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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.

October 18, 2017


Marquette alumnus makes largest gift in School of Dentistry history

During a university celebration to honor Marquette School of Dentistry Dean William K. Lobb’s 20th anniversary, the longstanding leader announced that 1974 School of Dentistry alumnus Dr. Paul Andrews pledged a $5 million estate gift to the school. The gift, which will focus on scholarships for veterans and their families, is the largest in the dental school’s history.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal and Biz Times Milwaukee, Oct. 17, 2017

Marquette Police Department recognized for hard work

The Marquette University Police Department was ranked fourth in the nation by “Safe Campus.” University police departments are judged by their response to emergencies, relationship with students and impact in the community.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Oct. 12, 2017

Marquette buys 612-bed apartment building near campus

Marquette has acquired “The Marq” apartment building, planning to use the facility as a housing option for upperclassmen, graduate and professional students. Marquette partnered with Harrison Street Real Estate Capital LLC, Chicago, to acquire the 612-bed building at 2040 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Story appeared in Biz Times Milwaukee and Milwaukee Business Journal, Oct. 17, 2017

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Oct. 17, 2017

Marquette Law Review article breaks news on national DEA opioid fight

A Marquette Law Review article has emerged as a key piece in an explosive investigation that claims Congress helped disarm the Drug Enforcement Administration even as the country was dealing with a spiraling opioid crisis.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Washington Post, Oct. 15, 2017

Edward Blumenthal, chair and associate professor of biological sciences, discussed the idea that mosquitoes may find ways to defeat a gene drive. “Any mosquito that develops a mutation that allows fertility will out-compete the rest,” he said.

Story appeared in USA Today, Oct. 13, 2017

Car drives into Marquette’s Al McGuire Center

A staff member suffered minor injuries when a car drove into Marquette University’s Al McGuire Center. The staff member was treated at the scene, and police are investigating the incident.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 17, 2017

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WISN-TV (ABC 12), and WITI-TV (FOX 6), Oct. 17, 2017

Thomas Kaczmarek, director of the Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense, in separate interviews discussed his view on artificial intelligence technology and preventing computer viruses and hackers from compromising computers. “It’s good to accept the updates and always install them,” he said. “They are there to patch security holes.”

Story appeared in Biz Times Milwaukee, Oct. 16, 2017

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Oct. 10, 2017

Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, in separate interviews discussed Wisconsin’s proposed “Sanctuary City” bill and the impact of President Trump’s executive order ending healthcare subsidies. "There have been a number of Republicans that have come out and said, ‘Well, maybe we actually needed to do something to restore these subsidies for the Affordable Care Act,’ because they’re worried about what this might mean for their constituents,” Nolette said of Trump’s order.

Stories aired on Wisconsin Public Radio and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Oct. 12-13, 2017

Marquette students relax during midterms with therapy dogs

Therapy dogs were brought to Marquette’s union to help students relax before the stress of midterm exams. “For some students, it’s the first time they’re having a really big college exam,” said Michael Zebrowski, director of the counseling center. “There’s a bunch of science behind it, that it just really helps people feel more relaxed.”

Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WLUK-TV (FOX 11, Green Bay), Oct. 11, 2017

Joseph Wall, assistant professor of accounting, discussed suspicious actions of money donated to the Santana Dotson Foundation. "The check coming straight with his signature usually suggests that one of two things is happening,” Wall said. “If it's done properly it's a payment from the foundation to someone who lent them money, or it's done improperly it's a payment to someone on a personal basis.”

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Oct. 13, 2017

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