Marquette Wire

Universities differ on contraceptive policies

Universities differ on contraceptive policies

Caroline White, Projects Reporter

November 13, 2018

Many Catholic schools either don’t prescribe birth control at all, or they prescribe it only for non-contraceptive purposes. Marquette is among the latter and will only prescribe birth control for other health reasons.

Gerrymandering explained: Wisconsin’s court case serves as reference for partisan concerns

Gerrymandering explained: Wisconsin’s court case serves as reference for partisan concerns

Matthew Martinez, Assistant Projects Editor

October 30, 2018

In fall 2017, a group of Democrats from Wisconsin took a case to the U.S. Supreme Court accusing the Republican-controlled state legislature of gerrymandering. The case Gill v. Whitford was sent back to the lower court in a unanimous decision, allowing the state legislature to continue current practices....

I didn’t report my rapist. I never will.

I didn’t report my rapist. I never will.

Morgan Hughes, Executive Projects Editor

October 9, 2018

Maybe if you understand me as I am now and who I was then, you will better understand the boy who raped me, the reasons I never reported him for it and the reasons I still have no intention to.

What it feels like to be sexually assaulted

What it feels like to be sexually assaulted

April 15, 2018

What it feels like to be sexually assaulted, as told by an anonymous sexual assault survivor.  This summer, my life changed. I don’t mean an existential, “Eat Pray Love,” "Walden" kind of change. My life wasn’t propelled forward. I didn’t experience some kind of emotional breakthrough. My life ...

LCM, Campus Ministry face disagreement over glitter ashes

LCM, Campus Ministry face disagreement over glitter ashes

Alex Groth, Assistant Projects Editor

March 20, 2018

Campus Ministry and Lutheran Campus Ministry have been in discussion after LCM distributed glitter ashes supporting the LGBTQ community. Campus Ministry does not support the act, and LCM is considering creating a separate organization.

Underreporting among males likely due to gender-based stigma

Underreporting among males likely due to gender-based stigma

Matthew Martinez, Projects Reporter

February 27, 2018

The largely forgotten conversation about male survivors of sexual assault contributes to a lack of reporting of instances and a lack of understanding.

Marquette Theatre: Student Body Preview

Marquette Theatre: Student Body Preview

Nathan Desutter, Assistant A&E Editor

February 15, 2018

The show has nine dates, debuting on Thursday, Feb. 15 and ending on Sunday, Feb. 25. In addition, after each performance, the cast alongside local community experts will host a forum with audience members to create a productive dialogue regarding sexual assault prevention.

Multiple Greek organizations on probation

Multiple Greek organizations on probation

Matthew Martinez, Projects Reporter

February 13, 2018

The five organizations, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Triangle Fraternity, Kappa Delta Sorority, Alpha Xi Delta Sorority and Delta Chi Fraternity are prohibited from hosting events serving or involving alcohol.

Faculty bystander shares past regrets

Faculty bystander shares past regrets

Jenny Whidden, Assistant News Editor

January 30, 2018

David Wilcox, a professional in residence in the College of Communication, was at his desk in Johnston Hall when he decided it was time to share his guilt from standing by while his fraternity brothers sexually assaulted women 35 years ago.

MUPD sees decrease in sexual assault reports

MUPD sees decrease in sexual assault reports

Sydney Czyzon, Assistant News Editor

January 16, 2018

According to data provided by university spokesperson Chris Jenkins, nine sexual assaults were reported to MUPD in 2017. Sexual assault reports to MUPD have steadily declined since their peak of 34 in 2014.

New admissions strategy results in increasing acceptance rate

New admissions strategy results in increasing acceptance rate

Margaret Cahill, Projects Reporter

December 5, 2017

Marquette’s acceptance rate increased 20 percent in the last four years. In 2012, the university admitted about 55 percent of applicants. As of 2017, the rate is 74 percent.

Rape more prevalent among peers than strangers on college campuses

Rape more prevalent among peers than strangers on college campuses

Clara Janzen, Assistant News Editor

December 5, 2017

Jamie began her Friday night in her dorm room in McCormick Hall watching TV and playing drinking games. A few hours later, one of the boys in her room would rape her.Jamie’s situation isn’t unique. About 85 to 90 percent of sexual assaults reported by college women are perpetrated by someone known to the victim, according to the National Institute of Justice.