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Presidential search to begin next month

By Amy Napier, Reporter

January 27, 2015


Filed under NEWS

The search for Marshall University's next president will begin Feb. 11 at the Board of Governors meeting. The board and Interim President Gary White's office will use a professional search firm to find potential candidates. Professional search firms collect a database of people who are looking...

Goodwill to open new store in Huntington

By Erika Johnk, Reporter

January 26, 2015


Filed under NEWS

A new Goodwill Industriewwws of KYOWVA Area Inc. retail store and donation center will be opening in February at 727 9th Ave. Director of Marketing and Social Media Beth Hendricks said they wanted to extend further into the community. “One of our goals going into this year was to open a few new...

Alpha Phi Omega kicks off rush week

By Ronnie Thompson, Reporter

January 26, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Alpha Phi Omega is kicking off its rush week Monday Jan. 26 for the spring 2015 semester. APO is a national co-ed fraternity with its roots in the Boy Scouts of America. It focuses on community service and projects such as Operation Christmas Child, canned food drives for the Backpack Program and...

SGA seat open for senator at large

By Skyler Hunt, Reporter

January 26, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s Student Government Association is looking for a student interested in making changes to the university by becoming the new senator at large. Senate Parliamentarian Cody Hatten said the senator at large has the same tasks as the college senator but will speak on the university...

CITY HALL MAKES STOLEN BIKE RECOVERY EASIER

CITY HALL MAKES STOLEN BIKE RECOVERY EASIER

By William Izzo, Reporter

January 26, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Huntington City Hall offers a program residents can use to help recover lost or stolen bicycles. Interested cyclists can stop by City Hall from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. year round, in room 20 in the finance department to register bikes for $1. Applicants must provide the serial number on their bike...

Man hit by HPD cruiser, hospitalized

By Lexi Browning, Reporter

January 26, 2015


Filed under NEWS

A 57-year old man was taken to the hospital Friday after being struck by a Huntington Police Department cruiser. The crash occurred around 11:15 p.m. at Fifth Avenue and 19th Street. The man was taken to the hospital after initially refusing treatment on-scene, according to Huntington Police Chief...

Interactive app makes history portable

Interactive app makes history portable

By Hannah Harman, Reporter

January 23, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University’s Department of History Director David Trowbridge worked with students and the John Deaver Drinko Library staff to develop the website and app—The Clio. The Clio is an interactive app that allows users to add and edit historical information. The app can guide users to a...

GOOD NEWS FOR CRAFT BREWS

GOOD NEWS FOR CRAFT BREWS

By Kelsie Lively, Reporter

January 23, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin called for review of craft brewing laws Jan 14 during the annual State of the State address in the house chamber of the State Capital Complex. The West Virginia Craft Brewers Guild, made up of members of local brewing companies, have lobbied to have the rules and regulations...

Marshall welcomes new Senior Vice President for operations

Marshall welcomes new Senior Vice President for operations

By Sara Ryan, Reporter

January 23, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Brandi Jacobs-Jones replaced Karen Kirtley on May 12, 2014 as Marshall University’s Senior Vice President for Operations and Chief of Staff. As Senior VP for operations Jacobs-Jones is in charge of providing oversight for the Housing and Residece Life, Physical Plant, Memorial Student Center, Purchasing,...

Marshall to stage annual Cello Day

Marshall to stage annual Cello Day

By Mikaela Keener, Reporter

January 23, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s College of Arts and Media will present its annual Cello Day Recital 5 p.m. Sunday in Smith Recital Hall. Music Professor Şőlen Dikener said before the recital, students will receive lessons from a guest teacher. The students and other members of the community will rehearse...

Gender roles – Toilet paper rolls

Gender roles – Toilet paper rolls

By Caitlin Fowlkes, Reporter

January 23, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Marshall University is making changes to its restrooms on campus. Five gender-neutral, or family restrooms, have been installed. The purpose of gender-neutral bathrooms is to make students who do not claim a specific gender identity, to feel more comfortable using the restrooms at school. Mark...

Patriots face DeflateGate scandal

By Tyler Ferris, Reporter

January 23, 2015


Filed under NEWS, SPORTS

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are involved in another scandal two weeks before the team is scheduled to play in the NFL’s 49th Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Tuesday the NFL compiled evidence that 11 of the 12 game balls used in Sunday’s...