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  • Another Illustration That Tolerance Does Not Extend to Faithful Catholics

    03/11/2015 8:48:03 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-10-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Another Illustration That Tolerance Does Not Extend to Faithful Catholics By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn another show of selective tolerance from the cultural radicals, there comes the following story, as related in Crisis Magazine. Here are some excerpts from the article:In their zeal to protect students from any comments or opinions that may hurt their feelings, many professors [in this case at Marquette University] have created “safe spaces” in their classrooms—controlling all conversations in an effort to ensure that no one is ever offended …[Professor Cheryl Abbate]  made it clear that the classroom was not a [place for students doubting] the value of same-sex “marriage.” Such...
  • Marquette Fires Traditional Professor

    02/09/2015 11:08:13 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 30 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 7, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Proving once again that tenure offers little protection to more conservative scholars, Marquettes president recently fired a tenured professor who possessed a more traditional outlook. On November 9, 2014, you chose to post on the Internet a story prompted by a secretly-taped conversation between a student and a graduate student instructor, Marquette Dean Richard Holz wrote to Dr. John McAdams on January 30, 2015. While you left the students name out of your post, and later insisted that his anonymity be protected, you posted without permission the graduate student instructors name, Ms. Cheryl Abate. In addition, you gave an account...
  • Academic Freedom lost @ Marquette

    02/04/2015 6:39:57 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 3, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    As we have reported, a professor at Marquette, John McAdams, was suspended after criticizing a graduate student who said she would not tolerate criticism of gay marriage in her classroom His suspension is drawing criticism from some unlikely quarters. The sanction you imposed is not just a severe sanction, Professor Daniel Maguire, also at Marquette, wrote in a letter to the universitys president that the professor allowed the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) to publish. We have noted that the AAUP is also looking into this case and asking some pointed questions of Marquette administrators. In almost half...
  • Does the U.S. President Need a College Degree?

    02/02/2015 8:34:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    Bloomberg | February 1, 2015 | Albert R. Hunt
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  • Academic Freedom @ Risk @ Marquette

    02/02/2015 8:55:00 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 31, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    To its undying credit, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has questioned whether the academic freedom of a Catholic professor at a Jesuit university was violated. Dr. John McAdams, associate professor of political science at Marquette University, has sought the assistance of the American Association of University Professors as a result of having been informed, by letter of December 16, 2014, that the university was suspending him with pay until further notice from his teaching responsibilities and all other faculty activities and banning him from campus, Gregory F. Scholtz of the AAUP wrote in a letter to Marquettes president....
  • Marquette Univ. Suspends Tenured Professor After He Criticized Instructor over Gay Marriage

    12/19/2014 10:48:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/19/2014 | Samuel Smith
    Marquette University has suspended a tenured political science professor after he blogged about his disapproval of the actions of a teaching assistant at the Catholic school, who forbade a student from discussing an opposing view to gay marriage in her class. Associate Professor John McAdams' suspension with pay comes as Marquette University has begun requiring its faculty to attend anti-harassment training, where they are instructed to report any employee that speaks out in opposition to gay marriage. In November, McAdams criticized teaching assistant Cheryl Abbate in a blog post because she prevented a student from discussing his opinion on gay...
  • Catholic Profs Told to Report Opposition to 'Gay Marriage' as Harassment

    12/09/2014 3:03:19 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/9/14 | Kevin J. Jones
    Milwaukee, Wis., Dec 9, 2014 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An anti-harassment training presentation at a Catholic college encourages employees to report critics of gay marriage and could reflect recent federal decisions that the belief in marriage as a union of a man and a woman is discriminatory. Part of the employee anti-harassment training at the Wisconsin-based Marquette University includes a presentation with a comic strip-style story about a fictional employee named Harassed Hans, a man in a wheelchair. The training encourages Hans to report to the university human resources his co-workers Becky and Maria who have been talking...
  • Marquette Univ. Encouraging Catholic Profs. to Report Gay Marriage Opposition as 'Harassment'

