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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.

Jan. 31, 2019


Thomas J. Rolfs Family Foundation will fund Marquette's new Institute for Women’s Leadership
Marquette received a $5 million gift to establish a research-based institute focused on women’s leadership.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee BizTimes, Jan. 23, 2019

New mental health clinic is recipient of the $250,000 President's Challenge grant
The grant, in partnership with the Johnson Controls Foundation, will fund the Next Step Clinic, which will provide treatment of mental and developmental health conditions.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Milwaukee BizTimes, Jan. 23, 2019

President Lovell joins Catholic Channel’s live “America This Week” radio program
Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell joined a live radio program on Sirius XM Radio’s Catholic Channel to discuss how faith and medicine can help heal trauma, as a follow-up to his recent contributor article in America Magazine.

Live radio interview took place on Sirius XM’s Catholic Channel, Jan. 30, 2019

Marquette University Law School Poll reveals public opinion on important issues
A recent Marquette Law School Poll shed light on issues ranging from BadgerCare to the border wall and more.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio and in Milwaukee Magazine, Jan. 25, 2019

Additional stories appeared on PoliticoThe Cap Times and Wisconsin Health News, Jan. 25, 2019

Additional stories aired on KFIZ-Radio (1450 AM), WTAQ-Radio (Green Bay), WTMJ-Radio, KQED-Radio (San Francisco, CA), WGBH-Radio (89.7 FM, Boston) WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison), KBJR-TV (NBC 6, Duluth, MN), KDLH-TV (CBS 3, Duluth, MN),WISN-TV (ABC 12), WAOW-TV (ABC 9, Wausau), WKOW-TV (ABC 27, Madison), WQOW-TV (ABC 18, La Crosse), WKBT-TV (CBS 18, La Crosse) and WBAY-TV (ABC 2, Green Bay), Jan. 25-27, 2019

Marquette to add esports as an official varsity sport
Marquette will be the first major conference NCAA Division I school to add esports as part of its athletics program.

Story appeared on Sports Illustrated (online), Jan. 30, 2019

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal SentinelYahoo NewsESTNNEsports InsiderHot Spawn, Jan. 23, 2019

Story aired on WTMJ-AM (Radio), WDJT-MILW (CBS). WITI- MILW (FOX), WDJT-MILW (CBS), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Jan. 23, 2019

Marquette provides free food service for students
Marquette University has a free food service called The Backpack Program, where students in need can receive a few days worth of groceries at a time.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Jan. 25, 2019

Detroit journalist Anna Clark spoke at Marquette, discussing her research on the Flint water crisis
“Flint and Milwaukee have lots in common. They are blessed [to be] in a region that has some of the most abundant freshwater resources on the face of the earth,” Clark said.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, Jan. 24, 2019

The Church of the Gesu celebrates 125-year legacy of worship, service
The Church of the Gesu celebrated 125 years since the parish was formed with Mass and a special blessing of the recently refurbished stained glass windows.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Jan. 27, 2019

Marquette University's Tolkien collection featured in exhibit
Materials from the Marquette University Libraries Tolkien collection will be featured in the most extensive public display of original Tolkien material for several generations. 

Story appeared on The Nerd Stash and City Guide NYC, Jan. 25, 2019

Wisconsin universities cancel classes due to severe cold
Universities including Marquette, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison cancelled classes due to the polar vortex which brought temperatures as low as -55 degrees.

Story aired on WTMJ-AM (Radio), WITI-TV (FOX),  Jan. 29, 2019


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