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Students concerned about campus safety; University “optimistic”

Students concerned about campus safety; University “optimistic”

Douglas Harding, Executive editor

August 25, 2020

Marshall officials stated Monday through a university press release that current campus COVID-19 testing data justify optimism toward having “as normal a semester as possible,” but some students are concerned such a return to normalcy places them in “impossible scenarios.” “We are...

Dean Cooley: Expectations for Marshall students

Associate Vice President of Intercultural Affairs Maurice Cooley speaks at Marshall’s Donning of the Kente ceremony, which recognizes African and African American graduates, April 28, 2016. Cooley was one of 35 African American students attending Marshall during his freshman year in 1966. Today, Cooley is a mentor for minority students on campus.

August 25, 2020

Dear Marshall University students, As the Marshall University community prepares for the fall 2020 semester, the health, safety and academic progress of students is my chief concern, and I feel very serious about this matter. We have spent an excessive amount of time since March in the de...

Pres. Gilbert: Students must complete daily health self-checks

Pres. Gilbert: Students must complete daily health self-checks

August 25, 2020

Dear Marshall University students, I am writing to inform you of an additional safety measure we will be requiring of all students who will be on campus for face-to-face classes, labs and the use of university facilities. We are requiring the daily reporting of your health status through the Marsh...

Student clinicals set to resume in fall semester, staff working with students for placements

Sarah Ingram, The Parthenon

August 25, 2020

Students who are expected to go out into the community to fulfil student clinical requirements may be feeling uncertain of what lies ahead with the continued spread of COVID-19, but Marshall University staff members said they will do what they can to ensure students graduate. “The first...

Marshall offers online Life Writing class this fall

Isabella Robinson, News editor

August 25, 2020

Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 8, from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. for ten straight weeks, 12 Huntington-area residents longing to write a book based on life experiences may enroll in author and book editor Dr. John Patrick Grace’s 65th edition of the Life Writing Class. This offering of the cl...

$990,550 awarded to Engineering and Computer Sciences College

Isabella Robinson, News Editor

August 25, 2020

On Aug. 7, The College of Engi- neering and Computer Sciences was presented a $990,550 scholarship grant in Science, Technology, Engi- neering and Mathematics (STEM) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The funding of $7,500 per year sup- ports a project-based work studio to provide...

New med school scholarships to support students from Kentucky

New med school scholarships to support students from Kentucky

Isabella Robinson, News editor

August 25, 2020

New Marshall School of Medicine scholarship to support students from Kentucky First-Year medical students are now able to receive the Dr. Bobby L. and Eric K. Hardin Miller Scholar- ship, preferring incoming medical students from Boyd or Greenup counties in Kentucky. The scholar- ship will b...

Marshall 1 of 9 schools to offer new Mission Act scholarships to qualifying veterans

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

August 25, 2020

Marshall’s medical school beginning this semester will offer two new four-year scholarships per year to qualifying student veterans pursuing a career in medicine. The scholarships are offered through the Veterans Healing Veterans Medical Access and Scholarship Program (VHVMASP), which was...

Campus libraries make adjustments for pandemic

The “Reframing Appalachia” exhibition will be displayed at Drinko Library from Jan. 13 to May 11.

Denise Jackson, Social Media Editor

August 25, 2020

Marshall University’s Drinko and Morrow Library have been adjusting to the “new normal.” In order to keep students and faculty safe on campus, there are new requirements being accounted for under COVID-10 policy. Faculty and staff members are using specific methods in order for students to contin...

Medical school student receives $11,500 research scholarship

Medical school student receives $11,500 research scholarship

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

August 25, 2020

A Marshall University medical school student has been awarded an $11,500 national scholarship for infectious disease research and clinical trials. Sophomore medical student Christeebella Akpala recently was chosen as one of only two medical students in the country as a recipient of the Nat...

Herd football take a knee to honor George Floyd

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

June 13, 2020

In light of recent events, the Marshall University football team participated in honoring George Floyd, a black man who was killed by police during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020. This event sparked the attention of many people as protests, petitions, social media movements and...

Marshall baseball’s Knight awarded postgraduate scholarship

D'Andre Knight pitches against Ohio.

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

June 13, 2020

Conference USA announced Thursday that Marshall baseball redshirt senior pitcher D'Andre Knight is one of 14 student-athletes to be awarded the Jim Castañeda Post Graduate Scholarship. The 12th annual award is named in honor of Dr. Jim Castañeda, who served as an educator, coach and faculty athletics...