Marquette Wire

Future of SPARK program to look different

This past summer, SPARK took place virtually.

Skyler Chun, Executive A&E Editor

October 20, 2020

As of right now, changes to the program are just being made specifically for 2021.

EDITORIAL: Marquette must reevaluate changes to spring 2021 semester

Marquette University eliminated spring break and Easter break for the spring 2021 semester, and replaced them with four mental health days. Marquette Wire stock photo

October 20, 2020

Marquette University's choice to replace spring and Easter break with mental health days in the spring 2021 semester does not provide students, faculty and staff with adequate time to relax.

Midterm and Easter break cancelled for Spring 2021 semester

The university will provide mental health days throughout the semester. Marquette Wire stock photo

Natallie St. Onge, Executive Director

October 20, 2020

In a Oct. 16 news release, and letter from Provost Kimo Ah Yun, the university announced its Mental Health Days for Feb. 8, March 10, April 20 and May 5 rather than its usual five-day spring semester break and Easter break.

PICKART: Wisconsin must act now against COVID-19

Governor Tony Evers issued an emergency order in response to a spike in COVID-19 cases Oct. 6 to reduce capacities for restaurants and indoor events. Photo via Flickr

Max Pickart, Opinions Columnist

October 20, 2020

Wisconsin's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the wake of its exponential rise in cases is not occurring due to polarized politics.

RUFFOLO: Kids should be allowed to trick-or-treat this Halloween

Graphic by Sketchify

Lucia Ruffolo, Opinions Columnist

October 16, 2020

While these restrictions have been put in place to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, there are certain activities that can be done in a safe way, and it is necessary to still celebrate holidays vivaciously and live happily during difficult situations like a pandemic.

University cancels mid-semester and Easter break for the 2021 spring semester

Spring semester will begin one week later than normal.

Marquette Wire Stock Photo

Ben Wells, Executive News Editor

October 15, 2020

In replacement of the break, the university will designate four mental health days throughout the semester.

EDITORIAL: MU must not cut faculty, staff

Marquette University announced it would be laying off approximately 300 faculty and staff. Marquette Wire stock photo

October 12, 2020

The Marquette Wire supports faculty and staff and their right to job protection and better treatment from the university, especially during the middle of a pandemic. 

Flu shots are available on campus through Nov. 10

Students will be able to get free flu shots, administered by Marquette students.

Megan Woolard, News Reporter

October 6, 2020

“We have partnered with the College of Nursing who provide us with Juniors and Senior students to assist in the vaccine administration”, Lynda Connor, a staff nurse said.

EDITORIAL: MU must make decision regarding rest of semester

The university will provide mental health days throughout the semester. Marquette Wire stock photo

October 6, 2020

Marquette University must make a decision of how the university will move forward this semester while prioritizing the community’s safety and well-being. 

Cobeen residents discuss quarantine

Cobeen Hall will be quarantined until Oct. 9.

Charlie Pineda, News Reporter

October 6, 2020

The morning of Cobeen's quarantine instruction, the university set up a testing facility center outside of the hall to test students.

Marquette reports highest number of cases in a single day

The bar graph shows cases reported each day. Screenshot via Marquette University Dashboard.

Benjamin Wells, Assistant News Editor

October 2, 2020

Of the 128 test results Thursday, 18% of tests came back positive.

Faculty, staff host press conference in response to university proposed layoffs

Tom Hansberger speaks outside Zilber Hall Wednesday afternoon.

Alexa Jurado, Assistant News Editor

September 30, 2020

"Marquette is no longer an educational institution. It has become a hedge fund with a tuition revenue stream," Kizuk said.