The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire

The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire

The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire


The university built a Marian grotto on the west side of St. Joan of Arc Chapel in 2018.

Jesuit Roots: A look back at Marquette’s Catholic Jesuit foundation

Maria Crenshaw, Investigative Reporter October 14, 2020
The Jesuits decided to establish Marquette when Milwaukee's first archbishop, Rev. John Martin Henni, expressed an interest in founding a Catholic, Jesuit university in the city.
The university faces a multitude of layoffs due to financial hardships.

Professors disheartened by potential layoffs

Lelah Byron, Executive Projects Editor October 6, 2020
The shortfall Marquette is facing is based on known and exacerbated losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with an enrollment decline, Provost Kimo Ah Yun relayed in an email to the Marquette Wire. 


Maria Crenshaw, Investigative Reporter August 24, 2020
Barriers to receiving proper healthcare treatment directly affects the disproportionate rates with which African Americans contract COVID-19.

Mental health or good grades? Students are divided over doing their best while feeling their best

Beck Andrew Salgado August 24, 2020
One resource that the Counseling Center is excited to introduce during the fall semester is the Silvercloud app. The mental health app is used at a variety of other universities across the country and allows users to participate in therapy modules that are geared to help individuals who suffer from an array of mental health issues.   

Finding Long Term Care

Lelah Bryon, Amanda Parrish, Executive Project Editor, Assitant Projects Editor August 24, 2020
Due to the frailty of older populations, nursing homes are susceptible to serious and potentially fatal coronavirus outbreaks.
James Stapleton, solo artist known as An American Tale, will be releasing his self-titled album on September 18, 2020. This is the artwork for his single Semicolon, which will be featured on the record.

A Conversation with James Stapleton of An American Tale

Reese Seberg, General Manager of Marquette Radio July 30, 2020

Last week, I had the pleasure of chatting with local Milwaukee solo artist James Stapleton, the face of An American Tale. We talked about his upcoming record drop, singles to be released, Buddhism, and...

Matthew Harte attends a 
Wire staff meeting with 
his sister and then-Marquette Journal editor, Stephanie Harte.

HARTE: From start to finish with the Wire

Matt Harte May 8, 2020
I loved the fast-paced nature of the newsroom, and the many friendly faces who helped me develop as a reporter.
Matthew Martinez editing Marquette Journal stories on his last production day in Spring 2020.

MARTINEZ: Writing the next line

Matthew Martinez May 8, 2020
Looking back, the Wire was the backdrop for the strangest, most wondrous, best years of my life.
If published, proposed rules by the Department of Education would require universities like Marquette to change their Title IX policies and procedures. Graphic by Sydney Czyzon.

Title IX investigations transition online, await new federal guidelines

Sydney Czyzon, Executive Director April 29, 2020
In their transition to remote operations, Title IX offices are facing a lack of guidance from the Department of Education and unique misconduct issues prompted by COVID-19. The offices are also expecting new federal guidelines on the investigative process.
Graphic by Matthew Harte

Pandemic creates financial fallout, operation changes

Matthew Harte, Projects Editor April 29, 2020
The higher education system is currently experiencing the economic shockwaves of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vivien Ulrich (right) says Marquette is the first and only school she applied to. Photo courtesy of Vivien Ulrich.

Prospective students ‘hope for the best’ in fall

Lelah Byron, Investigative Reporter April 29, 2020
High school seniors are facing extremely difficult decisions when it comes to post-graduation, Mark Porcaro, college counseling department chair at Loyola Academy said.
Graphic by Matthew Martinez

Shut down: How Marquette’s campus closed

Matthew Martinez, Assistant Projects Editor April 29, 2020
The university's closure, a reflection of a national trend among higher education institutions, was unprecedented; here’s how Marquette administrators arrived at the decision.
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