    12/11/2014 8:36:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/11/2014 | Samuel Smith
    Catholic professors and other faculty members at a prominent Wisconsin Catholic university are now being trained to report any school employees who voice their opposition to same-sex marriage as a form of harassment to the university's human resources office. Marquette University has begun requiring its employees to attend workplace anti-harassment training, where they are taught that it is imperative for them to quickly report faculty members who discuss openly their opposing view of same-sex marriage. As the Catholic News Agency reports, Marquette's anti-harassment training includes a comic-style story presentation where a fictional character named "Harassed Hans," who overhears his co-workers,...
  • Report: gay man in Michigan removed from parish ministry after commitment ceremony

    06/18/2014 2:12:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | June 18, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    This story isn’t that unusual. But the swift response from the bishop is.Details: A gay man in Marquette was told he can no longer have an active role in his Catholic church after he and his longtime partner held a commitment ceremony, according to news reports out of Northern Michigan.Bobby Glenn Brown and his partner ,Don Roberts, held a ceremony celebrating 31 years together among friends and family on Saturday, June 14. The next day, officials at St. Michael Parish said he couldn’t continue his role on the pastoral council or positions of cantor, lector and a member of the...
  • Scott Walker's son steps into political world

    04/27/2014 12:05:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 4-26-14 | Bill Glauber
    You need to go to the link to access this story. Again, my computer is giving me fits and will not allow me to copy the text.
  • Shipwreck lost 100 years discovered nearly completely intact in depths of Lake Superior

    06/20/2013 4:19:14 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 28 replies
    nydailynews ^ | June 10, 2013 | AP
    Almost 100 years after the Henry B. Smith freighter went down during a November storm in Lake Superior, a group of shipwreck hunters thinks it has found the ship - and much of it is largely intact. The group found the wreck last month in about 535 feet of water off the shore of Marquette, Mich., according to the Duluth News Tribune. The group says it hasn't seen the name of the ship on the wreck yet, but all signs indicate it's the Smith, sitting amid a spilled load of iron ore. "It's the most satisfying find of my shipwreck-hunting...
  • Kal Penn speaks to young voters at Marquette for Obama campaign

    09/18/2012 7:01:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Marquette Tribune ^ | September 18, 2012 | Jennifer Zahn
    When Kal Penn visited Marquette Saturday, he wasnt just stopping by on his way to White Castle. Best known for his parts in the series House M.D. and the Harold and Kumar movies, Penn also stars for the White House under another role: associate director of public engagement. He spoke before a crowd of more than 100 in the Alumni Memorial Union. I got a phone call in 2008 asking if I could serve in a much bigger way in youth outreach, Penn said. I am honored to serve my country. Im happy to do this. I thought it was...
  • Democrats Go Over the Top With Last-Minute Walker Smear

    06/03/2012 1:02:58 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 48 replies
    Power Line ^ | 6/3/12 | John Hinderaker
    Unbelievable. The Democrats are looking down the barrel of a humiliating defeat in Wisconsins recall election on Tuesday, so today they played their last card: they started a rumor that Scott Walker fathered an illegitimate child 24 years ago. The scoop comes from something called the Wisconsin Citizens Media Co-op. The Co-op attributes the story to a woman named Bernadette Gillick, who teaches physical therapy at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Gillick claims to have known Walkers girlfriend when they were students at Marquette. The Co-op says it has not been able to independently verify Bernadettes account. No surprise there.
  • Tracing the political dividing lines over Gov. Scott Walker

    05/27/2012 5:10:04 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    JS Online ^ | 5-27-12 | Craig Gilbert
    After 16 months of unimaginable discord, Wisconsin feels more divided than ever. But the underlying fault lines are not new. Gov. Scott Walkers job performance is splitting the state along familiar political and demographic lines. Walkers job rating is positive among men, married people, frequent church-goers, higher-income-earners, whites, non-union households and people without a college degree. Walkers job rating is negative among women, people who arent married, people who dont go to religious services, non-whites, lower-income-earners, union households, and people with a bachelors degree or higher. These patterns transcend the Wisconsin recall wars; they are basic features of todays red-blue...
  • New Poll Finds Romney With Comfortable Lead in Wisconsin

