The Parthenon

Herd football take a knee to honor George Floyd

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

June 13, 2020

In light of recent events, the Marshall University football team participated in honoring George Floyd, a black man who was killed by police during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020. This event sparked the attention of many people as protests, petitions, social media movements and...

Marshall baseball’s Knight awarded postgraduate scholarship

D'Andre Knight pitches against Ohio.

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

June 13, 2020

Conference USA announced Thursday that Marshall baseball redshirt senior pitcher D'Andre Knight is one of 14 student-athletes to be awarded the Jim Castañeda Post Graduate Scholarship. The 12th annual award is named in honor of Dr. Jim Castañeda, who served as an educator, coach and faculty athletics...

Thousands sign petitions to remove Jenkins, Byrd from campus building names

Thousands sign petitions to remove Jenkins, Byrd from campus building names

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

June 10, 2020

Two petitions urging Marshall University administrators to rename buildings on campus currently named after a former Confederate general and a former leader in the Ku Klux Klan have garnered thousands of signatures within a week of being circulated. One petition calls on university officials to rename...

W.Va. candidate for U.S. House: Save lives, money with universal health care

W.Va. candidate for U.S. House: Save lives, money with universal health care

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

June 8, 2020

Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in West Virginia’s third district, Hilary Turner, is advocating for saving tens of thousands of lives and several hundred billion dollars through implementing a universal health care program such as Medicare for All. “It breaks my heart to see so...

University to welcome new students via virtual orientations

Jonathan Still, Contributor

June 6, 2020

New students at Marshall University can digitally experience campus through online virtual orientation sessions starting June 9. Orientations are hosted by the university to allow new students to see what campus life is like and to meet the professors in the colleges they will be joining. However,...

Two Marshall student athletes, one employee test positive for COVID-19

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

June 3, 2020

Marshall University announced Monday that two student-athletes and one employee have tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. The Marshall University Athletics Department has been preparing to bring student-athletes back to campus for summer workouts during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Hundreds march in Huntington to protest police brutality, systemic racism

Hundreds march in Huntington to protest police brutality, systemic racism

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

May 31, 2020

Hundreds of protestors marched the streets of Huntington Saturday to raise awareness about police brutality and systemic racism amid nationwide demonstrations in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. “Within the police departments themselves, there are...

Town hall meetings to address student concerns about upcoming semesters

Jonathan Still, Contributor

May 31, 2020

A series of town hall meetings centered on student concerns about how the new academic year will progress will be hosted by the university June 1 through June 19. This past spring semester was affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and Marshall President Jerome Gilbert suspended in-person classes...

University announces adjustments to 2020-2021 academic calendar

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

May 31, 2020

Marshall University announced Friday new adjustments to the 2020-2021 academic calendar aimed at minimizing travel to and from campus to keep students, staff and faculty safe throughout the upcoming semesters. “The way we are planning to hold classes in the fall [is] still in a state of flux right...

W.Va. senators vote to extend federal government spying powers

West Virginia Sens. Joe Manchin (D) and Shelley Moore Capito (R)

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

May 25, 2020

The United States Senate passed a bill earlier this month reinstating controversial surveillance powers meant for investigating terrorism and espionage, but which allow the federal government to access internet browsing and search histories of American citizens without court approval. Both West Virginia...

Advocates concerned how city may handle impending increase in homelessness

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

May 19, 2020

The line of landlords filing eviction notices was “out the door” Monday at the Cabell County Courthouse in Huntington as state courts reopened for in-person operations, a magistrate clerk told local advocates for tenants and people experiencing homelessness. The clerk said some individual landlords...

Marshall University to celebrate spring 2020 commencement Aug. 8

Staff Report

May 6, 2020

The following message is from Marshall University: "HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University has announced it has tentatively rescheduled its spring commencement ceremony for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, in Huntington. University officials said the exact location will be announced early this summe...