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Helfaer’s accessibility problem

Helfaer’s accessibility problem

Devi Shastri, Investigative Reporter

April 14, 2016


Filed under Higher Education, Metro & Politics, News, Projects, Social Justice, Tribune, Wire Featured

Helfaer Theater, the counseling center, and the 'Old Gym' provide a challenge for persons with physical disabilities.

Debt by Degree: Dealing with Debt

Debt by Degree: Dealing with Debt

Patrick Thomas, Investigative Reporter

November 12, 2015


Filed under News, Projects, Tribune

The second part of a 2-part series looking at student debt at Marquette, and how students are handling it.

Marquette ranks near middle for student debt among peer institutions

Marquette ranks near middle for student debt among peer institutions

Patrick Thomas, Investigative Reporter

October 29, 2015


Filed under Higher Education, News, News, Projects, Tribune

Data from the Department of Education puts MU in the middle of the pack when it comes to student debt.

The guidelines of innovation

The guidelines of innovation

Devi Shastri, Investigative Reporter

October 1, 2015


Filed under Featured, News, News, Projects, Tribune, Wire Explains, Wire Featured

Biological sciences faculty member Robert Fitts has researched muscle fatigue at Marquette for 40 years. His first three decades as a researcher were funded by NASA, where he worked with rats and humans to understand the impact of space flight on muscle tissue. This year, he and the department of physical...

Looking West

Looking West

Patrick Thomas, Investigative Reporter

October 1, 2015


Filed under News, News, Projects, Wire Featured

Businesses on the west side have noticed more students venturing into the area since Marquette established a police force.

The Wire explains: School rankings

The Wire explains: School rankings

Alexander Montesantos, Investigative Reporter

September 24, 2015


Filed under Featured, News, News, Projects, Tribune, Wire Explains, Wire Featured

Marquette is ranked 86th best by US News & World Report. But what does that mean, and how does it affect you?

MIAD and Marquette design for the future

MIAD and Marquette design for the future

Patrick Thomas

September 10, 2015


Filed under Featured, News, News, Projects, Tribune, Wire Featured

Engineering students from Marquette create something using their engineering skills, and the MIAD students work creatively to make and design aspects of the project to present it to the general public. The specific curriculum is not yet set, but the program aims to get students to work collaboratively to solve big problems.

Honors beyond Straz Tower

Honors beyond Straz Tower

Claudia Brokish

December 3, 2014


Filed under Dont use, News, Projects

Every year, 100 students take part in the Honors Program, taking classes and usually living together in the Straz Tower residence hall, but now the program is transitioning to be more friendly for students outside of humanities degrees. Amelia Zurcher, director of the Honors Program and associate English professo...

The Home is the Clinic

The Home is the Clinic

Natalie Wickman

October 1, 2014


Filed under Dont use, News, Projects, Wire Featured

For Dominique Jones, a Milwaukee resident and a mother of a 3-year-old, getting health care is already difficult. But getting mental health care for her child, who she said had multiple behavior problems, was another cost to add onto her daily expenses.  "I'm a single mom raising my son by...

MU addresses tech gender disparity

MU addresses tech gender disparity

Erin Heffernan

May 1, 2014


Filed under Featured, News, Projects, Tribune, Wire Featured

When Theresa Le walked into her freshman seminar for computer engineering majors, she realized she was one of just three women out of more than 50 students. Le, now a junior in the College of Engineering, knew before coming to Marquette that the computer-related disciplines were bound to be male-dominated,...

MU needs new fundraising efforts with new leadership

MU needs new fundraising efforts with new leadership

Rob Gebelhoff

May 1, 2014


Filed under Featured, News, Projects, Tribune, Wire Featured

  The arrival of University President-elect Michael Lovell brings the possibility to reverse a decade-long trend of increasingly costly philanthropy to the school. “(Lovell) will have the chance to help us understand what the expression of the strategic plan will look like, which will...