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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.

July 6, 2016


Marquette names new dean of undergraduate admissions

Brian Troyer, director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, has been named Marquette University’s next dean of undergraduate admissions. Troyer will begin in his new role August 1.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, June 29, 2016

Marquette biologist earns $900,000 grant to advance studies on climate-driven changes in tropical forests

Dr. Stefan Schnitzer, Mellon distinguished professor of biology, was awarded a four-year, $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to aid in advancing his research on climate-driven changes in tropical forests and the long-term effects of global climate change.

Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee, June 30, 2016

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, commented on the lawsuit filed against Volkswagen in Oklahoma County district court, alleging it misled consumers over the attributes of its “clean diesel” line of engines. “Using outside law firms on consumer settlements is a practice increasingly used by state attorneys general, both Republican and Democrat,” said Nolette.

Story appeared on Bloomberg, News OK and Times Record,, June 30, 2016

Paul Gasser, associate professor of biomedical sciences, discussed diagnosing brain injuries. "Even if it's a delayed diagnosis, you can be aware of the problem and you can avoid situations that might cause a recurrence," said Gasser.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), June 30, 2016

Marquette theatre and drama alumni perform Shakespeare’s plays in the park

A group of Marquette University theater and drama alumni, known as the Summit Players, will be performing stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “As You Like It” at 16 separate parks this summer.

Story appeared on Wisconsin DNR, July 5, 2016

Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed the new Wisconsin law that will bring much of the state’s century-old civil service system to an end. Some believe the changes would increase the number of qualified applicants who are turned away, while pushing a greater number of unqualified applicants to the interview stage. “This allows them to do quick hiring of people they like, who are loyal to them,” said Secunda.

Story appeared in the Governing, July 1, 2016

Marquette research cited in article discussing women and executive leadership

A study done at Marquette University showed that women who mentor other women become role models in the eyes of those that they mentor.

Story appeared on Fast Company, June 30, 2016

Marquette University Police Department responds to robbery on campus

An unarmed suspect entered the 7-11 store on the corner of Wells and 17th Streets on Sunday, July 3. Police say that the suspect ordered an employee to lie on the ground while he stole various merchandise. The suspect fled the scene in a car and the incident is still under investigation.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WTAQ-Radio (1360 AM, Green Bay), July 3, 2016

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