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Fall semester to begin and end early, among changes made to 2020-21 academic calendar

Students walking near the library.

Natallie St. Onge, Executive Director

May 15, 2020

The 2020-21 academic year fall semester will begin in-person on Wednesday, Aug. 26, and will continue through Tuesday, Nov. 24. Finals will be administered remotely from Dec. 2 to Dec. 9. The fall semester was originally scheduled for Aug. 31 through Dec. 9, 2020. "Experts at the Centers for...

Vice President Pence discusses opening campuses in fall, President Lovell on call

President Lovell at his presidential address last year.

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

May 13, 2020

Marquette President Michael Lovell participated in an online discussion on higher education responses to COVID-19 led by Vice President Mike Pence.

Marquette Law School Poll reveals increase division among voters over outbreak

The Marquette Law School Poll released Tuesday reveals division among voters about the coronavirus outbreak.

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

May 12, 2020

A majority of voters continue to support social distancing and other restrictions. 

Hands-on learning experiences delayed, moved remote

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Kaylee Staral, Executive News Producer

May 12, 2020

Marquette students in both the School of Dentistry and the College of Education are adapting to changes in hands-on learning experiences as a result of the coronavirus.

Daniel Pederson looks forward to next chapter in life after Marquette

Daniel Pederson runs during cross country season. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

Sam Arco, Sports Reporter

May 10, 2020

Senior distance runner Daniel Pederson made sure he left his mark in a Marquette uniform throughout his four years at the university.   A native of Spooner, Wisconsin, Pederson attended Spooner High School where he was a 3,200-meter state champion and 1,600-meter runner-up his senior year. He was also a 2015 WIAA Division 2 cross country state champion earlier that year. ...

CARES Act to provide students aid amid coronavirus pandemic

$3.3 million of Marquette's aid will be distributed toward students.

Alexa Jurado, Assistant News Editor

May 8, 2020

Students at Marquette are able to apply to receive aid from the CARES act if they are not automatically receiving it.

COVID-19 BLOG: A long distance relationship only 20 minutes apart

From L to R: Izzy Melia, Reese Seberg and Nick Cinquepalmi enjoy residence hall life by watching movies and relaxing in October 2019. Photo courtesy of Reese Seberg.

Reese Seberg, Music Director

May 8, 2020

One of the most difficult things about this whole situation is not being able to be at Marquette, where all of my closest friends and I met.

COVID 19 BLOG: A three-hour walk to Wrigley Field

Nora McCaughey recently had a picnic with friends in a parking lot from 12 feet apart. Photo courtesy of Nora McCaughey.

Nora McCaughey, Copy Editor

May 8, 2020

The idea of this pandemic and being on lockdown was pretty much my worst nightmare.

Kubik goes from ‘borderline’ to program record setter

James Kubik pole vaulting. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

Matt Yeazel, Sports Reporter

May 6, 2020

For Marquette track and field senior pole vaulter James Kubik, walking on to the team after trying out was not the only challenge he faced during his four years on the team. Originally coming to Marquette for its biomedical engineering program, the Carol Stream, Illinois, native found his way onto...

Class of 2024 enrollment numbers sees decline

Enrollment numbers for the Class of 2024 have decreased in comparison to recent years.

Matthew Choate, News Reporter

May 5, 2020

The current number of deposits is 179 fewer than last year, or 13% less.

SALGADO: COVID-19 highlights struggles for low-income people of color

Graphic via Wisconsin Department of Health Services. This graphic showcases the disproportional impact on communities of color. For example, Wisconsin's population is 6.7% African American and 87.1% white, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, the African American community accounts for 31% of COVID-19 deaths.

Beck Andrew Salgado, Opinions Columnist

May 4, 2020

COVID-19 disproportionately affects communities of color. This sheds light on the disparity perpetuated by our health care system and calls for a reformed system that provides marginalized people the care they need.

COVID-19 BLOG: Taking time for self-healing

M'Laya Sago takes a photo at home with her new puppy. Photo courtesy of M'Laya Sago.

M'Laya Sago, Assistant News Producer

May 4, 2020

I have taken time to practice yoga and meditation, which help me relax and control my anxiety.