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The university hired former acting provost Kimo Ah Yun to serve as the permanent provost effective immediately, according to a Monday news release. Ah Yun is the first person of color to serve as the provost of Marquette. He will also serve as the executive vice president of academic affairs, the release said. It said the university conducted a nine-month search with dozens of candidates across the country. There were four finalists who made two-day visits to the university for interviews with 15 groups of faculty, staff,
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students and other leaders. “It is my great privilege to accept the honor and challenge of helping lead Marquette University into the future as its provost,” Ah Yun said in the news release. He said he will focus on five areas: transparency, diversity, rigor to the student experience, academic excellence and proactive decisions to combat impending challenges to higher education. “Kimo has demonstrated tremendous leadership as acting provost over the last year, navigating some of Marquette’s more difficult issues with a calm professionalism and an eye toward what is best for our university,” University President Michael Lovell said in the news release. Ah Yun’s hire comes amid a “cost management review process” that consisted of laying off 24 See PERMANENT page 5
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Kimo Ah Yun was previously dean of the College of Communication.
Senate grants exemption for Brophy MUSG executive vice president to be part-time student By Kate Hyland
Senators from Marquette University Student Government unanimously passed an exemption Nov. 25 to allow Executive Vice President Dan Brophy to remain in his position as a part-time student despite a constitutional provision that advised against this. Brophy, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, will be part time during the spring 2020 semester, meaning he will take fewer than 12 credits. He said the decision was made in an effort to save money and
graduate with less student loan debt. Brophy said his part-time status will not negatively affect his MUSG position because he will have less academic work and more time to focus on MUSG responsibilities. “It affords me the opportunity to focus a lot more on my MUSG work than focusing less on it, and that is something I am actually really excited about,” Brophy said. According to Article II, Section I of the MUSG Constitution, all members of MUSG must be full-time undergraduate students. Brophy asked the Senate to vote in favor of an exemption for him, which would allow him to bypass the constitutional provision and stay in his position as a part-time student. See EXEMPTION page 3 INDEX CALENDAR......................................................3 MUPD REPORTS.............................................3 A&E..................................................................8 OPINIONS......................................................10 SPORTS..........................................................12
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Each day across campus, food waste finds its way into trash cans and compost bins, along with empty drinks, napkins, and papers. While dropping food into these bins may seem simple, it is far from the final step of Marquette’s food waste journey. Unused, uneaten or spoiled food finds its way home in one of three places: the landfill, in gardens or on plates at the Benedict Center. The destination that students are perhaps the most familiar with is the landfill. Once food finds its way into trash cans on campus, it gets picked up and taken to Emerald Park Landfill in Muskego, Wisconsin, along with the rest of Marquette’s waste. Landfills, however, provide a suboptimal environment for food breakdown. Greenhouse gases such as methane and carbon dioxide get released by waste, displacing oxygen. With a lack of oxygen, food breaks down slowly and releases large amount of methane. This contributes to 18% of methane emissions from U.S. landfills, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Sodexo at Marquette diverts food waste by composting across campus, said Melanie Vianes,
MUSG Executive Vice President Dan Brophy received an exemption to assume part-time student status in spring 2020 before his term ends.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Looking back at MUSG campaign promises Manjee, Brophy laid out campaign goals in debate By Alexa Jurado and Natallie St. Onge
As the semester comes to a close, MUSG President Sara Manjee and Executive Vice President Dan Brophy will finish their first semester in office. When the pair won the election in March 2019, it beat competing candidates Peter Feider and Faezh Dalieh. They received nearly 68% of the student vote and were elected on the promise that they would “listen to, learn from, and acknowledge the stories of every student at Marquette” and strive to make sure student voices drive the mission and future of Marquette’s campus, according to the MUSG website. During the 2019 MUSG Presidential Debate, there were a number of goals Manjee and Brophy set out for their term. The elected officials declined several requests for an interview from the Marquette Wire for this story. Some updates may be incomplete. 1. Sexual Assault “(Callisto is) an app that other universities use, and I think it’s just one idea that we should at least bring to administration and force the university to have a conversation about, but I think
overall a big part of this is continuous training, continuous conversations and from MUSG’s part, continuous advocacy to let the university know that this is something that all students care about,” Brophy said at the debate. MUSG has begun collaborating with the Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Office, Legislative Vice President Peter Feider said. The Marquette Wire is unaware of any initiatives to utilize the Callisto app, which provides resources, a personal reporting platform and the ability to enter alleged perpetrators in a system that identifies repeat offenders, according to its website. 2. Accessibility on Campus “MUSG can come and advocate with students and bring them to the table … From our end, this is something that would be easy to bring to Dr. Lovell and to say, ‘This is something that students care about, and it’s something that we would want you to be able to address with students,” Brophy said at the debate. Jake Hanauer, a residential senator in MUSG who is involved with the accessibility initiative, said MUSG is not necessarily focusing on legislation for the time being. He said MUSG is instead in the process of putting together a poll for students to identify some of the accessibility issues around campus. 3. Tuition Increase “One of the things that we put in our platform is to advocate for
a four-year personalized tuition plan for students,” Brophy said at the debate. “Essentially what that would do is allow students to know, over a period of four to five years, ‘I’m going to pay X amount of dollars total,’ even if you’re not entirely sure if it’s going to be down to that number, you can have some range, as opposed to right now.” Brophy pointed out students come in freshman year not knowing what they will pay their sophomore, junior and senior years. “The second thing in terms of closing that communication and information gap is looking at financial literacy training, especially for low-income and first-gen students who might not necessarily have had those resources in high school,” he said. “I think that’s something that MUSG can easily advocate for.” The Marquette Wire is unaware of any progress on creating personalized tuition plans for students. 4. Sustainability Efforts on Campus “One thing is to just be more intentional about the organizations that we are supporting,” Brophy said. “The second thing that we note on our website and in our platform is that we want to fully support the Office of Sustainability at Marquette.” Brophy said at the time they want to advocate for a budget for Brent Ribble and make sure he had a seat at the decision-making table.
Ribble became the university’s first full-time sustainability coordinator in July 2016. His responsibilities included planning and implementing ways to conserve resources, protect air, water and habitat quality and lessen pollution at the university. He left the position in summer 2019. Since then, it has not been filled. The Marquette Wire is unaware of any efforts by MUSG to achieve a budget for the Office of Sustainability, where Ribble worked. Feider said MUSG plans to work with Students for an Environmentally Active Campus next semester. 5. MUSG Involvement “One of the first things that we intend to work on if we’re in office next year is the communication gap between MUSG and the student body,” Brophy said. “I think one of the most important ways we can do that is by having the president and vice president and potentially a legislative vice president actually go out and at least talk to the executive board of student orgs and say, ‘Here’s the different positions that are open, here’s how MUSG works.’” He said the second thing was to be intentional about which communities are invited into the conversation. He acknowledged that MUSG has historically been a white and male institution. “That’s something that we recognize,” Brophy said. “Changing that process is difficult, but it’s a process we have to continue to work on.”
It is unclear whether MUSG has made efforts to mend communication issues between its members and student organizations. 6. Student Organization Funding by MUSG “One thing that we want to do is more intentional outreach by president and vice president to actually go to student org meetings and explain those processes to them,” Brophy said at the debate. “You’re not only expected to do student org funding, but you are also expected to take care of the responsibilities that you have with your platform.” Brophy said he and Manjee discussed potentially adding another position under the executive vice president that would allow the individual to work on student organization funding and meet more closely with student organizations. “If we are able to add another person to the mix … then we are going to be able to split up the roles a little bit more and make it a lot easier to meet with students one on one and share that information with them,” he said. It is unclear whether MUSG hired a new position to aid the executive vice president in overseeing the student organization funding process. MUSG facilitated the student organization funding process with training sessions, which were held in late September. Attendance was required of all student organizations in order to receive funding from MUSG.
Two offices combine in ‘transition period’ Administration says move is part of holistic approach By Nicole Laudolff
The university’s Office of Community Engagement and Office of Corporate Engagement and Partnerships recently combined to establish the Office of Economic Engagement. Although the consolidation and name change are currently in effect, the department remains in a “logical transition period,” according to a Nov. 11 news release. First opened in January of this year, the Office of Corporate Engagement and Partnerships was established to bolster the university’s relationship with businesses that share Marquette’s Jesuit mission, according to its website. The Office of Community Engagement, formed in 2016, addressed social issues within the Marquette and broader Milwaukee community.
Despite being open for roughly 10 months before the consolidation, the OCEP successfully partnered with numerous businesses including the Rexnord Corporation, the Johnson Controls Foundation and Wintrust Financial Corporation. These partnerships, among others, brought educational programs, various grants and investments to the university. Rexnord Corporation, a manufacturer of conveyor systems and plumbing components, sponsored the “The Bridge to Business for Engineers,” a six-day program that educates new engineers on basic business expertise that will help them succeed in the industry. Johnson Controls Foundation, a philanthropic division of the HVAC system manufacturer Johnson Controls, collaborated with the university to bring the “President’s Challenge” to Marquette, a $250,000 grant awarded to combat inequities in Milwaukee. Wintrust Financial Corporation, a financial holding company based out of Chicago, worked with Marquette through its Wisconsin-based Town Bank, now the university’s
sole commercial and retail banking partner. The Town Bank contract went into effect in summer 2018 and is expected to last 10 years. The new company further pledged to invest $12 million over 10 years to fund scholarships and educational programming at Marquette. University spokesperson Chris Stolarski said although the OCE did not oversee projects in a “traditional sense,” acted as a “central clearinghouse” for activities which focus on community engagement. “The missions (of OCE and OCEP), which have always shared commonalities, do not go away,” Maura Donovan, vice president of OEE, said in an email. “Rather, we feel they can now better complement and strengthen one another.” Stolarski said the union of OCE and OCEP was not part of Marquette’s “cost management review process,” which led to a 2.5% university employee cut in early September. The decision to lay off 24 staff members and not fill 49 vacancies came amid the administration’s concerns about financial and demographic challenges that will affect
higher education in years to come. Stolarski said no positions were eliminated by combining the offices but said the consolidation does allow for certain “operational efficiencies.” He said the move “was really about making sure that our external partnerships are holistic and inclusive.” Stolarski did not specify what these operational efficiencies are. Any time you can bring together two offices that are working toward similar goals, you create an operation that can move more quickly, nimbly and efficiently,” Donovan said in an email. Donovan, formerly the vice president of OCEP, will keep the title as vice president of OEE while Dan Bergen, previously the executive director of OCE, has retained his same title in the new office. Both Donovan and Bergen said their roles in the new OEE will remain largely the same. Each said their respective experience with corporate and nonprofit organizations will make way for greater collaboration between the two sectors. “Our offices were certainly effective, but they were effective
separately,” Bergen said in an email. In a statement earlier this month, University President Michael Lovell said the new office will “amplify Marquette’s vision.” Lovell, Stolarksi said, worked closely alongside both Donovan and Bergen during the consolidation process. “We have deep and broad existing relationships with nonprofit organizations who typically have the expertise in effecting community change, but often do not have the resources,” Donovan said in an email. “When we can build triangular relationships — corporate, nonprofit and university — we can create powerful partnerships for the greater good.” Stolarski said the university has no standing plans and is not considerring any proposals to combine any other offices at this time. “At the end of the day, whether it’s with a nonprofit organization, a corporate entity or a joint venture, our goal is to … make a positive impact on our community,” Donovan said in an email.
