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Police Blotter

Heather Barker, Reporter
February 9
Filed under NEWS

Petty Larceny The INTO center reported that on two occasions, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, money was stolen from a black lock box, amounting to $130. A white female suspect, 31, was identified and arrested Feb. 3. She admitted to committing the crime and is charged with felony burglary and petty larceny. Un...

MSA elects new officers

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter
February 9
Filed under NEWS

The Muslim Student Association had an emergency election Feb. 3 to elect a new president and vice president. Traditionally, the MSA holds elections, like most campus organizations, at the beginning of the school year, but this semester they had to change. The former officers realized this semeste...

Justice proposes state budget cuts

Franklin Norton, Reporter
February 9
Filed under NEWS

Governor Jim Justice delivered a plan Wednesday to improve the current state of West Virginia’s economy in his first State of the State address as the 36th governor of West Virginia.  The plan he presented includes investments in infrastructure, tax increases and budget cuts. It is these tax increase...

President Gilbert reacts to State of the State Address

President Gilbert reacts to State of the State Address

Adam Stephens, Reporter
February 9
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert attended the State of the State Address Wednesday at the state capitol where West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice delivered proposals he said he would solve the state’s budget crisis. Justice asked the legislators if they were willing to face the consequences of not...

Week one of W.Va. Legislature brings changes

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
February 9
Filed under NEWS

West Virginia senators and representatives returned to Charleston Wednesday as the West Virginia Legislature reconvened for the 1st Session of the 83rd Legislature. At the Legislative Lookahead that took place last week, the legislators made it known that this will be a busy session, especially whe...

Executive Order Series continues over cup of coffee

Executive Order Series continues over cup of coffee

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
February 9
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Students and faculty discussed over a cup of coffee Thursday some current events happening in the United States as part of Marshall University’s Executive Order Series. Malak Khader, a graduate assistant at Drinko Library, organized the “Executive Order: Coffee with Our Muslim and International Ne...

Gov. Justice delivers promises for W.Va. at his first State of the State Address

Gov. Justice delivers promises for W.Va. at his first State of the State Address

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
February 9
Filed under NEWS

Gov. Jim Justice gave his first State of the State Address Wednesday, filled with plans and goals he has for West Virginia. Justice won the gubernatorial election after an unconventional campaign, as he won the race with no prior political experience. He continued this legacy Wednesday at the address,...

Community leader presented first Carter G. Woodson Lyceum award

Community leader presented first Carter G. Woodson Lyceum award

Christian Davis, Reporter
February 8
Filed under Black History Month, NEWS, Showcase

Former Ashland Oil Inc. Foundation President Charles Whitehead was joined by students and staff members in the Drinko Library to answer questions about his days helping the community. Whitehead helped in fundraising for the Carter G. Woodson Memorial Statue by supporting the Woodson Memorial Fo...

Missing Marshall student’s body found

Heather Barker, Reporter
February 8
Filed under NEWS

After four days of searching, officials have found the body of Marshall University student Mitchell Higgins, 22, who jumped from a bridge on Interstate 64 into the Guyandotte River after a car crash early Saturday morning. Crews searched the Guyandotte river beginning within an hour of the report...

Huntington residents look to go solar

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
February 7
Filed under NEWS

West Virginia Solar United Neighborhoods, or WV SUN, is a non-profit with the goal of cleaner, renewable energy across West Virginia. On Monday night at the Explorer Academy in Huntington, more than 50 people came to an informational meeting about changing their personal source of electricity. Since...

College of Business begins search for new dean

Luke Carpenter, Reporter
February 7
Filed under NEWS

Four candidates are in review as the Marshall University Lewis College of Business searches for a new dean. Former professor and member of the accounting department, Bob Simpson, delayed his own retirement to fill in temporarily as the college’s interim dean. “Probably the most attention-getting...

Exploring the controversy of Confederate monuments

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
February 6
Filed under Black History Month, NEWS

David Trowbridge, associate professor and director of African and African American Studies at Marshall University, will give a presentation on the ongoing controversy surrounding Confederate monuments and symbols Feb. 27. The event will be held at 6 p.m. in Drinko Library Atrium and is part of the serie...