Marquette Wire

Drone memo ignites constitutional controversy

Claudia Brokish

February 19, 2013

The recent leak of a controversial memo on drone use from the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel has raised questions about the Constitution and governmental balance of power. The memo outlines a controversial...

Obama pushes for greater gun control

Nick Biggi

February 5, 2013

In his latest effort to push stricter gun control legislation, President Obama traveled to Minneapolis Monday, where he praised the city’s efforts to decrease gun violence. The campaign-like speech, Obama’s first time speaking...

Senate suggests solution to immigration issue

Jason Kurtyka

February 5, 2013

There are about 11.5 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., according to the legislation recently introduced by the Senate. At Marquette, a student organization called Youth Empowered in the Struggle is making the is...

Inauguration kicks off Obama’s second term

Jason Kurtyka

January 22, 2013

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden swore their public oaths to uphold the Constitution in the country’s 57th presidential inauguration yesterday in front of past presidents, celebrities and hundreds of thousands of other onlookers in front of the nation's capital. During the ina...

Report shows rise in jobs, job-seekers

Claudia Brokish

November 8, 2012

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its October job report last Friday showing that the nation's unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent, with the economy creating 171,000 jobs. In the days leading up to its re-elect...

Political Science Department hosts election viewing party

November 7, 2012

By Seamus Doyle and Melanie Lawder seamus.doyle@marquette.edu and melanie.lawder@marquette.edu Approximately fifty students and a small group of professors gathered in Haggerty Hall last night to view the results of the 2...

A look back on Obama’s first term

Jennifer Zahn

November 7, 2012

Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign buzzword, “change,” has turned out at times to be not just a political prescription, but also a forecast. The last four years undoubtedly produced change in the American economy, politics and...

Candidates lay out visions

Pat Simonaitis

November 6, 2012

A CNN/ORC national poll released Sunday showed President Obama and GOP challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in a dead heat among likely voters. Forty-nine percent of likely voters say they are backing the president,...

Result of election will impact federal tuition aid

Seamus Doyle

November 6, 2012

With Marquette tuition for the 2012-2013 academic year priced at $32,810 and total federal aid awarded to Marquette students for the 2010-2011 academic year at more than $7.5 million, according to Marquette's Office of Public...

Law School releases final poll before election

Melanie Lawder

November 1, 2012

Marquette's Law School released the results of its final poll before the election yesterday, showing President Barack Obama leading among likely Wisconsin voters, 51 to 43 percent, over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The poll, which has a margin of error of 2.7 to ...