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EXEMPTION: New amendment Continued from page 1 “EVP Brophy is seeking an exemption only for the remainder of his term as EVP; and, Whereas: EVP Brophy reaffirms his commitment to serving a full term and fulfilling the responsibilities of his role as well as the additional work that he is currently engaged in,” part of the exemption read. The Senate voted on the exemption at its legislative meeting. Brophy will remain in his position as executive vice president of MUSG through the rest of his term, which ends April 1, 2020. “It felt good because I get to stay in the organization and fulfill my responsibilities that I committed to,” Brophy said. “But at the end of the day, I am glad (the vote) happened, but there is a lot more that we could be doing and should be doing.” Brophy said there was an amendment ratified and added to the constitution that allows exemptions and suspensions in certain cases. It is called Amendment #2, “Constitutional Suspensions and Exemptions.” Previously, there was not a provision for exemptions or suspensions in the constitution. This change would allow MUSG Senate to provide an exemption or suspend certain parts of the constitution if needed, Brophy said. The process for doing this is strict and is outlined in detail in the legislation, Brophy said. The new amendment states that suspensions need to be approved by MUSG’s Judicial Administrator and a majority vote by the Judicial Committee. After this, suspension and exemption proposals are discussed and voted on by the Senate, requiring a two-thirds approval from members. If the suspension or exemption proposal passes, it is considered MUSG legislation and is presented to the university’s vice president of student affairs or another designated official. The president can veto the
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Senate’s decision, but the Senate can overrule a presidential veto by a three-fourths majority vote, according to the MUSG Constitution. Brophy’s approved exemption came with a condition that he will still have to pay a $30 student activity fee that is normally omitted for part-time students. Cory Forbes, a first-year student in the College of Arts & Sciences, is on the Student Organization Funding Committee in MUSG and works closely with Brophy. Forbes said he voted in favor of the exemption because he said swapping Brophy out with someone else next semester would cause chaos. Brophy’s position, executive vice president, is chair of the SOF Committee and is tasked with overseeing the process of student organization funding. As a member of the committee, Forbes said it took him two or three weeks to get comfortable with his tasks, and a replacement for executive vice president would have to do more work than him and learn how to do the position in a short time frame. Aside from Brophy, MUSG Communication Vice President Nick Cordonnier will be a part-time student next semester. He is a senior in the College of Communication. Cordonnier went through a similar process as Brophy, writing an exemption that the Senate voted on. His exemption passed and he will remain in his position for the rest of the term, until April 1, 2020. He said he wanted to stay in MUSG because he already started planning for next semester. “I am really excited for it — it kind of showed me my fellow MUSG peers are happy with the work I am doing, like a bit of a pick-me-up that way,” Cordonnier said. Editor’s note: Nick Cordonnier worked in a paid position for the Marquette Wire in previous semesters.
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MUPD responded to a motor vehicle accident in the intersection of N. 21st and W. Wells streets. The driver was found to be operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. MUPD transported the subject to the Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Facility.
NOVEMBER 23 Unknown subjects removed a MU student’s property with force in the 800 block of N. 15th Street. The subjects fled the area in a vehicle. An
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EVENTS CALENDAR property in the 700 block of N. 21st Street. An investigation is ongoing. NOVEMBER 30 An unknown subject removed an MU student victim’s package from a residence in the 800 block of N. 17th Street.
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CORRECTIONS The photo caption in Nov. 19’s “Student arrested” incorrectly stated that the student had one knife at the protest. The student had two knives. The Tribune regrets this error.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2019
WASTE: MU trails UWM in compost pickups Continued from page 1 director of operations, retail and catering for Sodexo at Marquette, reducing Marquette’s contribution to food waste in landfills. She said Marquette has been composting for years but their relationship with current composting partner Compost Crusader began nearly three years ago. Compost Crusader is a Milwaukee-based compost service that collects food and organic waste from residential and commercial customers. The program at Marquette began with Straz Dining Hall, but has grown to include seven locations around campus. Compost Crusader works with other Milwaukee schools including University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Marquette composted a little more than half as much food and organic waste as UW-Milwaukee, which has four locations across its campus. Since May, Marquette has composted 24,805 pounds while UW-Milwaukee has composted 45,643 pounds according to data collected by Compost Crusaders. Overall, Marquette’s compost pick-ups since May have been less successful than UW-Milwaukee’s, Compost Crusaders’ data showed. Both schools had 29 scheduled pick-up dates; across all locations, Marquette had 131 individual bin visits while UW-Milwaukee had 99. Of Marquette’s individual bin visits, only 51.9% were successful with four contaminated bins, 50 empty or missing bins, and nine services cancelled. As for UWMilwaukee, visits were successful 77.78% of the time with one contaminated bin and 21 empty bins. Pick-up services may be cancelled when production is low, such as over the summer or Thanksgiving break, Vianes said. In some cases, locations with particularly low use, such as compost placed in the School of Dentistry, will be brought to one of the seven locations on campus for pick-up, rather than adding another one. Additionally, Vianes said the partnership is in a time of transition as compost regulations are changing. Items such as the single-use silverware that could be found in places like the Brew are no longer accepted, nor are the new Starbucks cups. She said this has affected the level to which Marquette is able to compost and the accuracy of food waste numbers, in addition to other food management system changes. Vianes said as composting efforts re-stabilize, Sodexo is adjusting targets and is working to be on the forefront of sustainability. “It’s a global campus and everyone has to take part in the program. And that’s the way it would work best,” Vianes said.
It is the responsibility of both the university to educate students about composting and of the students to make an honest effort to ensure Marquette’s program can reach its full potential, Vianes said. Grace Wagner, Compost Crusader operations director, said education is vital when it comes to composting effectively. “It takes five seconds to do it correctly, but it also takes five seconds to mess it up,” she said. “It’s just the forming of new habits. If there’s no education to back (the introduction of compost) it just ends up becoming an extra landfill bin.” When compost is picked up, Wagner said, it is searched for contaminants – any non-compostable items. If the number of contaminants is small, they are picked out. However, if there are too many to properly de-contaminate the bin, it will be taken to the landfill. “Composting is not only for the planet and for cost benefits to road projects or growing your own food, it also creates community, which is really exciting,” Wagner said. “People get excited about diverting their waste, they talk to their neighbors about it.” Once the compost is picked up by Compost Crusader, it is taken to Blue Ribbon Organics, a familyowned and operated company in Caledonia, Wisconsin. In addition to Compost Crusader, Blue Ribbon Organics also works with institutions such as Milwaukee County Zoo, Outpost Natural Foods and the Victory Garden Initiative to produce compost for gardens as well as mulch. Blue Ribbon Organics is the only company that accepts postconsumer compost materials in Southeast Milwaukee, Wagner said. Pre-consumer material is any food that does not reach consumers, such as surplus food or food remnants. Accepting post-consumer materials increases the risk of contamination because the responsibility to compost correctly is put on a greater number of people, Wagner said. It is more likely that people will be unaware of how to compost or mistake the bin for a trash can, which discourages many from accepting post-consumer material, she said. At Blue Ribbon Organics, the food gets turned into compost for various kinds of gardens to help new plants and food to grow, allowing for natural nutrient cycling and minimizing the impact of food waste on the environment. But not all of Marquette’s unused food ends up in compost bins or trash cans. Some of the surplus food from dining halls, campus events or the Simply-to-Go refrigerators gets repurposed in Sodexo’s food recovery program. In 2004, Marquette began working with Campus Kitchens to
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use surplus food to create meals for those around Milwaukee. Campus Kitchens is a national organization that works with universities to create food recovery programs and make meals for the community. Nearly two years ago, however, the company downsized and its partnership with Marquette ended. This fall, Marquette implemented its own food recovery organization: Marquette University Neighborhood Kitchen. Christine Little, kitchen coordinator, joined Marquette in September. She said she hopes to grow MU Neighborhood Kitchen to the size that Campus Kitchens was. “Re-establishing the relationships we had in the past is really important, keeping that good will, we definitely don’t want to lose that,” she said, adding that food recovery is not just about diverting food from landfills, but also about improving food security. As MU Neighborhood Kitchen re-strengthens Marquette’s food recovery efforts, it is focusing on one partnership with the Benedict Center. The Benedict Center provides substance abuse and mental health treatment, education and support for women who are in any phase of the justice system: incarceration, pre- and post- trial. It provides a variety of programming and classes to create a safe place for women to navigate the justice system, as well as their own life and community. MU Neighborhood Kitchen’s first food recovery took place the week of Nov. 11. One hundred salads were collected from campus and deconstructed to
freeze toppings that will later be used in soups, casseroles, desserts and sides, Little said in an email. Along with the recovered food, Sharon Hope, MU Neighborhood Kitchen chef, used Stuff the Truck donations to cook enough meals for 20-30 women at the Benedict Center. Hope has been with the program since partnering with Campus Kitchens and is a Sodexo employee at Straz Dining Hall. The women who are a part of the Benedict Center often don’t get adequate access to meals, making partnerships such as that with MU Neighborhood Kitchen important, Janet Miller, Women’s Harm Reduction Program assistant, said. For these women it is more than food. She said sitting down to share a meal allows for socialization, creating a network of support and community. “Our women are always looking for supportive resources. A lot isn’t going their way … Knowing that Marquette is providing meals is life-affirming,” Miller said. The food and subsequent feeling of community is a large contributor to the recovery process, said Miller, adding that the partnership with MU Neighborhood Kitchen entwines with the Benedict Center’s mission to provide a supportive community for the women in order to treat them with dignity and respect. Miller said she looks forward to re-strengthening the relationship between the Benedict Center and Marquette’s food recovery program. Little said MU Neighborhood Kitchen will provide one meal a week, but aims to work toward four meals a week. While composting and programs
like MU Neighborhood Kitchen help to reduce food waste retroactively, reducing waste at the front end is vital. Source reduction is the number one preferred approach to minimizing food waste, followed by feeding hungry people, feeding animals, industrial uses, composting and landfill/incineration, according to the EPA’s Food Recovery Hierarchy. The EPA suggests a number of strategies for reducing food waste at universities in the categories of purchasing, serving and engaging with students. Some tips include performing food waste audits, reducing batch sizes, going tray-less, buying local foods and educating students on how and why they should reduce food waste. Marquette dining services has switched to tray-less dining to discourage students from taking more food than they are likely to eat, Alex Abendschein, marketing manager, said. He said campus dining is also moving toward compostable containers and Simply-to-Go packaging, which is a gradual process as old products get used and new materials are transitioned in. As for food purchasing, Sodexo partners with a variety of vendors, including Sysco, Midwest Foods and Prairie Farms. Of these vendors, 39% are considered local sources, stationed within 250 miles of campus. “As a company, our impact, our sustainability impact, is important to us. We need to be looking at ways that we can choose food products, or incorporate food products, that have less of an impact and leave a smaller footprint behind,” Abendschein said.
