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Marquette Wire

The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire

The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire

Gerrymandering explained: Wisconsins 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...

Writer Morgan Hughes poses with her family in 2010. Photo courtesy of Morgan Hughes.

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....

Rev. Jessica Short said LCM has struggled regarding communication with the Campus Ministry office.

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.
About 3 percent of men are sexually assaulted in their lifetime, according to RAINN. Photo courtesy of Marquette Wire photography staff. DISCLAIMER: The man featured is a model depicting a victim of sexual assault. He is not necessarily a sexual assault victim.

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 presents Student Body.

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.
Five Greek life organizations, including Triangle Fraternity, are prohibited from hosting events with alcohol.

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.
Students participate in bystander intervention training through Marquettes TAKES ACTION program. Photo courtesy of Jill Weisensel.

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 has experienced decreases in sexual assault reports since 2014. Infographic by Sydney Czyzon.

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.
John Baworowsky is the vice provost for undergraduate enrollment, Marquette Wire stock photo.

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.
 Eighty percent of females ages 18-24 that dont report their assault to law enforcement, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

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.
Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual assault or harassment by more than 60 women.

Why is sexual assault reporting on the rise?

Clara Janzen, Assistant News Editor November 29, 2017
All 22 of those men, including Weinstein, have either been fired or have resigned from their respective positions and companies.
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