The Parthenon

New interest group at Marshall

Joelle Gates, Reporter

September 13, 2018


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A student interest group focused on preventing sexual assault conducted its first meeting Wednesday in Prichard Hall 143. The Women and Gender Center proposed the group to a number of students following a recent survey which revealed that many Marshall University students were unaware of resources...

Marshall students want to expand ‘FREEinDOWNTOWN’ Wi-Fi radius

Marshall students want to expand ‘FREEinDOWNTOWN’ Wi-Fi radius

Douglas Harding, Reporter

September 11, 2018


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Marshall University students utilizing the recently launched public Wi-Fi in downtown Huntington this weekend said they support expansion to cover the whole town. The Wi-Fi network, called “FREEinDOWNTOWN,” covers a two-block radius of downtown Huntington, including Pullman Square, and it has been...

Lecture aims to help diversify Marshall community

Lecture aims to help diversify Marshall community

Hannah Graham, Reporter

September 11, 2018


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Virginia Valian, a Hunter College psychology professor and gender expert, lectured students, staff and faculty 2 p.m. Sept. 10, in the Shawkey Dining Room. This was one of five sessions Monday sponsored by the President’s Commission on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. Valian tailored the session to...

Organizations debate best way to take money out of politics

Organizations debate best way to take money out of politics

Douglas Harding, Reporter

September 11, 2018


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Tri-State Indivisible sponsored a debate Monday, with representatives from Wolf- Pac, the American Civil Liberties Union and West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy discussing removing money from politics. “We want to propose an amendment to end the corrupting influence of money in politics and re...

SGA meets to discuss legislation, honor military personnel on 9/11

SGA meets to discuss legislation, honor military personnel on 9/11

Hannah Graham, Reporter

September 11, 2018


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Marshall University’s Student Government Association had their weekly senate meeting Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Shawkey Dining Hall. The meeting consisted of student senators and was open to the public. Vice President Hannah Petracca served as the presiding officer over the meeting. The meeting star...

Society of Black Scholars induct 12 new members

Society of Black Scholars induct 12 new members

Joelle Gates, Reporter

September 10, 2018


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Marshall University’s Society of Black Scholars welcomed 12 new members during an induction ceremony Sunday in the Weisberg Applied Engineering Complex Atrium. After a series of evaluations, the organization’s selection committee accepted 12 applicants to receive recognition into the group. “Your...

Senator Joe Manchin helping the fight with roundtable discussion on healthcare

Senator Joe Manchin helping the fight with roundtable discussion on healthcare

Gretchen Kalar, Reporter

September 10, 2018


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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin and Huntington community members discussed the issues of the Affordable Care Act Friday at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department. Texas v United States is a court case that has potential to affect the world of insurance. If the ACA is found unconstitutional in the...

Alumni association works to connect with alumni

Taylor Huddleston, Contributor

September 7, 2018


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The Marshall University Alumni Association was created to get current students and alumni to stay connected with the university. The associate director of alumni events and programs, Larry Crum, works to connect the alumni with the university. Crum has been associate director of alumni events and...

HADCO plans major developments with local airport

Trey Delida, Contributor

September 7, 2018


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The Huntington Airport is a certified AEROready community. According to these standards, the airport has at least 10 acres of land available for economic development and is certified by the Federal Aviation Association. The Huntington Area Development Council will develop the land. Partnering with local...

Third annual S.U.P.E.R. Day to promote literacy throughout the community

Madison Davis, Reporter

September 5, 2018


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Marshall University’s College of Education and Professional Development is sponsoring the third annual Students Using their Powers to Engage in Reading Day Sept. 28 to celebrate fluency. Students from the surrounding area will be able to experience educational games and meet characters from popular...

MU Alert test encourages student involvement

Sam Phillips, Reporter

September 5, 2018


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With a test coming Thursday of MU Alert, Marshall University encourages more students to join the service. MU Alert is Marshall’s most direct method of communicating with students in the event of an emergency, and while the service is optional, the university wants as many students as possible to...

Student Government Association proposes House of Representatives

Hannah Graham, Reporter

September 5, 2018


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Marshall University’s Student Government Association had its second senate meeting of the semester Tuesday. Student Body Vice President Hannah Petracca served as the presiding officer over the meeting and helped maintain order. Several issues, including student organizations seeking funding, were...