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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 22, 2019


Marquette celebrates its 138th Commencement
Marquette’s 138th Commencement ceremony featured New York Times columnist David Brooks and student speaker Jake Zelinski.

In a stirring and emotional address, Zelinski said, "We carry a lot on our hearts. We etch in lessons and love and Christ’s words right on top. When we etch things into our hearts, they become part of us, for it’s in the heart’s breaking that these etchings seep into who we are as human beings — emphasis on the being."

“I’ve used this talk to ask you to reject that individualism and embrace a life built around commitment and attachment. Make big promises. Execute them in small ways. You will be more joyous,” Brooks said in his speech.

This year’s Commencement included more than 2,000 graduates from 41 states and territories and 18 countries.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 19, 2019
Similar story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WKOW-TV (ABC 27), May 19, 2019 WDJT-TV (CBS 58), May 20, 2019

Marquette University remembers McCormick Hall with farewell celebration
The iconic Marquette University residence hall was the subject of a farewell celebration on Friday, May 17, and included remarks from President Michael R. Lovell and a photo slideshow of McCormick through the years.

Story appeared in On Milwaukee, May 16, 2019
Similar story appeared in Milwaukee Magazine, May 16, 2019
Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 17, 2019

Paul Luepke, clinical associate professor and graduate program director of periodontics in the School of Dentistry, commented on how long one should brush their teeth, “I would say two minutes, twice a day, for brushing.” Luepke also pointed out that using an electric toothbrush with a built-in timer may also be helpful.

Story appeared on Readers Digest, May 15, 2019

Danille Parker, clinical associate professor of physical therapy in the College of Health Sciences, commented on why good posture means fewer health issues. “The better your wellbeing and posture, the more vitality you will have and the less a throbbing painfulness you’ll experience the ill effects of. Everything will travel through your body the manner in which it should," she said.

Story appeared on Thrive Global, May 21, 2019

Marquette now accepting applications for first ever online undergraduate degree program
The university announced it is now accepting applications for its Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication program. This will be the university’s first fully online undergraduate degree program.

Story appeared on Fox6Now, May 20, 2019

Philip Rocco, professor of political science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, commented on how there’s a new push to limit abortion in state legislatures. “The right has very mobilized groups who are leveraging Republican-controlled state legislatures to push abortion limits through."

Story appeared on Five Thirty Eight, May 16, 2019

Shion Guha, assistant professor of mathematics, science and computer science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, was praised for introducing a new class that focuses on artificial intelligence and ethics. Although expecting to attract a few students for an intimate seminar, students packed the classroom forcing Guha to create a waiting list. Guha says his students wanted to learn how to apply what they learned in ethics classes — a required part of Marquette’s undergraduate curriculum — to their computer science and data science degrees.

Story appeared in Religion News Service, America Magazine, May 16, 2019

Marquette University joins a number of schools with varsity esports programs
Alongside the University of California at Berkley, Robert Morris University and Boise State, Marquette has been named as one of the schools to field a varsity esports program. The program encompasses academics, research and competition, all of which will begin this fall.

Story appeared on USA Today, May 21, 2019

Kate Trevey, director of engineering leadership programs in the Opus College of Engineering and recipient of the Milwaukee Business Journal's Women of Influence award, commented on how her classes teach engineering students how to lead effectively in the context of innovation. “We want to make sure that when they (students) leave here, not only are they technically sound, but they are really prepared to lead people," Trevey said.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), May 16, 2019

David Clark, professor of economics in the College of Business Administration, commented on the Wisconsin housing market, saying the demand for homes remains high, but the declining number of houses for sale in the state means buyers are often competing with each other. “A buyer can still find a home that fits their needs, but this is really a situation where if you snooze, you lose, as they say. You’ve got to be ready to move quickly," he said.

Story appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio, May 21, 2019

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