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Remembering ‘The Hilltop’

The Hilltop, Marquette's yearbook, was published for the first time in 1915. Photo courtesy the Department of Special
Collections and University Archives, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University.
October 14, 2020
The Hilltop was a year-long project that chronicled an entire year of the Marquette experience in a single publication.

QUIZ: Which Marquette decade do you belong in?

Students push carts of their belongings as they move in to Marquette Hall, circa 1990. Photo Courtesy the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Marquette University Libraries.
October 14, 2020

Which Marquette decade do you belong in? 1) Pick a notable alumni. a. Peter Bonerz, actor & director b. Anthony Crivello, Broadway performer c. Chris Farley, comedian & SNL cast member d....

Women’s Athletics History

Allie Barber is the all-time leader in kills for the Marquette women's volleyball team.
October 14, 2020
Throughout Marquette's history, many women have set an example for future generations to play a major role in athletics.

One Last Chance: Marquette Basketball finds victory in McGuire’s last year

The 1976-77 Marquette men's basketball team
included, pictured from left, Jim Boylan, Bill
Neary, Ulice Payne, Butch Lee, Jim Dudley, Gary Rosenberger, Bernard Toone, Jerome Whitehead, Craig Butrym, Robert Byrd and Bo Ellis. Photo courtesy the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Raynor Memorial
Libraries, Marquette University.
October 14, 2020
Members of the Marquette men's basketball team who won the school's only national championship reflect on the Cinderella season in 1977.

Building a University: A timeline of Marquette’s development into today’s campus

Johnston Hall was built in 1907 as one of Marquette's first university buildings.
October 14, 2020
The gothic-style Church of the Gesu is one of the oldest standing buildings on Marquette's campus today.

A Dedication to Marquette

Bo Ellis jumps for a rebound during a game against DePaul circa 1976-77. Photo courtesy the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University.
October 14, 2020
In addition to his abilities on the court, Ellis is known for helping design a variety of Marquette basketball uniforms that were worn in the 1977 season.

The Marquette Bubble: Students experience life within boundaries

The
October 14, 2020
Beyond Marquette’s campus, students are often warned against going further west than 20th or 21st streets and taught to be wary if walking farther north than State Street.

Family, Faith and Friends: Friendships forged in college sustain years of love and loss

Katie Parks and daughters Madelyn and
Clare pose in front of St. Joan of Arc Chapel
during
October 14, 2020
“If I had to make that choice, that night to sneak into (McCormick) .... and that I was only going to have 28 years with this guy would I still do it? Of course,” Katie Parks says.

Campus Living

Three students hang out in Cobeen Hall in 1984.
Photo courtesy Department of Special
Collections and University Archives, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University.
October 14, 2020
First-year students and sophomores were not required to live in the dorms, though it was highly recommended that they did. 

Setting Records: Marquette’s first Black student athletes broke barriers

Ralph Metcalfe sprints while coach Conrad Jennings looks on, circa 1932-36. Photo courtesy Department of Special
Collections and University Archives, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University.
October 14, 2020
As one of the country's best sprinters, Ralph Metcalfe made change in the African American community through his hard work on the track, in politics and in the community that has still had an impact today.

University Presidents: Marquette’s leaders have left impacts on campus

Fr. John P. Raynor, S.J., served as Marquette's president from 1965 to 1990, the longest tenure of any president in the university's history. Photo courtesy the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University
October 14, 2020
In his biography on the library website, it is noted that Raynor’s tenure is the longest of any president in Marquette’s history. According to this bio, “more than half of the university's 96,000 living alumni graduated during his presidency.”

A Decade’s Perspective: Alumni reflect on their lives 10 years after graduation

Now a decade since their time at Marquette, members of the university's graduating class of 2010 look back and compare their goals and expectations as seniors to their lives today.
October 14, 2020

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" is a common interview question, yet can be extremely difficult to answer. As humans, we often wonder where our lives will take us. We can make plans, but sometimes...

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