Marquette Wire

VIEWPOINT: Ovbiagele insults average Americans’ intelligence of Africa

Reader Submission

April 27, 2010

Filed under Viewpoints

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...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ovbiagele discounts legitimate health care concerns

Reader Submission

April 6, 2010

Filed under Letters, Viewpoints

The Marquette Tribune’s editorial advice on health care reform comments, “Be civilized and control your remarks,” seems to have been ignored by your columnist Emil Ovbiagele in the March 30 issue. Never mind that more...

Ladwig and Ciccone win MUSG election

Jennie Jorgensen

March 26, 2010

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Meghan Ladwig and Joseph Ciccone were elected the new president and executive vice president of Marquette Student Government Friday. Ladwig, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences and Ciccone, a sophomore in the College...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Students: Make your voice heard by voting for MUSG candidates

March 25, 2010

Filed under Editorials, Featured, Viewpoints

Voting for MUSG candidates sure ain’t like voting for Obama or McCain. In the 2008 presidential election, between 22 and 24 million young people turned up to vote, according to CIRCLE, an organization researching young people’s...

MUSG candidates engage in pre-election debate

Jennie Jorgensen

March 23, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

With only two days until election day, candidates for Marquette Student Government president and executive vice president defended their platforms at a debate in the Alumni Memorial Union Monday night. This year's election pits junior Meghan Ladwig and sop...

LETTER TO OUR READERS: Disclosure on staff candidate

Jim McLaughlin

March 9, 2010

Filed under Viewpoints

In today's Closer Look section, we have profiled the Marquette Student Government presidential candidates and their running mates for the 2010-’11 academic term. We at the Tribune are committed to full disclosure and objective...

VIEWPOINT: Adopting overseas worthwhile

Reader Submission

February 25, 2010

Filed under Featured, Viewpoints

I am continually impressed with the passion and commitment our students have for social justice and being the change in the world they wish to see. But in this case I have to say that Emil Ovbiagele’s passion is aimed in the...

OVBIAGELE: Trial of 9/11 terrorists tests American principles

Emil Ovbiagele

November 17, 2009

Filed under Featured, Viewpoints

Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General, gave Americans an early Christmas freebie on Friday when he announced that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (self-confessed mastermind of 9/11) and four other men accused of the attacks will be moved ...

OVBIAGELE: Afghanistan election diverted attention from war policy

Emil Ovbiagele

November 5, 2009

Filed under Featured, Viewpoints

The recent election of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai did not deserve the attention it received from the West, stalling the Obama administration’s plans for a new war policy. This was ridiculous. Karzai won a third te...