    03/27/2012 2:12:43 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Mitt Romney has erased Rick Santorums lead in Wisconsin a week before the states Republican presidential primary, surging to a comfortable margin, according to a new poll from Marquette Law School. The poll shows Romney with 39 percent and Santorum at 31 percent. Ron Paul was at 11 percent in the state, and Newt Gingrich at 5 percent. In late February, the previous poll by the school found Santorum with a huge advantage in the state: 34 percent to Romneys 18 percent. Romneys boost has likely been helped by a huge influx of cash from his campaign and his super...
  • Buzz Williams nearly incites a Morgantown riot with celebration dance

    02/26/2012 10:17:37 AM PST · by moviefan8 · 10 replies
    Yahoo - The Dagger Sports Blog ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jeff Eisenberg
    Having already delivered a potentially fatal blow to fading West Virginia on Friday night, Marquette coach Buzz Williams couldn't resist taking a parting shot at the Mountaineers immediately after the final buzzer. As John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" played over the loudspeakers at WVU Coliseum, Williams celebrated a 61-60 win by pantomiming a ballroom-style dance right in front of the student section. Williams' dance inspired a reaction from the student section reminiscent of what happens when a lit match is tossed on a kerosene-soaked pile of kindling. West Virginia students were so livid with the Marquette coach that...
  • The Corona of the Immaculate Conception [Catholic Caucus]

    12/05/2011 3:43:46 AM PST · by Claud · 7 replies
    Letters from Hoquessing ^ | 12/1/2011 | Claud
    As we approach the patronal feast day of the United States, it's the perfect time to mention a beautiful devotion to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. The Corona of the Immaculate Conception is a chaplet composed by a Jesuit priest who was one of North America's great explorers: Father Jacques Marquette. Unfortunately, the Corona is not very well known. There's another, better known devotion called the "Chaplet of the Immaculate Conception" written by St. John Berchmanns. But in terms of authorship and historical context, Marquette's Corona has a special significance for Americans and Canadians. Let's set the stage with...
  • Catholic university will offer partner benefits.

    03/25/2011 8:37:48 AM PDT · by ThisLittleLightofMine · 45 replies
    The Columbian ^ | 3/24/2011 | unknown
    <p>MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Marquette University in Milwaukee will begin offering domestic partner benefits to its employees beginning next year.</p> <p>The move by the Catholic, Jesuit university comes about a year after the school rescinded a job offer to a lesbian and scholar at Seattle University. Marquette officials said at the time, rescinding the job offer to Jodi O'Brien had nothing to do with her sexual orientation. But, it triggered heated debate on campus over the issue.</p>
  • Obama rolls out 18 billion dollar Internet plan (high-speed wireless Internet coverage for masses)

    02/10/2011 1:20:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 107 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/10/11 | AFP
    MARQUETTE, Michigan (AFP) US President Barack Obama on Thursday traveled to a remote corner of frigid Michigan to roll out an ambitious plan to offer high-speed wireless Internet coverage to 98 percent of Americans. "We can't expect tomorrow's economy to take root using yesterday's infrastructure," said Obama, who unveiled the broadband Internet push as part of his plan to "Win the Future" in his State of the Union address last month. "We've got to think about what's the next thing and make sure that we're at the forefront, just like we were in the last century," Obama said, comparing...
  • Texas Christian, Villanova Picks Point Big East to Conference Tournament?

    11/30/2010 3:13:31 PM PST · by dangus · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Idle Speculation ^ | 11-30-10 | Dangus
    The Big East's football expansion plans leave the conference with 17 universities, including non-Football members. That's a terrible number for scheduling; the only way the basketball teams can schedule an even number of games is if they play every other team only once. 18 teams would allow three divisions of six teams each. Any team would play the other five teams in its division twice, and one half of the twelve other teams in the conference. 18 sounds like worsening the problem of too many teams, but having three divisions could actually restore some rivalries, and return the conference to...
  • Marquette Settles with Jilted Lesbian Prof

