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W.Va. Can’t Wait movement leaders discuss next step

November 17, 2020

WV Can’t Wait leaders and members of the Huntington community met on Saturday to discuss the movement’s post election plans.  Stephen Smith and Katey Lauer, the leaders of WV Can’t Wait, have...

Fire chief honors 75 with memorial fountain tattoo

Fire chief honors 75 with memorial fountain tattoo
November 17, 2020

To show respect to the loss of 75 players, coaches and fans 50 years ago, Huntington Fire Department chief Chris Wilson, decided to get a memorial fountain tattoo three days before the ceremony.   “I...

Dennison and Meadows named Marshall University iCenter’s first entrepreneurs in residence

November 17, 2020

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall University Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (iCenter), part of the Lewis College of Business, has announced Brandon Dennison and Collin Meadows as...

Students, staff take social media survey about semester

November 17, 2020

In a social media survey conducted about the spring 2021 registration process, students and faculty expressed their feelings about remote learning and the ability to be successful during a pandemic. “While...

Bill Noe Flight School brings new opportunities to area

Bill Noe, school's namesake, emerges from the first plane delivered to the Bill Noe Flight School of Marshall University after flying it from the manufacturer.
November 17, 2020

Marshall University is introducing new opportunities to the area with the addition of the Bill Noe Flight School.  The school will be housed at Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia and offer...

The Haunting Void

November 10, 2020

*Editor’s Note: This piece originally ran Nov. 18, 1970. An emptiness now floods the new laid green And magnifies the grief that fate has stirred. Tenses change from  ‘will’ to ‘would...

A message from Marshall Head Football Coach

A message from Marshall Head Football Coach
November 10, 2020

Students:  This week is the most important week of the year for our Marshall Thundering Herd football program. This week is for the 75.  Marshall University is like no other place I have ever been....

50 years later…We still remember

November 10, 2020

11.14.70., a day that will forever live in the hearts of Marshall University students, faculty, staff, student-athletes, athletics personnel, the Huntington, Ceredo and Kenova, West Virginia communities...

We Missed Jeff Today…

Parthenon sports editor Jeff Nathan, 20, was one of the 75 who lost their life in the plane crash Nov. 14, 1970. Nathan was widely respected by his co-workers, friends and professors.
November 10, 2020

*Editor’s Note: This piece originally ran Nov. 18, 1970. Jeffery Nathan or Nathan Jeffery? I remember the first day in the beginning reporting class. Was that student’s first name Jeffery...

Abstract memorial continues to memorialize plane crash

The memorial fountain, created by Harry Bertoia, honors the 75 lives that were lost.
November 10, 2020

In response to 50 years since the Marshall University plane crash on Nov. 14, 1970, Huntington Museum of Art (HMA) is displaying the art of Harry Bertoia, creator of the memorial fountain, that crafted...

Remembering my father, Charles E. Kautz

Lucianne was a cheerleader for the Herd during her time at Marshall University.
November 10, 2020

Hello students, faculty, staff, Marshall sports fans, and the community, What has transpired over the 50 years since that fatal night November 14th, 1970? Let me walk you through it. The rebuilding...

Marshall football memorial statue rededicated

The statue is now located outside of the Rec Center on the 20th street side.
November 10, 2020

A Marshall University football memorial statue was installed in a new location on campus after restoration.   Robin Howell of the Marshall Football Memorial said over the past 50 years, the original...

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