When things get moving, sometimes it is important to get out of the way or join in the order of things. Recently, this has been my reaction to the skepticism of the Ferguson protests. Many of the comments I have read on social media and heard from peers have focused on very specific aspects of the […]
Determining what to do in life, what inspires passion, what is tolerable and what balance of work and life is preferable for the individual can only be learned through reflection and self-analysis.
The new initiatives are commendable as they go through the lines of communication and illustrate how everyone at the university plays a part in each individual’s academic integrity. There is a mutual accountability implied in the new training, which needs to be maintained by all parties going forward.
By implementing the program, schools can cut back on a significant amount of paperwork, eliminating the need to determine student eligibility on a case-by-case basis. It also streamlines the daily lunch process, as employees no longer need to distinguish between who pays and who does not pay for lunch each time.
With its clear benefits for the environment and reducing automotive traffic, Milwaukee should make important changes to help a more diverse bike culture flourish. This would include establishing clear bike routes downtown and finding ways to get more people biking safely.
The university’s motto encourages students to “be the difference,” to go out into the world and positively influence peoples’ lives. Foley did that and more. He ventured into the world to capture the stories of the most marginalized and set a precedent for the scope and role of journalism in times of conflict.
When Michael Lovell accepted his position as Marquette’s as first lay president this past March, there was excitement across Marquette’s campus. Students, faculty and administrators over the past year were accustomed to big name departures on campus, so when Lovell was unanimously appointed by the Board of Trustees, it came as a relieving change of pace. Although Lovell only began his work a university president July 1, he has demonstrated a tenacity to openly interact with students and the Marquette community at large since day one.
At a university which toots its commitment to service, many students vehemently incorporate it into their college experience. Some take classes with a service-learning component while others join organizations devoted entirely to service. Be it service for the Milwaukee area or for national causes, Marquette gets involved.
We hope your arrival will prove to be a major turning point for the university that weathered a long year of ups and downs. We hope you will emphasize the potential this university has from the moment you begin your new role.