Marquette Wire

I.M.A.P. adds trip to South Africa

Natalie Wickman

September 1, 2014

The I.M.A.P. program is adding a new immersion experience in South Africa after a student push for the expansion.  The two week program, located in Cape Town and the surrounding areas, will run from Dec. 27, 2014 to Jan....

Fashion show to raise breast cancer awareness

Melanie Lawder

October 30, 2012

The Courage to Dare foundation hosted its third annual fashion fundraiser Sunday in Marquette’s Weasler Auditorium to raise awareness and increase education about breast cancer in West Africa and among the African American community...

VIEWPOINT: Ovbiagele insults average Americans’ intelligence of Africa

Reader Submission

April 27, 2010

This letter is in response to Emil Ovbiagele’s April 20 column, “Africa to host World Cup and shake off false perceptions.” Ovbiagele wrote with condescension and arrogance when describing Americans’ view of Africa. By...

OVBIAGELE: Start a revolution, Zimbabwe

Emil Ovbiagele

April 27, 2010

When Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe walked hand in hand with visiting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad into a press conference in Zimbabwe last Thursday, eyes rolled. Both are tyrannical leaders who hate the West, and for...

OVBIAGELE: Africa to host World Cup and shake off false perceptions

Emil Ovbiagele

April 20, 2010

I was completely thrown off by Chatroulette. A friend recently sent me a video of Ben Folds using the social Web cam site at a concert. He set a laptop on his piano and improv-serenaded whoever popped up on the scre...

OVBIAGELE: Dealing with sudden death

Emil Ovbiagele

February 4, 2010

I saw a moment of pure divinity Tuesday while watching "Anderson Cooper 360": Haitians singing their hearts out in spite of the perils and the hopelessness surrounding them. Days after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake, the bea...

OVBIAGELE: No more appeasement, time to arrest Sudanese president

Emil Ovbiagele

October 20, 2009

Wanted: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for crimes of unspeakable savagery and the carnage of a nation. If this societal miscreant is found, he should be handed over to international authorities. Reward: a better world. A...

Wrap-up of the world’s summer

Emil Ovbiagele

August 31, 2009

Aloha! As we bask in the euphoria of our various holiday experiences and savor the nostalgia of vain summer flings, our dearly beloved world has endured its own share of the season’s heartaches and passionate kisses. The...