Washburn University http://kmuw.org en Washburn To Build New $30M Residence Hall http://kmuw.org/post/washburn-build-new-30m-residence-hall <p>Washburn University is going to build a 350-bed residence hall on the east side of its campus in Topeka to end waiting lists for housing and ease congestion in its student union dining hall.</p><p>The university’s Board of Regents approved the hiring of an architectural firm last week.</p><p>Officials say construction is expected to begin next March, with the hall expected to be ready in August of 2016.</p><p>The new hall will have its own dining space and cost about $30 million to build.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:15:27 +0000 Associated Press 36010 at http://kmuw.org New Washburn Communication Policy Draws Criticism http://kmuw.org/post/new-washburn-communication-policy-draws-criticism <p>A newspaper report suggests that faculty members at Washburn University must now alert the school’s administration before they talk to public officials or members of the media.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Academic affairs vice president Randy Pembrook says the policy developed earlier this month was intended only for the university’s deans, and as a way to keep track of their statements or presentations on subjects related to the university.</span></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:56:15 +0000 Associated Press 33661 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 4.10.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-41013 <p><em>Despite rain, ground still too dry for burning; Judge orders restitution in child porn case; Washburn University holding Jules Verne film fest.&nbsp;</em></p><p><strong>Burn Ban In Effect, Despite Recent Rain</strong></p><p>Though much of Kansas has received plenty of rain recently, state fire officials say it's still too dry for outdoor burning.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:20:50 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 15450 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 4.10.13