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PERMANENT: Hire follows national search Continued from page 1 employees and leaving 49 vacancies open. This is in response to a potential decline in college-age students in coming years. The release said that, during his time as provost, Ah Yun invested in the Race and Ethnic Studies program cluster hire, pushed for diversity programming, helped create task forces to better the experience of faculty and graduate students and collaborated with members of the University Academic Senate on university policies and procedures. Lovell said Ah Yun understands the university’s direction with its strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries, which lays out capital projects and other campus ventures. “I’m delighted to continue our work together in the coming years,” Lovell said. Ah Yun became acting provost following the Oct. 31, 2018, departure of previous provost Dan Myers. Ah Yun previously served as the dean of Marquette’s College of Communication beginning in 2016. Sarah Feldner, who currently serves as the acting dean for the College of Communication, will remain in her position. The news release said a search for the next permanent dean will be decided in future weeks. Marquette University Student Government replied to the decision in a statement. “MUSG congratulates Dr. Ah Yun on being named Marquette’s new permanent provost,” MUSG President Sara Manjee said in an email. “Our leadership has had the privilege of working with Dr. Ah Yun in his role as acting provost and we’re looking forward to continuing to strengthen the
relationship between student government and the provost’s office.” Brittany Pladek, assistant professor of English, said she felt it was hard to react to Ah Yun’s appointment when she does not know anything about the other candidates. “The position of Provost is deeply important; surely Marquette’s wider faculty should at least get a chance to see the final candidates and offer feedback to the search committee and the President?” Pladek said in an email. “Why such a lack of transparency?” University spokesperson Chris Stolarski said universities across the country have moved away from open searches as they hinder the ability for an institution to attract the best candidates. He said that many candidates may not even consider open searches as they do not want their current institutions to know they are looking elsewhere. “Marquette moved away from open searches several years ago so that we can draw the most competitive pool of candidates for any top leadership position, including president, provost and deans,” Stolarski said in an email. Pladek said she hopes Ah Yun makes it a top priority to listen and respond to faculty concerns. She said many faculty feel they do not have a voice on campus. Jonathon Jimenez, a junior in the College of Education, said he was surprised to see Ah Yun s elected as provost. “While I believe Provost Ah Yun has the best in mind for Marquette, the actions and policies that have been implemented by him have been problematic,” Jimenez said in an email. Jimenez said what the news
release said of transparency and shared governance does not align with actions taken against the College of Education. The College of Education faces a potential merge following a deficit of $1 million that the college has incurred over the last five years. “There were talks about ‘big changes’ coming to our College, but nothing was ever communicated to us,” Jimenez said in an email. “We also didn’t know how these ‘big changes’ would impact us as students. Only after we spoke up was a committee then established to formally evaluate our status as a College.” Jimenez said this process is backwards and he feels like the university should have taken initial actions differently. “This is an administration that we should be able to take pride in as students, but their actions feel like a slap in the face,” Jimenez said in an email. “Due to issues like this, I’ve lost trust in Provost Ah Yun. I’m disheartened by his appointment, but I hope he does good work for Marquette with this new opportunity he’s been given.” “Marquette is above all things a university (not a business, not a brand),” Pladek said. “Its students and faculty are its heart. I hope the current upper administration remembers that as it proceeds with its plans.” Mark Williams, a sophomore in the College of Engineering, said he didn’t know who Ah Yun is or what a provost does. Other students, including Damaris Zita, a sophomore in the College of Communication, and Josh Feryance, a first-year student in the College of Engineering, echoed the sentiment.
Isabel Dunning, a first-year student in the College of Health Sciences, said she is glad Ah Yun is a person of color. “If we are trying to diversify the school, we should diversify the board,” Dunning said. Ah Yun was a first-generation college student who received his bachelor’s degree at California State University in communication studies. He then earned a master’s degree in communication studies from Kansas State University and a doctoral degree in communication from Michigan State University. Before being the dean of the College of Communication, Ah Yun was associate dean of the College of Arts and Letters at California State University-Sacramento. During his 20-year tenure there, he served as chair of the Department of Communication Studies, a professor of communication studies and the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. He co-chaired a California State University-Sacramento committee that planned campus events about identity, privilege and discrimination. “Diversity isn’t a goal to be achieved or a box to be checked — it’s an evolving pursuit to make Marquette more reflective of the world around us,” Ah Yun said in the release. He published work in a variety of communication and teaching journals, earning research grants from the California Criminal Justice Cabinet, California Department of Transportation, Center for Disease Control and the Wisconsin Department of Public Health, among others. The provost search committee released an Opportunity and
Challenge Profile that outlined characteristics that people were hoping to find in the new provost. The profile searched for people who demonstrated “leadership in positions of increasing responsibilities at institutions of higher education” and “commitment to the creation and development of a diverse and inclusive workplace.” Other qualities included a strong work ethic, a sense of humor and knowledge and experience working with varied student populations, according to the Opportunity and Challenge Profile. Professor of counselor education and counseling psychology Lisa Edwards chaired the search committee, which was comprised of 15 representatives from across a variety of colleges and roles on campus. Included among committee members were Marquette University Student Government President Sara Manjee; Rev. Joe Mueller; the associate director of Hispanic Initiatives Jacki Black; and the executive associate athletics director Danielle Josetti. To recruit candidates, the university used search firm Isaacson Miller. Former Provost Myers resigned the same week as former Executive Vice President of Operations Dave Lawlor. Myers is now provost for American University in Washington, D.C. Ah Yun said he aims “to build on the great work happening across campus, work to improve morale across campus and address those areas where we are not fully living up to our mission.” It is unclear which areas Ah Yun referred to with the latter part of his statement.
Mayoral candidate touts education as priority Paul Rasky to focus on day care, teacher experience, taxes By Annie Mattea
Independent candidate Paul Rasky is running for Milwaukee mayor in the 2020 election. Rasky is a 1983 Marquette University graduate from the College of Engineering. He also has a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Rasky is from Milwaukee and went to elementary school in the city. He suspects he has had family here since the 1800s. Rasky declared his candidacy for mayor formally through needed paperwork March 9, 2017. He said he had been discussing it on social media beforehand.
“I wanted to … chip away at things and go piece by piece,” he said. By this, he meant he wants to go through each aldermanic district and introduce himself to various areas of Milwaukee. He is continuing to do this through December. Although Rasky is an independent candidate, he has worked for both Republican and Democratic campaigns in the past. A primary issue Rasky focuses on in his campaign is education. He said he feels education is a foundational issue and “the base on which everything else comes from.” He said he wants to make it easier for teachers to do their jobs and for students to learn. “You can have the best supportive structures, you can have all the social programs, you can have everything else working perfectly, but if you don’t have people in a position where they are able to capitalize on that, it’s going to be difficult to
realize the return,” Rasky said. Rasky said it isn’t as simple as having a great program at a public school. He said children often enter school with familial and other problems that affect their abilities to learn. “I think we have some amazing schools in the area that are private,” Rasky said. “I want to see (Milwaukee Public Schools) be one of the best as well, and I think they can be.” At MPS, 15% of students are proficient in English while 12% are proficient in math, according to a district report card. Other candidates have similarly said education is a primary point of concern, including Wisconsin Sen. Lena Taylor and Bayview Ald. Tony Zielinski. Rasky said he is concerned about daycare in Milwaukee, which many city residents rely on. Due to the expense of day care, Rasky put together a plan in order
to improve the issue in Milwaukee. This is part of his goal to better support families. Rasky added that he wants to put Milwaukee on a sustainable tax path, which he said partially means lowering taxes. He said he feels it is possible to reduce taxes in the city without impacting city services and city employees. Another issue Rasky is concerned about is Milwaukee’s security profile. He said he wants citizens to feel safe in all areas of the city. Part of Rasky’s plan if he becomes mayor is to bring his ideas to action in a sequential manner. He said he wants to focus on education first. Rasky helped with Zielinski’s campaign when he was running for alderman. Although Zielinski did not talk much with Rasky personally, he said Rasky is a nice guy. Rasky does not have a website, but he has a Facebook page: “Elect or Appoint Paul Rasky.” According to the page, Rasky is also
running for alderman for the 14th District of Milwaukee. Rasky also feels it is important to make things work well for all Milwaukee citizens while creating the least amount of blowback, which he believes is the unintended result of political action. “It’s a job that I want to do because I think I can do it very well and I can make it easier for you to do whatever it is you’re doing and it just multiplies,” he said. Rasky does not have anybody else working on the campaign with him. Red Arnold, a former candidate for Wisconsin state senator in the 7th district and friend of Rasky, did not respond to a request for an interview. This article is part of a Marquette Wire series featuring the candidates for Milwaukee’s 2020 mayoral election.
