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Gilbert visits Richmond to pay respects to John Marshall

Gilbert visits Richmond to pay respects to John Marshall

Adam Stephens, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert and other university members traveled to Richmond, Virginia last weekend to visit the gravesite of Chief Justice John Marshall, the influential Supreme Court justice whom Marshall is named after. Marshall is buried at the Shockoe Hill Cemetery alongside his wif...

Kick Off the bi-annual Islam Appreciation Week

Kick Off the bi-annual Islam Appreciation Week

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter
April 10, 2017
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The Muslim Student Association’s Islamic Appreciation Week kicked off Monday. All week, the students of the MSA are sponsoring events to let the Marshall community get to know and understand the Muslim community. This is an event the MSA holds every semester. MSA began the week Monday with Meet a Mus...

Marshall student under review for bathing naked through Memorial Fountain

Marshall student under review for bathing naked through Memorial Fountain

Heather Barker, Reporter
April 10, 2017
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Officers were called to the Memorial Fountain outside the Memorial Student Center Sunday around 5 p.m. to a man who was walking through the water of the fountain naked in front of several students and others. According to MUPD Chief Jim Terry, officers found the man in his underwear when they arrived...

Little Free Library turns a new page for sociology club

Little Free Library turns a new page for sociology club

Matthew Groves, Reporter
April 6, 2017
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The Society, a sociology club at Marshall University, held an official opening ceremony for a Little Free Library Thursday afternoon. Marshall University graduate student Danielle Mullins, said the president of The Society, Bri Shelton, works at a public library and is very passionate when it comes ...

DEA 360 Strategy provides new ways to combat the opioid epidemic

DEA 360 Strategy provides new ways to combat the opioid epidemic

Nancy Peyton, Executive Editor
April 6, 2017
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Representatives from the Drug Enforcement Administration are partnering with local organizations and providing training to deal with the heroin and opioid addiction problem using the DEA 360 Strategy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, West Virginia was the state with the highest rat...

Panel, helps Marshall students and faculty depict ‘Fake News’

Panel, helps Marshall students and faculty depict ‘Fake News’

Tom Jenkins, News Editor
April 6, 2017
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“‘Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.’ In other words, if a headline goes out of its way to reel you in, you should always be skeptical,” said Kevin Goldberg, an attorney from Washington, D.C., as he began his keynote speech during the Symposium Examining Fake News Thursday, ...

Two robberies on, around campus possibly connected

Two robberies on, around campus possibly connected

Heather Barker, Reporter
April 3, 2017
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MU Alert: Armed robbery reported vicinity of 1500 block 4 1/2 St alley. 2 black male suspects, 1 with gray hood. Police investigating. — Marshall University (@marshallu) April 3, 2017 MU Alert: Strong-armed robbery (no weapon) reported in 1900 block of 5th Ave. Suspect is black male dressed in gray. Police inve...

Murder Mystery Masquerade to fund after school programs

Murder Mystery Masquerade to fund after school programs

Contributor
April 3, 2017
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Marshall University’s student-run public relations firm BeHerd Communications is partnering with the River Valley Child Development Services after school program at Guyandotte Elementary to raise money for the School Age Connections program. BeHerd Communications will be hosting a fundraiser event for ...

Alpha Xi Delta to hold 66th Annual Strawberry Breakfast

Alpha Xi Delta to hold 66th Annual Strawberry Breakfast

Matthew Groves, Reporter
April 3, 2017
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Marshall University’s chapter of Alpha Xi Delta is busy preparing for its annual Strawberry Breakfast. This year’s breakfast will be held April 20 at the Alpha Xi Delta house. Alpha Xi Delta’s vice president of public relations, Riley Hogan, said the annual breakfast allows Alpha Xi Delta to make c...

City presses on in the race for America’s Best Community

City presses on in the race for America’s Best Community

Franklin Norton, Reporter
March 30, 2017
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Community members met Wednesday at the Ritter Park rose garden for updates on Huntington’s standing in the America’s Best Community Contest, a national contest offering prize money to cities that show progress in community revitalization. As a finalist, or as Mayor Steve Williams called it in lig...

W.Va. Legislature approaches final days of regular session

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
March 28, 2017
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The West Virginia Legislature has been extending their work hours to discuss legislation as the end of session approaches. The Senate reached their last day to introduce bills March 20. As for the House of Delegates, they reached a landmark day on the 47th day Sunday. According to the West Virginia...

WMUL racks up 10 awards at NBS Conference in New York

WMUL racks up 10 awards at NBS Conference in New York

Christian Davis, Reporter
March 27, 2017
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Marshall University’s radio platform, WMUL, attended the National Broadcasting Society conference over the weekend, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, where they were awarded several winning positions in video and audio. The National Broadcasting Society-Alpha Epsilon Rho prepares students for caree...