Open records 101: Understanding the Herald lawsuit

On Nov. 1, 2016, a College Heights Herald reporter filed an open records request with WKU, seeking all Title IX investigative records into faculty and staff sexual misconduct claims from the last five years. WKU denied this request, as well a similar request made by the Kentucky Kernel, the University of Kentucky’s student newspaper. In late … Continue reading Open records 101: Understanding the Herald lawsuit

Advocacy, Action and Disagreement: Responses to Bowling Green’s refugee resettlement

Origninally published on WKUTalisman.com on November 7, 2016.  The International Center of Kentucky’s main office was bustling with activity on the morning of Monday, Oct. 10. Located in a two-story, red-brick building on Kenton Street, it was filled with men, women and children who appeared to be of different races and ethnicities. Some sat in … Continue reading Advocacy, Action and Disagreement: Responses to Bowling Green’s refugee resettlement

Capitol Gains

Kentucky senators and representatives applauded as President of the Senate Robert Stivers and House Speaker Greg Stumbo introduced a group of visitors to their legislative bodies one Tuesday afternoon during the middle of Kentucky’s 2016 legislative session. They cheered for 15 WKU students. As members of the Student Government Association, the students had traveled to … Continue reading Capitol Gains

CCSJ’s first event challenges students to imagine their impact

A small group of students came together on Friday, Aug. 26, to envision how they, partnering with WKU’s new Center for Citizenship and Social Justice, might impact the world during their time on the Hill. They were participating in the beginning stages of “The Great Wall of Service,” a collaborative student mural project facilitated by … Continue reading CCSJ’s first event challenges students to imagine their impact

Chism for president

It was 11:59 on a cool spring night, a moment of expectancy that would soon lead to defeat for Brandenburg junior and presidential candidate Brian Chism.  View the full story here. Originally published in the 2015 edition of Western Kentucky University’s Talisman.