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Messy Pizza and Messy Nights: Alumni look back fondly at Marquette’s nightlife

The Avalanche Bar closed permanently on April 24, 1997. Photo courtesy the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Marquette University Libraries.
October 14, 2020
There were no Campus Town Apartments or fraternities near Wells St. Just bars, food joints and Marquette students looking for a good time.

A 60-Year Throwback

Marquette football player Ray Buivid jumps to throw a pass in 1936.
October 14, 2020
On Dec. 9, 1960, Rev. Edward J. O’Donnell, S.J. announced the cancelation of football due to the program losing more money than they were bringing in to support the team.

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

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

Paying Rent and Keeping Up

Junior and senior students living in university-owned apartments have the option to be released from their leases if they choose to take their classes fully online.
August 24, 2020

Shutdowns in major industries due to the coronavirus pandemic has led to furloughs and layoffs, leaving people financially insecure. Housing insecurity, as well as issues with renting agreements and paying...

The Helping Hand

August 24, 2020
When the COVID-19 outbreak forced Marquette to transition to an online format, student and campus-run volunteer programs had to reassess how to continue their community support. 

KOCH: New solutions needed for students who struggle with mental health

Spring semester will begin one week later than normal.

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August 24, 2020
Marquette must adapt a better plan to approach mental health issues among students for the upcoming semester.

Call for Change

August 24, 2020

Stephanie Rivera Berruz, an assistant professor of philosophy, wrote an open letter to Marquette University to address racial injustices in the Marquette community June 17. The same day, Rivera Berruz...

PICKART: Sustainable recovery necessary after the Pandemic

August 24, 2020
Although we have seen massive improvements environmentally, such as an estimated 5% decrease in carbon emissions relative to 2019, there are also immense environmental consequences due to the economic setbacks of COVID-19. 

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

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.   


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

Defining Defunding the Police

August 24, 2020

After a worldwide outcry against police brutality and racial injustice in this summer after the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Milwaukeean Joel Acevedo, many are calling not just for...


People organize at a Black Lives Matter protest in Milwaukee.
August 24, 2020
Moving into the next half of 2020, it is essential to remember the words of Martin Luther King who preached that “an injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere.” This calls us as human beings to recognize the hardships that our neighbors endure and assist in the efforts towards equality.
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