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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.

April 15, 2015

TOP STORIES

Marquette keys a neighborhood effort to revitalize Milwaukee’s near west side

Marquette, Aurora Health Care, Harley-Davidson, MillerCoors and Potawatomi Business Development Corp. have partnered in an attempt to revitalize the near west side of Milwaukee. The initiative known as PARC - Promoting Assets and Reducing Crime - will be coordinated by Marquette’s Center for Peacemaking. Its goal will be to reduce crime and revitalize the housing stock. It will feature a first-of-its-kind community prosecutor on-site.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 14, 2015

Similar stories appeared on the website of at least two news sites, including: the Milwaukee Business Journal and BizTimes, April 14, 2015

Story aired on WISN-RADIO (1130 AM), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), April 14, 2015

Marquette dental school to receive $2 million in state funds
The Marquette School of Dentistry will receive $2 million from Gov. Scott Walker's state budget, to be used toward a $4 million renovation. The state money will go primarily towards expanding the pediatric dental program and creating a post-graduate periodontics program.

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Business Journal, April 14, 2015


Marc Marotta remembered as community leader

Marc Marotta, former Marquette basketball star and ’84 graduate, died suddenly at the age of 52 after suffering a brain aneurysm. Marotta was laid to rest Monday, April 13. His funeral service was held at the Church of the Gesu on Marquette’s campus.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 9, 2015

Story aired on at least three news outlets, including: WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM), April 8-14, 2015


Lori Bergen, dean of Diederich College of Communication, plans to leave Marquette for a leadership position at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Bergen is set to become the dean of the new College of Media, Communication and Information in Boulder, starting on July 20.

Story appeared on the website of BizTimes, April 8, 2015

Similar stories appeared on at least two news outlets, including: KCNC-TV (CBS 4) and Star Tribune, April 8, 2015

Similar story aired on KOA-RADIO (850 AM, Denver), April 8, 2015


Janine Geske, retired distinguished professor of law and university trustee, discussed the court case involving two Milwaukee police officers seriously injured by guns purchased illegally from a local dealer, Badger Guns. The officers are suing the dealer. The case is, "an attempt to put responsibility on those gun stores to do everything they can to make sure those guns aren't falling in the hands of felons," Geske said.

Story appeared on the website of NBC News, April 13, 2015

Similar story appeared on the website of Yahoo! News, April 14, 2015


Charles Franklin, professor of law, discussed Hillary Clinton’s White House candidacy. Franklin believes that gender will not be an issue in the race, yet Clinton’s biggest challenge will be convincing people she really is the best candidate. Franklin will release poll results from the latest Marquette Law School Poll, April 16, at 12:15 p.m., and the event can be live streamed from law.marquette.edu.

Story aired on at least five news stations, including: WFXS-TV (FOX 55), WQOW-TV (ABC 18), WKOW-TV (ABC 27), WAOW-TV (ABC 9) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), April 13, 2015

Similar story appeared on the website of Wisconsin Radio Network, April 13, 2015


Brooke Mayer, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering; Daniel Zitomer, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering; and Patrick McNamara, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study drinking water treatment. They are treating the water with a process called electrocoagulation, which eliminates viruses and estrogens. "This project is focused more on the mechanisms of how we’re actually getting rid of these pollutants. If we understand that, then we can tailor the process and make it more cost effective,” Mayer said.

Story aired on WUWM-RADIO (89.7 FM), April 10, 2015


Senate majority leader discusses arena funding at Marquette "On the Issues" event
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald appeared “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” Friday, April 10, at Marquette Law School. Fitzgerald spoke about the new downtown arena plans and restoring K-12 public school funding to the proposed state budget.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 11, 2015

Similar story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), April 10, 2015


Marquette hosted reverse job fair during NEWaukee’s YPWeek
NEWaukee put on its fourth annual YPWeek Wisconsin, a weeklong series of events “focusing on discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter to young professionals in the area.” Marquette hosted the reverse job fair, where executives from companies gave short pitches about why their company would be a good place for millennials to work.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 11, 2015

Similar story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Business Journal, April 15, 2015



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