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Marshall University to provide emergency financial assistance to students

Staff Report

April 8, 2020

The following message was sent to Marshall University students from President Jerry Gilbert: "Dear Marshall University students, As you know, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the change to remote learning through the end of the spring semester made it necessary for most of our students to leave ca...

Community members share unemployment concerns

Taevion Kinsey, Reporter

April 8, 2020

One of the biggest effects of the spread of COVID-19 is the rise in unemployment. Business are cutting people’s hours and often letting employees go to cut down on the risk factor of spreading the coronavirus. “I work at Cabell Huntington Hospital and I’m scared that they are going to eventually...

Marshall University history professor shares perspective on pandemic

Talor Bennett, Reporter

April 8, 2020

Chris White, a professor of history in Marshall University's College of Liberal Arts, was able to share his perspective on the global history of the COVID-19 disease. A pandemic is defined as a disease outbreak that extends throughout a large region. They vary in scope, duration, and mortality. This...

Marshall University employee hospitalized with COVID-19

Staff Report

April 7, 2020

The following message was released to students from University Communications: "This message is notification that a Marshall University employee has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The employee is currently hospitalized in stable condition. Due to privacy regulations, the affected employee’s...

Volunteers sew, deliver masks for healthcare professionals throughout state

Volunteers sew, deliver masks for healthcare professionals throughout state

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

April 4, 2020

The West Virginia Mask Army has delivered more than 3,300 free, homemade masks to 14 medical facilities across the state as of April 4, with more orders to be delivered this weekend. The goal of the newly established nonprofit organization is to deliver masks to healthcare professionals in the state...

Office of Academic Affairs provides answers to credit/no credit grading

Brittany Hively, Online Editor

April 3, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was done in a Q&A form to ensure the information is delivered with as much detail as possible. It is an ongoing story and will likely be updated as more information is provided. People everywhere may be struggling to adapt to a world experiencing an ongoing global p...

Huntington Tenants Union calls for rent strike amid historic unemployment crisis

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

April 3, 2020

In response to unprecedented unemployment numbers resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, tenants and housing advocates nationwide are calling on the federal government to implement protective measures such as rent payment and eviction freezes—meanwhile, some local advocates are calling for more direct...

COVID-19 causes university to suspend biology capstone research, job shadowing

COVID-19 causes university to suspend biology capstone research, job shadowing

Ralph May, Reporter

April 3, 2020

An email sent to all capstone biology students at Marshall University stated all capstone research and job shadowing opportunities were suspended due to safety measures associated with COVID-19. Research and job shadowing are integral parts of the college experience and even more crucial in applying...

Students circulate petition calling for change in grading system

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

March 31, 2020

A petition calling on Marshall University administrators to switch from a traditional grading system to a “credit/no credit” or “pass/fail” system for the spring 2020 semester was posted online early Tuesday morning and has since garnered more than 1,500 signatures. Lauren Bromund, the Marshall...

Marshall bookstore partners with Redshelf to provide free ebooks to students

Talor Bennett, Reporter

March 31, 2020

Before Marshall University chose to cancel face-to-face classes for the remainder of the semester due to COVID-19, many students left for spring break thinking they would return and did not bring their class materials home. Noticing that these students are left without materials, Marshall’s bookstore...

Updates to print schedule

Updates to print schedule

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

March 31, 2020

To ensure the health and safety of our staff, The Parthenon will not be printing a physical paper until April 22. This edition will also be inserted into The Herald-Dispatch. Additionally, we are continuing to publish content on our website and social media pages. We will produce podcasts, through ...

Counseling Center offers alternative options for students

Kyra Biscarner, Reporter

March 31, 2020

“We are…Marshall” is a phrase most students are familiar with. At the Counseling Center, their message is “We Are…Here for you.” Director Candace Layne said all students are encouraged, now more than ever, to reach out to the center if they need assistance. “We encourage students, faculty...