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Reform, defund, abolish MUPD: students and professor weigh in

Reform, defund, abolish MUPD: students and professor weigh in
November 17, 2020
Determined pleas for equity reverberated across the nation, making their way to demonstrators on Marquette’s campus. As the Black Student Union, the Native American Student Association and the Marquette Academic Workers Union organized separately for administrative change throughout the fall semester, a leitmotif emerged: a heralding call to reimagine the on-campus police force. 

MUPD’s diversity initiatives remain in question

Officers part of the diversity liaison program wear particular badges. 
Photo by Emma Tomsich.
November 17, 2020
Stephanie Rivera Berruz, an associate professor of philosophy at Marquette, said she felt there was not much outward response on behalf of the MUPD, likely following the precedent of the university. While university leaders have made some statements in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, Rivera Berruz saw a lack of concrete action.

MUPD silence after crimes has students unsettled

Marquette Wire Stock photo.
November 10, 2020
Personal possessions are one thing, but peace of mind is another. The latter was hard to find for the roommates after two break-ins and no communication with the police department that was investigating them. 

MUPD guidelines for student gatherings unclear

MUPD guidelines for student gatherings unclear
November 10, 2020
The guidelines listed in regard to social gatherings state “MUPD will increase enforcement related to off-campus parties,” but there is no information to gather how this will be enforced and what consequences are to be faced if Marquette guidelines are not followed.

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.
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

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
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.
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.
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. 


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

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

August 24, 2020
Due to the frailty of older populations, nursing homes are susceptible to serious and potentially fatal coronavirus outbreaks.
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