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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 20, 2016


Marquette computer scientists awarded $1 million grant

Computer scientists at Marquette have been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to fund a program that helps low-income, academically talented students with non-computing undergraduate degrees transition into a new career in computing.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, July 13-15, 2016

Marquette selects firms to design residence hall development

Marquette has chosen Workshop Architects and Design Collective to partner and develop a new residence hall development. With construction managed by J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc., the $96 million residence hall has plans to be completed in time for the 2018-19 school year.

Story appeared in Biz Times, One News Page and OnMilwaukee, July 15, 2016

Marquette’s longtime finance vice president to retire

John “Chuck” Lamb, vice president for finance, will retire at the end of the 2016-17 academic year, after four decades of working at Marquette. “Chuck has guided Marquette and our financial strategy through some remarkable growth periods in our history and we are so fortunate to have had such a passionate, dedicated leader,” President Michael R. Lovell said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Milwaukee Business Journal, July 13, 2016

Jame Schaefer, associate professor of theology, discussed how several religions approach ecological issues, focusing on the Islam religion. "They have a very strong incentive to protect God's creation because it's through the Ayat, the world itself, the visible world, that they can experience God and know about God,” Schaefer said. “So this is a strong incentive on their part to not only study science, but to protect the world, which is their responsibility as God's trustees."

Story aired on NPR-Radio, July 20, 2016

Marquette Athletics will use Game Plan network

Marquette Athletics will use an online platform, Game Plan, to connect student athletes with job opportunities, as well as personal and professional development resources. Game Plan will serve as a cornerstone for Marquette's four-year comprehensive student-athlete development program – the Marquette Map – a strategic initiative launching this fall.

Story appeared in BizTimes, July 19, 2016

Paul Secunda, professor of law and director of the Labor and Employment Law Program, commented on Wisconsin taxpayers spending nearly $2.5 million in wages to about 400 prison workers who were at their homes while they were investigated for alleged misconduct. “We're talking about limited resources,” Secunda said. “Do you want to spend time and money on something like this or actual criminal activity occurring? I'd say the latter.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sheboygan Press and, July 17, 2016

Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, commented on the plagiarism in Melania Trump’s speech. “If you look at the texts side by side, it’s hard to deny that the same phrases and sentences appear from Mrs. Obama’s speech in Mrs. Trump’s speech,” Franklin said. “Fundamentally, the campaign is certainly responsible for vetting every speech, no matter who the original author is.”

Story aired on WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison), July 19, 2016

Marquette basketball players join in at boy’s fundraiser

Five members of the Marquette men’s basketball team volunteered to spend an afternoon at a fundraiser held by a family whose son has juvenile diabetes, raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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

David Clark, executive associate dean of business and professor of economics, said the strength of the economy, low interest rates and robust employment seems to indicate this year’s solid housing market should continue. “Outside of the inventory issues, the other conditions are pretty solid,” Clark said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 19, 2016

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