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Marquette Wire
March 24, 2021

Marquette’s new home for business breaks ground

First-year in the College of Business Administration Tyler Pietsch said it was a good day for him. Pietsch and his group of friends watched the groundbreaking ceremony...

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Marquette Wire
March 23, 2021

Marquette will not renew a “single digit percentage” of non-tenure track faculty contracts

Marquette University has decided not to renew contracts for a “single digit percentage” of current full time non-tenure-track faculty....

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Marquette Wire
March 23, 2021

Provost doesn’t reveal number of NTT contracts not renewed at UAS meeting

Provost Kimo Ah Yun repeatedly chose not to reveal the exact number of non-tenure track faculty contracts that will not be renewed after several requests, and referred to it as a “minimal percentage”...

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Marquette Wire
March 16, 2021

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An open letter to the President, Provost, and Board of Trustees of Marquette University

On February 15, 2021, the University Academic Senate (UAS) voted 20-7, with five abstentions, to adopt a shared governance resolution that initiates a reset of the processes of shared governance...

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Marquette Wire
March 9, 2021

“No one gets fired.” Protest to reinstate 39 eliminated faculty ends up in the street

A group of about 100 staff members, faculty and students gathered outside Zilber Hall March 3 to protest the university’s ongoing layoff process Marquette set forth since the fiscal year 2022 budget was approved...

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CBS 58
March 3, 2021

Marquette University students, faculty protest after school fires 39 employees, cuts 240 classes

Some Marquette students, staff and faculty held a protest and blocked an intersection Wednesday afternoon, March 3, against the cuts made -- and some planned -- for the coming months...

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TMJ4
March 3, 2021

Marquette University students, faculty protest after school fires 39 employees, cuts 240 classes

Some Marquette students, staff and faculty held a protest and blocked an intersection Wednesday afternoon, March 3, against the cuts made -- and some planned -- for the coming months...

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Telemundo Wisconsin
March 3, 2021

Estudiantes, facultad de Marquette tienen protesta después del despedido de 39 empleados, 240 clases cortadas

Quizás vieron manifestantes en los exteriores de la Universidad Marquette y posiblemente tuvieron que cambiar...

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WISN 12 
March 3, 2021

Marquette University students, faculty, staff protest employee cuts

Marquette University faculty, staff and students picketed Wednesday in protest to employee and program cuts at the university.They gathered outside the president's office at North 12th Street and West Wisconsin Avenue around...

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Urban Milwaukee
March 1, 2021

Will MU Become Marquette Tech?

Marquette University has been rocked with controversy over budget cuts and staff layoffs. The impact of COVID-19 and a projected decline in future student enrollment due to a declining birthrate have been used to justify dramatic cuts...

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Wisconsin Public Radio
February 15, 2021

Marquette University Laid Off 39 In January. Staff And Students Fear More Cuts Are To Come

Marquette University laid off 39 staff members last month as part of a yearlong effort to close a $45 million budget deficit brought on by COVID-19 financial losses including a drop in enrollment...

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Marquette Wire
February 2, 2021

Community protests outside Zilber in response to positions eliminated

Following the looming threat of positions being eliminated by Marquette University, staff members stood outside Zilber Hall in freezing cold temperatures in solidarity with the 39 positions that were...

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Marquette Wire
February 2, 2021

Marquette faculty want proper consultation about the use of stimulus funds

Marquette is set to receive $9.7 million  in federal relief as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, university leadership has struggled to be transparent about a number of issues, including recent...

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Marquette Wire
January 26, 2021

Marquette eliminates 39 positions due to financial shortfalls

Marquette University President Michael Lovell announced the elimination of 39 positions at the university due to short-and long-term financial challenges Thursday, Jan. 21...

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Marquette Wire
January 26, 2021

Students, faculty react to the FY 22 budget

Marquette University released its budget for the 2022 fiscal year Dec. 7, 2020. Since the release, many community groups and faculty groups have expressed their views on the budget...

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BizTimes
January 25, 2021

Marquette faculty group calls on administration to reinstate recently cut staff positions

A group of Marquette University faculty is calling on the administration to reverse its recent decision tolay off 39 staff members. Our Marquette, a group that describes itself as...

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Urban Milwaukee
January 5, 2021

(Op-ed) Marquette Should Respect Shared Governance

A recent op-ed in Urban Milwaukee addressed calls by Marquette University faculty and other stakeholders for an inclusive, mission-focused process to deal with the budget challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Inside Higher Ed
December 14, 2020

Cuts, Cuts, Cuts

The College of Saint Rose, University of Evansville and Marquette University are seeing massive academic cuts. Officials point to ongoing demographic trends. Faculty grieve and fight back...

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Inside Higher Ed
December 14, 2020

The Misuse of Demographics as Justification for Faculty and Staff Cuts

At Marquette, university officials are using the book Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education, published in 2018 by Nathan Grawe, as their guide to realignment...

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Wisconsin Public Radio 
December 10, 2020

Marquette University To Cut 225 Faculty And Staff Positions By July 2022

Marquette University will cut 225 faculty and staff positions by the end of June 2022, according to a recently approved campus budget...

