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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.

August 14, 2019


Here's how Marquette melded need and nostalgia to revitalize a student food pantry
Funds pooled from auctioning off room signs and offering commemorative McCormick Hall can koozies in exchange for donations went to revitalize the Backpack Program, which provides groceries and other basic goods to students facing food insecurity. Nearly $82,000 was raised for the program.

Story appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 9, 219
Similar story appeared on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Aug. 12, 2019

Wrecking ball signals final demolition of McCormick Hall
McCormick Hall is getting its final tear down following the arrival of a 6,500-pound wrecking ball. Crews have been working on tearing down the 52-year-old residence hall when demolition officially began in May. Work is expected to be complete this fall.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Yahoo News, WISN-TV (ABC 12), NBC-26 (Green Bay), WTMJ-Radio (AM 620), Aug. 12, 2019
Similar story appeared on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Aug. 12, 2019

Center for Peacemaking to partner with Milwaukee Public Schools
Marquette’s Center for Peacemaking will partner with Milwaukee Public Schools to provide Peace Works education and therapeutic services to support students at the new MPS Success Center. The S.M.A.R.T. program offers therapeutic services like art, music, drum and dance and yoga for MPS students in grades four through 12.

Story appeared in University Business, Aug. 12, 2019

Dr. Norah Johnson, associate professor of nursing, is leading a study on the physical and psychological well-being of parents of children with autism. Johnson helped design a fitness class at Marquette University especially designed for parents with autistic children to help relieve stress and foster a healthier lifestyle. “What we’re hoping is that if the parents get more activity, wellness, and psychological and physical health, then it might contribute to fewer challenging child behaviors,” Johnson said.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Aug. 11, 2019

St. Joan of Arc named among quaint old churches to visit this fall
St. Joan of Arc Chapel was named among churches to visit, noting that — rebuilt stone by stone — it is one of the oldest churches in North America.

Story appeared in The Christian Post, Aug. 11, 2019

Dr. Nakia Gordon, associate professor of psychology in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, was cited for her TED Talk and research in an article that addresses building the bridge between white Evangelicals and black Christians.

Story appeared on Patheos, Aug. 10, 2019

Dr. Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette University Law School Poll, was quoted on the polling history of various gun legislation in Wisconsin. “Support for background checks is almost as high in households with a gun as it is in those without a gun: 78 percent of respondents in a gun household support background checks, as do 83 percent of those without a gun in the house,” he said.

Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee, Aug. 12, 2019

Andrew Hunt, director of the Center for Real Estate in the College of Business Administration, commented on Milwaukee’s downtown condo development. “We had some bad actors in the mortgage market, and a number of developers were left selling condo units below cost. So, banks haven’t been overly excited about financing condo developments,” he said.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Magazine, Aug. 12, 2019

Marquette launches new Doctorate of Occupational Therapy program
Marquette has launched a new clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy program in the College of Health Sciences.

Story appeared on Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 13, 2019

Dr. Karen Slattery, professor of journalism and media studies in the Diederich College of Communication, spoke about “Remembering Bronzeville.” Slattery produced the documentary to celebrate the people who live in the neighborhood and its rich legacy in Milwaukee. “We went and found people who grew up in that area of Bronzeville and the idea was to remember what it was like and to tell us about the neighborhood they grew up in,” she said. The documentary is expected to air on PBS Milwaukee in October.

Story appeared on Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Aug. 7, 2019

Similar story appeared on, Aug. 10, 2019

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