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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.

August 30, 2017


Marquette welcomes final class of students to McCormick Hall

The McCormick Residence Hall, the longest running residence hall on campus, is in its last academic year of operations. The university is currently constructing Wild Commons as a new residence hall. The $108 million facility will feature 890 beds across two resident towers connected through the lower levels by dining and campus community space.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Telemundo Wisconsin, WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WKOW-TV (ABC 27), and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Aug. 23-26, 2017

Marquette ranks second for salary potential of students

Marquette ranks second in a list comparing top schools in Wisconsin for salary potential. The average salary potential at Marquette is $54,300 in early career and $103,100 in mid-career.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 29, 2017

Andrew Hanson, associate professor of economics, contributed to research on tax reform’s transformative potential, including showing that setting a fair corporate tax rate will boost employment and wages by giving incentives to investors to push capital into our economy.

Story appeared on The Hill, Aug. 22, 2017

Marquette’s Haggerty Museum of Art receives $146,000 federal grant

Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art has been awarded a $146,404 federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a public art project by artist Mary Miss. The project, Watermarks: An Atlas of Water and the City of Milwaukee, will create place-based experiences exploring water systems throughout Milwaukee’s urban landscape.

Story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, Urban Milwaukee and Targeted News Service, Aug. 24-25, 2017

Former student sues Marquette University

A former Marquette nursing student has sued Marquette in federal court, claiming it was deliberately indifferent and negligent in response to her report of a sexual assault. “We take any claim brought forward by our students extremely seriously and we will take the appropriate time to review it thoroughly,” said Brian Dorrington, senior director of university communication. “We care deeply for all of our students and their well-being is our highest priority.”

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

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Aug. 24, 2017

Marquette’s Joan of Arc Chapel is the only 15th Century Catholic Church in use in America

Marquette University’s Joan of Arc chapel is the only 15th Century Catholic Church that is still in use in America. It is also the oldest building in the Western hemisphere that is still used for its original purpose.

Story appeared on Aleteia, Aug. 25, 2017

Marquette researcher finds cultural differences in views on technology in the classroom

A study by a Marquette University researcher found significant differences in opinions between students in the United States and India on use of technology in the classroom. The researcher argues that policies regarding use of technology should be re-evaluated due to the implicit cultural bias.

Story appeared on Wis Business, Aug. 23, 2017

Marquette works in collaboration on Key to Change project

Marquette has partnered with several agencies on Key to Change, a group aiming “to elevate awareness of our community's quality of life programs, which are key in effectively assisting citizens with mental health and substance abuse issues, and end chronic homelessness and public nuisance behaviors."

Story appeared on On Milwaukee, Aug. 28, 2017

Marquette University to host world-renowned photojournalist

Marquette University will host Christian Ziegler, a world-renowned nature photojournalist from Germany, for a lecture. Ziegler is a regular contributor to National Geographic and has been published in Geo, Smithsonian and BBC Wildlife.

Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee and Targeted News Service, Aug. 25, 2017

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