Marquette Wire

STAFF EDITORIAL: Reconstruct Theology 1001 for non-Christians

March 11, 2010

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For many non-Roman Catholic students at Marquette, Theology 1001 is downright confusing. Those who weren’t brought up with the stories of Abraham or David, and aren’t familiar with Christian doctrine can find themselves straining...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Father Wild serves as MU household name

Laura England

March 9, 2010

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In a 1996 interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Marquette President the Rev. Robert A. Wild’s presidential checklist included the following: “Build a consensus, boost enrollment, balance the school’s budget and...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Senior voice small in choosing speaker

March 4, 2010

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Last week, the university unveiled its spring 2010 commencement speaker, Teach for America founder and chief executive Wendy Kopp, to a surprised student body. Little discussion had surfaced about the speaker selection, and...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Pass agreed-upon health care points through Congress

March 2, 2010

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President Barack Obama’s Feb. 25 health care summit was not successful to say the least. The only accomplishment? Congress agreed that they disagree. That, and the civilized disagreement was broadcast for public viewing unlike...

STAFF EDITORIAL: No more debt: overhaul student lender industry

February 25, 2010

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In December’s editorial, “Grading Obama’s impact on students in his first year,” the Tribune patted Obama on the back for his overhaul of the student loan industry. Obama even called his proposal to nix student lenders...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Recreational Services pumps out a bang for your buck

Laura England

February 23, 2010

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Fitter students and fatter wallets — a healthy compromise and much appreciated outcome of group fitness changes. After objections were raised about pricey fitness class fees, long-awaited price reductions at the Rec Center...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Obama’s nuclear power plants plan needs scrutiny

February 18, 2010

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President Obama’s decision to provide $8 billion in federal loans that guarantee the creation of two nuclear power plants in Georgia seems like a good idea — at first. Nuclear power plants release zero greenhouse gas emissions...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Overprescribing: More money, more headaches

February 16, 2010

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Hypochondriacs rejoice: There may actually be something wrong with you, and in due time, there will be a drug to cure your every ailment. On Feb. 10, the American Psychiatric Association launched DSM5.org, a Web site proposing...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Cutting funds from MPS cripples students

February 11, 2010

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Scare tactics may work sometimes, but they’re no help when the threat may worsen the cause. In a Feb. 4 news release, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers informed Milwaukee Public Schools officials that...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Eliminate “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”

February 9, 2010

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We agree with Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, that abolishing the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is “the right thing to do.” It’s an embarrassment to our country to continue...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Study abroad changes pose issues

February 4, 2010

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This semester, the Office of International Education heralded its plan to make Marquette-affiliated study abroad program participants pay Marquette tuition and apply federal aid and scholarships. This would open up study abroad...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Implement online daily crime log

February 2, 2010

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To promote safety at Marquette, the Department of Public Safety should kickstart an online crime log. With the simple click of a button, an online link to area criminal activity would more efficiently and adequately inform...