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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 15, 2019


Marquette University receives $1 million from alumnus Barry Cosgrove to support first-generation college students
The university received a $1 million gift from alumnus Barry Cosgrove to support first-generation college students in the College of Business Administration and journalism majors. “The generosity of others gave me the opportunity to attend Marquette,” Cosgrove said. “Now, I’m happy to do the same for future students.”

Story appeared on Milwaukee BizTimes, May 14, 2019

Marquette students seek to make 526 new friends through pasta dinners
Marquette University Opus College of Engineering seniors serve free pasta in their apartment every Friday night, attempting to make 526 new friends. President Michael R. Lovell was in attendance as the four seniors tried to reach their goal by hosting a “pastapalooza” at the Union Sports Annex on Monday, May 13.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 9, 2019

Paul Nolette, professor of political science, commented on financial crime in New York. “Fraud cases are the linchpin of what most attorneys general do, and the laws are particularly strong in New York,” he said.

Story appeared on Business Insider, The Hour, Pulse Live, May 8, 2019

Marquette alumnus wins prestigious Morningstar Investing Excellence award
Dan Fuss, portfolio manager of the Loomis Sayles Bond Fund and Marquette alumnus, was named “Outstanding Portfolio Manager” by Morningstar, a global financial services firm headquartered in Chicago.

Story appeared on CNBC, Financial Advisor, May 9, 2019

Amanda Keeler, professor of digital media and performing arts, commented on the popularity of podcasts including “My Favorite Murder” and “Serial.” “There’s a whole contingent of people who are really fascinated by what happens in people’s minds that causes them to commit these horrific, horrific crimes,” she said.

Story appeared on Yahoo Entertainment, Indie Wire, May 10, 2019

Charles Franklin, professor of law and public policy and director of the Marquette University Law School poll, commented on the shift of Wisconsin’s state’s party balance. “Trump has a more unified Republican Party behind him now than he had going into November of 2016. He has a Democratic Party that's very opposed, but they were already opposed. ... And with independents he did make some improvements."

Story appeared in The New York Times, May 14, 2019

Ignance family awarded Alumni Service to Community Award
Gerald L. Ignance and his son, Dr. Lyle Ignance, were awarded this year’s Alumni “Service to the Community Award” because of their work with the Gerald L. Ignance Indian Health Center that provides medical, behavioral health, dental, fitness and community events to all cultures in the Milwaukee area.

Story appeared on Milwaukee Neighborhood Service, OnMilwaukee, Urban Milwaukee, May 9-12, 2019

Astead W. Herndon writes on his experience on the campaign trail
Diederich College of Communication and Klinger College of Arts and Sciences alum Astead W. Herndon writes on his experience working on the campaign trail. “The best parts about traveling with presidential candidates on the campaign trail are the interactions with voters, who are as diverse as our country and come to the events with hope and optimism that an individual candidate can speak to their most pressing problems,” he writes.

Story appeared in The New York Times, May 10, 2019

Marquette University College of Business Administration students launch ‘Confldence’
Mae Haggerty, Jonathan Constantine, Panagiota Roumeliotis and Isaac Haubrick-Feil launched “Confldence,” a self-care box that is delivered to college students across the U.S. in order to break the stigma on mental health.

Story aired on WBAL News Radio, May 8, 2019

Marquette College of Nursing partners with Grand Canyon Education
Marquette College of Nursing agreed to partner with Grand Canyon Education, a nonprofit education services company. Grand Canyon Education CEO, Brian Mueller, believes that GCU’s online enrollment can grow 6 to 7 percent over the foreseeable future.

Story appeared in Yahoo Finance, The Motley Fool, Fox Business, May 8, 2019

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