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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 29, 2019

TOP STORIES

President Lovell discusses higher education and faith
In an hour-long radio interview with WTMJ Conversations, President Michael R. Lovell shared his thoughts on the higher education landscape and how faith has changed his life. When asked about what the ideal classroom model will look like, Lovell mentioned how technology and online courses is the path that higher education is moving towards. “Gen Z students are used to swiping and having apps; it’s a different group and they learn differently. We have to transition the university for their learning styles.”

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), May 26, 2019

Marquette University recognized for its S.U.P.R.E.M.E program partnership with high school students
The program was designed to give high school students the opportunity to see if a career in scientific research is right for them. Through a mix of working with university professors, training and being in a practical lab course, students go through a process that mimics real life experiences.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), May 26, 2019

Marquette’s Haggerty Museum opens exhibition by Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellows
The Haggerty Museum of Art will open its newest exhibition June 6, which will feature the work of the artists who received the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists in 2018.

Story appeared on Shepherd Express, May 24, 2019
Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, May 27, 2019

Daniel Blinka, professor of law, commented on the seriousness of the offenses by Jake Patterson in the murder-kidnapping case of Jayme Closs. “As a judge, you’d be hard pressed to rationalize why [Patterson] would even have an opportunity— even a glimmer — of release,” Blinka said.

Story appeared on Star Tribune and WiscNews, May 24, 2019

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, weighed in on why it is so hard to figure out a fair metric for inclusion in presidential debates. “It’s difficult to figure out a fair metric for inclusion because the whole process is weird. Ideally, it’s both inclusive and efficient, but it’s not really possible to do both at the same time,” she said.

Story appeared on FiveThirtyEight.com, May 22, 2019

Grand opening for new Athletic and Human Performance Research Center highlighted by ‘Athletic Business’ magazine
The 47,000-square-foot facility is home to research space, human performance laboratories, custom locker rooms, an indoor golf training area, film room, nutrition center, and strength and conditioning space with a turf area and cardio mezzanine. The completed project cost $24 million, part of Marquette’s $600 million campus master plan.

Story appeared on Athletic Business, May 24, 2019

Marquette University partners with UWM to address the tech talent shortage in Milwaukee
President Michael R. Lovell said it’s important for the schools to work together for the betterment of the city. The creation of the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute answers the question, “How can we build an institute that will attract and train students that will ultimately sustain Milwaukee?”

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), May 28, 2019

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, spoke about the challenges Milwaukee has faced with a significant achievement gap between black and white students. “Wisconsin is an extremely polarized state, it’s a 50/50 state, which leads to intense politics and that’s a problem. Weak leadership is a problem. We have not had a real strong education voice in the mayor’s office in Milwaukee.”

Story aired on Education Next, May 28, 2019

Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette University Law School Poll, explained why Wisconsin plays a crucial role in a candidate’s chances at presidency for the 2020 election. “I think there’s no way you look at this lineup and not think we remain at the pivot point or very close to the pivot point as of today,” he said.

Story appeared on Sun Prairie Star, May 20, 2019
Similar story appeared on Ladysmith News and Lake Mills Leader, May 22-23, 2019

Marquette Men’s basketball locker room mentioned as one of the highlights in Fiserv Forum tour
The 90-minute public tour takes guests around the $524 million arena. Highlights of the tour include the Marquette men’s locker room, one of the first rooms completed in the Fiserv Forum.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Magazine, May 22, 2019
Similar story appeared in BizTimes and OnMilwaukee, May 22-23, 2019

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