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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 25, 2016


Marquette celebrates 135th Commencement

Marquette University’s 135th Commencement was held Sunday, May 22, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Dr. Judith Mayotte, alumna, was the 2016 Commencement speaker. She received an honorary degree as part of the ceremony.

Stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), May 22, 2016

Similar story on Marquette’s senior speaker, Wyatt Massey, aired on WUWM-Radio (FM 89.7), May 20, 2016

Photo gallery appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 22, 2016

Marquette, Rexnord to launch ‘Bridge to Business’ program for young engineers

Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering and College of Business Administration have joined Milwaukee-based manufacturer Rexnord to develop an immersive, four-week experience to give early career engineers business fundamentals. The new program, Bridge to Business for Engineers, is being launched through a $1 million gift from Rexnord.

Story appeared on Milwaukee Business Journal and BizTimes, May 23, 2016

Story aired on WITI-TV, (FOX 6), May 24, 2016

Marquette student confirmed to have mumps

A Marquette student living off campus was diagnosed with mumps. On May 13, Dr. Carolyn Smith, Marquette University medical director, issued a letter to the campus community stating Marquette is working closely with the City of Milwaukee Health Department to initiate the appropriate follow-up communication with close contacts of the student.

Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WITI-TV (Fox 6), May 19, 2016

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, discussed Gov. Scott Walker’s economic optimism. Chowdhury said that while the Walker administration is creating jobs, they are low-skill, low-wage opportunities.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, May 13, 2016

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, discussed a potential third party presidential run and what that might mean for establishment candidates. “American political culture has this kind of emphasis on the romance of the independent political candidate,” Azari said.

Story aired on Minnesota Public Radio, May 19, 2016

Howard Fuller, director and distinguished professor, Institute for the Transformation of Learning, co-wrote an article on racial segregation in the St. Louis public school district. The school district and other plaintiffs are asking a federal court to order the state of Missouri to discriminate in how educational opportunity funds are awarded, a move that could reduce payments to many predominantly African-American schools.

Story appeared on St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 25, 2016

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, hosted an education discussion, The Future of Education in Milwaukee: One Conversation, Two Points of View, featuring State Assemblyman Dale Kooyenga and Milwaukee Teachers’ Association Executive Director Lauren Baker. The discussion focused on school funding, testing, vouchers, and the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program that Kooyenga co-authored.

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

Similar stories aired on WUWM-Radio (89.7 FM) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), May 18, 2016

Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, made observations regarding the Wisconsin U.S. Senate race. “It’s kind of rare to have both candidates with extensive voting records and in the Senate,” Franklin observed.

Story aired on WITI-TV, (FOX 6), May 19, 2016

Similar story also aired on WLUK-TV (FOX 11), May 20, 2016

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