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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.

June 15, 2016


Marquette Lacrosse players participate in tournament with wounded veterans

Marquette University Lacrosse players joined disabled veterans from the Milwaukee VA to compete in a wheelchair lacrosse tournament over the weekend. The partnership between the Marquette Lacrosse team and the VA began a year and a half ago.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WHIO-TV (CBS 7) and WVLT-TV (CBS 8, Knoxville, Tennessee), June 10-11, 2016

Marquette University School of Dentistry students volunteer in Eau Claire

More than 180 Marquette dental students joined more than 1,000 other volunteers to provide free dental care in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The volunteers administered cleanings, fillings, extractions, partial dentures, basic oral hygiene and dietary education.

Story appeared on Wisconsin Health News and Eau Claire Leader Telegram, June 8-14, 2016

Andrew Williams, John P. Raynor, S.J., Chair and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and director of the Humanoid Engineering and Intelligent Robotics Lab, attended the congressional robotics caucus. He discussed his research on the way humanoid robots and social justice can teach middle school girls how technology and computers can be used to improve their communities.

Story appeared on National Science Foundation, June 8, 2016

Story aired on PBS News Hour, June 9, 2016

Nursing student discusses her life as a double amputee

Marquette College of Nursing student Nicole Grehn discussed her life as a double amputee. “Either I could sit in my room and cry and be miserable, or I could accept it and take what I have and do something with it,” Grehn said.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), June 14, 2016

Marquette research shows connection between divorce rates and income levels

Research shows that the number of divorce rates and annulments filed in the U.S. fell during the years of the Great Recession. An analysis published in 2013 by Abdur Chowhdury, professor of economics, showed instances of divorce between 1978 and 2009 that rose and fell along with income levels.

Story appeared on U.S. News and World Report, June 9, 2016

Matthew Parlow, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law, discussed financing options for public arenas. “No one can afford to build them except governments who can issue bonds and then lease the arenas back to the teams,” Parlow said.

Story appeared on The Atlantic, June 14, 2016

Janine Geske, retired professor of law and university trustee, commented on the significance of the O.J. Simpson case. “It was the first time that the whole litigation of the criminal case was laid out for everybody in their living room to watch it step by step and have their own opinions on what they thought the outcome should be,” Geske said.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), June 10, 2016

Marquette University gives winners of BREW Corporate challenge access to faculty

Winners of the global technology challenge BREW Corporate will receive a cash prize, along with access to Marquette University’s faculty and other amenities. The competition focuses on water purification, water heating and sensors.

Story appeared on Yahoo, WisBusiness and Dallas News, June 14, 2016

Story aired on WDRB-TV (FOX 41, Louisville) and KFMB-TV (CBS 8, San Diego), June 14, 2016

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