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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.

January 6, 2016


Internship grant gives Marquette students work experience with a paycheck
Marquette received a $354,000 grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp. to create internships for low-income and first-generation students in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. "Students who are in the humanities or in the social and cultural sciences often tend to intern at nonprofit agencies or government agencies who do not have the funds to support paid interns," said Rosemary Stuart, associate dean.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 3, 2016

Wojciechowski signs contract extension
Steve Wojciechowski, Marquette men's head basketball coach, signed a contract extension through the 2021-22 season. "I am extremely grateful for the support the university provides our program on a daily basis," Wojciechowski said. "It's a team effort, on and off the court, and the belief in what we are building is tremendous and will play a key role in keeping Marquette among the elite programs in the country."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 29, 2015

Athletic Performance Research Center highlighted in airlines magazine
Marquette's plan to build a new Athletic Performance Research Center in collaboration with the Milwaukee Bucks, was featured in United Airlines' Hemispheres Dossier Magazine. "Milwaukee will be known as a place where athletes come to not only help their performance but reduce injury and prolong their careers," Marquette President Michael R. Lovell said.

Story appeared in Hemispheres Dossier Magazine, January 2016

Marquette Fraternity takes a stand against sexual assault
Marquette's Kappa Sigma fraternity chapter joined the "It's On Us" campaign to end sexual assault on college campuses. About 38 members of the fraternity joined the campaign to raise awareness.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Jan. 3, 2016

Bill steers $1.1 million to Marquette summer reading program
A summer reading program for children developed by Howard Fuller, director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, would receive $1.1 million under a bill making its way through the legislature.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 27, 2015

Marquette men's golf team ran clothing drive for St. Vincent de Paul Society
The Marquette men's golf team collected warm clothing for the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Milwaukee. The team collected nearly 100 bags of clothing in 21 days.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Dec. 23, 2015

Krassi Hristova, assistant professor of biological sciences, led a team of local researchers studying antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the Milwaukee Harbor. Tests found that muck at the bottom of the harbor is a "hot spot" for the growth of fecal bacteria resistant to antibiotics.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 2, 2016

Amy Van Hecke, associate professor of psychology, commented on the Wings for Autism program at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee. The program allows people on the autism spectrum to go through the motions of an airplane trip. The children in the program went through security, boarded a plane and navigated the airport. "The real key is to take each person as an individual and to really be clear in your communication with them and help them to know what to expect," Van Hecke said.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Jan. 3, 2016

James Foley documentary to air in February
"Jim: The James Foley Story," a documentary about the life of Marquette alumnus James Foley will premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in January, and air on HBO in February. The journalist was abducted in Syria and murdered by ISIS in 2014. The documentary is directed by Brian Oakes, Foley's close childhood friend.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 6, 2016

Similar story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Jan. 5, 2016

Former Pabst Bottling house to be reopened as student housing for Marquette and MSOE students
The former Pabst Bottling house will reopen in August 2016 with 151 apartment units that can house more than 400 students. The apartments are located between Marquette and the Milwaukee School of Engineering. The $43 million project will also have a food court and a coffee shop.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 2, 2016

Similar stories aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58) Jan. 4, 2016

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