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Cobeen Hall instructed to quarantine for next two weeks

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Natallie St. Onge, Executive Director

September 25, 2020

The instruction comes after a confirmed cluster of increased COVID-19 cases among residents of the hall.

No weapons used or reports of violence on campus

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Natallie St. Onge, Executive Director

September 23, 2020

The protesters are no longer on campus.  

Life inside of Schroeder Hall

Residence of Schroeder Hall wrote notes on their windows with post-it notes.

Benjamin Wells, Assistant News Editor

September 22, 2020

While quarantined, some residents are making the best of the situation. Others don't have quite the same positive outlook.

University to face various possible cuts due to budget shortfalls

Sumana Chattopadhyay, chair of the University Academic Senate, moderated the meeting.

Screenshot of the Microsoft Teams meeting

Alexa Jurado, Assistant News Editor

September 22, 2020

Provost Kimo Ah Yun said there are a number of different options the university is considering to reduce costs in light of the pandemic.

Students with a positive COVID-19 test must live in isolation

Students in Schroeder Hall quarantine in their rooms, but there are an additional 100 isolation spaces and 150 quarantine spaces on campus.

Megan Woolard, News Reporter

September 22, 2020

“We have 100 isolation rooms and over 150 quarantine spaces" said Mary Janz, executive director of Housing and Residence Life, said.

“On the Issues” discusses voting in the midst of a pandemic

Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at Marquette University Law School, hosted a conversation with election officials Sept. 16 to discuss the upcoming election and the impact of the pandemic on voting. Screenshot from the discussion

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

September 22, 2020

The discussion specifically focused on the use absentee ballots in the upcoming election.

New MUSG president, executive vice president elected after months-long delay

Guerrero and Murillo aim to listen to and amplify student voices.

Photo courtesy of Evelia Guerrero and Elizabeth Murillo

Alexa Jurado, Assistant News Editor

September 22, 2020

Of the eligible voting body, 2,218 voted in the election. Guerrero and Murillo won 69.8% of the votes.

Student organization supports women in STEM

Megan Woolard, News Reporter

September 22, 2020

The Association for Computing Machinery-Women is a nationwide organization that “supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field."

Rising positivity rates and lack of testing frustrate faculty, students

Graphic by Shir Bloch.

Beck Andrew Salgado, Investigative Reporter

September 22, 2020

Amy Blair, a professor of English, said she is concerned about how Marquette is handling the COVID-19 situation on campus.

New counselor to provide support for Black students

The Counseling Center, located in Holthusen Hall, is not currently offering physical visits.

Natalija Mileusnic, News Reporter

September 22, 2020

Shakari "Kari" Lewis said that her experiences working in Milwaukee helped her see how necessary representation is in counseling.

Students quarantine inside the Ambassador Hotel

Marquette University students who need to quarantine or isolate may do so at the Ambassador Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Photo via Flickr

Benjamin Wells, Assistant News Editor

September 22, 2020

The Ambassador Hotel, located north of campus, has the capacity to hold 132 students in quarantine and is currently holding 37 students from Marquette.

Marquette COVID-19 Dashboard reveals highest single-day increase in positive cases

Marquette's COVID-19 dashboard revealed the highest single-day increase in positive cases since the start of fall semester, bringing the total number of campus cases to 97.

Benjamin Wells, Assistant News Editor

September 18, 2020

Twenty-two positive student cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday, according to the Marquette coronavirus dashboard. This is the highest single-day increase the campus has seen since classes began. The total number of cases since Aug. 21 is now at 97. Of those cases, 91 are students. A total...