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Carter G. Woodson Lyceum established

Jake Griffith, Sports Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

In conjunction with the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the John Deaver Drinko Academy, Marshall University announced the formation of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum Friday afternoon. The lyceum hopes to reconnect the city of Huntington with Woodson, the man regarded as... Read more »

Upcoming events for Women’s Studies Program

Staff Report
January 19, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Women’s Studies Program discussed upcoming events they will be hosting during a meeting Wednesday. The biggest upcoming event they will be hosting is the Fourth Annual Monologues Project: Pillow Talk, which will be held on March 31. The event is sponsored and organized by the CONTACT Rape Crisis... Read more »

MU Huntington and South Charleston Campuses Connect

Jesse McLain, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under NEWS, REPORTERS

Marshall University’s student body president, Matt Jarvis, and his student government team are working diligently to get the students at the South Charleston campus more involved at the main campus. The South Charleston campus is great for students who want the education Marshall offers and also... Read more »

Students make connections at MU Volunteer Fair

Heather Barker, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under NEWS, REPORTERS

Classes, homework and friends can keep a student busy, but Marshall University encouraged students to volunteer for organizations in and around campus with a Volunteer Fair Wednesday. “We do this twice a year to give students a chance to meet with the different agencies and get involved in the community... Read more »

Students learn how a small town can speak for all of America

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under NEWS, REPORTERS, Showcase

Jack Shuler, an English professor turned journalist, compared how historical events will effect present  America. He made people question what would it be like to live on an island. Shuler presented “Buckeyes and Dixie: Race Relations in America’s Heartland” for the Department of Sociology and Ant... Read more »

Faculty Senate addresses budget deficit

Adam Stephens, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Shortcomings in the West Virginia state budget have the power to affect the state’s citizens in countless ways, including the thousands of students enrolled in public universities across the state. The Marshall University Faculty Senate hosted a presentation by the West Virginia Center on Budget and ... Read more »

Faculty Senate takes a stance on campus assault

Faculty Senate takes a stance on campus assault

Adam Stephens, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

In light of campus sexual assault cases across the country and even here on Marshall University’s campus, the faculty senate has passed a new amendment that will protect Title IX and the safety of students during a Faculty Senate meeting Thursday afternoon. The amendment however contains wording that s... Read more »

Four million dollar deficit concerns HPD, HFD

Four million dollar deficit concerns HPD, HFD

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Thursday morning,  Huntington’s retired and working firemen, policemen and families gathered on the steps of City Hall to discuss the possible future of layoffs to their departments. Bystanders honked their horns in solidarity with these men and women. They came to discuss their contracts with Ma... Read more »

Students honor MLK Day with a candlelight vigil

Alexis Leach, Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Members of the Marshall University community gathered on campus Tuesday night to hold a candlelight vigil in celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. This event was sponsored by Marshall’s Student Government Association and the Student Affairs office. Both wanted an event to help commemorate... Read more »

Drinko Library construction begins

Drinko Library construction begins

Matthew Groves, Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

“Construction began the day after finals last semester,” Jody Perry, executive director of technology services, said. “We’re trying to make better use of the first-floor space.” According to Supervisor of Operations Johnny Bradley, the construction will be focusing on study rooms on the... Read more »

Marshall professor featured in poetry reading at Empire Books

Austin Creel, Reporter
January 18, 2017
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Huntington’s Empire Books and News hosted live readings from local poets and writers, Marshall students and faculty Monday, Jan. 16. The “Writers Can Read” open mic event featured guest readers Matt Morris, an award winning published poet from Huntington, and Sarah Chavez, a visiting professor... Read more »

W. Va. ACLU offers citizen activist training on campus Thursday

Will Izzo, Life! Editor
January 16, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Members of the community will be coming together to learn about their civil liberties and pertinent information for day to day life in West Virginia during a training session Jan. 19. The Marshall University Office of Student Affairs and the Marshall chapter of the national political science honor... Read more »