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New director of athletic bands named

Staff Report

April 25, 2020

The following comes directly from the Marshall University newsletter. "Chris Schletter will step into the role of director of athletic bands and assistant professor of music at Marshall beginning this fall. He takes over after Dr. Adam Dalton moved to the role of director of bands at Marshall in 2019. ...

MU president and provost take pay cut due to lost revenue

Ralph May, Reporter

April 25, 2020

Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert and Provost Jaime Taylor will donate part of their salaries and implement cost saving measures amidst uncertainty of enrollment in the fall semester leading to lost revenue. “I will have my pay reduced by 15% and Dr. Taylor’s pay will be reduced by 10%,”...

National designation for RCBI will allow more opportunities across America

Ralph May, Reporter

April 21, 2020

Manufactures across America will be supported by the apprenticeship program at the Robert C. Bryd Institute because of a national designation by the U.S. Department of Labor, said the project manager, Becky Calwell. “This designation makes it easier for us to work with manufacturers in any state...

SGA uses social media to reach students

Kyra Biscarner, Reporter

April 21, 2020

The Marshall University Student Government Association is doing its part to make the transition from traditional learning to online courses easier for students. Student Body President Stephanie Rogner said a series of videos the organization has been posting over various social media platforms gives...

Students create time capsules to open on graduation day

Students create time capsules to open on graduation day

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

April 21, 2020

While preparing to teach a First Year Seminar (FYS) class for the first time, professor Sandra Reed stumbled upon information about the Voyager Golden Record, a time capsule sent into space in 1977. That inspired her to create the class’ final project: students creating their very own time capsules,...

Marshall program aims to educate community about nutrition

Ralph May, Reporter

April 21, 2020

A weekly video campaign focused on providing nutritional resources and educational entertainment for families was launched by Marshall University’s Nutrition Education Program. “During the school year, we are out teaching in six different counties, elementary school students, kindergarten through...

Marshall donation helps provide luggage for foster youth

Talor Bennett, Reporter

April 21, 2020

Sabrina Thomas who is part of a grassroots community group that supports foster care kids, parents, social workers and local community groups, put together a luggage drive for kids in foster care for them to have luggage when they move. “When children enter the foster care system, they often only...

ACLU joins Free Our Youth, calls for release of incarcerated youth

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

April 21, 2020

The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia recently joined youth justice advocates across the country in supporting the Free our Youth campaign calling for the release of incarcerated young people amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In its press release sent Thursday, the ACLU-WV states: “Prison...

Lost in Transition: Understanding West Virginia’s transgender health care system

Lost in Transition: Understanding West Virginia’s transgender health care system

Joelle Gates, Life! Editor

April 21, 2020

According to a national study conducted by The Williams Institute in Jan. 2017, West Virginia had the highest population of teens, ages 13 to 17, who identified as transgender, but according to data recently collected by Fairness West Virginia, 70 percent of transgender West Virginians said they have de...

W.Va. cannabis arrest data indicate racist law enforcement

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

April 21, 2020

Editors Note: The headline to this story has been updated to reflect the story more effectively. Parthenon editors realize there is a problem in the world of mass media where racism is not always  outwardly addressed. To avoid furthering this dangerous stigma, the language in the headline has been adj...

Theater students use talent to make masks in response to COVID-19

Theater students use talent to make masks in response to COVID-19

Ralph May, Reporter

April 21, 2020

Though normally they would be sewing and finishing alterations on costumes for the spring plays, theater students at Marshall University instead employing their talents to create face masks to aid in curbing the spread of COVID-19.  “We all knew that the community was in need, and we all have the...

Missing stimulus payments cause confusion, concern

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

April 18, 2020

Millions of Americans may be disappointed and confused this week after their $1,200 stimulus payments promised by the federal government did not arrive on time, likely due to technical difficulties experienced by an overwhelmed U.S. Treasury. “Our household has not received the stimulus money, and...