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Students protest potential layoffs

Students protest potential layoffs
November 22, 2020
Students and faculty protested Marquette’s proposed budget cuts that would potentially lay off hundreds of non-tenure professors and staff. The protest was held outside of Zilber Hall Nov. 18.

Brooke McArdle exonerated of all charges

McArdle speaker to fellow demonstrators Oct. 21.
November 21, 2020
McArdle was originally charged with two student conduct charges after organizing a protest inside Zilber Hall in support of faculty members who may face layoffs this upcoming semester. McArdle was asked to show her student I.D, but refused to. she was also asked to give her name – this is the second student conduct violation, but she said she refused to do so.

University town hall addresses potential spring semester changes

COVID-19 is still in the sights of the university's spring-semester plan. 
Marquette Wire Stock photo.
November 21, 2020
University President Michael Lovell offered opening remarks, addressing the challenges the Marquette community is facing as the spring semester draws near.

Faculty and staff “sickened” by proposed budget cuts

Faculty and staff
November 17, 2020
The budget cuts proposed by the university could potentially lead to a large number of faculty and staff being laid off due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As end of semester draws near, anxiety regarding layoffs persists

Hundreds of positions are expected to be eliminated.
November 17, 2020
The proposed faculty and staff cuts, expected to be upwards of 225, could be a reduction of more than an 8% of all positions at Marquette.

Classrooms switching to virtual/staying in person

Classes have been using Microsoft Teams as a way to hold classes during the pandemic.
November 17, 2020
Although a high alert was declared, Marquette is not switching classes to a virtual setting. Individual professors have the choice to decide whether or not they want to remain in person.

Brooke McArdle charged with two student conduct violations

Brooke McArdle charged with two student conduct violations
November 17, 2020
These violations were for not presenting university identification when asked and violating the university's demonstration policy. 

Alpha Sigma Nu hosts blood drive

Alpha Sigma Nu hosts blood drive
November 17, 2020
“Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, we have an immediate need for blood donors to ensure a safe supply,” Versiti stated on its website. 

Academic Senate discusses various campus concerns

This month's Academic Senate meeting addressed concerns regarding COVID-19, enrollment and tenure.
November 17, 2020
Provost Kimo Ah Yun acknowledged Marquette's "high alert" status due to the university's positivity rate, and the rising number of cases in Milwaukee. But he remained confident in the university's ability to test, contact trace and quarantine students. With the announcement of Moderna's successful new COVID-19 vaccine today, along with the Pfizer vaccine, Ah Yun expressed a positive outlook for the future.

Several phishing emails sent to Marquette student’s outlook accounts

Several phishing emails sent to Marquette student's outlook accounts
November 17, 2020
Most of the emails usually offer a "too good to be true employment opportunity," which included a recent email that was sent out to students that had an advertisement for a personal assistant job that would pay up to $300 weekly.  

MUSG and BSC host Zoom discussion with ‘Grown-ish’ actress

Marquette University Student Government and Black Student Council organized a Zoom call with actress Yara Shahidi Sunday, Nov. 1. Photo courtesy MUSG.
November 10, 2020

20-year-old actress, model and activist Yara Shahidi is using her platform to encourage community and political engagement among her peers. The “Grown-ish” star spoke to Marquette students about...

Coronavirus case numbers reach dramatic highs at Marquette

Marquette students have still be attending bars near campus despite COVID-19 concerns.
November 10, 2020
Last week, Marquette reported the highest number of cases in a single day this week, twice. A grand total of 178 cases that week alone, following Halloween weekend.
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