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President Donald Trump polls ahead of Biden, other Democratic candidates before primaries results. He said the numbers “have shifted a little bit.” The state of Wisconsin serves as a swing state for the upcoming 2020 presidential election, with slim percentage differences between votes By Alexa Jurado email@example.com cast for Republican versus Democratic candidates. President Donald Trump is “Wisconsin … (is) considered polling ahead of presidential one of the handful of states that candidate and former Vice Pres- is important to the outcome of ident Joe Biden, according to this next presidential election,” a recent Marquette University said Mike Gousha, host of the Law School poll. “On the Issues” series at the The poll, released Nov. 20 and Law School that presents and conducted Nov. 13-17, shows explores recent poll results. that Trump is favored by 47% of The state voted for Democratrespondents while Biden holds ic candidates in all presidential 44%. The results are within the elections from 1988 to 2012, margin of error, plus or minus sometimes by small margins. 4.1%. The margin of error per- The trend ended in the 2016 centage can be added to or sub- presidential election when Retracted from poll result percent- publican candidate Trump narages. The resulting percentages rowly won the state over Demoafter accounting for the margin cratic candidate Hillary Clinton. of error could still hold true Wisconsin is among the majoramong the general population of ity of states with a winner-takeWisconsin’s registered voters. all system, giving all its electorThe November poll results al college votes to electors that come after an October poll that share the party of the candidate said nearly the opposite: Biden who wins the state’s popular was favored by registered vot- vote. The electors then vote for ers more than Trump. Biden the president. held 50% of respondents while Franklin said presidential canTrump held 44%, falling out- didate polls give a “baseline side the margin of error, plus reading” before the primaries or minus 4.2%. begin Feb. 3, 2020, with the The November poll shows Iowa caucuses. Primary elecTrump favored ahead of other tions showcase voter preferences Democratic presidential candi- in each party to lessen the numdates, including Bernie Sanders, ber of presidential candidates. Elizabeth Warren and Pete But- As of Dec. 1, there were 17 tigieg. Trump polled ahead of Democratic candidates and two Sanders by 3%, Warren by 5% Republican candidates challengand Buttigieg by ing Trump. 8% in the event Primaries that an election run through occurred between mid-June the candidates. 2020. The Biden and Wisconsin Sanders remain primary falls the most favored on April 7, Democratic can2020. didates, with The recent the November Law School poll showing Poll provided them as the first insight about choices for votWi s c o n ers in the Demosin voters’ cratic primary. opinions on Biden is first Trump. choice for 30% Since the of respondents, October poll, while Sanders a smaller is first choice for number of MIKE GOUSHA 17% of responRepublicans, Host, “On the Issues” dents. Warren Democrats follows at 15%. and Independents said they supDue to the margin of error, port impeaching Trump, though poll director Charles Franklin most changes fell within the said the poll does not show top margin of error. presidential candidates doing Gousha pointed out that the significantly better or worse poll began Nov. 13, the date overall when compared to past the House of Representatives
Results show less voter support for impeachment
began public hearings as part of its impeachment inquiry into Trump’s activity. The impeachment hearings are intended to explore whether Trump asked Ukrainian officials to investigate Biden, one of the competing 2020 presidential candidates, for business matters involving Biden’s son. The president could face impeachment for bribery, extortion and misappropriation of taxpayer money, as well as obstructing justice if he works to hinder impeachment proceedings. The poll found that 40% of registered voters said they favor impeachment while 53% said they do not favor impeachment, leaving 6% who said they do not know.
Before public hearings began on the matter, 44% said they favor impeachment and 51% said they are opposed, while 4% said they do not know. Franklin said the change was modest because the results fell within the margin of error. Voters’ opinions on impeachment vary greatly by party identification. While 6% of Republicans supported impeachment in October, 4% of Republicans held that view in the November poll. The November results showed that 94% of Republicans said they oppose impeachment and 2% said they do not know. As for Democrats, the November poll found that 81% said they believe Trump should be
impeached. Eleven percent said they are opposed and 7% said they do not know. In October, the poll found that 88% said they agreed with impeachment, 8% said they did not agree and 3% said they did not know. Throughout the poll, Franklin said Republicans seemed more unified than Democrats on an opinion regarding impeachment. Among Independent voters, 38% said they support impeachment, 54% said they do not and 7% said they do not know, according to the November poll. October results were very similar, showing that 42% said they support impeachment, 52% said they do not and 6% said they do not know.
Wisconsin ... (is) considered one of the handful of states that is important to the outcome of the next presidential election.”
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Psychology class advocates for trans awareness Remembrance day honors lives lost to bigotry, violence By Shir Bloch
Students in the university’s Topics in Psychology: Queer Self course teamed up with Marquette Art Club to celebrate Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov. 20. “Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence,” according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation website, a nongovernmental organization that monitors media. It was founded by LGBTQ+ media members. The upper-division course, taught by psychology professor Ed de St. Aubin, allows students freedom in communication and advocacy work. The course consists of eight students. This semester, de St. Aubin said students went to a Veterans Affairs regional office and a drag show as part of the class’s goal of increasing awareness of the students
and community. He said the class aims to bring awareness about diversity and queer identity to Marquette’s campus. The students did a lot of brainstorming on how to best approach Transgender Day of Remembrance, eventually settling on an interactive art project, said Lindsey Mirkes, a student in the class and junior in the College of Health Sciences. Alongside members of Marquette’s art club, the students set up a large canvas on the second floor of the Alumni Memorial Union that passing students could help paint. The design was pre-sketched with students able to paint inside the lines. The painting represented the Milwaukee flag overlaying an gay pride flag. “Art can be so expressive,” art club president Ben Lash, a sophomore in the College of Communication, said. “With art, there is so much overlap between issues of sexuality and social justice, so the fact that there is this collaboration is really showing the culmination of this issue and how we can show it to the public.” The outline of the painting was inspired by Keith Haring’s
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Students painted a pre-sketched canvas on the AMU’s second floor.
artwork, some of which adorns the walls of the Haggerty Museum of Art. The art style features outlines of characters that resemble people. de St. Aubin said that in 1983, Haring painted the outlines of his work and encouraged passing Marquette Jesuits and students to paint them in during his time at the Haggerty. “People aren’t coming to see art
but to be active participants and create it,” de St. Aubin said. The students also put up informational posters by the canvas to help students learn about Transgender Day of Remembrance. The posters featured transgender history to contextualize the event. Esme Lezama Ruiz, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences,
said the goal of the art project was to inform people in the community and to increase awareness about Marquette’s queer population. Kelsey Hunn, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, said the art project was a chance “for people to understand what’s going on and what happens to the queer and LGBT communities.” By allowing for active participation in the painting of the canvas, the students said they hoped to encourage passersby to learn more about Transgender Day of Remembrance while having fun. “As a Jesuit university that prides itself on reaching out to the disenfranchised, we have a responsibility to respect and celebrate diversity around sex and gender issues on this campus,” de St. Aubin said. In Marquette’s efforts to fulfill this responsibility, de St. Aubin said students at Marquette must become more educated about their fellow community members who identify as queer. “They deserve respect and celebration,” de St. Aubin said. “We need to be mindful of that. We need to put resources towards that.”
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‘Elf’ pop-up bar to bring holiday spirit to city Drinks, employee costumes will coincide with movie’s theme By Maddy Perkins
Gabriella Galassini said her family makes it a priority to watch the movie “Elf” together every year around Christmas time. It’s a tradition she plans to carry on in the future with her own family. “I laugh every time he says: ‘Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?’ no matter how many times I watch that movie. And, trust me, it’s been hundreds of times,” Galassini, a senior in the College of Health Sciences, said. For “Elf” fans like Galassini, Milwaukee painting bar Splash Studio is hosting a pop-up bar inspired by the Christmas movie. It is open from Nov. 23 to Dec. 29. Despite being such a dedicated fan, Galassini said she had no idea about the bar, but she will be sure to visit. The bar, located at 1815 E.
Kenilworth Pl., will convert to “Elves Studio” for the holiday season, with the employees even dressing as elves. Kate Gilbs, a Splash Studio employee, said she enjoys wearing the elf uniform. “I love Christmas and the holiday spirit, so it feels good to spread it to other people that come in,” she said. “It just puts me in a great mood, even at work.” She said one of her favorite parts of the “Elf” pop-up bar is the new drink menu, with names inspired by the movie. “Guests really get a kick out of the funny, and honestly, creative names,” Gilbs said. Milwaukee resident Maria Gonzalez said she loves the movie “Elf” and tries to watch it every year with her kids. While visiting the Elves Studio on Saturday, she said she enjoyed the “Snow Globe” cocktail the most. “I love how all of the drinks and snacks are inspired by the movie. ‘The Mad Elf’ (cocktail) is hilarious to me because I love that part of the movie,”
Gonzalez said. Other alcoholic cocktails included on the menu are “Gingerbread Martini,” “SparkleJazzyJingles,” “Breakfast of Champions,” “Coke-tails for all the Reindeer” and “Milwaukee’s Best Coffee.” As far as the snacks go, Gonzalez said her husband and she have only tried “Santa’s Beef & Cheese Platter,” which includes summer sausage, cheddar and Swiss cheese with crackers. However, she said she also wants to try “A Balanced Diet,” which is caramel corn with candy corn, candy and a candy cane — some of Buddy the Elf’s main food groups in the movie. Elves Studio is open for all ages. Non-alcoholic drinks include “Candy Candy Candy,” “Maple Cream Soda,” “Polar Bear,” “A Lousy Cup of Coffee” and “Hot Chocolate.” “Maple Cream Soda” is pure maple syrup, vanilla and soda, and “Polar Bear” is coke with cherry or vanilla syrup. Gilbs said the bar offers photo opportunities for guests. “Around the corner there
are elves with their head(s) cut out, so kids can stick their heads through it and they look like an elf,” Gilbs said. “We also have a sleigh that kids can it on for pictures.” Erin Hochevar, the marketing director of Splash Studios, said the entire main room incorporates decorations and anecdotes from the movie. “Given how visual and nostalgic the holidays are, we decided to go all out in decorating and theming the space, beverages and food along with the creative projects,” Hochevar said. “Elves Studio started from our idea to feature festive holiday projects throughout the month of December. Creative projects are the heart of Splash Studio and, therefore, the heart of Elves Studio as well.” Hocheavar said along with the special drinks, the decorations are her favorite part of the Elves Studio. “Our team hand-cuts over 2,000 paper snowflakes and paper chains to decorate Santa’s Workshop, and it’s beautiful. I’ll
be sad when we have to take those down,” she said. Hocheavar said the venue will feature special events as well. “(There are) new projects: cross-stitch, an ‘elfie’ wreath and kid’s projects,” Hocheavar said. “They are great for all ages, but some are definitely geared toward adults. We think cheeky cross-stich projects are hilarious!” She said kids can create snowman and reindeer ornaments. “(Upon) arrival, you’ll receive either a ‘nice’ or ‘naughty’ scavenger hunt (list) describing things to see and do throughout the space. The ‘naughty’ list is for adults only,” Hocheavar said. Among the special events coming up at Elves Studio are an ugly sweater party Dec. 5, a Santa Rampage Beef and Cheese After Party Dec. 7 and a Spread Christmas Cheer for All to Hear Sing-Along Dec. 14.
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The venue provides a special opportunity where attendees can take pictures with elf body cutouts. The bar is furnished with holiday decorations inspired by the popular film.