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Wisconsin Examiner 
December 8, 2020

Marquette University faces strong headwinds in the pandemic

Marquette's budget cuts prompted a rebellion by faculty not included in the process which they see as undercutting the school's Jesuit mission.

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Non Profit Quarterly 
December 7, 2020

Is Marquette University “Rightsizing” or Taking a Wrong Turn?

In 2018, a book was published called Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education. Written by Carleton College economist Nathan Grawe...

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Inside Higher Ed
December  4, 2020

Open Letters Take Aim at Marquette Budget Cuts

Faculty at Marquette University released a pair of open letters Thursday supporting the humanities and criticizing the administration’s plans for faculty and program cuts...

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Inside Higher Ed
December 1, 2020

Jesuit College Workers Unite

An alliance of faculty, staff and graduate student unions; American Association of University Professor chapters; and student organizations has come together to support a new petition opposing “the rash...

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Journal Sentinel
December 1, 2020

National challenges in higher education echo through a debate over Marquette's future

Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit, university leaders across the country were primed for massive change and stress within higher education...

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National Catholic Reporter
November 30, 2020

Deep cuts at Catholic colleges draw backlash

Layoffs and budget cuts are coming to Catholic campuses around the country as the financial impact of the pandemic begins to bite. In many cases,...

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Marquette Wire
November 17, 2020

Faculty and staff “sickened” by proposed budget cuts

Multiple Marquette instructors called in sick Monday after stating they were especially “sickened” by the budget cuts proposed by the university...

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Marquette Wire
November 17, 2020

As end of semester draws near, anxiety regarding layoffs persists

It has been nearly two months since Marquette University administration announced hundreds of faculty layoffs due to a $45 million budget shortfall...

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Marquette Wire
November 17, 2020

Brooke McArdle charged with two student conduct violations

Brooke McArdle, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, was charged with two student conduct violations for organizing a sit-in at Zilber Hall Oct. 21...

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TMJ4
November 16, 2020

Marquette University employees protest potential layoffs amid COVID-19 pandemic

Marquette University employees are speaking out against the university's decision to potentially lay off hundreds of workers amid a steep budget hole...

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Inside Higher Ed
November 3, 2020

Marquette faces student and faculty pushback for planned cuts

Brooke McArdle, a senior at Marquette University, is facing a disciplinary hearing Thursday. Two weeks ago, McArdle helped lead a sit-in...

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Brooke McArdle
November 1, 2020

Sanctions and Suppression


These are the bolded words on the subpoena from Marquette University charging me with two separate conduct violations.For context, I am a senior ...

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Marquette Wire
October 27, 2020

EDITORIAL: University must improve transparency, communication

The university must improve its long-lasting issue of being transparent with the Marquette community in order to keep students, faculty and staff... 

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Marquette Wire
October 27, 2020

Students organize sit-in in support of faculty

Brian Bajzek. Michelle Medieros. Bryan Rindfleisch. Jeffrey Coleman. Irfan Omar. Melissa Shew. Erin Hoekstra. Daniel Collette. Jason Farr...

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Marquette Wire
October 27, 2020

Marquette to remain as an R2 school

Marquette is an R2 school. Universities are each given a research status based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. There are three possibilities...

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Marquette Wire
October 27, 2020

Undergraduate student group voices concerns over faculty cuts

Students for MU Faculty, a group of undergraduate students, recently released a petition for students to stand in solidarity with Marquette Academic Workers Union...

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Marquette Wire
October 20, 2020

HSI initiative no longer part of university’s strategic plan

At his Sept. 29 Virtual Coffee Chat, Provost Kimo Ah Yun said the Hispanic Serving Institution initiative is no longer part of the university’s strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries...

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Brooke McArdle
October 14, 2020

Reflections on and a Call for Humanity

As I sit in my apartment appreciating the picturesque view of Marquette’s campus, I wonder how I got here. My brain is dwelling on the reality that I am graduating in less than...

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Marquette Wire
October 6, 2020

Professors disheartened by potential layoffs

At the beginning of every class they taught, Jones*, a professor in the College of Arts & Sciences, told their students one thing: “I have the greatest job in the world.” Jones stopped...

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Journal Sentinel
September 30, 2020

Marquette bracing for layoffs as COVID-19, projected enrollment...

Employees at Marquette University are bracing for hundreds of potential layoffs in the coming year as the university continues to grapple with...

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Marquette Wire
September 30, 2020

Faculty, staff host press conference in response to university proposed...

Members of the Marquette Academic Workers Union and Marquette University Faculty United held a press conference in response to the university’s...

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Marquette Wire
September 29, 2020

Marquette Academic Workers Union respond to proposed budget cuts

The Marquette Academic Senate discussed the university’s financial plan, as well as potential cuts, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic Sept. 21. According to a Marquette...

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Marquette Wire
September 22, 2020

University to face various possible cuts due to budget shortfalls

Marquette faculty and staff voiced their concerns over potential budget cuts and layoffs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in Monday’s virtual University Academic ...

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