News briefs: Fake Patty’s Day rape, ‘no confidence’ at WSU and vandalism charge for KU basketball player

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THE RILEY COUNTY Police Department filed a report of rape in Manhattan on Thursday. The report said a 20-year-old female victim believes she was raped on March 11, which was Fake Patty’s Day, after she took drugs, passed out and woke up next to an unknown male in bed. No additional information will be released due to the ongoing investigation.

THE WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY student government passed a resolution of “no confidence” in university president John Bardo in a 20-4-7 vote on Thursday, the Sunflower reported. The resolution originally called for Bardo’s resignation, but that portion was removed. Members of the faculty senate also sent a letter outlining their grievances with the university administration to Bardo.

THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS student government rejected a $2 student fee to fund a Multicultural Student Government, the Daily Kansan reported Thursday. A similar attempt was vetoed by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little last year.

“I do not believe that how it is right now, that students should have to pay a separate $2 fee to fund Multicultural Student Government, when we can all work together to make student senate more equitable,” student body president Stephonn Alcorn said at Wednesday’s student senate meeting.

A COURT AFFIDAVIT released Thursday detailed the scene that resulted in a misdemeanor vandalism charge for Josh Jackson, a KU men’s basketball player, the Kansas City Star reported. Jackson, who is projected to be a first-round NBA draft pick, is scheduled for arraignment on April 12. Jackson said the charge is “old business.” KU opens the NCAA Tournament against the University of California, Davis today.

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Jason Tidd
Jason Tidd graduated from Kansas State University's Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication in May 2017. He was the spring 2017 editor-in-chief, fall 2016 news editor and spring 2016 assistant news editor. While at K-State, Jason played baritone in the Pride of Wildcat Land marching band.