    06/12/2010 1:22:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 602+ views
    Life Site News ^ | June 11, 2010 | James Tillman
    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, June 11, 2010 ( -- Marquette University has reached an out-of-court settlement with Dr. Jodi O'Brien regarding Marquette President Fr. Robert Wild's decision to rescinda job offer to the openly lesbian O'Brien as dean of Marquette's College of Arts and Sciences. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. "We have apologized to Dr. OBrien for the way in which this was handled," Fr. Wild said in anemail to the University's faculty, "and for the upset and unwanted attention that we have caused to this outstanding teacher and scholar." As a Marquette Universitystatement has explained, O'Brien's job offer...
  • Lesbian Professor Responds To Controversy Surrounding Marquette Univ Job Offer, Take Back

    05/13/2010 9:26:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 646+ views
    WISN ^ | May 11, 2010
    MILWAUKEE -- Dr. Jodi O'Brien, a lesbian professor at Seattle University, is responding to the controversy surrounding a job offer at Marquette University. Marquette offered O'Brien the job as dean of the college of Arts and Sciences. However, University President Father Robert Wild rescinded the offer.Students and staff claim Fr. Wild took back the offer after two of O'Brien's published works surfaced, one about lesbian sexuality in the first person, another about same-sex marriage.On Tuesday, Dr. O'Brien released this statement:"For the past 15 years, Jesuit values have been at the center of my evolution as a teacher and scholar at...
  • Marquette University defends cancellation of dean offer to lesbian professor

    05/08/2010 8:03:03 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies · 519+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Milwaukee, Wis., May 8, 2010 Marquette University defends cancellation of dean offer to lesbian professor University president Fr. Robert Wild, S.J. Milwaukee, Wis., May 8, 2010 / 07:22 am (CNA).- Marquette University defended its decision to withdraw an offer to an openly lesbian faculty member to become a college dean after it became evident that the teacher's published writings opposed Church teachings on human sexuality. The Jesuit university underscored the importance of finding a dean who is not only academically competent but represents our Catholic identity.On Thursday, university officials announced that they withdrew an offer to Seattle University professor Jodi O'Brien to serve...
  • Father Marquette's Devotion to the Immaculate Conception (Catholic Caucus)

    12/08/2009 4:26:35 AM PST · by Claud · 4 replies · 422+ views
    Father Jaques Marquette, of the province of champagne, died at the age of 38 years, of which 21 were passed in the Society namely, 12 in france and 9 in Canada. He was sent to the missions of the upper algonquins, who are called outaouacs; and labored therein with the zeal that might be expected from a man who had proposed to himself st. francis Xavier as the model of his life and death. He resembled that great Saint, not only in the variety of barbarian languages which he mastered, but also by the range of his zeal, which...
  • Police Step Up Security At Marquette

    03/11/2008 10:37:19 AM PDT · by Last Dakotan · 7 replies · 413+ views ^ | March 10, 2008 | WISN
    MILWAUKEE -- After two abductions and several armed robberies, police and public safety officers are taking action on the Marquette campus. Officials held a forum featuring student safety where police gave tips to keep students safe and give them peace of mind. Statistically, Milwaukee police said it's one of the safest areas in the city. A recent string of armed robberies on and around the university, however, have some students on edge.
  • Marquette Student Told Not to Wear Headdress To Game -- Threatened

    03/02/2007 3:17:27 PM PST · by jmcadams · 21 replies · 921+ views
    Marquette University sports teams used to be called "Warriors," but the forces of political correctness got that changed. But students continue to protest this by wearing insignia of American Indians, and shirts with "Warriors" prominently displayed. A bureaucrat at the school threatened a student with having his headdress confiscated and being ejected from the game if he wears it to a nationally televised game tomorrow.
  • Your opinions are totally at odds (Archbishop Dolan to Professor Maguire)

    08/24/2006 10:34:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 548+ views
    Curt Jester ^ | August 24, 2006 | Jeff Miller
    Dear Professor Maguire,As the bishop of the archdiocese where you reside, I am obliged to reply to your circular form-letter, sent to the bishops of the country on June 19, 2006.The opinions expressed in the two pamphlets enclosed in that correspondence are totally at odds with clear Church teaching. Sacred Scripture, the Magisterium, and Natural Law are consistent in opposition to abortion and so-called same-sex marriage.You speak of your duty to dissent. Well, at least call it such. To claim that support for abortion and same-sex "marriage" is consonant with Catholic moral teaching is preposterous and disingenuous.I, too, have a...
  • Tests on mysterious stone could rewrite history(LaSalle and Marquette)

