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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.

August 26, 2015


Students move in for fall semester
About 1,900 new students from 42 states moved onto Marquette's campus as part of the annual move-in day. The university has several programs for the students during their first week on campus, including New Student Convocation, informational sessions and a service project.

Story appeared on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Aug. 25, 2015

New Marquette Law School Poll shows Walker leads GOP foes, trails Clinton in Wisconsin
Gov. Scott Walker is leading in the race for the Republican presidential nomination while Hillary Clinton leads on the Democratic side among Wisconsin residents. In the 2016 race for the U.S. Senate, Democrat Russ Feingold has 47 percent support to incumbent Republican Ron Johnson, who has 42 percent, according to the Marquette Law School Poll.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 20, 2015

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New business school dean knows it is important for a brand to stand out
Brian Till, Marquette's James H. Keyes Dean for the College of Business Administration, said one of his main goals is to ensure that the Milwaukee institution is one of the first places young people think of when they are considering a career in business. "This whole idea of differentiation - what does our brand represent - these are basic questions that fall into the realm of marketing and are front and center on my mind as I think about my role here," Till said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 22, 2015

Marquette names new Graduate School dean
Douglas Woods, chair and professor of psychology at Texas A&M University, has been named the next dean of the Graduate School at Marquette. Woods will begin in his new role on Jan. 1, 2016. Prior to joining Texas A&M, Woods served as chair of psychology and associate dean for social sciences, education and business at the UWM Graduate School.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Aug. 20, 2015

Marquette lauded for volunteerism in story on only grocery store in New Orleans neighborhood
The only grocery store in the Lower 9 neighborhood of New Orleans has been inundated with national and international reporters for the approaching 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Burnell and Keasha Cotlon bought a heavily-damaged concrete apartment building in 2010 for $4,000 and turned it into a grocery store, sweet shop and barbershop with the help of hundreds of Marquette University volunteers whose names are written in black marker on the walls inside.

Story appeared in the The New Orleans Advocate, Aug. 24, 2015

Marquette student develops summer camp for visually impaired children
Ian Kloehn, a junior in the College of Health Sciences, set up a two-day summer sports camp for blind and visually-impaired students from kindergarten through high school. Kloehn has been legally blind since birth due to a defect that wouldn't let his optic nerve fully develop. There were classes for kickball, swimming, running, self-defense and judo, and Kloehn says the Marquette students and teachers who volunteered to work took a lot away from it as well.

Story aired on WUWM-RADIO (89.7 FM), Aug. 24, 2015

Marquette University's Jesuit Residence nearing completion
In 2010, Marquette began planning a new home for Marquette's Jesuit community as the existing building was falling into disrepair. The new five-story Jesuit Residence will have 25 resident rooms and five guest rooms. Additionally, it will contain meeting rooms, worship areas and a central chapel. The $15 million project was completely funded through donations.

Story appeared on the website of Urban Milwaukee, Aug. 21, 2015

Two faculty members discuss Social Innovation programs
Kelsey Otero, social innovation coordinator, and Rev. Nicholas Santos, S.J., assistant professor of marketing, discussed "The Boost Program" offered by the Social Innovation Initiative at Marquette. "The Boost Program" helps early-stage social entrepreneurs learn business fundamentals, improve their strategic thinking, and articulate a business plan that demonstrates impact, growth, and long-term financial sustainability.

Story aired on WUWM-RADIO (89.7 FM), Aug. 24, 2015

City, county, MMAC lobbied more hours than Bucks for Milwaukee arena funding
Marquette University registered 93 hours of lobbying on the arena-funding legislation. Marquette's men's basketball team is expected to be a top tenant in the new arena. Although the Milwaukee Bucks spent by far the most money of any organization on lobbying for arena funding in Madison, the city of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce all devoted more hours to lobbying on the issue.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Aug. 24, 2015

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