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Marquette Wire

The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire

The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire

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.

A Dedication to Marquette

Nick Galle, Assistant Sports Editor 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 is a term often used to describe the sense of community on campus in stark separation from students comfort in Milwaukees surrounding neighborhoods.

The Marquette Bubble: Students experience life within boundaries

Amanda Parrish, Assistant Projects Editor 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.
Katie Parks and daughters Madelyn and
Clare pose in front of St. Joan of Arc Chapel
during Fuzzys Weekend of 2020. Photo courtesy Katie Parks.

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

Benjamin Wells, Executive News Editor 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.
Three students hang out in Cobeen Hall in 1984.
Photo courtesy Department of Special
Collections and University Archives, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University.

Campus Living

Charlotte Ives, A&E Assistant Editor October 14, 2020
First-year students and sophomores were not required to live in the dorms, though it was highly recommended that they did. 
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.

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

Sam Arco, Sports Reporter 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.
Fr. John P. Raynor, S.J., served as Marquettes president from 1965 to 1990, the longest tenure of any president in the universitys history. Photo courtesy the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University

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

Grace Dawson, Investigative Reporter 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

Matthew Choate , News Reporter 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...

The Avalanche Bar closed permanently on April 24, 1997. Photo courtesy the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Marquette University Libraries.

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

Natallie St. Onge, Executive Director 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.
Marquette football player Ray Buivid jumps to throw a pass in 1936.

A 60-Year Throwback

Bryan Geenen, Sports Reporter 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.
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.
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.

Paying Rent and Keeping Up

Grace Dawson, Investigative Reporter 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

Benjamin Wells, Assistant News Editor 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. 
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