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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 23, 2018


Marquette commencement coverage
Marquette University held its 137th commencement ceremony at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Comedians Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan, Comm, ’92, were the keynote speakers.

Photo gallery appeared in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 20, 2018

Stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WLUK-TV (FOX 11), WUWM-RADIO (87.9), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), WSAW-TV (CBS 7), WTAQ-Radio (1360 AM), May 20-21, 2018

Profiles of three graduating seniors appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 18, 2018

Joe Harding

Michael Anspach

Xiong Her

Marquette’s Lord of the Rings manuscripts head to Oxford University
Marquette currently holds the original manuscripts of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. This summer, 12 of the 11,000 pages will be on display at Oxford University, where Tolkien taught.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 17-18, 2018

Lisa Hanson, professor of nursing, commented on a recent statistic that U.S. birth rates are at a record low. Hanson said this could be attributed to the increase in population in urban areas, as opposed to rural areas.

Story appeared on the Associated Press, May 16, 2018

Story aired on KOMO-Radio (1000 AM, Seattle) and KLBJ-Radio (590 AM, Austin, Texas), May 17, 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. Amy Van Hecke, associate professor of psychology, and Mary Carlson, clinical assistant professor of educational policy and leadership, both spoke on the importance of focusing on the unique ways autism interacts with the college experience.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio (89.7 FM), May 17, 2018

Coverage continues on Milwaukee city bus that crashed into Johnston Hall
The building sustained damage to a front door area, and there were no life-threatening injuries.

Story appeared on US News & World Report, May 16, 2018

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

Shion Guha,assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, was featured on a “Tracking your Kids” special about research that suggests something contrary to what parents typically think about when tracking their kids online. He co-authored a study that found that parental control apps usually work technically, but aren’t flexible enough to fit the needs of most families.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 17-18, 2018

Bruce Boyden, associate professor of law, discussed how Google’s human-like speaking bot could break California law. “This is new tech and everybody is saying ‘whoa, this is crazy,’" he said. “I don’t think we have a good sense for how to properly react to this.”

Story appeared on The Mercury News, May 18, 2018

David Strifling, director, water law and policy initiative, and adjunct professor of law, discussed environmental groups’ continued battle over wetland ruling. He said state statute is clear on the matter, and any party who does not like an administrative law judge’s decision has the right to ask for review.

Story aired on WPR-Radio, May 17, 2018

Chicago teens visit Marquette's campus
A program in Chicago introduces teens to college through group meetings and bus tours to various Midwest college campuses. The tour included a stop at Marquette University.

Story aired on WTTW-TV (PBS 11), May 20, 2018


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