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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 9, 2018


Marquette breaks ground on new physician assistant facility
Marquette broke ground on the 44,000-square-foot, $18.5 million building at the northwest corner of West Clybourn Street and North 17th Street. The facility is being constructed to help Marquette’s nationally ranked, in-demand program grow to help meet provider shortages in primary care delivery.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, May 9, 2018

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 9, 2018

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell discussed the support of local nonprofits and social agencies working together to end the epidemic of trauma. “There’s tremendous interest in the community,” he said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 2, 2018

Marquette to offer specialized resources to students with autism
Marquette will offer students with autism specialized academic help and support with a new program to assist with independent living, organization and friendship skills. The first eight to 10 students participating in the “On Your Marq” program are expected on campus in fall 2019.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), May 5, 2018

Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed former NFL cheerleaders filing discrimination complaints against the league. “Every time a situation arises — whether it’s the way these women are being treated by the Redskins or it’s the fact that they’re being paid less than minimum wage or not paid at all — it makes the league took greedy, makes them look misogynistic and makes them look as if they’re exploiting these women for their sexuality,” he said.

Story appeared in the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune, May 3, 2018

Marquette engineering students help toddler with special needs
Marquette engineering students designed an innovative backpack to help a 3-year-old boy who has limited arm mobility. The project was featured during the Opus College of Engineering’s Design Day.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 5, 2018

Thomas Kaczmarek, director for the Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense discussed GPS jammers. “There are people investigating techniques that can’t be jammed as a replacement, but most of those studies are fairly secret,” he said. “Most governments don’t want people to know about it until they start using it because they don’t want it to be defeated the first day it’s out there.”

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), May 4, 2018

Marquette Police investigating two robberies near campus
Marquette Police and Milwaukee Police are investigating two robberies that occurred near the university's campus. No members of the Marquette community were involved in either incident, and police said there was no reason to believe the incidents were related or indicative of a trend.

Stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 8, 2018

Heather Sullivan, associate director of external relations in the College of Business Administration, discussed blockchain and its impact on Wisconsin’s innovation economy. “Blockchain was introduced during the global banking crisis and it has really taken hold in the financial world,” she said.

Story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, May 8, 2018

Pamela Nettleton, assistant professor of journalism, wrote an analysis on Black Panther. “In an era of gun violence that kills students in their classrooms and African Americans in their neighborhoods, the Black Panther arrives on the big screen,” she wrote. “It’s about time. We need this guy.”

Analysis appeared on U.S. Catholic, May 3, 2018

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed Gov. Scott Walker aligning himself with President Donald Trump when he visits Wisconsin and the effect it may have on his re-election campaign. “The Trump effect is powerful whether he comes or not,” he said.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), April 30, 2018


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