Marquette Wire

STAFF EDITORIAL: Barrett’s approval of Arts Board budget necessary

November 10, 2009

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When Mayor Barrett decides the future of the Milwaukee Arts Board next Wednesday, let’s hope he aims to nurture, not strangle the arts community. Barrett originally slashed the 2010 Arts Board’s budget by 75 percent ($110,000),...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Expand Counseling Center to accept long-term cases

November 5, 2009

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Marquette should expand its Counseling Center to accommodate students who require long-term counseling. This need came to light when the center turned away senior Nick Meli, who suffered anxiety episodes after being diagnosed...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Walker unduly threatened 180 county layoffs

November 3, 2009

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For a gubernatorial candidate, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker sure didn’t show last week that he could think his decisions through before acting on them. On Oct. 28, Walker sent layoff notices to 180 county workers...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Forum reopens debate about Wellpoint CEO speaker

October 29, 2009

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Marquette’s decision to invite Wellpoint CEO Angela Braly to speak targets the heart of what a university stands for — encouragement of the free flow of ideas. A university should be an open forum for all viewpoints, allowing...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Ralph Lauren ad perpetuates unhealthy beauty stigma

Rosemary Lane

October 27, 2009

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The digitally manipulated Ralph Lauren advertisement of a grotesquely emaciated model is only the latest link in a chain of photoshopped images of women, highlighting America’s unhealthy perception of beauty. The ad, which...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Students should avoid hasty lease signing

Bridget Dolan

October 20, 2009

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Apartment and house hunting students: Relax, breathe easy and think before hastily signing a lease. September through November mark the busiest months for students signing leases for the following school year. Rushing to...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Extend fine arts minor into a major

Rosemary Lane

October 15, 2009

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Marquette needs to address the gaping hole in its curriculum: the lack of a fine arts major. Of the 28 Jesuit universities, Marquette is one of just four that don’t offer a fine arts major. It’s time the university stops...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Extend Memorial Library’s hours until 2 a.m.

Bridget Dolan

October 13, 2009

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Memorial Library should provide students more uninterrupted study time and more table space by staying open until 2 a.m. Memorial’s 11:30 p.m. closing time forces students to find a whole new study spot at an hour when studiers...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Proposal to raise bus fares 25 cents must be eliminated

Rosemary Lane

October 8, 2009

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Raising the bus fare 25 cents may not seem like a big deal for Marquette students. But increasing the fare perpetuates a far greater problem for the Milwaukee community — a hole in a leaking pot of funds. The increased bus...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Marquette has made great strides since admitting women

Bridget Dolan

October 6, 2009

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We praise Marquette for being the first Catholic, Jesuit university to open its doors to women in 1909. However, while former University President Rev. James McCabe set the wheels in motion for gender equality, Marquette has...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Proposed Wis. beer tax more logical than national sugar drink tax

Rosemary Lane

October 1, 2009

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The proposal to raise Wisconsin’s beer tax three cents to curb the state’s binge drinking endemic is a smart one. The national proposal to raise the tax on Coca-Cola and other sweetened drinks three cents to curb the nation’s...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Campus grocery store necessary for students

Bridget Dolan

September 29, 2009

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Students craving fresh fruits and vegetables or ingredients for a home cooked meal have to venture off-campus for a wider selection of meat, dairy and produce. Marquette needs a campus grocery store to better serve students...