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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.

Sept. 12, 2018


Marquette, Near West Side Partners awarded $1.3 million federal grant

Marquette and Near West Side Partners were awarded $1.3 million by the federal government to revitalize the College Court apartments and to continue development efforts on the northwest side of Milwaukee.

Story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Business Journal, Sept. 10, 2018

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Sept. 10, 2018

Leaders to discuss Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell and leaders from Northwestern Mutual and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will discuss the institute and its potential effects on Milwaukee’s technological ecosystem at a meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network on Sept. 27.

Story appeared on Wis Business and in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 6-10, 2018

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio (89.7 FM), Sept. 9, 2018

Marquette’s undergraduate U.S. News rankings relatively unchanged for 2019

U.S. News and World Report this week released its 2019 Best Colleges rankings. Marquette is ranked in a seven-way tie at 89th, up one spot from 90th last year. Marquette again made the lists for Best Colleges for Veterans, ranked 53; Best Value Schools, ranked 49; and High School Counselor Rankings at 62. The university is again included as an “A-plus School for B Students.”

Story appeared in U.S. News & World Report, America Magazine, the Milwaukee Business Journal and Biz Times Milwaukee, Sept. 10, 2018

Erik Ugland, associate professor of digital media and performing arts, in a 32-minute interview discussed President Donald Trump calling for changes in libel laws after an anonymous op-ed said the president was not capable of running the country. “It’s extraordinary in a lot of ways,” Ugland said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Sept. 6, 2018

Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Management, discussed the hurricane’s effect on getting goods to Wisconsin and how it affects the state short term. “I haven’t heard of any that are outstanding in terms of causing extensive delay … hurricanes are the types of things that don’t happen spontaneously,” he said.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Sept. 10-11, 2018

Kevin Rich, chair and associate professor of accounting, discussed the uncertainty in the Foxconn deal after a rating agency downgraded Mount Pleasant’s bond rating. "It’s simply a reflection of the fact that it’s not a guarantee that everything related to Foxconn is going to work out the way that it’s being projected," he said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Sept. 10, 2018

Tommy Thompson speaks at Marquette regarding prison populations

The former Wisconsin governor said he regrets the prison boom during his tenure. “We lock up too many people for too long,” he said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 5-6, 2018

Marquette teaches self-defense classes

MUPD is offering students self-defense skills to help keep them safe on campus.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 10, 2018

Former Marquette President Scott Pilarz, S.J., has ALS

The current president at the University of Scranton announced he has the disease also known as Lou Gehrig’s. Pilarz was Marquette’s president from 2011 to 2013.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 7, 2018

Chad Oldfather, law professor and associate dean for academic affairs, commented on the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. “These things are as much political theatre as anything, and so to that extent I think it’s pretty much what people were anticipating,” he said.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Sept. 5-6, 2018



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