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PICKART: Sustainable recovery necessary after the Pandemic

August 24, 2020
Although we have seen massive improvements environmentally, such as an estimated 5% decrease in carbon emissions relative to 2019, there are also immense environmental consequences due to the economic setbacks of COVID-19. 


People organize at a Black Lives Matter protest in Milwaukee.
August 24, 2020
Moving into the next half of 2020, it is essential to remember the words of Martin Luther King who preached that “an injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere.” This calls us as human beings to recognize the hardships that our neighbors endure and assist in the efforts towards equality.

BEG: Wear a mask

Graphic via Economic Policy Institute.
Essential workers sacrifice their lives to keep us alive, so we must do the work necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
August 24, 2020
This is a time where Americans must recognize their privilege. While this country’s COVID cases surpass 4 million, we must begin to question what it is we are doing wrong.

GARNER: We must support local Milwaukee businesses

Milwaukee businesses have made changes to uphold health safety.
August 24, 2020
Amid the pandemic, we must find better ways to support local businesses and build the Milwaukee community.

TORRES: MU in-person class decision detrimental to non-tenure faculty, TAs

MU announced Aug. 5 that students had the option to take all classes online where reasonably possible. Marquette Wire stock photo.
August 19, 2020
Marquette University's recent decision to hold in-person classes will disproportionately expose non-tenure-track faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students that work as teaching assistants to COVID-19, despite them having no say in university planning.

ALLEN: MU must offer remote learning, teaching options for fall semester

Marquette University aims to follow a hybrid model of both in-person and online classes for the fall 2020 semester. Marquette Wire stock photo.
July 30, 2020
As a Jesuit institution, Marquette strives to uphold cura personalis, or “care of the whole person.” The university has a responsibility to place human lives above all else.

EDITORIAL: Marquette must protect international students’ education, proactively plan for fall

COVID-19 is still in the sights of the university's spring-semester plan. 
Marquette Wire Stock photo.
July 13, 2020
The university must develop numerous viable options for the uncertain future in order to protect international students at Marquette and ensure that they will be able to continue their education while still living in the U.S.

MOSES: A letter to America

MOSES: A letter to America
June 19, 2020
Because while I was taught to love you, you learned to hate me.

GARNER: A letter to white people

GARNER: A letter to white people
June 18, 2020
White people must recognize their privilege in the face of racism and use it to fight for equity in Black communities.

BEG: A letter to non-Black people of color

BEG: A letter to non-Black people of color
June 17, 2020
Non-Black people of color must do the work and use their privilege to dismantle racism in this country.

LAUDOLFF: Breaking out of the ‘Marquette bubble’

LAUDOLFF: Breaking out of the 'Marquette bubble'
June 16, 2020
A certain passive mentality exists in places like Marquette and my hometown; a culture of apathy toward a problem so long as you can’t see it in your own neighborhood.

BEG & GARNER: Enough is enough – Marquette must act against racism

BEG & GARNER: Enough is enough – Marquette must act against racism
June 3, 2020
Prayers can be one way to show support, but at the same time, prayers will not end racism. One mass and virtual prayer will not solve the systematic racism and injustice present on campus, in Milwaukee or in our country. Being an ally means doing more than just calling for prayers and thoughts. 
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