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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 23, 2016


Marquette to train students with water-focused education qualifications

Marquette, the city of Milwaukee, The Water Council and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have committed to training as many as 400 students annually with water-focused education qualifications. In addition, a start-up training program affiliated with The Water Council has committed to launch 75 successful water start-ups over the next five years.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 22, 2016

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell commented on the collaboration needed among the Milwaukee area’s 23 higher education institutions. “We don’t have the resources to duplicate each other’s facilities or talents that we have, but if we work together and find ways to collaborate, the whole gets to be much greater than the sum of the parts,” he said.

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (FM 89.7), March 17, 2016

Marquette students tutor youngsters from local Catholic grade school

Students from St. Rose School, located about a mile from Marquette’s campus, travel twice a week to Marquette where education students provide tutoring. “It also runs in the summer,” said Kristin Merry, the associate principal at St. Rose. “Most kids lose some of what they’ve learned over the summer and it’s especially important for our kids to continue learning all year.”

Story appeared in the National Catholic Reporter, March 22, 2016

Bill to help Near West Side neighborhood signed into law

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell was in attendance when Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a bill that allows authorities to crack down on cigarette retailers in Milwaukee who are attracting criminals or frequent disruptions. A cigarette retailer west of Marquette’s campus that authorities say was attracting criminals recently closed. The law was supported by Near West Side Partners, a nonprofit organization made up of anchor institutions, including Marquette.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), March 22, 2016

Similar story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 23, 2016

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, said a victory in November by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump would actually prove worse for the GOP in the long run than another Democratic presidency. “Trump could run and lose, and the Republican Party could potentially move on from that,” Azari said. “If he runs and wins, that’s really the nightmare scenario.”

Story appeared in The New York Times, March 22, 2016

Dan Zitomer, director of the Water Quality Center, said the Global Water Center has cultivated collaboration among Marquette, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and water industries. It has resulted in technology to instantly monitor water quality. “We have 14 industry members and have been very successful – multiple licensing agreements and technologies that are being developed,” he said.

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (FM 89.7) March 17, 2016

Marquette law professor finds workers are responsive to political pressure from their managers

Paul Secunda, professor of law, and Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, a doctoral candidate in government and social policy at Harvard, surveyed more than 1,000 workers, many of whom worked at companies that sent political messages to their workers during the 2012 presidential race. The survey found that workplace political coercion is effective. “There are apps that tell you who opens your emails instead of deleting them, so employers are able to gauge very quickly who are their champion employees and who are their trouble employees,” Secunda said.

Story appeared in the International Business Times, March 18, 2016

Christopher Murray, coordinator of student affairs and visiting instructor at the Les Aspin Center for Government, commented on Wisconsin’s open primary, meaning that voters don’t have to declare party affiliation while voting. “What that tends to do is produce an electorate that is a little bit more moderate, not quite as far either to the right or far to the left,” he said. “So it could be a particularly interesting look at what, kind of, your more middle of the road, less ideological voter is looking at.”

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (FM 89.7), March 23, 2016

Reporter wins award for work done as an O’Brien Fellow at Marquette

Raquel Rutledge, a Pulitzer Prize winner, won two awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for her series, “Gasping for Action,” in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Work on the series was done while she was on an O’Brien Fellowship for Public Service Journalism through the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 17, 2016

Program helps Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee members attend Marquette

The BMO Scholars program, funded with a $900,000 investment from BMO Harris Bank, creates a pipeline for underserved youth to receive college prep training at Boys & Girls Clubs, scholarships to attend Marquette and career exploration opportunities with BMO Harris Bank professionals.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Courier, March 19, 2016

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