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Board of Governors vote to pass controversial students’ rights policy

Board of Governors vote to pass controversial students’ rights policy

Adam Stephens, Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The Marshall University Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass a controversial students rights policy Wednesday that some faculty members and students believed would cause uncertainty regarding a student’s right to privacy. Policy No. SA-1 contains the phrase “students are generally enti... Read more »

MU club combats anxiety, depression

Heather Barker, Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under NEWS

A new club is emerging at Marshall University with members who want to combat issues such as anxiety, depression and suicide. “One Body” was started by three students who hope to create a more positive atmosphere on campus and in the community. “One Body is an organization we all three decided to come up... Read more »

Christian students take stand against human trafficking

Christian students take stand against human trafficking

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The Baptist Campus Ministry at Marshall University is taking a stand against human trafficking, which they consider to be modern slavery. “Slavery is very much thriving in different places of the world in very bad ways,” sophomore marketing major Zack Simpson said. “27 million people are stil... Read more »

‘Empty Bowls’ leads to full stomachs

‘Empty Bowls’ leads to full stomachs

Franklin Norton, Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Empty Bowls leads to full stomachs in the tri-state area, and for the Marshall University ceramics department, that means it’s time to start working. Empty Bowls is an international initiative to raise money and awareness in the fight to end hunger, and it is coming to Huntington for the 14th year... Read more »

“Against All Odds” addresses society’s labels

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, NEWS

Marshall University students were encouraged to take control of their lives and overcome society’s labels Tuesday during “Against All Odds,” a Black History Month event hosted by Black United Students. Brandi Jacobs-Jones, senior vice president of operations at Marshall, was the guest speaker... Read more »

Marshall University seeks social media ambassadors

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University is starting a new Social Media Ambassador Program to share the student experience. Students accepted into the program for the rest of the 2017 spring semester will be a part of the pilot version of the job. About five to six students will be chosen this semester for the program,... Read more »

‘Rally for Healthcare’ strives to show importance of the ACA, Planned Parenthood

‘Rally for Healthcare’ strives to show importance of the ACA, Planned Parenthood

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood rallied in front of Congressman Evan Jenkins’ office on Wednesday. Jenkins represents the third congressional district of West Virginia. In groups of threes, citizens entered the Federal Building in hopes of speaking with Jenkins. Although... Read more »

Students to discuss what is funny in 2017

Alexis Leach, Reporter
February 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Many current comedians revolve around the idea that since they are joking, they can talk about anything, but what happens when that joke goes too far? Students and faculty will have the opportunity to gather Thursday and discuss this topic among others at Laughter and Respect. This will be held at t... Read more »

Marshall University welcomes recruits for Green and White Day

Matthew Groves, Reporter
February 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University is preparing for its upcoming Green and White Day Saturday in an attempt to recruit future students. Special Projects Coordinator for the Office of Recruitment, Meghan Copley, said she feels that Green and White Day is an extremely important day for the future recruitment of Mars... Read more »

President Trump signs legislation to protect coal

President Trump signs legislation to protect coal

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
February 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

United States Congressmen for West Virginia joined President Donald Trump on Thursday as he signed a resolution into law that has been described by lawmakers to benefit coal miners of West Virginia. Representative Evan Jenkins published a press release Thursday describing his attendance of the signi... Read more »

Student Government election filing date quickly approaching

Student Government election filing date quickly approaching

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
February 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University’s Student Government Association’s filing date for SGA elections will be Feb. 28 at 9 p.m. in the SGA Office in the Memorial Student Center. Students can file to run as student body president/vice president and senators for each college. All positions are year-long terms. Fifty-two... Read more »

College of Business hosts lecture on interviewing

Matthew Groves, Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The third installment of the Marshall University College of Business lecture series Wednesday gave students insight on the interviewing process and tips for the experience. Tony Martin and Joretta Comer gave the presentation. Martin works as the Director of Operations for State Electric Supply Company... Read more »