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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 28, 2018


Marquette Physician Assistant Program expanding to address provider shortage

To help address the provider gap in primary care, Marquette University will begin construction this spring on a new facility for its nationally ranked Physician Assistant Studies program. The building, located on land the university owns on the northwest corner of West Clybourn Street and North 17th Street, will facilitate program growth to position it as one of the largest such programs in the region and nation.

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,  Milwaukee Business Journal, BizTimes Milwaukee, Wis Politics and Wisconsin Health News, March 22-24, 2018

Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), March 22-23, 2018

Marquette, Wintrust form transformational, community-minded partnership for banking, scholarship aid and athletics

Marquette has entered into a new transformational corporate partnership with Chicago-based Wintrust Financial Corp. in an agreement that leaders of both organizations are calling a unique, mission-oriented relationship that aims to serve Marquette students and the broader community.

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Business Journal, Urban Milwaukee and BizTimes Milwaukee, March 27, 2018

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), March 27, 2018

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell discussed the important role fitness plays on campus. “Physical health is an important part of mental health and reducing your stress,” he said.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, March 26, 2018

Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed the U.S. Labor Department’s decision to drop its appeal in a court in Washington, D.C., after an appeals court in New Orleans vacated an Obama-era consumer protection rule on retirement savings. Secunda said the Labor Department’s decision to drop its appeal in the D.C. Circuit Court likely was because that court’s judges lean liberal and it has a more prominent stance on rulings involving agency regulatory authority.

Story appeared in Bloomberg, March 27, 2018

Marquette uses bees to teach sustainability and engage local community

Marquette University has used bee keeping on campus to teach and engage with the local neighborhood through a campus ministry program called Bee the Change.

Story appeared in National Catholic Reporter, March 27, 2018

Marquette gives students immersive immigration spring experience

Marquette aimed to illuminate the experience of crossing the U.S. border in an immersive spring break trip to Texas through a program called Border Awareness Experience.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, March 23, 2018

Marquette helps lead oral history project to commemorate historic Milwaukee marches

Marquette University is working in collaboration with March on Milwaukee 50th to collect and preserve the stories that made the movement for fair and equal housing opportunities in Milwaukee. 

Story appeared on Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, March 28, 2018

Bonnie Brennen, professor and Nieman Chair of Journalism and Media Studies, discussed the growing public distrust of media and news coverage. “This isn’t a new thing, but the number of people distrusting media is certainly, certainly higher than it ever was,” she said.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (620 AM), March 27, 2018

David Clark, professor of economics and executive associate dean, discussed the current housing market in Wisconsin. “The housing market has been the strongest as it could be,” Clark said. “Last month, it was the strongest since 2005 despite the supply restraints.”

Story appeared in the Kenosha News, March 23, 2018

Ainehi Edoro, assistant professor of English, discussed various topics from the film Black Panther. “Something that struck me is how familiar it appeared,” Edoro said.

Story aired on WBEZ-Radio (91.5 FM, Chicago), March 22, 2018

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