Marquette Wire

  • September 18BREAKING: Evelia Guererro and Elizabeth Murillo announced as MUSG president and vice president

Prayer service addresses racial injustices at Marquette

Breanna Flowers, President of Black Student Council, speaks at the prayer service.

Benjamin Wells, Assistant News Editor

September 12, 2020

Lovell said Marquette has failed to address issues related to racial injustice, change must be done and racism cannot be tolerated on Marquette's campus.

Fully online option not available for some engineering students

Students were informed they may not be on track to graduate if they took online courses.

Alexa Jurado, Assistant News Editor

September 8, 2020

"The Opus College of Engineering feels strongly that a transformational educational experience requires an in-person presence," an email to students said.

Late Night Marquette honors Chadwick Boseman

Late Night Marquette honored Chadwick Boseman after his recent, sudden death through a showing of his movie

Skyler Chun, Executive A&E Editor

September 8, 2020

Boseman was known for his roles as King T'Challa in Marvel's "Black Panther," Jackie Robinson in "42" and Stormin' Norman in "Da 5 Bloods."

University launches new COVID-19 dashboard

Screenshot of the new dashboard shows the tests and results at Marquette.

Benjamin Wells, Assistant News Editor

September 8, 2020

As of Sept. 7, there are 23 COVID-19 cases on campus. Four are faculty/staff members and 19 are students.

University offers guidance for COVID-19 related scenarios

The university sent instructors guidance for confronting students.

Natalija Mileusnic, News Reporter

September 8, 2020

“The university has prepared us to address students not wearing masks, etc. ... We all hope people will follow the policies,” Marilyn Frenn, a professor of nursing, said in an email.

Webinar addresses dismantling racism through empowerment, servant leadership

During the webinar, Waters differentiated between diversity, inclusion and equity.

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

September 8, 2020

The webinar followed the June 17 virtual town hall on racial injustice, where University President Michael Lovell announced the creation of a President’s Commission on Racial Equity in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Educational Opportunity Program.

Helfaer Theatre lit up red for project Red Alert Restart

The Helfaer Theatre was lit up red in support of the RESTART Act.

Benjamin Wells, Assistant News Editor

September 8, 2020

Red Alert Restart is also pushing the continuation and expansion of unemployment benefits given through the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

Student ambassadors educate on coronavirus protocols

Students are encouraged to practice mask wearing, social distancing and proper hygiene practices.

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

September 8, 2020

The Make The Difference Ambassador program was created this year, building on peer education as they staff campus in groups to promote COVID-19 safety and education.

Students work to promote change at Marquette

Grace Alvarez is one student working towards social justice at Marquette.

Photo Courtesy of Grace Alvarez

Matthew Choate, News Reporter

September 8, 2020

Grace Alvarez, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, is working to promote change at Marquette. 

Research project tracks, collects data of political issues most important to voters

The United States has two major political parties — the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. Photo via Flickr.

Joseph Beaird, Audio News Producer

September 4, 2020

Emma Hazeltine, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences and member of the Elecurator project team, said the goal of the project is not to persuade anyone’s political opinion, but to inform them of what different candidates are saying. 

University hires Black counselor, takes steps to increase diversity among students

Last week, Black students presented a list of demands to Marquette administrators, including Provost Kimo Ah Yun and President Michael Lovell. They agreed to meet this week.

Alexa Jurado, Assistant News Editor

September 3, 2020

Beginning fall 2021, the university will add 40 four-year, full-tuition scholarships every year for graduating seniors from high schools around the City of Milwaukee.

Academic Senate meets virtually to reflect on campus reopening

This photo was taken at an Academic Senate meeting last academic year. The Academic Senate met virtually Monday to discuss the fall semester, enrollment and numerous other issues.

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

September 1, 2020

The University Academic Senate met Monday to review the fall semester's COVID-19 procedures.