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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.

Nov. 21, 2018

TOP STORIES

Terence Miller, director of international education, discussed the enrichment Marquette receives by having Chinese students and scholars on campus. "Chinese students are delightful,” he said. “They're bright, they're intellectually curious, they see the value of an education in the United States and they see that their lives can be enriched.”

Story appeared on Xinhua, Nov. 16, 2018

Michael Schläppi, professor of biological sciences, was featured on “Around the Farm Table” for making history by growing rice in Wisconsin. Schläppi’s segment starts at the 3-minute, 43-second mark.

Story aired on PBS, Nov. 8, 2018

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, in separate interviews discussed the potential change in gun laws and the widening divide in Wisconsin’s urban and rural politics.

Story appeared in The Cap Times, Nov. 16, 2018

Stories aired on WBAY-TV (ABC 2) and WSAW-TV (CBS 7), Nov. 16-18, 2018

Similar story aired on WEAU-TV (NBC 13), Nov. 16-17, 2018

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, discussed the unique challenges that Milwaukee Public Schools face. “There are certain MPS schools that are way up at the top … but then you’ve got a group of schools at the bottom that are in need of major, major change,” he said.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Nov. 14, 2018

Marquette poll surveys residents on Foxconn
According to the latest poll from the Marquette University Law School, 46 percent of registered voters said the state overpaid when giving incentives to Foxconn while 40 percent said the company will deliver at least as much as Wisconsin’s investment.

Story appeared in The Washington Post, Nov. 15, 2018

Marquette grad and husband offer motorcycle therapy trips in Africa
Marquette University alumna Laura Wille Councill and her husband Andrew organize motorcycle therapy trips across Africa. Following personal hardships, Andrew was was inspired to launch Uuzilo, a nonprofit that aims to help people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 20, 2018

Annie Clark, student, volunteers at the Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center to help youth who are runaways, homeless or in crisis.

Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee, Nov. 12, 2018

Student-run business creates new way to buy local
A Marquette student-run business program, The Nest Holiday Pop-Up, showcases products from a dozen Milwaukee startup companies. It’s part of Nest Incubator, a project started by Marquette students Jack Toner and Isabelle Block to support new entrepreneurs.

Story appeared in the Shepherd Express, Nov. 19, 2018

Near West Side Partners continues to revitalize neighborhoods
Milwaukee’s Near West Side continues to revitalize its housing and business districts through Near West Side Partners Inc., a coalition of large businesses that includes Marquette.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, Nov. 19 2018

Former U.S. diplomat speaks at Marquette
Sheba Crocker, former assistant secretary of state for international organizational affairs at the United Nations, lectured at Marquette about the continuing importance of the international diplomatic agency.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, Nov. 9, 2018

 

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