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A pay gap that left Kansas professors trailing their peers for more than a decade grew wider last year.

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Students and community members braved the cold Wednesday night to participate in Wichita State’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Walk.

Staff from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion began the walk at the Red Bud trail south of campus followed by a program at WSU’s new Experiential Engineering building.

Sophomore Sarah Myose said she participated in the walk as an effort to become more involved in the community.

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Wichita State University is holding a final event Wednesday night to commemorate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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Part of Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget proposal, released Wednesday, is additional funding for aviation training and research.

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City and county leaders and law enforcement officials on Friday unveiled the new joint Law Enforcement Training Center on Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus.

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Students at most state universities in Kansas will pay more to live on-campus than if they were to rent an off-campus apartment, according to an analysis by KMUW.

The analysis is based on new room and board rates unanimously approved recently by the Kansas Board of Regents. Pittsburg State University received the smallest increase — less than 1 percent for a dorm room shared by two students — while Wichita State University saw the largest increase at just less than 3 percent.

  

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Wichita State University will hold its fall commencement on Sunday at Koch Arena, the university said in a news release. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.

Lee Pelton, a 1973 WSU graduate, will receive an honorary doctorate during Sunday’s commencement. Pelton is president of Emerson College in Boston.

He was nominated for the honor by WSU President John Bardo.

Sunday’s ceremony will be available via webcast. Go to wichita.edu for more details.

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Thousands of volleyball fans are watching Wichita State University this weekend as they host the first and second rounds of the NCAA championship.

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Students rallied on Kansas university campuses on Wednesday as part of a day of demonstrations nationwide against Republican tax reform efforts that could make higher education more expensive.


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Enrollment is up at Wichita State University’s College of Education -- a welcome sign in the face of Kansas' teacher shortage.

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