    08/14/2006 10:17:53 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 49 replies · 1,940+ views
    Belleville News Democrat ^ | 14 Aug 2006 | AP
    May prove LaSalle explored Mississippi before Marquette QUINCY - What's certain is that something's written in the stone. What's less certain is whether the markings have any historical significance. Now, University of Illinois scientists have agreed to examine the limestone slab some believe proves French explorer Robert Cavelier de LaSalle was the first white man to see the upper Mississippi River in 1671 -- two years before Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet made their famous trek. The foot high, 8-inch wide stone, which was found by a farmer in the early 1900s in Ellington Township north of Quincy, has...
  • Marquette bans feminist play (Univ. calls it too distracting; critics say move limits free speech)

    03/09/2006 10:27:49 AM PST · by NYer · 41 replies · 686+ views
    JS Online ^ | March 8, 2006 | MEGAN TWOHEY
    Marquette University has prevented "The Vagina Monologues" from being performed on campus this month, joining half a dozen Catholic universities that have banned the feminist play.Marquette's vice president of student affairs said he denied a student group's request to produce the "The Vagina Monologues" because he thought it would be too distracting. The move comes as a national organization works to make response to the play a litmus test for Catholic universities. While the decision drew applause from the organization and some students, critics said Marquette had undermined its commitment to the free exchange of ideas. In recent years, the...
  • Check out the latest edition of "The Warrior" Marquette's conservative student newspaper

    02/08/2006 2:55:20 PM PST · by rightinthemiddle · 3 replies · 188+ views
    Letter from the Editor-in-Chief Diana Sroka. Students for Life are fighting for a noble cause Wednesday, 01 February 2006 As does most every other freshman upon arrival at Marquette, I went through the stages of first meeting people throughout my freshman year. And sometime near the end of the fi rst semester, I met Heidi Vanderloop. Heidi is a native of Menomonie, WI, and a sophomore International Affairs major and French minor. She is on Schroeder Hall Council, works as a lifeguard, teaches swimming lessons at the Rec Plex in Straz Tower and is also in a service organization called...
  • Birth of the Baby Bishop

    01/26/2006 7:32:08 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 538+ views
    WITL ^ | January 26, 2006 | Rocco Palmo
    Speaking of the province of Detroit.... While the rest of the Catholic world -- and its hangers-on -- came down with (real or feigned) Caritas Fever yesterday, the diocese of Marquette was busy ordaining its new bishop. Bishop Alex Sample, 45, is the first member of the American hierarchy to be born in the 1960s, and his elevation on Michigan's Upper Peninsula yesterday marked the first time in over a century that the expansive northern diocese hosted an episcopal ordination in its Cathedral, St. Peter's. It didn't hurt that the new bishop is a native son of the diocese...
  • Old moniker, fresh battle ,Conservative paper The Warrior stirs tensions at Marquette

    11/07/2005 10:30:48 AM PST · by Pikamax · 15 replies · 630+ views
    jsonline ^ | 11/04/05 | MEGAN TWOHEY
    Old moniker, fresh battle Conservative paper The Warrior stirs tensions at Marquette By MEGAN TWOHEY Posted: Nov. 4, 2005 Just when Marquette University had started to recover from one controversy over the Warriors, an alternative student publication named The Warrior has surfaced, sparking a new wave of fiery debate on campus and beyond. A group of Republican students launched The Warrior this week, arguing that liberal bias in the student newspaper and classroom had created the need for a conservative outlet. Immediately Republicans and Democrats began battling over it in the world of blogs. The tension turned to vandalism...
  • A pilgrimage of youth

