The Parthenon

Letter to the Editor: Equality and Inclusion at Marshall

Letter to the Editor: Equality and Inclusion at Marshall

Jerome A. Gilbert

June 18, 2020

Dear Editor: Long ago, as a young child, I learned a song in Sunday School, which is admittedly insensitive and politically incorrect today.  Still, it got the message across to me that there was no difference in skin color or race when it came to people who were all “precious” in “His sight.” ...

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...

Thousands sign petitions to remove Jenkins, Byrd from campus building names

Thousands sign petitions to remove Jenkins, Byrd from campus building names

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

June 10, 2020

Two petitions urging Marshall University administrators to rename buildings on campus currently named after a former Confederate general and a former leader in the Ku Klux Klan have garnered thousands of signatures within a week of being circulated. One petition calls on university officials to rename...

W.Va. candidate for U.S. House: Save lives, money with universal health care

W.Va. candidate for U.S. House: Save lives, money with universal health care

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

June 8, 2020

Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in West Virginia’s third district, Hilary Turner, is advocating for saving tens of thousands of lives and several hundred billion dollars through implementing a universal health care program such as Medicare for All. “It breaks my heart to see so...

Hundreds march in Huntington to protest police brutality, systemic racism

Hundreds march in Huntington to protest police brutality, systemic racism

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

May 31, 2020

Hundreds of protestors marched the streets of Huntington Saturday to raise awareness about police brutality and systemic racism amid nationwide demonstrations in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. “Within the police departments themselves, there are...

W.Va. senators vote to extend federal government spying powers

West Virginia Sens. Joe Manchin (D) and Shelley Moore Capito (R)

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

May 25, 2020

The United States Senate passed a bill earlier this month reinstating controversial surveillance powers meant for investigating terrorism and espionage, but which allow the federal government to access internet browsing and search histories of American citizens without court approval. Both West Virginia...

Advocates concerned how city may handle impending increase in homelessness

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

May 19, 2020

The line of landlords filing eviction notices was “out the door” Monday at the Cabell County Courthouse in Huntington as state courts reopened for in-person operations, a magistrate clerk told local advocates for tenants and people experiencing homelessness. The clerk said some individual landlords...

Prisoners unable to follow safety measures amid pandemic, inmate says

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

May 5, 2020

An inmate at North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge County recently said she and others in the facility are unable to follow safety protocols recommended by health experts and state officials, are not receiving proper hygiene products and cleaning supplies and have not been tested for COVID-19. “The...

Marshall alumni: Where are we now?

Brad D. Smith preparing for the CEO Panel on Feb. 19.

Brittany Hively, Online Editor

April 21, 2020

Editor's note: There were two corrections made to the story below after April 22 publication due to reporter error.  Pepsi or The Herald-Dispatch?  This was the question Marshall University alumnus Brad D. Smith faced upon graduation in 1986.  While Smith studied business administration focusin...

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,...

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...

Semester concludes with empty campus

Sarah Ingram, Copy Editor

April 21, 2020

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