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Some endorse Sanders for president during DNC roll call, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Screenshot from DNC livestream.

Alexa Jurado, Assistant News Editor

August 18, 2020

Bob King, a labor leader and activist who spoke before Ocasio-Cortez, also endorsed Sanders for president. 

Former First Lady Michelle Obama disapproves of current state of America, encourages everyone to vote

Former First Lady Michelle Obama disapproves of current state of America, encourages everyone to vote

Aminah Beg

August 18, 2020

Michelle Obama closes the first day of the 2020 DNC in a speech rebuking the current state of the country and calling for the public to vote for Biden in the upcoming election.

Sen. Klobuchar touches on the importance of unity

Amy Klobuchar speaks on the first night of the Democratic National Convention. 
Screenshot from livestream from DNC website.

Grace Dawson, Investigative Reporter

August 17, 2020

Klobuchar said that America needs a president who unites a country and one for the workers, like farmers and manufacturers.  

Sen. Bernie Sanders calls upcoming election the most important one yet

Sen. Bernie Sanders calls upcoming election the most important one yet

Benjamin Wells, Assistant News Editor

August 17, 2020

Sanders initially ran against Joe Biden in the 2020 primaries, before suspending his campaign in early April. 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says Biden, Harris will ‘lead by example’

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at the Democratic National Convention on night one. 
Screenshot grabbed from livestream on DNC website.

Skyler Chun, Executive A&E Editor

August 17, 2020

In 2009, when Obama and Biden were in office, the automotive industry faced "the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression," Whitmer said, with millions of jobs at stake.

Rep. Gwen Moore opens first night of DNC

Congresswoman Gwen Moore spoke during the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention Monday. Screenshot from DNC live stream.

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

August 17, 2020

Congresswoman and Marquette University alum Gwen Moore helped kick off the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention Monday, speaking about Milwaukee and her support for the Democratic ticket and presidential nominee Joe Biden. "Today we gather virtually," she said. "But we gather u...

Getting to know presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden

Joe Biden is the presumptive nominee for the Democratic party. 

Photo via Flickr.

Skyler Chun, Executive A&E Editor

August 17, 2020

Joe Biden, the leading Democratic candidate in the 2020 presidential election, is planning to accept the nomination at the Democratic Nation Convention this week. The convention that was first set in Milwaukee is now virtual and meant to confirm a candidate for President and Vice President. Last week,...

COVID-19 town hall outlines plans for fall semester

ice Provost John Su went over academic life and statistics for the fall semester in the Aug. 13 town hall.

Benjamin Wells, Assistant News Editor

August 14, 2020

Marquette University leaders hosted their last town hall related to their response to the coronavirus pandemic before the start of classes, this time focused on step 4 of reopening campus and discussing plans related to the fall 2020 semester. The previous step 3 allowed limited employee presence...

Students plan to cast their votes in November, encourage others to register

Photo via Flickr.

Skyler Chun, Executive A&E Editor

August 12, 2020

The 2020 election was supposed to attract one of the highest voter turnouts in history. However, due to the pandemic, tensions in political values among voters and an added difficulty of having to mail in ballots, it has become one of the most difficult, yet most important, year for voters to cast their ...

Kamala Harris chosen as Biden’s running mate

Kamala Harris is Joe Biden's running mate. Photo via Flickr.

Amanda Parrish, Assistant Projects Editor

August 11, 2020

Harris, who began her own presidential campaign in January 2019 and dropped out early in December 2019, was one of the first named as a potential VP.

Democratic National Convention announces additional speakers

The DNC will take place over four nights, with programming from 8-10 p.m.

Annie Mattea, Managing Editor of the Marquette Tribune

August 11, 2020

Speakers include former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Senator Bernie Sanders and many others.

New Law School poll shows Biden leading Trump in Wisconsin

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

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

August 11, 2020

The most recent Marquette Law School poll revealed that 49% of those polled favor Joe Biden for President while 44% favor incumbent President Donald Trump, according to an Aug. 11 press release. Similar results were released in June, where 50% supported Biden and 44% supported Trump. The poll, conducted Aug. 4-9 ...