    08/18/2005 4:20:26 AM PDT · by ninenot · 11 replies · 331+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 08/18/05 | Trinity Hartman
    Cologne, Germany - Luke Strand walked toward this city's historic cathedral on Wednesday, quietly reciting the rosary. Distractions squeezed by the 24-year-old Milwaukee man. Exuberant Italian young people, arms linked together, pushed past. Nearby, a large group of Chileans chanted in Spanish. Strand, who is studying to become a priest, smiled at the scene. "I'm tired and exhausted, but this is the beauty of it. We're on a pilgrimage," he said. Strand had traveled to World Youth Day in Cologne - not for solitude, but for solidarity. About 325,000 young Catholics from nearly 200 countries have already arrived for the...
  • Cokie Roberts speaks at commencement

    05/27/2005 3:27:38 PM PDT · by 11x62 · 21 replies · 1,395+ views
    Marquette Tribune ^ | May 27, 2005 | Andrew Johnson
    Political news commentator Cokie Roberts stressed the importance of incorporating social justice values into public service at Marquette's 124th commencement exercises. Roberts, an analyst for ABC News who has won several journalism awards, said Sunday morning at the Bradley Center that the need for social justice values &#8211; which are the touchstones of a Jesuit education &#8211; and civility in government is great due to increasing political partisanship. "Those values are so important to bring into public service today," she said. Roberts addressed the declining popularity of politics as a profession, placing blame on the news media for too often...
  • Fixed election for Marquette University nickname

    05/27/2005 6:52:51 AM PDT · by John O · 59 replies · 1,252+ views
    letter to alumni | May 23, 2005 | John F Bergstromn and Robert A Wild S.J.
    Dear Marquette Alumni: Many of you have heard about the athletics nickname discussion that has been widely debated recently both on campus and among alumni. Marquette University's Board of Trustees decided not to reinstate "Warriors" as our athletics nickname and reopened discussion of a new nickname. The Board also authorized a process that will allow university stakeholders to vote for their preferred nickname options. The top choice selected by Marquette University alumni, students, faculty and staff will be our athletics nickname when we enter the Big East Conference on July 1, 2005. When we originally endorsed the decision at our...
  • Fools' Gold? Marquette's new nickname doesn't sit well with local grads

    05/05/2005 9:36:11 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 80 replies · 1,648+ views
    The Journal Times ^ | 5/5/05 | By Robert Gutsche Jr.
    RACINE - Local Marquette University graduates Wednesday night declared, "Go Gold," but not after they asked, "Go what?" The private Milwaukee university's Board of Trustees voted to change its nickname from Golden Eagles to the Marquette Gold Wednesday afternoon after years of uproar over a 1994 name change that dropped the school's old name, the Warriors. Marquette had been known as the Warriors since 1954. The school's former mascot, an American Indian named Willie Wampum, was nixed in 1971 over concerns that it was offensive. But the new name didn't get much more support Wednesday night in the Racine area....
  • Free land, but bring your own job (in the great state of Kansas)

    05/04/2005 2:02:18 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 33 replies · 2,050+ views
    KUSA 9News website ^ | May 3rd, 2005 | Demetria Gallegos & Gregg Moss
    ATWOOD, Kan. - A hundred and forty years after the Homestead Act helped populate the American West, small towns in Kansas are turning to it again, to draw new residents and new economic development. Three hours east of Denver, Atwood, Kansas is losing ground. Census figures from 2000 showed 1,279 people living there, about a hundred fewer than in 1994. So, back in November, city leaders decided to offer home-sized lots for free to anyone willing to build. "I'm getting interest from every state of the union and Mexico," said Arlene Bliss, director of economic development for Rawlins County, KS....
  • McCarthyism at Marquette

    02/11/2005 5:31:50 AM PST · by Millicent_Hornswaggle · 14 replies · 816+ views ^ | February 11, 2005 | Mike S. Adams
    Dear Dean McCarthy ( Recently, I browsed the Marquette University website and found the following mission statement: Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university dedicated to serving God by serving our students and contributing to the advancement of knowledge. Our mission, therefore, is the search for truth, the discovery and sharing of knowledge, the fostering of personal and professional excellence, the promotion of a life of faith, and the development of leadership expressed in service to others. All this we pursue for the greater glory of God and the common benefit of the human community. Below your mission statement,...
  • Freeep This Poll: (Adopt-a-Sniper table being shut down). DUmmies Are On It

    02/08/2005 5:26:40 AM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies · 516+ views
    What do you think about the Adopt-a-Sniper table being shut down? The administration was wrong in its actions 55.60% (149) The table should have been shut down 42.54% (114) Not sure 1.87% (5) There's also a comments section (You dont have to register)
  • School Halts Adopt a Sniper Fund-Raiser (Students banned from Supporting Troops!)

