5 things to read this morning

5 things to read

Herald staff

1. Students rock catwalk for Rip the Runway

Preston Center was transformed Friday night into a high fashion, adrenaline fueled runway show for the fifth annual Rip the Runway event, hosted by the Black Student Alliance. The gym lights were dimmed, spotlights were brought out and a makeshift runway with multi–colored sequins lined the floor.

With songs from artists ranging from the Notorious B. I. G. to Mike Will Made It shaking the gym, spectators and fashion fans poured in and lined the runway, flooding Instagram with selfies and tweeting using the hashtag #wkuriptherunway in anticipation of the big event. 

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2. Dry Clean Only: Energy, ferocity fuel fashion show

Fashion columnist Kae Holloway reviews Rip the Runway. “While my experience after the show was a little shocking, the show itself was exciting, adrenaline fueled and FIERCE,” Holloway writes. “The all caps are entirely intentional.”

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3. Email scams clog inboxes

WKU students have been receiving more scam emails in the last few months than the school’s Information Technology Department has seen in quite awhile.

Gordon Johnson, associate vice president of Information Technology, said common scams that try to get people to give up their money offer “work at home” jobs, where people can earn quick money. 

“We actually have not had a lot of those over the last three to five years,” he said. “Just within the last three to six months, there’s been several of those that have come through here.” 

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4. WKU works to close wage gap

On the national level, for every dollar a man makes, a woman makes on average only 77 cents. 

On WKU’s campus, female professors average over $2,000 less than their male counterparts. While that number is better than the national average, it’s much improved from the nearly $6,000 deficit in 2008-09, and half of the gender deficit WKU had among full-time professors in the 2011-12 school year.

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5. Best of the Hill 2014 winners

See which businesses and organizations took the top honors in this year’s Best of the Hill.

View the results here