Marquette Wire

Adjunct professors vie for union rights due to low wages

Adjunct professors vie for union rights due to low wages

Kelly Meyerhofer

February 13, 2014

L.J. Cooper, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences, is planning for a dangerous career path: working as a tenured English professor at a university. Nationally, the number of tenure-track positions is decreasing each year with an increase in contingent faculty, commonly referred t...

Cyber security a constant concern on college campuses

Cyber security a constant concern on college campuses

Erin Heffernan

February 6, 2014

This university is constantly under attack. The prize at stake: the identity of its students. Justin Webb, Marquette’s information security officer, has overseen the university's cyber security since 2010. “We haven’t had ‘the breach’ yet,” Webb said. “But our network is attacke...

Small increase marks turnaround in tuition trend

Small increase marks turnaround in tuition trend

Rob Gebelhoff

January 28, 2014

Brianna Hansen, a junior in the College of Communication, is a full-time student working one job at WISN-TV and two more on campus. “I work from 2 a.m. to noon, and then I go to class,” Hansen said. “It’s kind of rough, but you know, college is really expensive. Scholarships can only go...

No plan in place to address $250,000 held in MUSG reserve

No plan in place to address $250,000 held in MUSG reserve

Alec Brooks

January 23, 2014

Marquette Student Government has more than $250,000 in its reserve fund — more than five times times the amount required by MUSG's financial policies — with no plans in place to use it. The reserve, which is MUSG's largest account, holds almost double the annual budget appropriated to st...

Ad hoc committee begins review of student organization funding

Ad hoc committee begins review of student organization funding

Joe Kvartunas

January 23, 2014

Marquette Student Government held the first of a series of meetings to review the Student Organization Funding process Wednesday night. President Sam Schultz, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, formed the Ad Hoc Committee on Student Organization Funding Review in November after pledgin...

As weather chills, homelessness in Milwaukee remains issue

As weather chills, homelessness in Milwaukee remains issue

Rob Gebelhoff

December 5, 2013

Repairers of the Breach, a homeless shelter located five blocks north of campus, is preparing for another long Milwaukee winter. Although the shelter is primarily a daytime resource for the homeless, it keeps its doors open at night when wind chill temperatures reach a life-threatening 10 degrees. ...

Anthony Washington, 18 months homeless

Anthony Washington, 18 months homeless

Rob Gebelhoff

December 2, 2013

Anthony Washington, a member of Repairers of the Breach, adjusts his tan fedora as he sits down at a table on the second floor of Repairers’ center. He takes off his thick glasses and places them in the breast pocket of his overcoat, which matches his hat. Anthony, 48, ended an 18-month period of...

Dennis Heller, 6 months homeless

Dennis Heller, 6 months homeless

Rob Gebelhoff

December 2, 2013

Dennis Heller, 66, smiles while sitting in the staff office of Repairers of the Breach. It’s a sunny Friday afternoon near the end of September, and he is wearing a black collared shirt and brown pants. His gray hair is pulled back into a pony tail. Heller became homeless for the first time in his...

Sharona Smith, 4 months homeless

Sharona Smith, 4 months homeless

Rob Gebelhoff

December 2, 2013

Sharona Smith shuffles into a small conference room on the south side of the Repairers of the Breach center in early September. As a four-foot-tall black woman who speaks little, Sharona has a shockingly vibrant personality. She timidly maintains a smile as she grabs a chair, sits down, folds her...

Mark Young, 14 months homeless

Mark Young, 14 months homeless

Rob Gebelhoff

December 2, 2013

The day is winding down for staff at Repairers of the Breach. The front lobby of the center is sparsely occupied by members of the organization. The sun penetrates through the windows more yellow and at a flatter angle than usual. Mark Young, shelter manager for Repairers, enters the staff office...

MUSG forms ad-hoc committee to review SOF process

MUSG forms ad-hoc committee to review SOF process

November 26, 2013

In a news release sent out Monday, Marquette Student Government announced the formation of an ad-hoc committee to review the student organization funding process "in response to internal and external concerns." "One of the biggest areas we know that can be improved is reimbursements," said Communications...

MU strives for a more sustainable campus

MU strives for a more sustainable campus

Kelly Meyerhofer

November 12, 2013

The walkway next to Schroeder Hall usually smells of boiled pasta, marinara sauce and greasy carbs. But for a brief time every Tuesday and Friday, that scent is replaced with the scent of cantaloupe rinds, coffee grounds and pineapple skins — the smell of compost. The smell is relatively new, a...