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MKE offers budget-friendly winter activities Christkindlmarket, ice skating, shows among options By Kelli Arseneau
As the semester comes to a close, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the stress of finals and forget to take time for yourself. But spending some time away from the books is important — and what better time of year to take a study break than the beginning of the winter and holiday season? Below is a list of some Milwaukee winter activities, crafted with a college student’s budget in mind: Christkindlmarket — free admission Last year, Milwaukee debuted its first Christkindlmarket, a traditional German market that is popular in the Chicago area. In Milwaukee, the Christkindlmarket is located right outside Fiserv Forum and is open daily from Nov. 15 to Dec. 24. The market opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. On Christmas Eve, the market closes early at 4 p.m. Admission is free, while the prices of goods vary. This year, the traditional German market also has two other locations in Chicago: one in Daley Plaza and the other at Gallagher Way in Wrigleyville. Chicago has put on the Christkindlmarket for the past 24 years. According to its website, the market was inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg,
Germany, that began in 1545. Connor Flack, a senior in the College of Engineering, attended the Christkindlmarket in Milwaukee last year. Having also visited the market in Chicago, Flack said he preferred the less crowded version in Milwaukee. While some of the products sold are expensive, Flack said he purchased hot chocolate in the annual collector’s mug and a cheesy baguette with bratwurst. He said admiring the gifts and handmade crafts was also enjoyable. “I feel like you could go and spend like 10 bucks and have a pretty good time,” Flack said. “Perfect for college kids, I’d say.” Jingle Bus — $2 One of Milwaukee’s popular holiday offerings is an evening ride aboard the Jingle Bus. As an annual part of the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival, the 40-minute ride takes passengers to various landmarks around Milwaukee to look at twinkling lights, all while riders stay warm on a heated Coach USA bus. The tour is narrated by Milwaukee Downtown’s Public Service Ambassadors. Buses leave from the Warming House at the Avenue, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., every night starting at 5:30 p.m. The final bus leaves at 8:20 p.m. and returns by 9 p.m. Slice of Ice at Red Arrow Park — free admission, $9 skate rental While not yet open for the 2019’20 season, Slice of Ice at Red Arrow Park begins its season as soon as the weather allows, open from December to March. Ice skating is free for guests who bring
their own ice skates, and rentals are $9 for guests 18 and older. Ages 17 and under can rent skates for $7, and ice skate sharpening costs $6. Located near the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Slice of Ice at Red Arrow Park offers an outdoor ice skating experience in the heart of the city. A warming house next to the rink provides lockers and a Starbucks. Pettit National Ice Center — $7.50 admission, $3.50 skate rental For students looking to enjoy winter ice skating minus the winter weather, the Pettit offers state-ofthe-art ice facilities. According to its website, the Pettit is an official training site for U.S. Speedskating, and every U.S. Olympic speedskater who has competed in the last six winter Olympics has trained or competed at the Pettit. For ages 19 to 59, the price of admission is $7.50. Skate rentals are an additional $3.50 a person, making the total cost for the average college student who does not own their own ice skates $11. Admission for guests aged 13 to 18 is $6.50, and for ages 4 to 12 and seniors 60 and older, $5.50. Children 3 and younger are free. Public hours vary as the Pettit hosts different events, including speed skating competitions, hockey games, marathons and charity 5Ks, customer operations manager Joana Lozano said. The Pettit is open throughout all of December, including for limited hours on Christmas Eve from noon to 4 p.m. and Christmas Day 1 to 4 p.m. Christmas at the Pabst Mansion — $12.50 for students with ID Located on Wisconsin Avenue
between Mashuda Hall and The Marq, the Pabst Mansion offers a holiday experience within walking distance of campus. The Pabst Mansion is a historic nonprofit museum, curator Jodi Rich-Bartz said. The mansion was the home of Frederick and Maria Pabst, partial owners of Pabst Brewing Company, from 1892 until 1906. It then became the central office location for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee from 1908 until 1975. It opened in 1978 as a historic museum. From now until Jan. 5, however, the mansion offers self-guided tours of its approximately 20 different holiday-themed rooms. During the rest of the year, the Pabst Mansion offers 75-minute guided tours, but the holiday season allows guests to explore the space however they choose, Rich-Bartz said. Rich-Bartz said the location of the Pabst Mansion gives the museum a draw to Marquette students. “So many students walk past
this every day not knowing if someone lives here, or exactly if we’re a business that’s open to the public,” Rich-Bartz said. “I think Christmastime is a good introduction for students to come in, and they can kind of pick what they want to learn about the house and walk through at their own pace.” Holiday Shows — prices vary Another winter experience students can enjoy in Milwaukee is a visit to a holiday-themed show, like the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s “A Christmas Carol.” The Rep rents out The Pabst Theater for “A Christmas Carol,” which it has produced annually for 44 years, Tegan Gaetano, public relations and content director at the Rep, said. In fact, the production in Milwaukee is “the third consecutively longest running production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ in the country,” Gaetano said. Ticket prices vary, but student discount tickets start at $20.
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The Pabst Mansion on Wisconsin Avenue is decorated for the holidays.
Students discuss Christmas music preferences
Listeners debate merits of classics, contemporary covers
By Ariana Madson
Emily Reinwald, a sophomore in the College of Health Sciences, said she remembers sneaking out the Christmas CDs with her mom in November because her dad wanted to wait until December to listen to holiday music. She recalls listening to a CD closely resembling the Billboard Top Hits that had an ensemble of different artists singing top Christmas hits. While Reinwald is a fan of many different Christmas songs, from “Carol of the Bells” to “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber, she said she typically likes covers of older songs. “(I) usually like it when (artists) switch it up and make it into their own style, like Pentatonix,” Reinwald said. The sophomore said she loves
Christmas music because it gets her into the holiday spirit, admitted she has not listened to much Christmas music yet this year. However, she said she enjoys hitting shuffle on her Christmas playlist during a walk to class. Some of her favorite Christmas songs include upbeat tunes like “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “Deck the Halls.” While Reinwald is a fan of new covers of classic tunes, Andrew Fairbank, a junior in the College of Engineering, said he prefers classic and earlier renditions of Christmas songs, specifically the original versions. “I’m not a big fan of covering older Christmas songs,” Fairbank said. “I also enjoy original pieces because they’re unique.” Fairbank said he feels nostalgic every year when Christmas music first plays on the radio. “My mom would always put on the radio in the car to go shopping or to go to Grandma’s house,” Fairbank said. “From the get-go, it gets you in the Christmas spirit.”
For Fairbank, the Christmas music he listened to growing up was whatever the radio station played. Fairbank said the music ranged across genres, from Bing Crosby to Taylor Swift. Along with listening to Christmas music, Fairbank is also involved in the university band and choir and said he really enjoys playing more up-tempo kinds of Christmas tunes. In his household, Fairbank said his family played self-proclaimed odd songs when it came to playing Christmas music. “Every Christmas when I was little, my aunt would always put on an odd Christmas song called ‘I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas,’” Fairbank said. He said another classic for the Fairbank family is “Dominic the Donkey,” which is a Christmas song about a donkey who helps Santa deliver gifts. Though some have strong preferences for specific types of holiday music, Colleen McCabe, a first-year in the College of Education, said she doesn’t have a
preference toward either classical or modern songs. “The classic ones hit Christmas well, but the pop ones are really energetic and get you into the spirit,” McCabe said. McCabe said she has a few Christmas songs that she really likes, including Band Aid’s “Do They Know it’s Christmas?” and Justin Bieber’s “Mistletoe.”
McCabe said she grew up on Christmas music with her older sisters, who love Christmas music just as much as she does. “I love Christmas just because it makes me happy and it just reminds me (of) when family comes home,” McCabe said.
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Andrew Fairbank, a junior in the College of Engineering, puts an ornament on a Christmas tree in Raynor Memorial Libraries.
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Marquette Wire shares ethics code, reaffirms pledge to public
Good journalism begins with a simple task: to inform and serve community members. Exceptional journalism ends with real impact. It shapes institutions, systems and procedures. It elicits action and responses from organizations and individuals alike. These outcomes require careful reporting. They necessitate newsroom discussions about ethical and moral decision-making. Reporters must explore many different perspectives and considerations before publishing stories, often weighing various journalistic responsibilities against one another. The complexity of these decisions proves the need for transparency in journalism. News organizations should be forthcoming with their guiding principles and reporting practices. It is for this reason that the Marquette Wire is sharing a comprehensive ethics code accessible to readers, viewers and listeners. This code serves as a compass for the reporters, editors, photographers, producers, designers and other students who work for the Marquette Tribune, Marquette Journal, Marquette University Television and Marquette Radio.
The student executive director wrote the ethics code, which was developed over the course of three semesters. Its provisions are based on in-depth research of other ethics codes and extensive input from a variety of student media leaders. The code was recently ratified by the Board of Student Media, which consists of local professionals, student representatives and Marquette employees who advise student media. “It is only by representing ourselves in an honorable way that we can earn the trust of our readers, listeners and viewers,” the code’s preamble reads. The recent Daily Northwestern editorial serves as a learning opportunity for all in the media industry. The editorial, which garnered backlash from readers and fellow journalists, discussed the student newspaper’s coverage of a campus event featuring former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Its statements, such as apologizing for using a directory to contact sources, showcase the need for journalists to stick to standardized practices when faced with tough criticism. As journalists, it is essential for us to prove our credibility through our
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The Marquette Wire uncovered the university’s internal considerations to downsize the College of Education, which prompted faculty outcry and student demands for openness from the administration. Last academic year, the Marquette Wire published a three-part series shedding light on the university’s complicity in student physical discipline. After sifting through a medical examiner’s report, court records, transcripts and documents from the University Archives, we chronicled the experiences of Walter Spence, a Marquette student who died by suicide in 1978. The Marquette Wire hosted a town hall forum in Weasler Auditorium last month that brought together a variety of people to discuss mental health, homelessness and Marquette’s campus environment. The event, called Finding Home, launched with the Marquette Journal, and Marquette University Television produced a live stream broadcast of it. The Marquette Wire brings stories to life with reporting through print, video, audio and photography. Our staff members are committed to multimedia work that
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students, faculty and staff need to acknowledge the threatening college climates across the country and ask ourselves what we can do to create a safer, healthier campus. While this situation may not be exactly parallel to Marquette’s, it would be ignorant to say that similar hate crimes and hate speech don’t occur on our campus. After one semester at Marquette, I have heard an alarming amount of racist rhetoric in everyday conversation and have heard about racist situations that have happened in past years. An example of this is the circulation of a photo of non-black males holding fake guns, one of which is pointed at a black doll, which was sent to a student last April. We cannot wait for another blatantly racist situation to push Marquette to consider implementing change on our campus. Moreover, the more implicit biases that are in effect on a day-to-day basis still
cannot be ignored just because they are less overt. That is not to say the university has made no progress with this endeavor. For instance, students proposed an anonymous tip line for addressing racial bias, hate speech and hate crimes, provided through a site called EthicsPoint. While this is a step in the right direction, the line could use improvement. EthicsPoint’s response time is extremely slow, taking five to six days for the reporter to receive a response. Moreover, when the reporter receives a response, there is no notification. Instead, the reporter must continuously type in a password to check the status of their report. It would be more efficient if the Marquette hotline could be reported easily from a handheld device, whether that be through a direct phone call or SMS messaging. Ideally, these reports should be
exchanged directly between witnesses and an actual person, such as someone from the Center of Diversity and Inclusion. Creating a more direct line would legitimize the issue and ensure direct involvement from the university itself. Because racial injustice occurs everywhere in this country, Marquette should also recognize the legitimate threat it poses and educate Marquette community members. By doing so, the university will take preventive steps and be in a better position to respond to racism on campus. Syracuse students suggested that their school adds anti-racism training to the EverFi modules, the same site that provides education on alcohol and sexual harassment. It’s strange that students are required to receive safe alcohol consumption training but not tolerance and equity training. Marquette students and faculty should
be required to take an online test to evaluate their implicit bias as well as a subsequent course on the dangers of bias and how to correct it. Marquette should implement this training as a requirement for students. Creating a program like this gives the university more than enough justification to penalize students that instigate or perpetuate hate speech and hate crimes properly. These are just two specific demands that Marquette should consider implementing into our own community. Comparing Syracuse with our own campus and creating and updating certain resources can create a network across the Marquette community to make it better equipped to combat racism.
