused.  In June, Golden proved that those weren’t just words. When W...

University President Jay Golden resigns

Jay Golden, the new president of Wichita State University, answers questions from members of the press on Thursday, Oct. 31 in the Rhatigan Student Center. Golden previously served as the vice chancellor for the Division of Research, Economic Development and Engagement at East Carolina University.

Lindsay Smith, News Editor

September 25, 2020

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available Wichita State University President Jay Golden resigned from his position just shy of nine months on the job. The Kansas Board of Regents announced the resignation Friday, which will be effective immediately. "Wi...