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Climate Group Encourages Students to Write to Representatives

Adam Stephens, Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The local chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby hosted a table at the Memorial Student Center Wednesday to encourage Marshall University students to write letters to their Congress members to voice their concerns about the effects of climate change. “We want students to have an opportunity to...

MU Career Expo

Alexis Leach, Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University Career Services is sponsoring the Career Expo on Tuesday, April 4, an event that gives Marshall students the opportunity to find career options before and after graduation. “This is a campus-wide event,” said Debby Stoler, assistant director for Development and Outreach in...

Women’s Rights Walk Across Marshall Campus

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

The “SlutWalk,” a walk meant to raise awareness of sexual assault on college campuses, will make its way across campus Wednesday. “Slut shaming is an ongoing problem on college campuses when sexual assault victims try to report, so my students bring it up as a topic of conversation and debate...

Graduating Seniors practice budgeting at Student Loan Repayment Workshops

Luke Carpenter, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

The Marshall University Office of Student Financial Assistance is offering student loan repayment workshops this week, which help advise graduating students on how to overcome student debt. The student loan repayment workshop is designed for assistance with exit counseling, a mandatory information...

Police Blotter

Heather Barker, Reporter
March 16, 2017
Filed under NEWS

At approximately 1:54 a.m. March 16, a white male in a gray Ford Focus was pulled over by Marshall University Police Department on Fifth Avenue in the 2000 block for driving without headlights. While conducting the traffic stop, the officer identified a “strong smell” of marijuana emitting from the...

Jarvis, Kinner re-elected for a second term

Franklin Norton, Reporter
March 16, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

The results of the 2017 Student Government Association election were announced Thursday, where incumbent president, Matt Jarvis, and incumbent vice president, Emily Kinner, won against opposing candidates Alex Parlock and Daniel Parlock. More than 1,900 students voted in the SGA election, with Jarvis...

Justice discusses budget proposals at infrastructure lecture

Justice discusses budget proposals at infrastructure lecture

Adam Stephens, Reporter
March 16, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase, Uncategorized

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice delivered a speech Wednesday afternoon on his proposals to solve the state budget deficit during an infrastructure lecture in the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex. “I feel like all of the easy stuff has already left us,” Justice said. “This is...

John Sallis Lecture moved to later date

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
March 15, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

“The Art and Thought of Paul Klee,” presented by John Sallis, The Frederick J. Adelmann S.J. Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, has been moved to April 6. Klee (pronounced like clay) was a 20th century painter from Switzerland and is considered one of the great painters of the 20th century....

Writers Series hosts documentary screening on American Poet

Austin Creel, Reporter
March 15, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Students and public alike were invited to follow the brilliant life and sudden death of famed American poet Larry Levis Tuesday through a new documentary screened at Marshall University’s Smith Hall. Poet and director of the movie Michele Poulos, alongside poet and producer Gregory Donovan, came...

Snowy day changes Pi Day plans for Alpha Xi Delta

Matthew Groves, Reporter
March 15, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Marshall University’s chapter of Alpha Xi Delta celebrated Pi Day a little differently as they spent their March 14, working towards raising money for their philanthropy, Autism Speaks. Alpha Xi Delta was originally planning an event called Pie a Xi, where Marshall students would have the opportunity...

W.Va. Legislature releases its budget proposal

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
March 15, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael and House Speaker Tim Armstead released the Legislature’s budget proposal Monday after much anticipation from Gov. Jim Justice. Carmichael and Armstead posted a news release detailing their proposal and what it intends to do to help the West Virginia...

MU Intercultural series continues

Christian Davis, Reporter
March 15, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Marshall University’s INTO program hosted its third Cultural Series event Tuesday at the INTO Center, where two INTO students gave presentations on their culture. The presentations give the students an outlet to explore their culture in a way that is familiar with them and new for the audience. Molly...