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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.

November 7, 2013


Children's Hospital, Marquette strive to improve care in low-income areas
A partnership that brought together Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Marquette University College of Nursing and two community organizations has set out to improve access to primary care in two low-income neighborhoods in Milwaukee. Children's Hospital is contracting with Marquette University for the nurse practitioners — nurses with advanced training and the authority to prescribe drugs — who will staff the clinics.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 7, 2013

Andrew Williams, John P. Raynor, S.J., Chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering, was named one of the 20 Most Creative Milwaukeeans for his development of humanoid robots by Milwaukee Magazine for his development of humanoid robots. Williams is the director of Marquette University's Humanoid Engineering and Intelligent Robotics Lab and works with a team of students on the robots' developments. One of the lab's four-foot humanoid robots was featured on the cover of the magazine.

Story appeared on, Nov. 4, 2013
Video appeared on, Oct. 30, 2013

How can Milwaukee County's broken mental health system be fixed?

The latest installment in an examination of Milwaukee County's mental health system, conducted by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Meg Kissinger during a fellowship with the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University, examines solutions for fixing the county's mental health system.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 3, 2013

Marquette named to the list of largest in-state colleges and universities
With information gathered from surveys of University of Wisconsin system schools and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Milwaukee Business Journal found Marquette University to be the fifth largest in-state university. Ranked by total fall 2012 enrollment, Marquette is preceded by four UW System schools.

List appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Nov. 1, 2013

Marquette is named as one of the Healthiest Employers in the Milwaukee area
Marquette was recognized as one of the 30 winners of this year's Healthiest Employers awards. Winners of this award have tackled the task of keeping their workers healthy and understanding the importance of having an established wellness program.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, special section, Nov. 1, 2013

Harvard economics professor discusses income mobility in America
Marquette University's 2013 Marburg Lecture featured Raj Chetty, economics professor at Harvard University. Chetty, a Brookfield native who attended University School of Milwaukee, is among a group of researchers who created a groundbreaking study that tracked the chances of poor children climbing the economic ladder.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 6, 2013

Ziploc bag inventor to appear at entrepreneurship event

Steven Ausnit, an entrepreneur who helped create the Ziploc bag, will discuss his six decades of business experience at the initial event of a new speaker series planned by Marquette University's Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship on Nov. 19.

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McGee Young, associate professor of political science, and founder of H2Oscore, was one of 17 Milwaukee-area business executives that participated in the Milwaukee Business Journal's water roundtable in October. The roundtable focused on the Milwaukee region's efforts to become a world hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. Part of those efforts included the establishment of a water law program by the Marquette University Law School.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Nov. 1, 2013

Paul Secunda, professor of law, appeared on Milwaukee Public Television's Fourth Street Forum to discuss the federal minimum wage.

Forum aired on Milwaukee Public Television, Nov. 1, 2013

Heather Hlavka, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences,
commented on the delays in treatment for convicted sexual offenders saying, "It's an issue of public safety. The public assumes that they're getting treatment if they're sentenced to treatment."

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Oct. 31, 2013

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