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Recreation Center taking advanced safety measures

Recreation Center taking advanced safety measures

Alex Jackson, Reporter

September 1, 2020

Marshall’s Recreation Center (the Rec) has had to take advanced safety measures during the coronavirus pandemic.   Through increased sanitation, limited capacity, and mask wearing, the Rec is doing everything they can to remain open.  Students have had mixed reactions on if they feel safe using the facilities during this time. ...

Physical Therapy faculty member to attend LaunchIt program for invention

Physical Therapy faculty member to attend LaunchIt program for invention

University Communications

September 1, 2020

Dr. Brad Profitt, assistant professor in the Marshall University School of Physical Therapy, will be part of the University of Louisville’s (UofL) LaunchIt program through the UofL NSF I-Corps site program in partnership with the Southeast XLerator Network. Profitt has developed a therapeutic device...

Center for Supported Learning adapts to reach community during pandemic

Abby Hanlon, Reporter

September 1, 2020

The Center for Supported Learning (CSL) were forced to adapt and think differently on how to reach their growing community because of the coronavirus.  Their fundraising efforts and community events for the spring and summer were halted due to the global pandemic.   “The Center is an altern...

W.Va. prison spending has increased more drastically than in any other state

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

September 1, 2020

The amount of money West Virginia spends on its prisons increased 386% from 2001-2018, the most drastic spending increase of any state in the U.S., a recent ArrestRecords report reveals. In 2001, West Virginia spent nearly $62 million on maintaining its prisons; In 2018, the state spent just over...

Student football ticket guidelines 2020

Marshall's players shake hands with fans after the Herd defeats Rice University on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

University Communications

September 1, 2020

An announcement from Marshall Athletics: "Marshall Athletics has announced football student ticket guidelines and policies for the 2020 season. Please go here to watch the full instructional video on student ticketing this year: https://youtu.be/Ci765KRFo-M There have been many changes made to student tic...

JCESOM student earns minority research fellowship for child, adolescent psychiatry

JCESOM student earns minority research fellowship for child, adolescent psychiatry

Isabella Robinson, News Editor

August 25, 2020

A Marshall University medical student has been selected to partake in a minority research fellowship which will allow her to study the prevalence of psychiatric health disorders amongst young people in Appalachia. “This is the opportunity of a lifetime to study the developmental impact on children...

Students face penalties for violation of Marshall’s COVID-19 guidelines

Sarah Ingram, For the Parthenon

August 25, 2020

Students who do not adhere to the new health and safety guidelines designated by Marshall University administra- tion may face penalties as severe as suspension under the new addition to the Student Code of Conduct, but Director of Student Conduct Lisa Martin said she hopes students are will...

Marshall University breaks ground for new flight school

Marshall University breaks ground for new flight school

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

August 25, 2020

Two years from today, Marshall Uni- versity plans to begin operating its own flight school, with classes to take place at Yeager Airport in Charleston, where a new facility is being built. “The development of this program is truly an investment in our beauti- ful Mountain State,” Marshal...

Housing and dining staff encourage following COVID-19 guidelines

Sarah Ingram

August 25, 2020

Marshall University students can expect multiple changes in residence life and din- ing options when they return to school for the fall 2020 semester. Some of the most noticeable changes include no visitors in the residence halls, in- cluding visitors from one residence hall to another, mo...

Student orgs to have trainings, guidelines for in-person events

Sarah Ingram, For the Parthenon

August 25, 2020

Marshall University staff members said student organi- zations will be able to meet and have events during the fall 2020 semester if they follow safety guidelines because it is important to stay connected. “I have always believed people don’t necessarily join an organization, I think peo...

Marshall to celebrate women’s suffrage centennial with motorcade

Isabella Robinson, News Editor

August 25, 2020

100 years ago in August, women won the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. This year, on the same date, Mar- shall University will celebrate the largest expansion of democracy in the history of our country with the Aug. 26 Women’s Suffra...

University officials contemplate transition to online courses

Sarah Ingram, For the Parthenon

August 25, 2020

Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert confirmed courses for the fall 2020 semester may transition to online or virtual depending on the number of active coronavirus cases on campus. Gilbert said there is no definitive number of active cases on campus that would close down the univer...