Wichita State University

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Numbers from a census taken on the 20th day of classes at Wichita State University show a decrease in enrollment and credit hours students are taking this semester.

Preliminary reports filed Monday compare this year's enrollment and credit hours taken by students to those of last year. This semester, enrollment at WSU decreased by close to 500 students, or about 3.3 percent. Students are also taking 2.3 percent fewer credit hours overall.

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Wichita State University says it will add four more police officers as it continues to work on multiple fronts to ensure a safe campus.

University Police Chief Sara Morris said in a news release Monday the university recognizes that several recent incidents have raised concerns about campus safety. She says the crime rate is low, but no crime is acceptable.

The four new officers will be in addition to the 28 already employed, and will be hired under an expedited search process.

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The Wichita State University police department is increasing nighttime patrols in response to recent crimes on campus.

Data from a research center at Wichita State University shows economic misery was up slightly for Kansas in the second quarter of this year.

Data compiled by the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University shows the misery index for the state went from 4.44 in the first quarter to 4.46 in the second quarter because of a small increase in the unemployment rate.

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Students at Wichita State University have a new option for getting around the city to run errands. A car sharing company called Zipcar will begin offering rentals on campus next week.

Zipcar is already at 400 universities across North America. Here in Wichita, the company will offer two Ford Focuses that are available 24 hours a day.

Students, faculty and staff 18 or older can join for about $15 a year. Rates are $7.50 an hour or $69 a day. That includes gas and insurance up to 180 miles.

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Students at Wichita State University are holding an event tonight to bring attention to sexual assault and gender violence.

It’s estimated that one in four college women will be the victim of rape during their academic careers. And members of Wichita State’s Student Activities Board and the Inter-Fraternity Council want to bring attention to that problem.

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Wichita State University's Student Government Association is planning to honor a fellow student who was killed in a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia earlier this year.

Sean Sandefur

The Fairmount neighborhood sits at the south end of Wichita State University’s campus and has the distinction of being the birthplace of the school. But despite the neighborhood’s long and significant history, it has more recently been defined by its crime. KMUW’s Sean Sandefur reports on how a renewed bond between Fairmount and Wichita State could help the community thrive once again.

Carla Eckels

This piece originally aired Aug. 12, 2015, during All Things Considered.

A new convenience store and Valero gas station is set to open soon near the canal route in northeast Wichita.

The economically challenged neighborhood has been without these services for over a decade. The owner plans to create about 20 new jobs.

Aileen LeBlanc

Two people have been arrested on charges of first-degree murder in connection with the killing of a Wichita State student on the university’s campus this weekend.