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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 31, 2017


Krejci renews her long-running relationship with Marquette

Janet Krejci, new dean of the College of Nursing, has renewed her long-running relationship with Marquette, stoking her passion for nursing. She worked at Marquette for 21 years, leaving in 2009 and returning this winter. “It’s family, it’s home – it’s Marquette,” she said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, May 25, 2017

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, assistant professor of theology, discussed efforts to digitally catalog the ancient Syriac language. A two-day workshop on the effort was held at Marquette. “There’s a living heritage of people that are the true heirs of this tradition,” she said.

Story appeared in the National Catholic Reporter, May 26, 2017

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (89.7 FM), May 24, 2017

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, discussed party loyalties in light of political scandals. “It’s possible ideology and party loyalty are not the entire story,” she said. “It’s fairly easy for people who are sympathetic with the president to say well, in Trump’s own words, ‘this is a witch hunt’.”

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, May 22, 2017

Andrew Starsky, clinical associate professor of physical therapy, discussed the issue of implementing stretching programs to reduce workplace injuries. "In general, the jury is out when it comes to stretching and dynamic warmups," Starsky said. "Half of the research says it's helpful and half says it doesn't make much of a difference."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 22, 2017

Matthew Hearing, assistant professor of biomedical sciences, discussed his research on opioid addiction on WISN’s one-hour addiction special report. “Once you are an addict, you are an addict for life, but our goal is to get people to regulate the behavior more appropriately,” Hearing said.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 30, 2017

Bill Henk, dean of the College of Education, discussed proposed cuts in education funding. The proposed cuts to federal funds for teacher training, after-school programs, advanced coursework, and mental health programs, if enacted by Congress, "are going to be hard for us," Henk said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 19-20, 2017

Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed the recent lawsuits against prominent American universities over issues with retirement plans. “There will be more lawsuits against prominent universities,” Secunda said.

Story appeared on Bloomberg BNA, May 23, 2017

Marquette O’Brien Fellow and student researchers report on diseases

Marquette O’Brien Fellow Mark Johnson wrote articles on diseases that jump from animals to humans, and on diseases linked to an increase in mosquitos. He was assisted in research by Marquette students McKenna Oxenden, Ryan Patterson and Devi Shastri.

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 24, 2017

Student photojournalists report on Evans Scholarship recipient

Marquette student photojournalists Connor Cacciottolo, Isaac Vineburg and Graham Provenchur created a report on Savannah Vega Schwartz, an Evans Scholarship recipient at Marquette.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), May 28, 2017

Marquette University Law School hosts discussion on Public Safety Assessment

Marquette University Law School hosted a discussion of officials who are using a Public Safety Assessment approach to incarceration. The tool is used to predict a defendant’s behavior and act accordingly while they await trial.

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (89.7 FM), May 25, 2017

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