Marquette Wire

Jill Karofsky challenges incumbent Daniel Kelly for State Supreme Court

The state Supreme Court chambers reside on the second floor of the State Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin.

Photo via Flickr

JK Rees, News Reporter.

April 1, 2020

The Supreme Court currently holds a conservative majority of 5-2. Despite the race being officially nonpartisan, Karofsky receives support and endorsements from liberal groups against Kelly's conservative support and endorsements.

Incumbent Tom Barrett faces Wisconsin Senator Lena Taylor in mayoral election

Lena Taylor (left) faces Tom Barrett in the mayoral race. 

Photos courtesy of the Lena Taylor and Tom Barrett campaigns

Kelli Arseneau, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2020

Barrett has been mayor of Milwaukee for 16 years while Taylor has been in the Wisconsin State Senate for a nearly equal 16 years.

See your Election Day ballot

Marquette University's campus is divided into four wards. Image courtesy of the Milwaukee County Election Commission.

April 1, 2020

Election Day ballots for April 7 vary based on the ward of your residential address.

Wisconsin’s history, impact as a swing state

Graphic by Alexa Jurado

Alexa Jurado, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2020

In 2012, Democrat and former president Barack Obama won Wisconsin by 6.94% of the votes. In 2016, Donald Trump won Wisconsin by 0.77% of the votes.

Students face barriers in voting due to understanding voter identification laws

Some research projects were put on hold due to COVID-19.

Matthew Choate, News Reporter

April 1, 2020

A voter ID law requires people to show some form of identification on Election Day. Each state's voter ID laws vary.

Polarization becomes more prevalent in politics

Graphic by Kelli Arseneau

Nicole Laudolff, News Reporter

April 1, 2020

Pew Research reported the percentage of Americans who consistently express either liberal or conservative views has more than doubled over the past two decades from 10% to 21%.

Marquette voters voice their opinions

Students voiced their opinions about specific issues that the democratic primary candidates Bernie Sanders (left) and Joe Biden have focused on. 

Photos courtesy of Flikr

Benjamin Wells, News Reporter

April 1, 2020

There are several key issues Marquette voters are worried about: the novel coronavirus, healthcare, gun laws and military presence in the Middle East.

Milwaukee Marathon cancellation impacts student-run business

The Milwaukee Marathon was cancelled due to the new coronavirus.

Matthew Choate, News Reporter

March 31, 2020

There is still a digital option for runners to participate. Runners can send in their results if they participate in the virtual run.

Prospective students face barriers due to COVID-19 pandemic

Brian Troyer, dean of admissions, said students have other options now that physical tours are not available.

Kelli Arseneau, Assistant News Editor

March 31, 2020

Prospective students are able to take virtual tours of campus as well as virtual appointments and watch virtual information.

‘It felt like life or death’: Student, alum contract coronavirus

A student who visited Spain contracted coronavirus shortly after returning to the United States. Photo courtesy of Sophia Boyd.

Natallie St. Onge, Managing Editor of the Marquette Journal

March 29, 2020

The student and alum advised others to isolate themselves to prevent getting COVID-19.

Marquette implements new grading options for spring semester

Provost Kimo Ah Yun and senior vice president Joel Pogodzinski announced the changes in a news release Friday.

Alexa Jurado, Assistant News Editor

March 27, 2020

This new grading system will be available for students to choose until May 26, according to the news release.

University considers alternative grading system for online semester

Recommendations on alternative grading systems will be shared with University President Michael Lovell.

Kelli Arseneau, Assistant News Editor

March 27, 2020

Recommendations will be shared with University President Michael Lovell and the decision will be announced to the public "as soon as possible."