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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.

July 15, 2015


Dwyane Wade makes surprise visit to campus

Dwyane Wade, NBA star and former Marquette basketball player, visited campus to surprise the second and third graders in his inaugural "Live to Dream" summer reading program.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), July 10, 2015

Similar stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WKOW-TV (ABC 27, Madison), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WGBA-TV (NBC 26), WMTV-TV (NBC 15), WAOW-TV (ABC 9), WQOQ-TV (ABC 19), WLUK-TV (FOX 11), July 10, 2015

Gov. Scott Walker officially announces presidential bid
Gov. Scott Walker, Marquette alumnus, made his announcement in Waukesha. He pledged to follow a conservative agenda in joining a crowded field of Republican candidates.

Story appeared in The New York Times, July 13, 2015.

Similar stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Washington Times, July 13, 2015

Julia Azari, assistant professor of political science, and Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, commented in separate stories on Gov. Scott Walker's announcement to run for the Republican presidential nomination. Azari said Walker will need to use his record as governor to set him apart from the other Republicans. Franklin said Walker's recall election victory gave him national name recognition and a large donor network.

Story aired on National Public Radio, July 13, 2015

Similar stories aired on WAOW-TV (ABC 9, Wausau), WQOW-TV (ABC 19, La Crosse), WKBT-TV (CBS 8, La Crosse), and appeared on the website ArcaMax, July 13, 2015

Christopher Stockdale, associate professor of physics, discussed the NASA probe passing by Pluto. "It's like taking a picture out of your window as you zip by something on the interstate," Stockdale said. "This is untouched material that is 4.5 billion years old."

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), July 14, 2015

Similar story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), July 14, 2015

Change in plans for former hospital building leads to money for Near West Side Partners
Milwaukee County will place $800,000 in an economic development fund, to be matched with $800,000 from Near West Side Partners Inc., a nonprofit formed this year by Marquette and other major neighborhood employers. The fund would be used to buy and restore property, develop businesses and other activities to promote stability and growth in the neighborhood.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 14, 2015.

Bublr Bikes adding 20 stations, including one at Marquette, over next three months
Marquette will be included in 20 new locations for Bublr Bikes. All of the new locations will be about a half-mile from the existing 11 kiosks.

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Business Journal, July 13, 2015.

Similar story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), July 13, 2015

Martin J. Greenberg, adjunct professor of law, explained in an op-ed how a new downtown Milwaukee arena could benefit the entire city rather than just the arenas tenants.

Op-ed appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 14, 2015

Howard Fuller, director and distinguished professor, Institute for the Transformation of Learning, commented on the increase in homicides in Milwaukee this year. "And, so I'm looking at all these things and saying, 'What do you think these kids are going to be like when they get to be 16, 17 and 18?'"

Story appeared on the website of WISN 12, July 14, 2015

Dr. Jean Bartels, alumna, has been named the interim president of Georgia Southern University. Bartels has been provost and vice president for academic affairs at GSU since 2012, and has worked at the university since 1999. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from Alverno College and Marquette.

Associated Press story appeared on the websites of at least two news outlets, including; WDEF-TV (CBS 12) and Atlanta National Public Radio, July 9, 2015

Soccer teams practice at Marquette's Valley Fields
Newcastle United of the English Premier League faced Atlas F-C of the Mexican Liga League in an exhibition game at Miller Park. Both teams practiced on Marquette's field.

Story appeared on the website of The Drive, July 14, 2015

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