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Marquette should follow Syracuse students’ lead
Sheila Fogarty A group of protesting students at Syracuse University organized a sit-in in response to a rush of overt white supremacist and anti-Semitic rhetoric and actions on campus. Within the past two weeks, students have shouted racial slurs at their peers, anti-Semitic and racist graffiti has been reported multiple times and a white supremacy manifesto has been shared to numerous students’ phones through AirDrop. The protesting students created a list of 19 concerns for creating a safer university environment, all of which have been addressed by the university. Protesting, international and Jewish students presented specific concerns and recommendations on Nov. 21, 2019. In lieu of the recent events at Syracuse, I believe that Marquette
Sheila Fogarty is a first-year studying anthropology and Spanish. She can be reached at sheila.fogarty@ marquette.edu
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We cannot ignore oppression, torture of Uighur Muslims Aminah Beg Another genocide is occurring right in front of our eyes, and no one is taking action. People remain silent as the Chinese minority group of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang are oppressed, forced into concentration camps and tortured. The Uighurs are a minority Turkic ethnic group who mostly reside in the Chinese region Xinjiang. Muslim world leaders are afraid of losing economic support from the Chinese Communist Party. Tahir Imin, the founder of Uighur Times, said people do not fear God but rather fear the power of the Chinese Communist Party. They have no courage to stand up for what is right. When China was confronted by the United Nations, the European Union and the Humans Rights Watch to stop the torture of these Uighur Muslims, the Chinese government claimed the concentration camps were “vocational training centers,” which do not infringe upon any human right and provide job skills to those who volunteered,
according to the New York Times. However, this is not the reality. Since April 2017, an estimated 800,000 to 2 million Uighurs and other ethnic Muslim groups have been detained in the concentration camps. The other 11 million Uighurs living in Xinjiang continue to experience turmoil through government crackdowns and harsh restrictions on basic rights. In the camps, the Chinese Muslims are forced to renounce and deny any allegiance to Islam. They must pledge to the Communist Party and learn Mandarin. The Muslims are placed in prisonlike conditions, and every move is monitored through security cameras and microphones. Women are sexually abused and some are forced to put contraceptive devices inside of their bodies. Even further, the Chinese government is killing them and harvesting their organs. These innocent individuals are being cut open while they are still alive. The government’s actions are inhumane and disgusting. There is no justification for the utter torture of these Muslims. Outside the camps, China
passes laws that restrict Uighurs from having long beards or wearing veils, both significant aspects of the Muslim faith. Women are forced into marriages with Chinese men. Mosques are destroyed. People are not allowed to fast. Uighurs are restricted from choosing certain names for their babies. Police closely monitor these people by searching cell phones, scanning their identification and taking their photographs. The Chinese government justifies its decisions by claiming these 2 million civilians communicated with people from countries which China deems “sensitive,” such as Turkey or Afghanistan. These individuals could have also been targeted because they attended a mosque or even texted Quranic verses. China seems to be framing practicing Islam as a crime. China is denying the Uighurs freedom to practice their religion, a freedom which everyone should have no matter where one resides. China’s constitution states that it protects the freedom for anyone to believe or not believe in any religion and that it protects “normal religious
activity,” yet this is clearly not being practiced everywhere in the country. The government sees the group as a threat to the uniformity of China. The crackdowns and concentration camps are a way for China to eliminate any religious practices which delineate from the atheist ideologies and the government’s Chinese Han customs. In 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping held secret speeches in Xinjiang that supported the camps by falsely telling they prevent the “toxicity of religious extremism” and ensure that China will not be taken over by “Islamic extremists.” Over a three-year period, 39 of the concentration camps tripled in size. The Chinese government is not, by any means, slowing down, and innocent civilians are being killed and tortured. Although human rights organizations have condemned the actions of the Chinese government, countries can be doing a lot more to help. In 2016, the United States got involved by blacklisting 28 Chinese organizations that are deemed to be affiliated with the abuse
in Xinjiang. Although this was a positive step, the United States was not influential enough to stop China. The United States has a history of involving itself in international issues; due to the dire nature of the problem, intervention would be justified in this situation, and the U.S. must do so. World leaders must call out and challenge Chinese President Xi Jinping. They should deny economic trade relations with China, especially from facilities that contribute to the abuse of these Muslims. The United States should also grant asylum and open its borders to those able to escape persecution. Soon, future generations will question why we did not do enough to prevent another genocide. Enough people have died by the hands of the Chinese government. It is not enough to stand idly by and wait for change. We must act now. Aminah Beg is a junior studying public relations and cognitive science. She can be reached at email@example.com
University must promote collections, emphasize significance Kevin Schablin Between the Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette has a large collection of valuable artifacts that many students don’t know about. Marquette does very little to show off these artifacts or to promote them. Since these artifacts aren’t prevalent in student’s daily routines, Marquette’s possession of these items is seldom known. For instance, the Raynor Memorial Library displayed an exhibit for the 30th anniversary of the destruction of the Berlin Wall. It included a piece of the wall. The Berlin Wall, which divid-
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ed Berlin from 1961-89, was one of the most important pieces of the Cold War and 20th-century history. Yet, when a piece of that history was placed near the main staircases of Raynor Memorial Library, it seemed that students couldn’t care less. Very little text was present to draw students in. Not only did the library do an inadequate job of promoting the fact that they had the artifact, but the display itself appeared to just be an out-of-context collection of movies about the Cold War next to a piece of broken concrete. Whenever I went into the library during the exhibit’s residency, I never saw anyone even approach it despite it’s proximity to the main staircases. Not once did I see someone stop to look at it, and no students I talked to knew why it was there due to a lack of an explanation for its placement. More students would probably stop to look at the exhibit if they knew why it was there, but with little text in the exhibit, it just seems like a random conglomerated placed near the entrance of the library. Marquette has been gifted many artifacts over the years, but very few people know they are here or why they are owned by Marquette. The library’s archives hold many pieces of Marquette and world history including a collection of artifacts related to “The Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Haggerty contains beautiful pieces of artwork. However,
there aren’t lines at the Haggerty nor is there a crowd around the library’s exhibit waiting to see these artifacts because their existence isn’t common knowledge among students. Earlier this semester, I did a story about Marquette’s former football program; as when I was researching this story, I was shocked to find out about all the first-hand resources the library had to offer during Homecoming week when the library set up its football exhibit. The library’s archives could have helped my story, yet I wasn’t able to use any of their information because I didn’t know it existed as I, a first-year, have never been informed about the various artifacts in Marquette’s possession. While the library’s website does include a section about all of the artifacts it possesses, this information isn’t searchable through the main page’s search bar. Instead, the information about the library’s artifacts can be found in the “About” section of the Raynor Memorial Libraries website, which includes information about some of the collections the library has. If a student did not know about this section, they would have a hard time finding information within library-owned materials as the website implies that this search bar can access everything the library has to offer. The library doesn’t promote these artifacts either; it just sets them up and hopes people look at them. There are no posters
or signs. The library could ask professors to promote the collections in the ways it does for other library services such as the Ott Memorial Writing Center and the available books by showing students how to ask an archivist questions about Marquetteowned artifacts. Even then, the general student population outside of specific majors related to certain artifacts would never hear about them. If a student does not know about any of the archives’ pos- Photo courtesy of Kevin Schablin email@example.com sessions or even the Marquette displays artifacts like pieces of the archives’ existence, a Berlin Wall in the Raynor Memorial Libraries. If Marquette were to prostudent would never know about the Ask an Archivist system. mote their artifacts through When the university and library their newsletters, posters and don’t promote their artifacts, it signs around campus or recruitis difficult for students to utilize ment materials for incoming students, these artifacts could these resources. Marquette University, the Hag- not only promote interest in the gerty Museum of Art and Raynor university through unique opMemorial Libraries aren’t be- portunities with rare artifacts but ing used to their potential, and also allow students to engage it is the look of advertising of with the cultural significance these artifacts that is to blame. these artifacts can share with Marquette needs to better pub- Marquette students. licize these artifacts by promoting them and allowing students to easily access them. Having Kevin Schablin is a first-year these artifacts on display for a studying biological sciences. He short amount of time with very can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org little explanation allows the importance of these artifacts to go to waste.
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Hope Werch, Allie Barber, Gwyn Jones and Martha Konovodoff (left to right) closely watch the 2019 NCAA Volleyball Selection Show at the Union Sports Annex Sunday night.
Golden Eagles prepare to take on Dayton in first round By Zoe Comerford
A year after Marquette volleyball celebrated as the host university and No. 14 seed in the NCAA volleyball tournament, the 2019 Selection Show did not bring such good news: it sent the Golden Eagles (27-5, 16-2 BIG EAST) to Purdue for a first-round matchup against the University of Dayton (22-8, 13-1 Atlantic 10) Dec. 6 at
3:30 p.m. Central Time. Due to a 3-1 loss Saturday night to St. John’s Red Storm and missing out on a BIG EAST Tournament title for the third straight year, the Golden Eagles did not have a strong enough resume to remain in the top 16. Neither did the Creighton Bluejays (24-5, 17-1 BIG EAST), also falling out of a potential hosting spot. Head coach Ryan Theis said the loss “cost us from being seeded.” He said a Marquette-Creighton title game could’ve led to both teams hosting. “We went into this weekend with the ability to control our own fate,” Theis said. “If we’d have
taken care of business this weekend and win both (matches), we’d probably have a seed and the ability to host. We didn’t do that.” Marquette is 27-5 overall, trying to repeat its historic 28-win season from 2018-’19. Last season the Golden Eagles finished with a program-best overall record of 28-7, were runner ups in the BIG EAST Tournament with a 15-2 conference record and made the first Sweet 16 appearance in program history. As a program, heading to the postseason is not a new feat. Marquette volleyball has appeared in the NCAA Tournament nine consecutive seasons, dating back to its
first-ever berth in program history under former head coach Bond Shymansky in 2011. Since that initial berth, the Golden Eagles have accumulated a 5-8 record in the NCAA Tournament, including one loss to Creighton and Wisconsin and two to University of Illinois. Since Theis became head coach in 2014, the Golden Eagles have been 3-5 in Tournament play. Last season marked the team’s first trip to the Sweet 16 before losing to then-No. 3 Illinois. “It’s something I’m proud of,” Theis said. “It’s something we should be proud of as a group and a program. … The record at
Marquette is (nine consecutive appearances). We’re going to do everything we can to try and pass that and prove that we’re not just a one-and-done type of team. We’re here to stay.” If Marquette advances, the Golden Eagles will take on the winner of No. 16 Purdue and Wright State. But first Theis said he’s just trying to focus on Dayton. “We know we have things to work on and be better at,” Theis said. “At this point in the season, you are who you are. We’ll try to be healthier. That’s not easy, but we’ll start looking at Dayton (on film) tonight.”
