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Marquette dining experience changes to conform to health guidelines

Dining hall staff prepare pre-packaged meals for students to grab-and-go.

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

August 25, 2020

New health guidelines are in place in the dining halls to promote social distancing and mitigate the spread of the virus.

International students voice concerns over travel, upcoming semester

Henry Yang traveled to China and June and will take classes from home.

Photo courtesy of Henry Yang

Matthew Choate, News Reporter

August 25, 2020

While some international students are traveling back to campus, others are staying home for the Fall 2020 semester.

Pandemic hits Milwaukee’s homeless population

After pausing volunteering in March, homeless shelters such as the Milwaukee Rescue Mission and the Guest House have  begun to allow volunteering outdoors.

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

August 25, 2020

The homeless are at a great risk during the COVID-19 crisis, often staying in crowded locations and without resources for sanitation and protection.

University finances hurt by pandemic, offset by aid, donations

Marquette University eliminated spring break and Easter break for the spring 2021 semester, and replaced them with four mental health days. Marquette Wire stock photo

Shir Bloch, Executive News Editor

August 25, 2020

Despite losses, Marquette has received aid from various sources, including the U.S. Department of Education and alumni.

The Helping Hand

Benjamin Wells, Assistant News Editor

August 24, 2020

When the COVID-19 outbreak forced Marquette to transition to an online format, student and campus-run volunteer programs had to reassess how to continue their community support. 

Call for Change

Annie Mattea, Managing Editor of the Marquette Tribune

August 24, 2020

Stephanie Rivera Berruz, an assistant professor of philosophy, wrote an open letter to Marquette University to address racial injustices in the Marquette community June 17. The same day, Rivera Berruz spoke at a Marquette virtual town hall to address racial injustice, where she read the open letter out ...

Defining Defunding the Police

Alexa Jurado, Assistant News Editor

August 24, 2020

After a worldwide outcry against police brutality and racial injustice in this summer after the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Milwaukeean Joel Acevedo, many are calling not just for reform, but for the police to be defunded or abolished. In 2013, Wisconsin Act 265 authorized Mar...

Democratic National Convention Turns to Dust

The Democratic National Convention was moved from its original location of Fiserv Forum to the Wisconsin Center. The convention was also moved to an almost entirely virtual format.

Benjamin Wells, Assistant News Editor

August 24, 2020

Milwaukee is quiet. An occasional passerby walks past Fiserv Forum, peering into the closed of concourse. Restaurants space out their patrons, already a limited number. Conversations are hidden behind masks. People stay inside. The Wisconsin Center, a convention and an exhibition center down the...

Homelessness in Milwaukee: Securing Shelter and Health Safety

Shir Bloch

August 24, 2020

Often staying in crowded locations and without resources for sanitation and protection, the homeless are at a great risk during the COVID-19 crisis.

Joe Biden officially accepts the Democratic presidential nomination

Joe Biden officially accepts the Democratic presidential nomination

Benjamin Wells, Assistant News Editor

August 20, 2020

Biden secured 2,687 delegates from all 50 states and seven U.S. territories during the course of the primaries.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin shares her personal struggles with affording health care

Sen. Tammy Baldwin talked about her personal story with healthcare on the final night of the Democratic National Convention.

Alexa Jurado, Assistant News Editor

August 20, 2020

"We all have stories like this," Baldwin said. "Stories about a time when the system was rigged against us. When we were counted out, left out, pushed out."