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Gesu Church still reeling after theft

October 22, 2003

Rebecca Piekarski, 37, of Cudahy was dismissed from her bookkeeping duties at the church in March after parish officials discovered she had embezzled $518,469 from parish accounts between mid-2001 and...

Senate OKs partial birth ban

October 22, 2003

The U. S. Senate passed an act banning what it refers to as "partial-birth" abortion by a vote of 64-34 Tuesday night. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a similar act in June, and the bill will...

Wild tackles hot topics

October 22, 2003

Despite a number of empty seats in the house, the students at Wednesday's forum with University President the Rev. Robert A. Wild seemed passionate about the more than 20 concerns they presented to the...

Ailing pope celebrates 25th anniversary

October 22, 2003

Cardinal Karol Jósef Wojtyla was elected successor to Pope John Paul I on Oct. 16, 1978. "Twenty-five years is known as a Jubilee year, and that's a very significant year in the Church," Topczewski...

Students ‘SEE’ community

October 22, 2003

This is the fifth in a series of nine stories about community service organizations on campus. A service organization dedicated to teaching may offer something for students to learn as well. Students...

Mediator to address Irish peace

October 22, 2003

Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Corrigan Maguire will speak on Marquette's campus Monday about the international work she has spent her life doing. Along with Betty Williams, Maguire won the Nobel...

Speaker supports evolution debate

October 20, 2003

His opposition to Darwinism and support of supernatural involvement in the world's development has attracted praise and hostility from both sides of the issue. Popular opinion, though, seems to side with...

Increase in bus fare proposed

October 20, 2003

"If anything, we feel this (increase) is not the most desirable thing to do, but it's the lesser of two evils," Caurso said. "It was evident that if we were to avoid service cuts, we'd have to raise fares....

Organization denied

October 20, 2003

Junior Katy Rose, a member of the group trying to form VOXX, believes Planned Parenthood has been unfairly stigmatized. "I really feel Planned Parenthood has a negative connotation to it," she said....

National minority enrollment up

October 20, 2003

The Minorities in Higher Education Annual Status Report, issued Oct. 8 by the American Council on Education, found that the number of minority students enrolled in U.S. colleges increased from 2 million...

Federal education funding awaits review

October 20, 2003

The importance of the act is highlighted by a 25-page report of recommendations authored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. The report was signed by more than 40 higher education-related...

Students voice concerns to administration

October 20, 2003

Agnew hopes to see high student attendance at the forum and said she feels students benefit greatly from expressing what is on their minds. "I think the most important thing about the forum is the students'...

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