Marquette Wire

STAFF EDITORIAL: Eliminate pay gap that exists between male and female professors

December 10, 2009

Female professors are still paid less than male professors at Marquette. Surprised? In the year of the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette, it’s hard to believe this large discrepancy still exists. The last time...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Data from Sodexo satisfaction survey requires scrutiny

December 8, 2009

Most students have beef with Marquette’s cafeteria food, but would rather settle than starve. That’s why Marquette Student Government’s recommendation to end Sodexo’s contract was a bold move that unleashed welcome...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Make online course evaluations public for students

December 3, 2009

Marquette administrators should follow through on Marquette Student Government’s recommendation to make the multiple choice portion of course evaluations public. Each semester, students fill out course evaluations without...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Safety concerns at 16th, 17th and Kilbourn

December 1, 2009

The Department of Public Safety should be aware of the fast-moving cars at Kilbourn Avenue and 16th and 17th streets, and work with the city of Milwaukee to install stop signs to protect students from getting hit. Stop signs...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Take early precautions against breast cancer

November 24, 2009

The recent recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for women to receive mammograms every two years starting in their 50s instead of annually at 40 has justifiably spurned considerable outrage nationwide. Women...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Mayoral takeover will bolster MPS

November 19, 2009

Too many cooks can spoil a dinner. For the same reason, we support state legislation allowing the mayoral takeover of Milwaukee Public Schools. Last month, the state legislature proposed a bill that would give Milwaukee’s...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Take advantage of supportive Marquette community

November 17, 2009

At the Tribune’s editorial board meeting last week, the board was looking to write about something more lighthearted. We decided that because this time of the semester brings more stress in classes and gloomy weather, we...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Students’ grades wrongfully subpoenaed

November 12, 2009

Since the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act was passed, college students no longer worry about parents seeing their grades — and they shouldn’t have to worry about courts seeing them either. Cook County, Ill., prosecutors...

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

November 10, 2009

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

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

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

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...