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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 9, 2016

TOP STORIES

Marquette biomedical engineers working to save lives in underdeveloped countries

A group of biomedical engineering students assembled about 20 human-powered nebulizers to send to rural areas of Guatemala. In developing countries, pulmonary diseases are among the leading causes of pediatric deaths, and a nebulizer creates a vapor that can be inhaled. A traditional nebulizer needs electricity, but many developing countries don’t have reliable utilities, so Marquette has invented a human-powered device. “They're really going to go save lives, so it has a real impact to motivate students to study harder and to be motivated towards their career,” said Lars Olson, interim chair and associate professor of biomedical engineering.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 7-8, 2016

Similar stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WLUK-TV (FOX 11, Green Bay), March 6-8, 2016

Marquette launches the Josiah A. Powless Scholarship

Marquette University has launched the Josiah A. Powless Scholarship, a fund to help Native American students and other underrepresented minorities afford tuition. Provost Daniel Myers commented on what this scholarship means. “It announces that we want Native students to come and that we’re interested in finding financial support for them,” he said. “So it’s not just the direct impact of the student who will benefit from the scholarship, it’s also sending a message to the world that we care about having these students on our campus.”

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (89.7 FM), March 2-3, 2016

Marquette University police officers will carry tasers

The Marquette University Police Department will be carrying tasers, hoping the devices will help to continue crime reduction. “Obviously we like to have as many options as possible to take people in to custody or resolve situations as safely as possible,” Lt. Jill Weisensel said. “We would only deploy a taser if someone was an imminent threat to others.”

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), March 4, 2016

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, discussed the possible split of the Republican Party and its significance to the future of America. If the Republican Party does divide in 2016, Azari does not think it will take place along geographic lines. “The contemporary GOP doesn’t depend on either coast or the more liberal upper Midwest – the areas that find Trump most objectionable – in presidential elections,” she wrote.

Story appeared on Five Thirty Eight, March 8, 2016

Marquette University will host three debates in March

Marquette University Law School will host three debates in March featuring the candidates for Milwaukee mayor, Milwaukee County Executive and Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 2, 2016, and March 8, 2016

Marquette University embraced fad of giant head cutouts

Marquette was featured in an article on the use of giant head cutouts used at sporting events. The Golden Eagles got into the big-head game in 2005 after Craig Pintens, a former associate athletic director, saw a giant cutout depicting the face of the singer Michael Jackson. He then created other big-head posters to distribute at Marquette games.

Story appeared in The New York Times, March 8, 2016

Marquette’s Haggerty Museum has ‘Reading Women’ exhibit

"Reading Women" is one of a series of exhibitions on view through May 22 at the Haggerty Museum of Art. The exhibit features a room of large-scale photographs, a video installation and a book based on the project. In the photographs, women, diverse in race if not age, recline peacefully in shabby-chic and apartment therapy-worthy settings with overblown light softening their faces and pages.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 3, 2016

Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science, commented on the changes for unions brought on by Act 10. “Union revenue is down considerably and as a result their spending is also down quite considerably,” she said. “In the legislative session before Act 10, the Wisconsin Education Association Council spent just over $2 million. During the 2013-14 legislative session, the WEAC spent less than $200,000.”

Story appeared on WUWM-Radio (AM 89.7), March 8, 2016

Marquette University will be positively affected by new bus rapid transit service

Regional and Milwaukee County transportation officials will attempt to place bus rapid transit service between downtown Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa on a fast track to completion in 2019. The east-west corridor of a new transit service would serve major employers along the route, including Marquette University and MillerCoors.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 2, 2016


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