Marquette Wire

It’s not easy being green

Pat Simonaitis

April 22, 2010

Filed under Featured

The world will not end for environmental activists today when the Wisconsin Assembly will most likely not pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act, but the news will make Earth Day 2010 bittersweet for those who want to power Wisconsin to the forefront of the Midwest’s green movement....

Women’s soccer has something to prove

Michael LoCicero

April 15, 2010

Filed under Featured, Sports

After returning home to the friendly confines of Valley Fields last weekend, the Marquette women’s soccer team will battle what it calls two “natural” rivals in spring games against DePaul and Wisconsin this weekend. Spring...

Wisconsin part of America’s ‘beer belly’

Tim Seeman

March 30, 2010

Filed under News

A study comparing the amount of bars to the amount of grocery stores in an area recently exposed what many may already expect: Wisconsin is part of the “beer belly of America.” In fact, Wisconsin forms the bulk of the gut,...

Diploma privilege still available to Wis. law graduates

Tim Seeman

March 25, 2010

Filed under News

Marquette Law School graduates will still be able to take advantage of the so-called "diploma privilege" for the time being. In Wisconsin, graduates of the state's two law schools — at Marquette and the University of Wisconsin...

Wisconsin loses ‘Race to the Top’ funds

Tim Seeman

March 11, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

After a month and a half of waiting on the U.S. Department of Education to sift through 41 Race to the Top grant applications, Wisconsin learned last week it will not be considered in the first round of fund distribution. The...

Barrett converses about gubernatorial platform

Tim Seeman

March 9, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

As the first in a series of appearances by gubernatorial candidates in Mike Gousha’s “On the Issues” series, Milwaukee mayor and Democratic candidate Tom Barrett participated in a wide-ranging conversation at Sensen...

Another win, another loss for women’s tennis

Sara J. Martinez

February 27, 2010

Filed under Sports

The women’s tennis team went one-up, one-down today, now at 8-6 on the season. Marquette’s first loss at home came from Wisconsin this afternoon in a series of close battles, the Badgers finally reigning 5-2. Later in the...

Hush sisters leave mark on tennis team

Sara J. Martinez

February 25, 2010

Filed under Featured, Sports

Sister acts are almost cliché in tennis. Venus and Serena Williams even made a Doublemint Gum commercial together, playing off of their sibling rivalry in the sport. Marquette’s women’s tennis program is no stranger to...

Doyle calls for ‘growth and expansion’

Tim Seeman

January 28, 2010

Filed under News

State first to enact renewable portfolio standards With Wisconsin's economy as his focus, Gov. Jim Doyle delivered his final State of the State Address Tuesday night in Madison. During his final year in office, Doyle sai...

Women’s basketball gets first shot at Badgers

Andrei Greska

December 10, 2009

Filed under Featured, Sports

For those excited for the big in-state men’s basketball match-up between Marquette and Wisconsin on Saturday, the women’s basketball team has something to say: Look here first. The Golden Eagles will welcome the Wisconsin...

Eighteen-year-old enters governor’s race

Tim Seeman

December 10, 2009

Filed under Featured, News

On the surface, Jared Christiansen is just another 18-year-old kid from northwestern Wisconsin. He lives with his parents in Ellsworth, a town of 3,000 just an hour's drive from Minnesota's Twin Cities. He keeps up with his studies ...

Barrett enters governor’s race

Tim Seeman

November 15, 2009

Filed under News

Following months of Favre-like indecision, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced Sunday his intention to run for governor of Wisconsin. With his family--whom he consulted extensively before Sunday's announcement--behind him at a p...