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Wichita State University has begun its own inquiry into an incident last week that took place after the Student Government Association banquet.

President John Bardo has appointed three university leaders -- Marche Fleming-Randle, assistant for diversity; Judy Espinoza, director of human resources; and, Jane Link, director of equal opportunity -- to the committee. They will look into allegations of racially discriminatory behavior.

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Wichita State University is in the process of changing its student fee structure to be more equitable.

Student fees pay for athletics and student services, and are currently calculated per credit hour. WSU wants to begin a flat-fee system where students pay fees based on the number of credit hours they take.

There would be three levels of student fees; all students in each level would pay the same amount.

WSU says the change will only impact student fees. Course fees, certain program fees and infrastructure fees will remain a per credit hour fee.

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Wichita State University police were called to campus Thursday night about an incident that took place after the Student Government Association annual banquet. The former president made a final speech as the new president and her family listened in the audience.

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The University of Kansas, Kansas State and Wichita State all want to prevent fans from carrying concealed weapons into major sporting events.

The three schools asked a Kansas Board of Regents committee Wednesday for permission to use metal detectors and armed security to screen fans. The committee agreed.

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As the debate continues at the Kansas Statehouse over guns on campus, universities around Kansas are preparing for the law to go into effect on July 1.

Wichita State University held a forum Thursday, the first in a series that will outline the school's new weapons policy. Basically, anyone over the age of 21 who can legally have a gun in Kansas can bring their concealed weapon on campus.

Read the campus weapons policy here.

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Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill into law officially tying together Wichita State University and Wichita Area Technical College (WATC).

A signing ceremony was held Wednesday at the Experiential Engineering Building on the WSU campus.

WATC will remain a separate legal entity and will be called the WSU Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology.

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Today, a special election will take place to decide who will replace Mike Pompeo in Kansas’ 4th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Wichita State has accepted an invitation to join the American Athletic Conference.

Conference spokesman Bill Potter says the presidents of the conference's 12 member schools voted unanimously Friday to admit the school in all sports but football and the school accepted the invitation.

The school, which is currently a member of the Missouri Valley Conference, does not have a football program but it is a powerhouse in men's basketball.

It will officially join the league on July 1.

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A celebration of life event will be held Saturday to honor Shocker football legend Linwood Sexton, who died last week at the age of 90.

In this StoryCorps segment, recorded in Wichita in 2010, Sexton’s son, former Wichita State University athletic director Eric Sexton, asks his dad about his experiences, on and off the field. 

The celebration of life event will be held on April 8 Wichita State University’s Koch Arena. Doors open at 10 a.m.

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Wichita State University Shocker football legend Linwood Sexton died Wednesday at the age of 90.

Sexton, who graduated from the University of Wichita in 1948, was a charter inductee into the Shocker Sports Hall of Fame and was a Kansas Sports Hall of Fame honoree.  

In an interview with KMUW a few years ago, he remembered early life in his football career as the only black player on the team.

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