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Marquette to reopen for in-person instruction in the fall, offers online options

Marquette will limit capacity in classrooms to lesser than 50%.

Annie Mattea, Managing Editor of the Marquette Tribune

August 5, 2020

First-year students who choose online courses will be able to waive their residence hall requirement. Sophomores will also be able to waive their requirement, regardless of if they are online.

Wisconsin Center prepares for DNC, releases COVID-19 protocol

The Wisconsin Center is the 2020 Democratic National Convention site.

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor

August 4, 2020

The DNCC first announced changes June 24 — that the convention would be shortened, mostly virtual and moved from Fiserv Forum to the Wisconsin Center, a smaller venue to accommodate the scale back event.

City Health Department approves reopening plan, university to announce final decision next week

Milwaukee Health Department approved Marquette University's safety plan, allowing the university to open in the fall. Photo via Flickr.

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

July 31, 2020

The City of Milwaukee Health Department has approved Marquette’s plans for reopening in a hybrid format. The university will announce its final fall semester plans next week, according to a July 31 university news release.

ALLEN: MU must offer remote learning, teaching options for fall semester

Marquette University aims to follow a hybrid model of both in-person and online classes for the fall 2020 semester. Marquette Wire stock photo.

Natalie Allen, Stringer

July 30, 2020

As a Jesuit institution, Marquette strives to uphold cura personalis, or “care of the whole person.” The university has a responsibility to place human lives above all else.

Marquette to reassess plans for fall semester instruction

Area near Raynor Memorial Library and Wisconsin Ave. Marquette Wire stock photo.

Annie Mattea, Managing Editor of the Marquette Tribune

July 20, 2020

Marquette will reassess and make a decision regarding the fall 2020 semester in the first week of August, according to a university news release. The news release says that the university is continuing to work with Milwaukee Health Department and the City of Milwaukee regarding plans to keep moving forward with current efforts. A recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article says that universities and sch...

Marquette hosts virtual town hall to elaborate on next step of recovery plan

Xavier Cole, Vice President for Student Affairs, moderates the July 14 Town Hall Forum on Step 3 of the university's recovery plan.

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

July 14, 2020

Lora Strigens, vice president for planning and facilities management and co-leader of the campus Recovery Team, highlighted major updates to the university's recovery plan, which now includes more information on planning and recovery strategies, health and safety expectations, an updated CDC symptom...

EDITORIAL: Marquette must protect international students’ education, proactively plan for fall

With the university's plan to follow a hybrid model of classes, students with F-1 visas will be able to stay on campus if they will be taking both in-person and online classes. Marquette Wire stock photo

July 13, 2020

The university must develop numerous viable options for the uncertain future in order to protect international students at Marquette and ensure that they will be able to continue their education while still living in the U.S.

Marquette releases message supporting international students

The news release said that Marquette will do everything possible to aid international students affected by the student visa policy change.

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

July 9, 2020

Marquette University released a statement Thursday discussing the implications of the new Department of Homeland Security guidelines on international students, according to a university news release signed by Terence Miller, Director of International Education, and William Welburn, Vice President and Inclusive Excellence. U.S. Immigration and Customs E...

University leadership takes five percent reductions in salaries amid COVID-19 financial impacts

University President Michael Lovell discussed the university's plan in a letter to the Marquette community. 
Marquette Wire stock photo

Annie Mattea, Managing Editor of the Marquette Tribune

June 22, 2020

University President Michael Lovell and Provost Kimo Ah Yun have both taken 10% salary reductions since April, the letter said.

International students express travel difficulties, concerns about fall semester

People in the airport wear protective equipment. 

Photo courtesy of Henry Yang

Annie Mattea, Managing Editor of the Marquette Tribune

June 18, 2020

It is difficult for international students to get flights, Henry Yang, a senior in the College of Business Administration, said.

University hosts town hall on recovery plan, fall enrollment

With the university's plan to follow a hybrid model of classes, students with F-1 visas will be able to stay on campus if they will be taking both in-person and online classes. Marquette Wire stock photo

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

June 12, 2020

Marquette University has netted a loss of about $15 million due to the coronavirus pandemic and the act of moving students, faculty and staff off campus in late March. Joel Pogodzinski, senior vice president and chief operating officer, said in a COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Forum June 10 that the los...

COVID-19 Town Hall discusses guidelines for small groups of employees to return to campus

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Benjamin Wells, Assistant News Editor

May 19, 2020

A virtual COVID-19 town hall forum Tuesday discussed Marquette University's current recovery plan and phased return to campus as well as the status on returning its employees to work, along with guidelines employees must follow when in their workspaces. The forum was held by Marquette University...