Progress made on Marquette’s new residence hall project
The new residence hall project, scheduled to open in the 2018-19 academic year, will be named after Rev. Robert Wild, S.J., Marquette chancellor and former president. The 12-story tower will have 890 beds and continues to reshape the campus in dramatic fashion. Concrete was poured on the fourth floor of one building and the eighth floor of the other building last week.
Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee, July 21, 2017
Political science professor writes op-ed in Washington Post on Trump presidency
Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science, wrote an op-ed on the Trump administration’s effort to remove experts from influential government positions. “Government agencies depend on advice from scientific advisory boards made up of academic researchers,” Rocco wrote. “These boards have been a central target for the administration.”
Op-ed appeared in The Washington Post, July 24, 2017
Similar story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), July 19, 2017
Marquette offers summer sports camp for kids who are visually impaired
For the third summer, Marquette is offering an athletic camp for kids who are visually-impaired. “Year three is pretty awesome,” camp creator and Marquette alumnus Ian Kloehn said. “I'm still getting people reaching out to us.”
Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WLUK-TV (FOX 11), July 20-23, 2017
Marquette to become tobacco free campus Aug. 1
The ban covers all kinds of smoking products, including electronic cigarettes. The new policy comes after five years of work led by students across campus.
Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), July 19-24, 2017
Howard Fuller, distinguished professor and Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, discussed segregation and school choice in relation to recent statements made by Rani Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers president. Weingarten spoke out against school choice and private school vouchers. "Parent choice for black people was a battle that took place before Donald Trump was ever born," Fuller said. "We will continue to fight for it long after Donald Trump is no longer a reality in America."
Story appeared on U.S. News & World Report, July 24, 2017
Scott D’Urso, associate professor and chair of communication studies, discussed the Wisconsin firm that is set to be the first U.S. business to microchip employees. "Putting technology in our bodies is not something that comes naturally," he said. "This won't be a big deal five, 10, 15 years down the road."
Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), July 24, 2017
C.J. Hribal, professor of English, was awarded the Bellevue Literary Review’s annual fiction prize. His story, “Do I look sick to you? (Notes on How to Make Love to a Cancer Patient” was cited for “outstanding writing related to themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body.” It dramatizes how the physical and emotional intimacy of a couple changes as her cancer progresses.
Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 18, 2017
Edward Blumenthal, chair and associate professor of biological sciences, discussed the large number of mosquitos during summer weather. “I think it’s par for the course, since some years are heavier than other years in terms of the number of mosquitos,” he said. “We’ll see if this is going to be a bumper crop.”
Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), July 20, 2017
Pamela Nettleton, assistant professor of journalism and media studies, discussed five things she loves about Milwaukee.
Op-ed appeared in Milwaukee Magazine, July 21, 2017
David Clark, professor of economics and executive associate dean, discussed the high demand for homes with a lack of properties on the market to produce big sales. "Demand conditions are just so strong right now and supply is just so tight, it's kind of a tug of war," Clark said.
Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 24, 2017