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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.

July 31, 2019


Jeremiah Vincent Walker overcomes childhood trauma, earns full scholarship to Marquette
Having battled homelessness, tragedy and depression, 19-year-old Jeremiah Vincent Walker never let that stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming an astrophysicist. “The road isn’t done yet. My path, my story, isn’t done yet. This is just the first chapter. I still got a whole book to write. This is just a part of it,” he said. He is part of Marquette's incoming fall 2019 class.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTMJ-Radio, July 26-28, 2019

Laurie Panella named new chief information officer at Marquette
Marquette named Laurie Panella as its next chief information officer. Panella, who most recently served as CIO for Milwaukee County, is a 2017 Milwaukee Business Journal CIO of the Year honoree and a graduate of Marquette’s College of Business Administration.

Story appeared on GM Today, GovTech, July 24-29, 2019

Dr. Julia Azari, associate professor and assistant chair of political science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, appeared in Rolling Stone online after commenting on the 2020 Democratic debates. She says that it’s not unusual to have lesser-known people try to qualify for a presidential debate. What’s new this time, she adds, is the thick middle tier of Democrats. “We’re in pretty new territory. We know from the research that debates can change people’s minds, but we don’t know how it applies to a field like this one,” Azari said.

Story appeared on Rolling Stone, Yahoo News and San Francisco Gate, July 30, 2019

Dr. Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, commented on independent counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “Mueller has stuck to the script he said he was going to. Which is that, ‘I’m not going to say things that are outside of my report,’” he said. Nolette also reiterated the idea that Russia attempting to sway the U.S. election is a “breach of international protocol.”

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and Milwaukee Public Radio, July 24, 2019

Dr. Michael McCarthy, assistant professor of sociology in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, discussed the power of financialized capitalism and why a viable democratic socialist government would need to weaken the power of Wall Street by controlling it for social ends. McCarthy's segment starts near the 20:00 mark.

Story aired on Equal Time Radio, WDEV-Radio (Vermont), July 30, 2019

Dr. Kent Belasco, director of the Commercial Banking Program and assistant professor of practice in the College of Business Administration, was quoted in WalletHub’s recent article on a back-to-school shopping survey. “I think most dads want their kids to build credit rating and get experience so they are knowledgeable when they graduate,” he said.

Story appeared on WalletHub, July 24, 2019

Manpreet Singh, College of Business Administration student, will be opening a new bubble tea shop at the former Subway restaurant on campus. The new café aims to give students another spot to study or socialize while introducing the area to the beverage trend. “It’s something Milwaukee lacks. It will bring something new to the table and something refreshing for people who haven’t had bubble tea before. I want to make it a place where people can relax or do schoolwork,” Singh said.

Story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, July 19, 2019
Similar story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, July 24, 2019

Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists exhibit at Haggerty Museum to end Sunday
This is the final weekend to visit the Haggerty Museum of Art before its newest exhibit, which features artists of the Mary Nohl fellowship, closes Sunday, Aug. 4.

Story appeared in Urban Milwaukee, July 29, 2019

McCormick Hall demolition underway
The university is demolishing the 52-year-old McCormick Hall. The residence hall, located at the northeast corner of W. Wisconsin Ave. and N. 16th St., is known for its curved facade and as a result has been referred to as “the beer can” by generations of students. Playing into the name, the university even sold can koozies mimicking the design of the building as part of a farewell ceremony. Proceeds benefitted the Backpack Program, a service that provides groceries to any Marquette student who is having difficulty accessing affordable, nutritious food.

Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee, July 30, 2019

Griselda Aldrete, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and Marquette Law School alumna, was confirmed as the new executive director of the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission by the Milwaukee Common Council. She was nominated by Mayor Tom Barrett. Aldrete is the executive director of Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, and in 2015 received the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Young Alumna of the Year award. Aldrete was a part of the Educational Opportunity Program while an undergraduate at Marquette.

Story appeared on WUWM 89.7 and Urban Milwaukee, July 30, 2019

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