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Marquette Wire

The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire

The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire


Marquette Theatre presents Student Body.

Marquette Theatre: Student Body Preview

Nathan Desutter, Assistant A&E Editor February 15, 2018
The show has nine dates, debuting on Thursday, Feb. 15 and ending on Sunday, Feb. 25. In addition, after each performance, the cast alongside local community experts will host a forum with audience members to create a productive dialogue regarding sexual assault prevention.
Five Greek life organizations, including Triangle Fraternity, are prohibited from hosting events with alcohol.

Multiple Greek organizations on probation

Matthew Martinez, Projects Reporter February 13, 2018
The five organizations, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Triangle Fraternity, Kappa Delta Sorority, Alpha Xi Delta Sorority and Delta Chi Fraternity are prohibited from hosting events serving or involving alcohol.
Students participate in bystander intervention training through Marquettes TAKES ACTION program. Photo courtesy of Jill Weisensel.

Faculty bystander shares past regrets

Jenny Whidden, Assistant News Editor January 30, 2018
David Wilcox, a professional in residence in the College of Communication, was at his desk in Johnston Hall when he decided it was time to share his guilt from standing by while his fraternity brothers sexually assaulted women 35 years ago.
MUPD has experienced decreases in sexual assault reports since 2014. Infographic by Sydney Czyzon.

MUPD sees decrease in sexual assault reports

Sydney Czyzon, Assistant News Editor January 16, 2018
According to data provided by university spokesperson Chris Jenkins, nine sexual assaults were reported to MUPD in 2017. Sexual assault reports to MUPD have steadily declined since their peak of 34 in 2014.
John Baworowsky is the vice provost for undergraduate enrollment, Marquette Wire stock photo.

New admissions strategy results in increasing acceptance rate

Margaret Cahill, Projects Reporter December 5, 2017
Marquette’s acceptance rate increased 20 percent in the last four years. In 2012, the university admitted about 55 percent of applicants. As of 2017, the rate is 74 percent.
 Eighty percent of females ages 18-24 that dont report their assault to law enforcement, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

Rape more prevalent among peers than strangers on college campuses

Clara Janzen, Assistant News Editor December 5, 2017
Jamie began her Friday night in her dorm room in McCormick Hall watching TV and playing drinking games. A few hours later, one of the boys in her room would rape her.Jamie’s situation isn’t unique. About 85 to 90 percent of sexual assaults reported by college women are perpetrated by someone known to the victim, according to the National Institute of Justice.
Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual assault or harassment by more than 60 women.

Why is sexual assault reporting on the rise?

Clara Janzen, Assistant News Editor November 29, 2017
All 22 of those men, including Weinstein, have either been fired or have resigned from their respective positions and companies.
Members of the cast of Student Body posing with the most powerful quotes in the play.

The Uncomfortable Truth

Jennifer Walter, Executive News Editor November 29, 2017
They also discover they are in possession of the only video evidence of the incident.

Johnston’s Gems

Matt Unger, Projects Editor November 29, 2017

There was a time when Marquette’s chapel, library and Jesuit residence were all housed under the same roof. It was a time before there were 11 different colleges featuring 80 different majors and...

Nick Jenkins, a coordinator at the Counseling Center, said QPR training typically takes between 60 and 90 minutes to complete

Counseling and advocacy groups seek improved outreach

Maredithe Meyer, Projects Reporter May 2, 2017

For mental health professionals dealing with patients in the day-to-day, the need for immediate strategies to help those struggling with suicide is pressing. "There is a 50 percent lifetime incident of...

Before college: A fight against stigma

Before college: A fight against stigma

Abby Ng, Projects Reporter April 25, 2017

The Schuster family never saw it coming. Neither did the community of Grafton, Wisconsin. No one ever thought Tim Schuster, a popular 17-year-old high school senior, known for his ability to make people...

Marquette researchers seek innovative treatments

Maredithe Meyer, Investigative Reporter April 25, 2017

Charlie Kubly was described by his loved ones as the life of the party, even as he battled depression for years. He was 28 when that battle ended and Kubly lost his life to suicide. Kubly grew up...

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