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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.

May 4, 2016


President Lovell announces plans for $96 million residence hall development

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell said construction was approved for a new residence hall development on campus. The project includes two connected residence halls that will be located on Wells Street between 17th and 18th Streets. Plans also include the removal of McCormick Hall after completion of the new residence halls.

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

Similar stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTMJ-Radio (AM 620), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WLUK-TV (FOX 11, Green Bay) May 2-3, 2016

Marquette University Police Department celebrates one-year anniversary

The Marquette University Police Department celebrated its one year anniversary on May 1. In the past year, Marquette says crime on campus has dropped 30 percent since it became a commissioned police department.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), May 2, 2016

Professor files a lawsuit against Marquette University

John McAdams, associate professor of political science, filed a lawsuit in Milwaukee County Circuit Court against Marquette University.

Story appeared in The Washington Post, May 3, 2016

Similar stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Inside Higher Ed, the Sun Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTMJ-Radio (AM 620), WTAQ-Radio (AM 1360, Green Bay), WGN-TV (Chicago) and WKOW-TV (ABC 27, Madison), May 2, 2016

Strong job market awaits college graduates

Recent surveys show that college graduates of all majors are entering a job market with the most positive outlook since the Great Recession. “It’s not impossible to find something,” said Marquette senior Robert Houle, who will begin a full-time position at the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers after completing an internship in August. “There are plenty of resources out there, and they can lead to something good if you know how to use them.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 29, 2016

William Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences, commented on the demand for jobs in the health care industry. “Our graduates are getting hired right out of the gate,” Cullinan said in a story on five health systems in the Milwaukee area forming an alliance to help lessen a shortage of workers.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 28, 2016

Scott Reid, professor and chair of chemistry, discussed the potentially harmful effects of the fluid used in E-cigarettes. “It sort of obliterates the bronchioles in the lungs and what that does is constricts the capacity of the lungs,” Reid said.

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (FM 89.7), May 4, 2016

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, said that there would be pressure for Republicans to line up behind presumptive nominee Donald Trump. “There have been enough vocal opponents, people arguing for never Trump who have committed themselves to not supporting him,” Franklin said. “I think the question will be does anybody move into that category now?”

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 3, 2016

Timothy McMahon, associate professor of history, examined the political environment in Ireland. “Ireland is just going through an election in which the coalition which had governed … saw its electoral support, I wouldn’t say evaporate, but go down considerably,” McMahon said.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Television, April 24, 2016

Felicia Miller, associate professor of marketing, discussed the new plan for an Ikea located in Oak Creek and what it will mean in terms of the market in that area. "I am sure we're going to draw people from Madison, we're going to draw people from Green Bay, as well as people from northern Illinois, for which they're going to spend a day at Ikea shopping and having a really positive experience," Miller said.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), May 3, 2016

First woman to run in Boston Marathon to speak at Marquette

Kathrine Switzer will be a part of the Limitless Potential Breakfast held at Marquette University. Switzer, back in 1967, was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon despite race officials attempting to pull her out of the race.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (AM 620), April 30, 2016

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