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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.

March 19, 2014


Marquette University receives $5 million gift toward new Jesuit Residence
Marquette received a $5 million gift from Ray and Kay Eckstein through their charitable trust for a new on-campus residence for its community of Jesuit priests. "This is a wonderful expression of the Ecksteins' amazing generosity to Marquette," said Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., interim president. Father Wild announced in January that an anonymous donor gave a lead $10 million gift, with $7.5 million dedicated to the new Jesuit Residence; the remainder for need-based scholarships. The $15 million effort for the Jesuit Residence is being funded entirely from donations.

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Rev. James Martin, S.J., is Marquette's spring Commencement speaker

Jesuit author and pundit Rev. James Martin, S.J., whose frequent spots on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" have earned him billing as the show's chaplain, will speak at Marquette's Commencement on May 18. Father Martin will also receive an honorary doctor of letters degree from the university.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 13, 2014
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Marquette University and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin partnership honored at Central City Business Awards
Marquette's College of Nursing and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin were awarded the 2014 Milwaukee Business Journal's Central City Business Award for partnering on two new nurse-managed clinics to bring primary health care options closer to underserved communities in Milwaukee.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, March 14, 2014
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Julia Azari, assistant professor of political science,
wrote about modern presidents attempting to cultivate less formal images to convey themselves as "regular people," while simultaneously underscoring – rather than undermining – conventional notions of a strong, masculine and distant presidency.

Story appeared on, March 12, 2014

Reach of 'Buzz's Bunch' grows, reminds us of coach's kindness
Buzz Williams, head men's basketball coach, is the founder of "Buzz's Bunch," an organization that provides children with medical needs positivity and support needed to stay strong during the toughest times of their lives. The foundation not only helps children in need, but teaches Williams' players and staff the difference that can be made through small acts of compassion.

Story aired on CBS Sports, March 16, 2014

Marquette research develops new way to count microscopic particles
Researchers at Marquette University have developed a new heat-based technique for counting and measuring the size of microscopic particles. The research is being led by Benyamin Davaji, graduate assistant in electrical and computer engineering, and Chung Hoon Lee, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering.

Story appeared on, March 13, 2014
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NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament to benefit Marquette community

Jim Nasiopulos, former associate athletic director, will represent Marquette University by organizing this year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in Milwaukee. With an expected 15,000 fans traveling to Milwaukee for the tournament, Nasiopulos believes it is a great way for young professionals to gain experience running tournaments like this as well has helping Marquette develop a stronger relationship with the BMO Harris Bradley Center, local hotels and other entities.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (FM 89.7), March 14, 2014

Paul Secunda, professor of law,
was named vice chair of the U.S. Department of Labor's 2014 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans. The council provides advice on policies and regulations affecting employee benefit plans.

Story appeared on, March 18, 2014

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics,
commented on whether Wisconsin will meet Gov. Scott Walker's employment objectives. "Even with an estimated 106,000 private-sector jobs created in the last three years, Gov. Walker is less than halfway toward meeting his promise. To meet Walker's 250,000 pledge, the state would have to create in one year 38,000 more jobs than during the previous three years combined," Chowdhury said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 14, 2014

John McAdams, professor of political science, discussed why voters seem more concerned with Scott Walker's performance as governor rather than issues surrounding the John Doe investigation. McAdams said he believes the typical voter thinks politics is sort of dirty anyway.

Story appeared on, March 13, 2014

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