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Marquette University In The News is a weekly compilation of top media reports about Marquette University and members of the university community.

May 30, 2013


William Cullinan, dean of College of Health Sciences, and George Koonce, director of development, were interviewed for BizTimes Milwaukee's May 27 cover story about the Head Health Initiative, a four-year, $60 million collaboration between the NFL and GE Healthcare. The aim of the collaboration is to increase the accuracy and speed of traumatic brain injury diagnosis, accelerate concussion research, develop a new game plan for treatment and ultimately improve safety for athletes.

Cover story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, May 27, 2013
Accompanying, related story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, May 27, 2013

Marquette University to sell pieces of building as fundraiser

Marquette University is auctioning off a small collection of bricks and glass blocks to be turned into keepsakes from a previously popular campus hangout spot, the Avalanche Bar. The university hopes to raise more than $100,000 in support of its Bridge to the Future Scholarship program, which provides financial aid to Marquette students whose family's changing economic circumstances threaten their ability to continue their education.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 24, 2013
Story also aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 24, 2013

Marquette hosts a forum on new drug developments for schizophrenia

A top adult psychiatrist and the co-founders of two distinct pharmaceutical start-up companies from Marquette University's College of Health Sciences will headline the latest Marquette Presents forum: "Schizophrenia-New Hope for Effective Treatment Through Drug Development," on May 31. The forum discusses Marquette neuroscientists' development and research that will hopefully have a profound impact on the treatment of schizophrenia and other mental illnesses.

Story appeared on, May 24, 2013

St. Joan of Arc Chapel is Milwaukee's oldest structure
The St. Joan of Arc Chapel, located on Marquette University's campus, was spotlighted on as one of the best examples of Gothic architectures in Milwaukee.

Story appeared on, May 27, 2013

Marquette among colleges receiving donations from Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual donated $336,000 to Marquette University and other colleges throughout Wisconsin in an effort to make higher education more affordable for underprivileged students.

Story appeared on, May 24, 2013

Study: MU has 9th best hoops fan-base in the country

A new study from Emory Sports Marketing Analytics concludes that Marquette University has the 9th best fan base in the country among collegiate basketball programs.

Blog post appeared on, May 29, 2013

Olga Yakusheva, associate professor of economics, weighed in on Waukesha-based ProHealth Care's announcement that it will build a $70 million cancer-care center in Pewaukee, saying that the provider is getting a head start on meeting the needs of Wisconsin's aging population that will require more cancer care in the coming years.

Story appeared on, May 30, 2013

Margaret Callahan, dean of College of Nursing,
was featured in a slideshow as a winner of the Women of Influence award from The Business Journal, and spoke about her first job and future aspirations.

Slideshow appeared on, May 28, 2013

Tom Ganey, university architect, was promoted to vice president of planning in addition to his role as university architect.

Announcement appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 24, 2013

Marquette coach Buzz Williams' earnings top $1.8 million

Buzz Williams, head coach of the Marquette men's basketball team, earned $1,888,881 in the year ending June 30 last year, according to tax records released by the school. Williams' total compensation does not include potential outside income, which the university is not obligated to report. Larry Williams, vice president and athletic director at Marquette, said in a statement that, while the school doesn't discuss details on personnel matters, "we review our coaches' salaries to make sure we remain competitive and among the nation's elite athletic program."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 24, 2013

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