Duffy instills ‘The Marquette Way’ in first season at helm New leader looks to develop mantra that personifies team
By John Leuzzi
Driven. Relentless growth. Sacrifice. Humble beginnings. Unity. These are the five core values
of first-year head coach Megan Duffy’s women’s basketball program, a philosophy she deems “The Marquette Way.” This mindset is nothing new for Duffy. She implemented a similar mantra at her previous coaching stop, Miami University of Ohio. “We used some similar themes (at Miami) and have changed a few things here at Marquette,”
Duffy said. “It is more so of a buzz phrase of what we are going to live by every day.” Duffy said rather than memorizing the motto “like it is a mission statement,” she wants the phrases to personify the squad. “How do you live that out daily? Did we do that in our game last night? Did you do that in the classroom?” Duffy said. “Just trying to keep it simple and see
how it relates to every kid.” Driven. This value came into play after the Nov. 14 Northwestern loss, when the Golden Eagles headed to the University of WisconsinGreen Bay Nov. 19. Marquette won its first road game of the season against Phoenix on its home court.
“We always talked about whatever we are doing is to be driven and have that passion. Whether playing defense, executing the game plan, getting extra shots in at the gym,” Duffy said. “Just being really that loving and passionate for whatever you are doing.” The team’s focus on “driven” was evident going See DUFFY page 16
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Wesley Matthews embraces opportunity near campus Alum’s defense, work ethic stand out to reigning NBA MVP By John Steppe
Donning a blue warmup shirt with “Cream City” emblazoned on the back, laughing with teammate Kyle Korver and standing only a handful of 25-foot 3-pointers away from where he played college basketball at the Bradley Center, there’s one thing abundantly clear to Wesley Matthews. “It is home,” Matthews said after the Bucks’ win Saturday at Fiserv Forum. The 2009 Marquette alumnus said it’s “a comforting feeling” to hear “Go Marquette” as he walks around Fiserv Forum in his first season with the Bucks. There’s even “a little bit” of deja vu seeing familiar faces around the building. Yet he is finding a home in Fiserv for reasons other than just the Marquette banners in the arena’s rafters. In his 10th season in the NBA and on his sixth team, Matthews has found a home for his defense-first
mentality and relentless work ethic. “One of the biggest things that drew me to this team was their defensive prowess and how they attack on the defensive side of the ball,” Matthews said. Statistically, Matthews has been a part of one of the best defenses in the NBA. Milwaukee has allowed 103.1 points per 100 possessions, ranking third in the NBA and ranks first in the NBA for fewest second-chance points allowed per 100 possessions. “He’s been really big. We always, I think, lean on our defense,” Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer said. “I love what he can do at different positions.” Budenholzer said he’s among Bucks players fighting for the opportunity to guard the best player on opposing teams. His defense has impressed teammate and reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo, who said he’s “always on defensively” and “always there.” “He’s never going to let anybody score easy buckets,” Antetokounmpo said. “He’s always going to talk to everybody. He’s going to rotate.” That’s nothing new to Mat-
thews, though. In his junior year at Marquette, Matthews and the Golden Eagles were 21st in the country in adjusted defensive efficiency, per KenPom, a prominent college basketball analytics site. After serving as one of the primary scoring options for many non-contending NBA teams such as
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Indiana and Dallas, he has the luxury of not necessarily needing to carry the team offensively, as Antetokounmpo is a couple lockers down from him. He entered Saturday’s game against the Hornets averaging 6.2
field goal attempts per game, the lowest of his career. His usage rate — 12.3% — is also at a career low. Usage rate measures how many possessions Matthews is involved with. But when Milwaukee needs some perimeter scoring, he’s increasingly been a reliable option. Matthews has hit at least two 3-pointers and finished with at least 10 points in six of the Bucks’ last seven games. “Obviously offensively, when he’s rolling, he can knock down shots,” Antetokounmpo said. “He can drive the ball (and) make plays.” Matthews’ comfort being “home” has shown on the court. After making a couple threes Saturday, he celebrated with by doing a bow-andarrow motion dating back to fooling around in a practice with the Portland Trail Blazers. Other times, he’s putting teammate Robin Lopez in a headlock in a World Wrestling Entertainmentstyle move. Yet when it comes to basketball, Budenholzer has seen “a focus to him that’s been good for us.” Antetokounmpo, who has developed a reputation for his fierce work ethic, said he takes advice from Matthews. Antetokounmpo noticed his
“amazing” work ethic immediately when he recruited Matthews to join the Bucks. When Antetokounmpo called, Matthews didn’t answer because he was working out. “He called me back and said, ‘I’m in the gym. I’ll text you,’” Antetokounmpo said. “That says a lot. He could be laying on his couch watching TV or doing whatever.” Before that, Antetokounmpo also heard about Matthews’ work ethic from people around the league. “He’s not a BS guy,” Antetokounmpo said of rumors about Matthews. “He’s going to tell you how it is. That’s the guy you need on a championship team.” That focus has kept Matthews from paying too much attention to his alma mater and Fiserv Forum co-tenant. He made it to Marquette Madness in October and to one home game, but he didn’t get a chance to see Markus Howard’s 40 and 51-point performances last week. “(Howard’s) a tremendous scorer,” Matthews said. “I’m hoping to catch a game when he does go off like that.” That is, of course, as long as there isn’t a Bucks opponent to study.
Rematches of BIG EAST Tourney highlight schedule Men’s basketball faces off against conference powers By Wire Sports Staff With Marquette basketball teams heading into their BIG EAST seasons, here are some key matchups to make sure to watch during winter break:
Jan. 1 Men’s basketball at Creighton: This year’s BIG EAST lidlifter will have a little extra significance. It’ll be a chance for Creighton to avenge its last-second collapse to the Golden Eagles at the CenturyLink Center last year. Creighton had a five-point lead with two seconds remaining in regulation, but then a bizarre sequence of events forced overtime. Joseph Chartouny cut the lead to three, and then an errant inbound pass led to a game-tying three from Sam Hauser. This year, the Bluejays bring back almost everyone from that game. Sophomore guard Marcus Zegarowski leads the team with 18.4 points per game after averaging 10.4 points last season.
Women’s basketball at No. 16 DePaul: The rematch of the 2019 BIG EAST title match might be Marquette’s most anticipated game of the regular season. Blue Demons senior forward Chante Stonewall, who hit the game-winning shot against MU in the BIG EAST championship last year, is averaging 17.3 points per game this season and has plenty of help around her. Sophomore Sonya Morris is averaging 15.5 points per game, and sophomore Lexi Held is averaging Jan. 4 13.8 points per game. DePaul has less size than usual this year, so Men’s basketball vs. Villanova: Marquette’s two-post system could The No. 23 Wildcats head to Fiserv be detrimental in that matchup. Forum for a rematch of the Golden
Eagles’ thrilling 66-65 win on National Marquette Day last season. That loss was Villanova’s first of the season, as senior Markus Howard scored 38 points to help thenNo. 10 Marquette top then-No. 14 Villanova at the buzzer. Redshirt seniors Eric Paschall and Phil Booth combined for 36 points. After the Golden State Warriors chose Paschall in the NBA Draft and Booth headed to the NBA GLeague following last season, Villanova will rely on junior guard Collin Gillespie, who started in 35 of 36 games in 2018-’19. This season Gillespie leads the team with 15.1 points per game and 38 assists. With both teams projected to finish in the top tier of the BIG EAST, it could be a preview of a BIG EAST Tournament semifinal or championship matchup.
Tiana England, averaging 10.1 points and 6.8 assists per game, and Qadashah Hoppie, averaging 20.4 points per game, lead St. John’s. Marquette will need to keep up with the Red Storm’s pace, as SJU likes to run fast with its guardheavy lineup. It will also be head coach Megan Duffy’s first BIG EAST home game as MU’s head coach.
Jan. 11 Men’s basketball at Seton Hall: Marquette’s trip to the Prudential
Center might be its most difficult trip of the season. The Golden Eagles will not have a monopoly on nationally renowned guards: Seton Hall’s Myles Powell is also an Associated Press Preseason All-American and leads an experienced group in South Orange, New Jersey. Sandro Mamukelashvili, Quincy McKnight and Myles Cale are among Seton Hall’s veteran options. It’ll be the first time Marquette and Seton Hall square off since last year’s controversial BIG EAST Tournament semifinal game, which ejected Marquette’s Theo John and Sacar Anim, but not Powell. The game ultimately pushed Marquette out of contention for a conference championship and a better matchup in the NCAA Tournament.
Jan. 10 Women’s basketball vs. St. John’s: The Red Storm is second in the BIG EAST Preseason Coaches Poll after finishing just 15-16 overall last year. The Red Storm had all five starters score in double digits in BIG EAST play a season ago, being the only team in the conference to do so. This year, all-conference guards
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St. John’s stuns then-No. 12 Marquette in championship Theis has no answers for red-hot No. 4 seed underdog By Zoe Comerford
For the first time since 2014, Creighton was not the team hoisting the BIG EAST Championship trophy. Instead, it was fourth-seeded St. John’s, who took down No. 12 Marquette in four sets (25-20, 25-22, 19-25, 25-21) on the Golden Eagles’ home court. Due to winning the 2019 BIG EAST Championship, the Red Storm, who have won seven of its last eight matches, receive an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. St. John’s first championship title since 2007 came less than 24 hours after upsetting the No. 10 Bluejays in straight sets Friday night. “We’re really excited because we were a big underdog,” St. John’s head coach Joanne Persico said. “It’s something we’ll never forget.” St. John’s controlled the opening set, jumping to a 7-3 lead and maintaining at least a three-point lead for the rest of the set. Marquette had an uncharacteristic 10 errors. “They played six really good sets throughout the course of this weekend,” Marquette head coach Ryan Theis said. “We only played four.” The Red Storm took a 5-1 lead in the second frame, but Marquette battled back to tie it. Eventually, St. John’s took the second set 25-22. “I thought they defended pretty well for both matches (in the tournament). They held Creighton under .100,” Theis said. “We outhit them efficiency-wise in (sets) two, three and four, but there was definitely some frustrated swings from our hitters.” Marquette changed uniforms during the intermission between the second and third sets from “championship blue” to the same yellow they wore in their win against then-No. 4 Wisconsin and improved its play in the third set. The Golden Eagles quickly took a 7-4 advantage and never looked back, going on a 6-0 run to take a 19-10 lead. They eventually won the set 25-19 despite a 5-0 St. John’s run. “We needed a new team to come out,” Theis said. “I thought our crowd could get behind us if we didn’t start down 5-1. That’s what happened.” Though MU had a 10-7 advantage in the fourth set, a 5-0 St. John’s run gave the Red Storm a 12-10 lead. Despite two lead
Lauren Speckman (5) sets the ball in Marquette’s 3-1 loss to St. John’s.