    02/05/2005 8:26:56 PM PST · by CampDoha · 46 replies · 1,105+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4 February 2005 | Reuters
    School Halts Adopt a Sniper Fund-Raiser CHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S. university in Wisconsin has blocked an attempt by Republican students to raise money for a group called "Adopt a Sniper" that raises money for U.S. sharp-shooters in Iraq and Afghanistan. The students were selling bracelets bearing the motto "1 Shot 1 Kill No Remorse I Decide." "Clearly the rhetoric of that organization raised some questions and we had some strong objections as a Jesuit university," Marquette University school spokeswoman Brigid O'Brien said on Thursday. The students, representing a group called College Republicans, originally got permission to set up a...
  • Marquette University V. College Republicans Over Adopt A Sniper

    02/04/2005 1:14:09 AM PST · by huac · 5 replies · 788+ views
    WTMJ Radio ^ | February 3, 2005 | Marquette University
    "Statement of Marquette University regarding fundraising for Adopt A Sniper: Marquette Universitys College Republicans recently requested to sponsor a Support Our Troops activity in the student union. The university approved that request...However, when this student group set up its fundraising table, it became evident that they had not been forthcoming about the specific materials they would be promoting in this fundraising activity. Their table advertised a group called Adopt A Sniper and included photographs of materials such as a bracelet with the motto 1 Shot 1 Kill No Remorse I Decide. "
  • 'Adopt a Sniper' display taken down

    02/03/2005 5:33:46 PM PST · by Cagey · 55 replies · 1,324+ views
    Marquette Tribune ^ | 2-3-2005 | Amanda Sheaffer
    University says program inconsistent with Mission Week, Christian values Amanda Sheaffer Tribune Staff University officials rescinded the College Republican's "Adopt a Sniper" table in the Alumni Memorial Union Monday, saying the program's message did not fit the university's mission and therefore could not be set up in the AMU. The College Republicans had approval from the Office of Student Development to set up the table in the Union to promote the national "Adopt a Sniper" program. Two hours after the table was set up, individuals from OSD confiscated the literature and materials that were on display. College of Business Administration...
  • MU shuts down 'Adopt a Sniper'- Student group calls school 'ultra-liberal'

    02/03/2005 9:18:19 AM PST · by Jean S · 44 replies · 1,464+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 2/3/05 | NAHAL TOOSI
    MU shuts down 'Adopt a Sniper' Student group calls school 'ultra-liberal' By NAHAL Posted: Feb. 2, 2005 The leaders of Marquette University are being called "ultra-liberal" by the school's College Republicans after administrators told the group it couldn't raise money for a cause known as "Adopt a Sniper." The dispute began Monday, when the Marquette student group set up a table in the Alumni Memorial Union along with signs mentioning "Adopt a Sniper," a program of the Pulaski-based non-profit Snipersonline. "Adopt a Sniper" raises money to buy special equipment for American snipers in Iraq and Afghanistan. The College Republicans...
  • $685,000 Taxpayer Bill for Marquette Interchange Web Site

    11/24/2004 2:59:11 PM PST · by Chummy · 9 replies · 571+ views
    WisPolitics - Press Releases ^ | November 24, 2004 | Citizens Allied for Sane Highways
    Citizens Allied for Sane Highways: Hits $685,000 Taxpayer Bill for Marquette Interchange Web Site 11/24/2004 For more information contact Robert Trimmier (414) 232-1466 or Gretchen Schuldt (414) 331-0724 Nov. 24 -- The $685,000 the State Department of Transportation agreed to pay for the new Marquette Interchange web site is more evidence the departments spending is out of control, Citizens Allied for Sane Highways said Wednesday. It is just absurd, said CASH co-chair Robert Trimmier. The states broke, but WisDOT is still running a welfare system for contractors. WisDOT agreed as part of the deal to give HNTB, a Marquette Interchange...
  • Marquette University considers changing nickname back to Warriors (undo PC decision) - VANITY

