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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.

March 1, 2017


Marquette to expand residence hall project

Marquette University’s new residence hall project will be expanded to accommodate 140 additional beds. A two-story addition to the facility’s west tower will bring the total number of beds to 890 and the overall cost to $108 million.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Biz Times and the Milwaukee Business Journal, Feb. 23-24, 2017

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), WHBL-Radio (1330 AM, Sheboygan) and WTAQ-Radio (1360 AM, Green Bay), Feb. 23-24, 2017

Marquette’s Board of Trustees elects three new members

Marquette University’s Board of Trustees elected three new members. The new trustees are Vincent Lyles, president and CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee; Christopher Swift, chairman and CEO of The Hartford; and Joseph Walicki, president of Johnson Controls Power Solutions.

Story appeared in Biz Times, Feb. 23, 2017

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, discussed how people are more likely to support individual politicians than an entire party. “Even though people are really partisan in the current political environment, that doesn’t always mean they like parties,” Azari said.

Story appeared on National Public Radio stations nationwide, Feb. 24, 2017

Marquette promotes better behavior in high school students

Marquette University’s Center for Peacemaking has expanded its Peace Works program to three behavioral reassignment high schools in Milwaukee. The expansion is an effort to improve students’ behavior and attendance.

Story appeared in National Catholic Reporter, Feb. 24, 2017

Peter Frechette, co-founder of O’Brien Fellowship, dies

Peter Frechette, the co-founder of the Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism at Marquette University, recently passed away. The fellowship, founded in 2012, has supported 14 U.S. journalists in deeply reporting public-service stories with help from Marquette students.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 25, 2017

Marquette Democracy Project holds first of four spring lectures

The Marquette Democracy Project kicked off the first of four lectures by hosting Friar Tomás Gonzalez Castillo, a Catholic friar from Mexico. The project creates a forum for activists to share their experiences with Marquette students.

Story aired on Telemundo, Feb. 27, 2017

Andrew Hanson, associate professor of economics, wrote an opinion piece about Gov. Scott Walker’s recent proposed expansion of Wisconsin’s Earned Income Tax Credit and the benefits he believes it will bring to Wisconsin’s low and middle-income workers.

Op-ed appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 22, 2017

Marquette hosts forum on Zika virus

Marquette’s College of Health Sciences held a forum, “Zika: Myths and Facts,” to educate people about Zika and to prepare people who will travel during Spring Break. “If we don’t take precautions as the weather starts warming up and mosquitoes start breeding again, we will see increases in cases,” said Laurieann Klockow, clinical assistant professor of biomedical sciences.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WGBA-TV (NBC 26) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Feb. 23, 2017

Marquette hosts discussion on opioid abuse in Wisconsin

Marquette hosted Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Rep. John Nygren to discuss opioid abuse in Wisconsin. They talked about the scope of the opioid problem and how many people it impacts in Wisconsin.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 23, 2017

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Feb. 23, 2017

Thomas Kaczmarek, director of the Master of Science in Computing program, discussed changing passwords after a cyber security breach. “You don’t know if you are that needle in the haystack,” Kaczmarek said. “It’s better to be safe than sorry.”

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 26, 2017

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