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Marshall University To Conduct Random Daily COVID-19 Tests

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A college in West Virginia announced it will start picking about 60 students, faculty and staff at random daily to test for the coronavirus. Marshall University says it will begin the tests on Tuesday at its campus in Huntington to identify people who are infected and may not be showing symptoms…. Read More

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Marshall University Cancels Commencement Ceremony

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Marshall University has canceled next month’s commencement ceremony for the spring class of 2020 due to increasing cases of coronavirus. The commencement was originally scheduled on May 2, but was postponed to Aug. 8 due to the pandemic. News outlets report Marshall President Jerome Gilbert called the decision to cancel next… Read More

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Marshall Announces Virus Cases As Athletes Return

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three people have tested positive for the coronavirus at Marshall University as the college is allowing athletes to return to campus for training. A Monday news release from the school says two student athletes and one staffer tested positive over the weekend. They have been quarantined and a contact tracing investigation… Read More

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Marshall Investigating After ‘Hate Graffiti’ Tags on Campus

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Marshall University says it is investigating three separate incidents of “hate graffiti” on its campus. A statement from the school Thursday said its police department is trying to identify who wrote the graffiti. Disciplinary action up to expulsion or dismissal could be taken if the incidents are linked back to a… Read More

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Marshall University’s Marching Band to Perform in London Parade

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — London’s New Year’s Day Parade is set to feature a little touch of West Virginia. Marshall University’s marching band is heading to perform in London’s parade ringing in 2020. The college announced the performance on Friday and says more than 100 band members are scheduled to take part in the parade…. Read More

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W.Va. School Suspends Sorority Over Drug, Hazing Claims

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A Marshall University has suspended a sorority over allegations of illegal drug use and hazing. The university on Thursday announced a cease-and-desist order against the Delta Upsilon chapter of Delta Zeta, suspending all chapter actives, meetings and social events. University President Jerome Gilbert says the university is now investigating the allegations…. Read More

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Marshall University Sets Benefit for Food Bank

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two authors with West Virginia ties will deliver readings at Marshall University this week to benefit the Facing Hunger Foodbank. The event is at 7 p.m. Thursday in Smith Hall. The university said in a news release that a donation of two or three nonperishable food items is suggested for admission…. Read More

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Former Marshall University Student Appeals Assault Lawsuit

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A former Marshall University student has appealed a Title IX lawsuit accusing the school of mishandling her rape case and allowing the man accused in the attack to remain on campus. The Herald-Dispatch reports Alicia Gonzales’ case was appealed Wednesday. Judge Robert C. Chambers dismissed the case about a month ago,… Read More

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University, Federal Agency Partner to Fight Opioid Crisis

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A university in West Virginia will work with the investigative division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to fight the opioid crisis. The Herald-Dispatch reports Sen. Shelley Moore Capito announced Wednesday the partnership between Marshall University and Homeland Security Investigations. Sen. Capito says the school in Huntington will receive more than… Read More

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Former Marshall Student Who Reported Rape Says College Betrayed Her

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The warnings came in text messages from her friends: He’s outside the dorm. He’s at the student center. He’s at Starbucks. But for Alicia Gonzales, sometimes it didn’t matter where he was. She would often hide away in her room on the campus of Marshall University, overcome with fear that she’d… Read More

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Marshall University Student IDs Now on iPhone, Apple Watch

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Marshall University students can use their own electronic devices to access buildings on campus, pay for meals and other uses. Officials at the university in Huntington, West Virginia, announced the launch Tuesday of school-issued identification cards on iPhone and Apple Watch. Marshall says it’s the first school in West Virginia and… Read More

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Marshall University Building to Keep Confederate Name

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A building at Marshall University will retain its name after a Confederate Army general. The Marshall Board of Governors on Thursday voted to keep the building as Jenkins Hall, named after Marshall Academy graduate Albert Gallatin Jenkins. The announcement came after a committee evaluated the names of every building on campus…. Read More

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Marshall Search Committee Releases Ad For President’s Job

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The official search is on for Marshall University’s next president. The university says a 19-member search committee has released an advertisement for the position and will begin reviewing applications immediately. The committee has set an application deadline of April 10. President Stephen J. Kopp died in December. Gary White is serving as interim president. A… Read More