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A weekly meeting about startups and entrepreneurs had its first event in Old Town this morning.

Dozens of people packed into Wichita State University’s new Old Town location for an initiative called 1 Million Cups, a program started in Kansas City that has spread to 77 cities across the U.S.

The idea behind 1 Million Cups is providing “a supportive, neutral space welcoming entrepreneurs to be open and honest about their businesses and the challenges they face.”

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It’s that time of year when many high school seniors are filling out their college applications. And while choosing a perfect school and trying to get in can be hard enough, navigating the world of student loans can also cause major stress. KMUW’s Sean Sandefur reports on how families can best prepare for the cost of college.

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A study released last month by Wichita State University found that Kansas'  sales tax pushes shoppers across state and county lines in order to save money on food. Kansas is one of only 14 states that includes groceries in the state sales tax.

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A university study projects the number of Kansans older than 65 will double in the next 50 years and outnumber children for the first time in state history.

The forecast released Wednesday by Wichita State University's Center for Economic Development and Business Research also projects a 21.8 percent increase between 2014 and 2064 as the Kansas population reaches more than 3.5 million people. That is slower than the growth rate for the nation.

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Wichita State University has announced the recipients of its Harry Gore Memorial Scholarships, which are awarded to high school seniors in Kansas. The scholarships are worth $15,000 a year for four years.

Two students were chosen for the award after demonstrating strong leadership qualities and a solid academic record.

Sandra Carlo of Maize High School was one of the students chosen for this year’s award.

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Wichita State University is looking to add a multi-level parking garage to its main campus as it anticipates a growing student population.

Wichita State is seeking approval from the Kansas Board of Regents to build a $7.2 million parking garage.

"Planning for the garage reflects the university's confidence in increasing enrollment and our response to complaints that there is inadequate parking near the central part of campus," WSU President John Bardo said in a news release.

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Kansas’ largest personal computer manufacturer has pledged a gift valued at $2.5 million to provide computers, monitors and five years of desktop support for the engineering department at Wichita State University.

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A new study shows Kansas' high sales taxes on groceries have people crossing state lines to shop, particularly residents living in border counties.

The trend hurts low-income families, rural grocery stores and local governments.

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Wichita State University is reporting an increase in the number of invention disclosures coming from its campus following a new marketing campaign.

WSU Ventures began as a way to encourage WSU faculty, staff and students to commercialize their ideas. It focuses on technology transfer, expanding industry partnerships, and commercializing WSU innovations.

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A Wichita State University student who died after trying to stop a suicide bomber in Saudi Arabia will receive an honorary degree.

Wichita State officials announced Thursday that 22-year-old Abduljaleel Alarbash also will have a room in Jabara Hall on the college campus named for him.

Alarbash, an electrical engineering student, was killed in May when he tried to stop the suicide bomber from entering a mosque in his native Saudi Arabia.

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