The Parthenon

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...

W.Va. health facility horror stories: “It feels like my safety doesn’t come first.”

W.Va. health facility horror stories: “It feels like my safety doesn’t come first.”

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

March 27, 2020

Editor’s note: Some sources in this story agreed to speak only on the condition of anonymity out of fear of repercussions regarding their employment. Amid the global pandemic caused by COVID-19, healthcare facilities across West Virginia are experiencing shortages of necessary masks and other essential...

Suit Up event prepares students for professional wardrobe needs

Ralph May, Reporter

March 26, 2020

Students and alumni expanded their wardrobe with professional wear at a reduced price at the biannual Suit Up event at JCPenney in collaboration with the Marshall University Career Education Office this past March. “This event is important for students because it allows them to build of a collection...

Democratic gubernatorial candidates debate crisis responses, state economy

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

March 25, 2020

Amid growing concerns regarding Gov. Jim Justice’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, three Democratic gubernatorial candidates took to the debate stage Tuesday to detail their own policies and ideas about defeating Justice in November. WVVA’s 2020 Democratic Gubernatorial Debate was broadcasted...

Marshall postpones commencement ceremony, not to resume in-person classes

Staff Report

March 19, 2020

The following was released from President Jerry Gilbert through University Communications: ”Dear Marshall University students, faculty and staff, Thank you all for your cooperation and patience as we have dealt with the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges it has created. The sa...