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Marquette Wire

The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire

The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire

The spring semester was originally set to begin Jan. 18. However the semester was pushed back a week as a result of the spread of the omicron variant.

Campus reacts to the pushback of spring semester

Connor Baldwin, Assistant News Editor January 18, 2022
But the delay of the semester is not without reason. With a surge in COVID-19 omicron variant cases around the country and Milwaukee averaging 1,500 new cases this week,  Marquette is taking precautions to prevent the spread. 
Students will be required to upload proof of booster by Feb.1

Marquette updates COVID-19 policies and academic calendar for spring semester

Megan Woolard, Executive News Editor January 18, 2022
The changes to the academic calendar come after the university's announcement two weeks ago to postpone the start of the spring semester until Jan. 24 for undergraduate, graduate school and the Marquette University Law School as a response to COVID-19 and the omicron variant. 
Masks will once again be required at Marquette mens basketball games

Students reflect on Mask requirement at Fiserv Forum

TJ Dysart, News Reporter January 18, 2022
The new rule applies to all events that take place in Fiserv Forum, including Marquette men's basketball home games.
The co-infection of influenza and COVID-19 has been nicknames flurona

“Flurona,” the co-infection of Influenza and COVID-19

Bailey Striepling, News Reporter January 18, 2022
Cases of “flurona” have been reported in eight countries, as of Jan. 10, as well as in five U.S. states, including Wisconsin.
Marquette will now require students, faculty and staff to get the COVID-19 booster shot. Those who do not upload proof of vaccination will be required to undergo weekly testing

Marquette University announces delayed start of second semester due to Omicron COVID-19 variant

Julia Abuzzahab and Megan Woolard January 5, 2022

Marquette University President Michael Lovell announced Wednesday evening that the start of the spring 2022 semester would be delayed to Jan. 24 for undergraduate, graduate and law school students in a...

Marquette mens basketball huddles prior to its 67-66 win over then-No. 10 Illinois Nov. 15.

Morsell enters Health and Safety Protocols, Smart says team is fully vaccinated

John Leuzzi, Executive Sports Editor December 22, 2021
Prior to its BIG EAST home opener against UConn Tuesday night at Fiserv Forum, graduate student guard Darryl Morsell entered Health and Safety Protocols.
A students wears a face mask while sitting in a classroom.

EDITORIAL: University must take COVID-19 conscious action

November 30, 2021
As new developments regarding COVID-19 emerge, Marquette must continue to prioritize students, faculty and staff.
The City of Milwaukee is recommending booster shots to vaccinated individuals

Marquette Community hopeful to Receive COVID-19 Booster Shot

Phoebe Goebel, News Reporter October 26, 2021
The booster shot is the same dose as the previously given dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and is first being given to those who are at higher risk for hospitalization or death. This constitutes individuals 65 or older, or those working in long-term care facilities who are 18 or older.
Not everyone is adhering to Marquettes requirement to wear face masks in indoor public or shared spaces on campus.

EDITORIAL: We must go forward with responsibility, compassion

September 28, 2021
To survive COVID-19, it is up to us to care for every neighbor as ourselves.
Image from http://ghostlywisconsin.blogspot.com/2012/08/ghosts-of-marquette-university.html

The Return of In-person Learning

Hannah Hernandez, News Reporter September 7, 2021
With COVID-19 continuing to effects lives, Marquette's campus community members reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of returning to campus. 
Summerfest is not requiring attendees to wear face masks. Marquette Wire stock photo

EDITORIAL: MU students attending Summerfest must be COVID-19 conscious

September 7, 2021
It is a privilege to be able to attend Summerfest, and students need to make sure they are making safe and responsible decisions.
A COVID-19 health sign outside the Raynor Memorial Library.

GARNER: University should continue verifying COVID-19 vaccination proof

Alexandra Garner, Executive Opinions Editor September 7, 2021
If we are to reach the end of this pandemic, we have to do it together, and the university needs to make sure students are doing their part.
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