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  • 6/6/18 1:32 pm CDT
         Topeka, Kan. – Students from across the Topeka and surrounding communities are on the Washburn University campus this week and next (June 4 – June 14, Monday thru Thursday) participating in two Kansas STARBASE summer academies. Launching rockets, programming robots, and designing on CAD are just a few of the activities students will experience. The summer academies are open to students who have completed the fifth or sixth grade.      “The Washburnmore...
  • 6/5/18 2:31 pm CDT
         Topeka, Kan. – Twenty-six high school students from nine Shawnee County high schools will participate in the second High School Leadership Academy (HSLA) June 10 – 16, 2018 at Washburn University. Made possible by a grant from the Topeka Community Foundation, the Washburn University Leadership Institute hosts the academy and Washburn students facilitate it.      The mission of HSLA is to develop leadership skills in high school students and create amore...
  • 5/29/18 2:22 pm CDT
    Photograph: Professor Gillian Chadwick
         Topeka, Kan. - The Washburn Law Clinic, in collaboration with McGuireWoods LLP, helped secure an $8 million judgment on behalf of a survivor of human trafficking last week. The award comes after a federal judge in Kansas City found that the plaintiff, Kendra Ross, had been made to work over 40,000 uncompensated hours by a “regimented cult” from 2002 to 2012. The judgment is one of the largest single-plaintiff trafficking awards in American history.   more...
  • 5/23/18 2:26 pm CDT
    Left to right: Jacob Struber, Matt Spezia and Reed Trease
         Topeka, Kan. – A trio of Washburn University students keep earning recognition with an idea they brought to life in 2017. Jacob Struber, Matt Spezia and Reed Trease competed against students from around the world and placed second in the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Worldwide Business Plan Competition. They earned second place with their business plan for Moderno Metros, an app that uses GPS and interactive maps to help drivers locate parking spots andmore...
  • 5/21/18 5:51 pm CDT
            Topeka, Kan. – At 8:20 a.m. this morning, Monday, May 21, 2018, the Washburn University Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech) received a phone call from an unknown individual stating that an explosive device was on the campus (5724 SW Huntoon). The Washburn Tech administration immediately followed university safety protocol.            The Washburn University police department assisted with themore...

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