    11/16/2004 5:48:57 PM PST · by Chicos_Bail_Bonds · 15 replies · 642+ views
    Marquette University | 11-16-2004 | Me
    Marquette University (of which I am an alum) changed it's nickname from the Warriors to the Golden Eagles in 1994 in a move laced with Political Correctness. The old logo was of an Indian, but hardly something that was offensive. 10 years later, I applaud the university for sending out an online survey to all Marquette alums, staff, students, etc. about reconsidering the nickname. Many of us are hoping. We may get our nickname back but change the logo / mascot to something not "ethnically offensive", perhaps to a Knight, Trojan, Spartan or other such "warrior". At any rate, Marquette...
  • Goons For Bush Give Edwards A "Rude Awakening" in Downtown Milwaukee

    10/10/2004 1:29:41 PM PDT · by MarquetteCR1 · 180 replies · 6,990+ views
    You're not going to see this in the MSM. John Kerry nor John Edwards have been wihtin Milwaukee city limits since August 2, the date of the infamous Kerry "goon squad" comment and Theresa Heinz Kerry's "Four More Years of Hell" remark. After the rude awakening given to Edwards by the "goon squad" of several hundred Marquette University College Republicans and young enterprenurial professionals this Saturday night, they may reconsider ever setting foot in Milwaukee again.
  • Marquette won't rule out return to `Warrior' nickname

    09/22/2004 8:08:07 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 11 replies · 445+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | September 22, 2004 | AP
    MILWAUKEE (AP) The caricature mascot Willie Wampum won't be dancing back to the Marquette University campus ... but school officials wouldn't rule out returning to the Warriors nickname of the past. After a discussion today, the university's Board of Trustees decided to continue the conversation and gather more information before deciding whether to keep the nickname of Golden Eagles or return to Warriors. The board also passed a resolution saying Marquette will prohibit any nickname using American Indian references, imagery or symbolism. Some alumni have urged for years that the university restore the Warriors nickname. It was replaced a decade...
  • Marquette state rep cited for drunken driving (Democrat)

    09/16/2004 6:14:03 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 12 replies · 297+ views
    AP ^ | 9-16-04
    Marquette state rep cited for drunken driving 9/16/2004, 5:34 p.m. ET The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) A state representative from Marquette received a citation this week for drunken driving in East Lansing, according to a police report. Rep. Stephen Adamini, 59, was cited Tuesday night after his Ford Explorer hit two cars stopped in East Lansing, the police report said. He had a blood-alcohol level of .15, above the legal limit of .08, and was cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. In a written statement, Adamini said he "stopped for some drinks with friends" before the accident....
  • 'W' storms Marquette: 11,000 attend Bush rally

    07/14/2004 9:59:44 AM PDT · by ride the whirlwind · 20 replies · 2,100+ views
    The Mining Journal ^ | July 14, 2004 | SCOTT SWANSON
    MARQUETTE - Surrounded by her rowdy friends and a collage of red, white and blue dress, Betty Johnson sat in the Superior Dome bleachers like the leader of a patriotic street gang. While others staggered around looking for the best seats available, the 60-year-old Marquette resident led her choir of companions in a medley of all-American music. Sporting a T-shirt that read "W - Marquette President," Johnson belted out "God Bless America" at the top of her lungs, with ample accompaniment behind her "They made me the director," she said, gesturing to the group of women behind her. Meanwhile, in...
  • We Love You President George W. Bush

    07/13/2004 8:22:53 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 13 replies · 802+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 13, 2003
    U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) waves while campaigning at the Northern Michigan University Superdome in Marquette, Michigan, July 13, 2004. The president is stomping all-day in the Midwest battleground states of Michigan and Minnesota and will spend tomorrow campaigning by bus in Wisconsin before returning to the White House. REUTERS/Larry Downing REUTERS Shakes hands after attending an event while campaigning at the Northern Michigan University Superdome in Marquette, Michigan, July 13, 2004.