Marquette Wire

50 Years of Student Activism

Student gather in protest outside O'Hara Hall
on Nov. 4, 1969.
Photo courtesy Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Raynor Memorial
Libraries, Marquette University.

Lelah Byron, Executive Projects Editor

October 14, 2020

Since the mid-1960s, civil rights activists throughout the city have been fighting for an end to racial discrimination in academic institutions.

The Marquette Bubble: Students experience life within boundaries


Amanda Parrish, Assistant Projects Editor

October 14, 2020

Beyond Marquette’s campus, students are often warned against going further west than 20th or 21st streets and taught to be wary if walking farther north than State Street.

University Presidents: Marquette’s leaders have left impacts on campus

Fr. John P. Raynor, S.J., served as Marquette's president from 1965 to 1990, the longest tenure of any president in the university's history. Photo courtesy the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University

Grace Dawson, Investigative Reporter

October 14, 2020

In his biography on the library website, it is noted that Raynor’s tenure is the longest of any president in Marquette’s history. According to this bio, “more than half of the university's 96,000 living alumni graduated during his presidency.”

Jesuit Roots: A look back at Marquette’s Catholic Jesuit foundation

The university built a Marian grotto on the west side of St. Joan of Arc Chapel in 2018.

Maria Crenshaw, Investigative Reporter

October 14, 2020

The Jesuits decided to establish Marquette when Milwaukee's first archbishop, Rev. John Martin Henni, expressed an interest in founding a Catholic, Jesuit university in the city.

Professors disheartened by potential layoffs

The university faces a multitude of layoffs due to financial hardships.

Lelah Byron, Executive Projects Editor

October 6, 2020

The shortfall Marquette is facing is based on known and exacerbated losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with an enrollment decline, Provost Kimo Ah Yun relayed in an email to the Marquette Wire. 


Maria Crenshaw, Investigative Reporter

August 24, 2020

Barriers to receiving proper healthcare treatment directly affects the disproportionate rates with which African Americans contract COVID-19.

Mental health or good grades? Students are divided over doing their best while feeling their best

Beck Andrew Salgado, Projects Reporter

August 24, 2020

One resource that the Counseling Center is excited to introduce during the fall semester is the Silvercloud app. The mental health app is used at a variety of other universities across the country and allows users to participate in therapy modules that are geared to help individuals who suffer from an array of mental health issues.   

Finding Long Term Care

Lelah Bryon, Amanda Parrish, Executive Project Editor, Assitant Projects Editor

August 24, 2020

Due to the frailty of older populations, nursing homes are susceptible to serious and potentially fatal coronavirus outbreaks.

A Conversation with James Stapleton of An American Tale

James Stapleton, solo artist known as An American Tale, will be releasing his self-titled album on September 18, 2020. This is the artwork for his single

Reese Seberg, General Manager of Marquette Radio

July 30, 2020

Last week, I had the pleasure of chatting with local Milwaukee solo artist James Stapleton, the face of An American Tale. We talked about his upcoming record drop, singles to be released, Buddhism, and so much more. James also played a few tracks from the album at our most recent Battle of the Bands....

HARTE: From start to finish with the Wire

Matthew Harte attends a 
Wire staff meeting with 
his sister and then-Marquette Journal editor, Stephanie Harte.

Matt Harte

May 8, 2020

I loved the fast-paced nature of the newsroom, and the many friendly faces who helped me develop as a reporter.

MARTINEZ: Writing the next line

Matthew Martinez editing Marquette Journal stories on his last production day in Spring 2020.

Matthew Martinez

May 8, 2020

Looking back, the Wire was the backdrop for the strangest, most wondrous, best years of my life.

Title IX investigations transition online, await new federal guidelines

If published, proposed rules by the Department of Education would require universities like Marquette to change their Title IX policies and procedures. Graphic by Sydney Czyzon.

Sydney Czyzon, Executive Director

April 29, 2020

In their transition to remote operations, Title IX offices are facing a lack of guidance from the Department of Education and unique misconduct issues prompted by COVID-19. The offices are also expecting new federal guidelines on the investigative process.