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Marquette Wire

The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire

The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire

A pedestrian walks down a street in Chicago.

Conflicts and Crises

Grace Dawson, Projects Reporter April 8, 2021
International conflicts continue to occur, with the response to the pandemic highlighting pre-existing issues of equity and an instinct toward focusing on domestic responses during times of crisis. 
Campus clean-up and sustainability

Campus clean-up and sustainability

Lelah Byron & Grace Dawson April 6, 2021
“When the snow melted, there were a lot of disposable masks on the street,” Tan said. “I live by Straz Tower, and whenever I walk across the bridge, I feel like I always see some type of trash. I try to pick it up when I see it.”
Reform, defund, abolish MUPD: students and professor weigh in

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

Lelah Byron and Amanda Parrish 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. 
Officers part of the diversity liaison program wear particular badges. 
Photo by Emma Tomsich.

MUPD’s diversity initiatives remain in question

Grace Dawson, Projects Reporter 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 has responded to a recent trend of robberies on campus

MUPD silence after crimes has students unsettled

Beck Andrew Salgado, Investigative Reporter 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

Aspen Ramos, Investigative Reporter 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.
Student gather in protest outside OHara Hall
on Nov. 4, 1969.
Photo courtesy Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Raynor Memorial
Libraries, Marquette University.

50 Years of Student Activism

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 is a term often used to describe the sense of community on campus in stark separation from students comfort in Milwaukees surrounding neighborhoods.

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

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

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

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

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

Professors disheartened by potential layoffs

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. 

Intertwined

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.
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