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Efrosini Alexakou (6) and Ariadni Kathariou (19) make a block Saturday.
changes and the Golden Eagles fighting off three match points, St. John’s secured a berth in the NCAA Tournament with a 25-21 fourth-set victory. “Sure enough in game four, we started out a little bit slow,” Theis said. “The crowd never gets into it. (St. John’s is) never feeling the pressure, and they’re able to hold the lead for the whole time.” BIG EAST Player of the Year Allie Barber led the way for the Golden Eagles with 23 kills on a .400 hitting percentage. Junior outside hitter Hope Werch finished with 17 kills and 13 digs. Senior setter Lauren Speckman dished a team-high 30 assists and added seven digs. Junior Martha Konovodoff ended with a team-high 14 digs. Barber and Werch were also selected for the BIG EAST AllTournament Team. Efrosini Alexakou, who earned the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player award, led the Red Storm with 19 kills, Rachele Rastelli adding 15. Erica Di Maulo recorded a match-high 45 assists while adding 10 digs and four kills. Klara Mikelova ended with a double-double of 11 kills and a matchhigh 18 digs. “The setter put (Alexakou) in good positions, and I don’t think blocking is our strength anyway, but we have to serve a little bit better so they’re not taking those
swings,” Theis said. The loss to an unranked St. John’s team jeopardized Marquette’s chances of hosting. Though Marquette (27-5, 16-2 BIG EAST) remained No. 16 in the AVCA Coaches Poll, the Golden Eagles were not chosen by the NCAA selection committee for a hosting spot. MU travels to West Lafayette to face the Dayton Flyers Friday at 3:30 p.m. Creighton, Marquette and St. John’s will represent the BIG EAST in the NCAA Tournament, which begins Dec. 6. “We’re all just running on adrenaline here,” Persico said. “I don’t know what day it is, I don’t know what time it is.”
Sarah Rose (4) completes a set.
Allie Barber (10) attempts a kill.
Junior Hope Werch (8) was named to the 2019 all-tournament team.
Hope Werch (8) and Gwyn Jones (18) go up for a block in the 2019 BIG EAST Championship at the Al.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The Marquette Tribune
Opposing coach grows up rooting for McGuire, MU Kansas State’s Bruce Weber remembers 1977 national title By John Steppe
Having appeared in nine NCAA Tournaments and two Elite Eights since 2008, head coach Bruce Weber is easily recognizable as a figure of Kansas State men’s basketball. Yet the last time Marquette played at Kansas State in 1988, Weber likely wouldn’t have been sporting purple and black. As a Milwaukee native, Weber grew up a die-hard Marquette fan. “That was my team,” Weber said prior to the start of the season. Weber, who attended John Marshall High School, wasn’t far from the MU program. When legendary former head coach Al McGuire held open practices Friday and Saturday nights to keep players from partying, Weber was watching. When Marquette defeated the University of Kentucky in the
NCAA Tournament in Madison Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Still, he in 1969, Weber was in the top kept MU close to his heart. row of the Wisconsin FieldMcGuire, who Weber said is house. He said he “will always “somebody you respect and hope remember” McGuire jumping to be like some day,” was a maon the scorjor influence as er’s table and he pursued a cawaving his reer in coaching. coat in the air. During his 18When Maryear tenure as an quette won assistant coach at the National Purdue, he took Championadvantage of opship in 1977, portunities to be Weber said around McGuire. he remembers “As I got into being on Wiscoaching, he was consin Avenue announcing,” and at the Weber said. “I Marquette got to be around Gym. him because I BRUCE WEBER A “devaswas at Purdue at Kansas State head coach tating loss” to that time. He acPurdue in 1969 tually came and — when Weber was 13 — and did a clinic at our place and did a basketball camps run by Mc- lot of our games. (I) saw a lot of Guire, former coach Hank Ray- wisdom there.” monds and Hall of Fame coach When Weber earned his first Rick Majerus also came to mind head coach job at Southern Illifor Weber, now 63. nois in 1998, he got a letter from Weber said attending Mar- his idol. quette was never financially “I sure remember when I got doable for him, so he instead my first head coaching job, he went to the University of sent me a handwritten note, and
They’re Marquette fans, but if they’re my true friends, they’re cheering for us in that game.”
it was pretty special for me,” Weber said. Fast forward a couple decades, and Weber’s connections to Marquette and Milwaukee still run deep. When Weber’s team lost 8371 at Marquette last December, he had about 75 to 100 tickets for friends. Milwaukee Public Schools honored him with the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at an event in October, where he saw people he’s known since he was four years old. The upcoming rematch against the Golden Eagles Dec. 7 was a topic of conversation during the event. “A lot of people were talking about the game and the rematch,” Weber said. “So hopefully we can play a little better.” Tickets to the matchup were even a raffle item. One couple at the event bought airfare, hotel accommodations and tickets to Saturday’s game in an auction benefiting the MPS Foundation. Other friends of Weber are making the trip from Milwaukee to Manhattan as well. There’s an expectation that those friends will not be in blue
and gold, though. “They’re Marquette fans, but if they’re my true friends, they’re cheering for us in that game,” Weber said. Weber’s hopes of a better performance than last year’s loss faces a 5-foot-11 obstacle in senior guard Markus Howard. Howard scored 45 points against Weber’s squad last time. Now Weber is looking for answers again with fewer options to stop him. “I’m not sure if we can stop him, but we have to slow him down and make him earn some stuff,” Weber said. Either way, Weber acknowledged the importance for his team to play Marquette, who is 31st in analytics site KenPom’s rankings. “It’s a great game for us early in the year to play a quality team like that that’s very well-coached and has one of the elite guards in the country,” Weber said. It’s also an opportune time for Weber to make a few more “great memories” involving Marquette, albeit on the other side of the court.
The Marquette Tribune
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
DUFFY: Humility, growth among points of emphasis Continued from page 12 into a hostile environment and fighting back after a tough loss to Northwestern five days prior. Junior guard Selena Lott, first-year guard Jordan King and senior guard Isabelle Spingola all combined for 11 3-pointers, a season high that Duffy said was the exact game plan. Relentless Growth. Having lost six key players from last year’s team, which made it to the NCAA Tournament Round of 32, the Golden Eagles consist of six first-year players and three players who are seeing far more playing time than in the past. With that in mind, Duffy said relentless growth has been “really important for our team this year.” She said it’s one of her favorite values. “I love that word ‘relentless,” Duffy said. “No matter what happens, you are going to be working to get better and improve.” That relentless growth came Nov. 14 when the Golden Eagles took on nonconference foe Northwestern. Without Lott, the Golden Eagles had to rely on players like redshirt junior Lauren Van Kleunen and Spingola to lead the way. Despite the loss of Lott, Duffy’s team held a lead for most of the second half against the Wildcats. Northwestern tied the game at the end of regulation and outscored Marquette 13-5 in overtime, giving the Golden Eagles their first loss of the Duffy era.
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Women’s basketball head coach Megan Duffy watches her team in the Golden Eagles’ win at Green Bay.
Sacrifice. “To be really good at this level, this word is used a lot,” Duffy said. “We talk about what little thing you have to do to help improve our team. Do you need to get an extra hour of sleep? Do you have to talk a little bit more on defense, something you might be uncomfortable with?” Most students had a break this past weekend for Thanksgiving to see their families and friends, but Duffy’s team had to sacrifice the few days off, traveling to California to play in the Saint Mary’s Thanksgiving Classic. “A lot of people go home to see their families, and we have to sacrifice that,” Duffy said. “You know there is a trade-off on going on the road and having that cool experience, and your life is a little bit different than the average student.” Humble Beginnings. Duffy said this has been important everywhere she’s been. “No matter where I have come from, I have been really big on
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Marquette is 6-2 under first-year head coach Megan Duffy. She has implemented “The Marquette Way.”
this one,” Duffy said. “Just showing that appreciation and saying ‘thank you.’ We are really lucky here to have the resources that we have,” Duffy said. “So just saying ‘thank you’ for how hard (the university and athletic administration) is working to help our team, and to not get too big of a head or ego with all of this is important.”
Unity. Duffy said she’s referenced this principle more than she planned to. “The people on the outside can talk about whatever they want and give their opinions,” Duffy said. “We all know what is being done in the inside.”
Since Duffy was named the program’s sixth head coach in April 2019, seniors Altia Anderson and Spingola have been on board with instilling this philosophy. Duffy said their support is helpful since she is a first-year coach. “It is everything when you take over and have your seniors on board,” Duffy said. “Izzy and Altia have been tremendous with
the change.” Duffy said she has not only seen Anderson and Spingola buy into her philosophy and style early in the season, but her entire program — both coaches and players. Although Duffy said she will be intense during practice, after they end she always tries to ask about her players — how their days are going, how classes and their families are. “We just try to treat each other right every day. They are getting to know me better each and every day,” Duffy said. “I have tried to prove to them that I care about them and that I am genuine with what my words mean.” King said she attributes her quick acclimation to college and early success at the point guard position to Duffy’s coaching and personality. “She is always trying to get the best out of us,” King said. “As a player, you look for a coach that cares and wants you to improve day in and day out.” The Nov. 25 game against No. 10 Mississippi State at the Al McGuire Center tested the Golden Eagles’ unity. The inexperienced Golden Eagles went toe-to-toe with one of the nation’s best teams despite an eventual loss. “Where (Mississippi State) was loaded, athletic and all that, we kept talking about, ‘Can we stay together and keep our confidence?’” Duffy said. As Mississippi State head coach Vic Schafer put it following that game, the Golden Eagles are doing exactly what Duffy wants them to do. Duffy said she is focused on building a new winning culture in Milwaukee. For the former WNBA player, there is one main goal of having a philosophy like this. “(I) want a program where our program as a whole — players and coaches — feel like they have 12 or 13 sisters on the team and have a support staff that is there for them all,” Duffy said.
This is the Tuesday, December 3, 2019 issue of the Marquette Tribune.