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MUPD responds to incident near I-43, sheriff’s office closes stretch of highway

Officers were on the scene. Photo by Alexa Jurado

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

August 4, 2020

I-43 remains closed as MUPD responds to an incident.

City Health Department approves reopening plan, university to announce final decision next week

Milwaukee Health Department approved Marquette University's safety plan, allowing the university to open in the fall. Photo via Flickr.

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

July 31, 2020

The City of Milwaukee Health Department has approved Marquette’s plans for reopening in a hybrid format. The university will announce its final fall semester plans next week, according to a July 31 university news release.

Marquette to reassess plans for fall semester instruction

Area near Raynor Memorial Library and Wisconsin Ave. Marquette Wire stock photo.

Annie Mattea, Managing Editor of the Marquette Tribune

July 20, 2020

Marquette will reassess and make a decision regarding the fall 2020 semester in the first week of August, according to a university news release. The news release says that the university is continuing to work with Milwaukee Health Department and the City of Milwaukee regarding plans to keep moving forward with current efforts. A recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article says that universities and sch...

Marquette hosts virtual town hall to elaborate on next step of recovery plan

Xavier Cole, Vice President for Student Affairs, moderates the July 14 Town Hall Forum on Step 3 of the university's recovery plan.

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

July 14, 2020

Lora Strigens, vice president for planning and facilities management and co-leader of the campus Recovery Team, highlighted major updates to the university's recovery plan, which now includes more information on planning and recovery strategies, health and safety expectations, an updated CDC symptom...

Marquette student starts petition to change university seal

The Marquette seal, which features a cropped version of a painting depicting Jacques Marquette and a group of Native Americans, has sparked controversy over its revisionism.

Benjamin Wells, Assistant News Editor

July 13, 2020

Amanda Harris, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, started a petition last Monday urging the Marquette Board of Trustees to change the university's seal.  The petition has amassed 337 signatures, with the goal set at 500 on the website.  The seal, seen across Marquette's campus a...

Marquette releases message supporting international students

The news release said that Marquette will do everything possible to aid international students affected by the student visa policy change.

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

July 9, 2020

Marquette University released a statement Thursday discussing the implications of the new Department of Homeland Security guidelines on international students, according to a university news release signed by Terence Miller, Director of International Education, and William Welburn, Vice President and Inclusive Excellence. U.S. Immigration and Customs E...

Black Student Council hosts march to Milwaukee police station

Protestors speak to police officers standing outside the Milwaukee Police Administration Building.

Kelli Arseneau, Managing Editor of the Marquette Journal

July 3, 2020

Black Student Council spoke to police officers with their demands during the march.

Increased support for Biden shown in new law school poll

The latest Marquette Law School poll found increased support for Joe Biden among Wisconsin registered voters.

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

June 25, 2020

The most recent Marquette Law School Poll, released June 24, found that since January, support for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden among Wisconsin registered voters has fluctuated between 46 and 49%  while President and incumbent Donald Trump has, until now, stayed between 43 and 46%, according...

Jacqueline Walker, former EOP financial aid counselor, passes away

Jacqueline Walker receives Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award. Photo courtesy of Marquette Today.

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

June 25, 2020

Marquette University is mourning the loss of Jacqueline Walker, former Educational Opportunities Program financial aid counselor, after over 35 years at the university, according to a Marquette Today news release. Walker dedicated 25 of her years at this institution to EOP, which “is an academic program that motivates and enables low-income and fir...

Democratic National Convention moved to Wisconsin Center, will be mostly virtual

The DNC will no longer be held at Fiserv Forum.

Kelli Arseneau, Managing Editor of the Marquette Journal

June 24, 2020

The Democratic National Convention will be held largely virtual and will be moved to the Wisconsin Center instead of Fiserv Forum, the Democratic National Convention Committee announced today. This decision was made to "protect public health while transforming the convention experience for delegates...

University leadership takes five percent reductions in salaries amid COVID-19 financial impacts

University President Michael Lovell discussed the university's plan in a letter to the Marquette community. 
Marquette Wire stock photo

Annie Mattea, Managing Editor of the Marquette Tribune

June 22, 2020

University President Michael Lovell and Provost Kimo Ah Yun have both taken 10% salary reductions since April, the letter said.

Marquette hosts virtual town hall on racial injustice, introduces plans for diversity and inclusion

Provost Kimo Ah Yun demonstrates what his father taught him he should do if pulled over by a police officer in the virtual town hall on racial injustice.

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

June 18, 2020

Marquette held a virtual town hall to address racial injustice on campus June 17. The event was moderated by Provost Kimo Ah Yun and featured University President Michael Lovell and several panelists, including William Welburn, vice president for inclusive excellence; Franklin Cumberbatch, vice pres...