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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.

April 20, 2016


Marquette and Aurora commit to building a legacy with new athletic performance research center

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell and Nick Turkal, president of Aurora Health Care, say they are committed to the scientific advances the new facility will foster as well as to supporting Milwaukee's legacy. Lovell says it is a win-win for the city, its communities, athletes, patients, the university and Aurora.

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (89.7 FM), April 14-15, 2016

Bublr Bikes unveils its new station at Marquette University

Bublr Bikes opened its new station at Marquette, located on Wells Street near the Alumni Memorial Union. A ceremony led by President Michael R. Lovell, MUSG 2015-16 president Zack Wallace and Bublr executives was followed by a bike ride from campus to the Global Water Center.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), April 14, 2016

Similar stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), April 14-19, 2016

Brian Till, Keyes Dean of Business Administration, discussed business education in a question-and-answer interview. “I've been pointing to two things in particular, and those two things are collaboration and experiential learning,” Till said.

Story appeared on OnMilwaukee, April 18, 2016

Marquette hosted more than 250 high school students for computer science competition

More than 250 Wisconsin high school students visited Marquette for a computer science competition. University officials hope to bring more enthusiasm for the field through the competition.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), April 13, 2016

Similar stories aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WTMJ-Radio (AM 620), April 13, 2016

Bank robbery suspect arrested by Marquette University police

Marquette University police officers arrested a suspect within 20 minutes of a robbery at the U.S. Bank branch inside the Alumni Memorial Union. The suspect fled the scene on foot without incident and was apprehended by MUPD officers at a store near 16th and Wisconsin. The suspect was not affiliated with Marquette.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), April 18, 2016

Similar stories aired on WITI- TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WTAQ-Radio (AM 1360), April 18-19, 2016

Despoina Perouli, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, commented on the impact of email cyber attacks. Increasingly, manufacturers face cyber security risks, including the loss of confidential data and trade secrets worth millions of dollars, often when an employee opens an email or a website link they believe is safe, when it’s not. “Even if only one person out of a thousand clicks on one of those, the damage is done,” Perouli said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 18, 2016

Marquette students reflect on trip to learn about immigration issues

A group of students who traveled to El Paso, Texas, during spring break discussed what they learned about immigration issues. The students stayed in a shelter for immigrants, visited the border fence, talked to U.S. Border Patrol agents and visited a detention center.

Story aired on Telemundo, April 13, 2016

Joseph Brown, visiting professional in residence in digital media and director of the Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival, explained the annual event hosted by Marquette University. Seventeen documentaries will be shown during the three-day festival.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), April 16, 2016

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, said the labor sector is providing some of the most positive news about the state of the economy, as both job creation and participation in the labor force have picked up in recent months.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 14, 2016

David Clark, executive associate dean and professor of economics, explained why Wisconsin’s first quarter home sales hit their highest levels for any first quarter since the start of the Great Recession in 2007. Clark said two factors are driving inventory down: homeowners whose houses lost value during the recession likely have been reluctant to list their homes, and low-priced, foreclosed homes no longer are flooding the market.

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (89.7 FM), April 18, 2016

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