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Marshall student opening authentic Chinese restaurant Tuesday

Marshall student opening authentic Chinese restaurant Tuesday

Danite Belay, Reporter

December 11, 2017


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Marshall University is not only home to sons and daughters of Marshall, but young entrepreneurs as well. ​A native of southeast China, Yangbo Song came to the United States through Marshall University’s INTO program. He graduated from Marshall in May as a computer science major and is now pursuing a double master’s in business admin...

English professor to deliver Winter Commencement address

English professor to deliver Winter Commencement address

Danite Belay, Reporter

December 7, 2017


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Kelli Prejean, associate professor of English and coordinator of the composition program at Marshall University, will deliver the commencement address at the Dec. 16 Winter Commencement ceremony for fall 2017 graduates, set for 10 a.m. at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. The associate professor said she fe...

Faculty Senate addresses pending tax reform and concealed carry legislation

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

December 7, 2017


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Marshall University’s Faculty Senate addressed concerns about the recent tax reform bill in the federal legislature and a West Virginia Legislature bill which would allow concealed carry of weapons on college campuses Thursday at its meeting. Damien Arthur, professor of political science, said Marshall ...

History professor, scholar to direct Drinko Academy

History professor, scholar to direct Drinko Academy

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

December 7, 2017


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Montserrat Miller has been named the executive director of Marshall University’s John Deaver Drinko Academy to succeed Alan Gould, who has held the position since the academy’s establishment in 1994. Miller joined the Marshall faculty as a scholar and professor of history in 1996, teaching graduate...

Geology in the Movies to screen ‘The Day After Tomorrow’

Sebastian Morris, Reporter

December 7, 2017


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The final installment of Geology in the Movies will take place today where the geology department will be viewing “The Day After Tomorrow” and critically analyzing it with a geologic basis and relevance to current social and political issues. The 2004 American science-fiction disaster film depicts...

Fraternity responds to criticisms over ‘homeless’-themed party, university officials to discuss sanctions

Breanna Francis, Reporter

December 4, 2017


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Chapter officials from Alpha Sigma Phi released a statement Monday explaining that the sorority, Alpha Xi Delta, did not act alone in throwing a party where members dressed up as though they were homeless and held up cardboard signs with various sayings. “The Beta Delta chapter of Alpha Sigma P...

Christmas Village continues through Saturday

Christmas Village continues through Saturday

Staff Report

December 4, 2017


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Carols can be heard through the woods around Heritage Farm this week during their annual “Christmas Village” setup through Saturday. Letters to Santa are being written and toys being assembled. “We have come here for a couple years now, it’s a tradition in my family no matter how old me and m...

Marshall University Counseling Center sees increase in students

Amanda Larch, for The Parthenon

December 4, 2017


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Marshall University’s Counseling Center has been providing an array of services for students for many years. As well as offering couples, personal and group counseling, the center works closely with the Women’s Center and Marshall University Wellness. The Women’s Center focuses on sexual assau...

Sorority responds to backlash over ‘homeless’-themed party

Breanna Francis, Reporter

December 3, 2017


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A party thrown Thursday by a Marshall University sorority has prompted questions after the party’s theme was brought to the attention of the broader student body. The Gamma Beta chapter of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority are now facing backlash from some Marshall students after photos were shared over...

Gilbert tours West Virginia high schools

Gilbert tours West Virginia high schools

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

November 30, 2017


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Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert’s venture to visit and speak with students from 16 high schools in seven West Virginia counties began Wednesday and will conclude Dec. 7. Former Marshall football coach Bob Pruett will join Gilbert on “The Rest of Your Life Begins at Marshall University”...

Campus email scams ‘phishing’ for new bait

Campus email scams ‘phishing’ for new bait

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

November 30, 2017


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Students and faculty all across campus may be noticing a spike in the rate of “odd” emails they are receiving recently. “This isn’t a new phenomenon,” said Jody Perry, Information Technology Services executive director. “Normally, we can get the problem under control quickly, but sometimes,...

‘Marco’s Favorite Things’ set for holiday giveaway

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

November 30, 2017


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Marshall University’s Office of University Communications kicks off its 24 days of giveaways today. “Marco’s Favorite Things” social media contest will run Dec. 1 through Dec. 24, offering participants the chance to win a prize each day. Mallory Jarrell, Marshall’s marketing and branding coordina...