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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 21, 2019


Burke Foundation commits $7 million to Marquette to extend two service-driven scholarship programs
Marquette received a $7 million commitment from the Burke Foundation to continue two longstanding, highly regarded scholarship programs founded by Richard A. Burke: the Trinity Fellows program for graduate students and the Burke Scholars program for undergraduates. Both programs incorporate service to others, which is a key component of Jesuit higher education.

Story appeared in Biz Times Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Business Journal, Aug. 19, 2019

Marquette's RISE program pushes for higher retention of students of color
The university's RISE program is tailored toward helping students of color and first-generation students adjust in year one. Less than a week away from day one of classes at Marquette, RISE freshmen are already learning about the history of the City of Milwaukee. TMJ4 rode along as 65 incoming freshmen took a bus tour, stopping through Milwaukee's north, south and east sides.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV, Aug. 20, 2019

Marquette University students help Marianna women with Hurricane Michael damage repairs
Fourteen Marquette University students were praised for traveling over 1,000 miles to help locals from Florida recover after being struck by Hurricane Michael. Students helped by mowing, clipping and trimming debris that covered the house of a local woman. “Whatever they need, whether it’s removing debris from their house, if it’s cleaning dishes, then we’ll do it. We’re not picky, we’re here as a community,” one student said. The students are part of faith-based volunteer initiative, Mission 850.

Story aired on WCTV-TV (Tallahassee), Aug. 14, 2019

Dr. Serdar Bozdag, associate professor of computer science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for his precision medicine research. He is focused on developing methods for analyzing existing biological and clinical datasets to predict disease-associated genes and patient-specific drug responses.

Story appeared in Biz Times Milwaukee, Aug. 19, 2019

Dr. Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, weighed in on Wisconsin’s limitation of authority when it comes to regulation of firearms. “In the 1990s, a number of states, many of them at the insistence of the National Rifle Association, passed new preemption laws,” he said. This makes it harder for gun laws to be passed autonomously at a local level without state support, he added.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Aug. 15, 2019

Haggerty Museum of Art considered an ‘Indie’ museum in Milwaukee
Susan Longhenry, director and chief curator at the Haggerty Museum of Art, commented on the charm of the museum. “We believe that art is not separate from life. So, we really try to engage you in that conversation while you’re here, in a very personal way,” she said.

Story aired on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Aug. 15, 2019

Dr. Jill Guttormson, associate professor of nursing, is among the critical care nurses today who are less likely than 10 years ago to believe patients on mechanical ventilation need sedation. “If we can decrease sedation, we may be able to help people have a more complete recovery — or a quicker recovery — after they leave the ICU.”

Story appeared on, Aug. 20, 2019

Prof. Matthew Mitten, professor of law and director of the National Sports Law Institute, discussed a court’s rejection of the argument that college athletes qualify as university employees. “If you read all of this together, [there is] an effort to professionalize college sports and courts are rejecting that,” he said.

Story appeared on Law 360, Aug. 14, 2019

Marquette University Advantage Program announced in partnership with Catholic Memorial High School
Marquette University and Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha have announced a partnership which establishes a clear path for students from Catholic Memorial to attend Marquette. The Marquette University and Catholic Memorial High School Advantage Program allows Catholic Memorial graduates to enroll at Waukesha County Technical College or UWM–Waukesha before transferring to Marquette to complete their college education.

Story appeared in the Waukesha Freeman, Aug. 16, 2019

William Coffer, a graduate of Marquette’s College of Business Administration, received the Congressional Gold Medal for being one of the first African American Marines. He served two years in Korea, "fighting for the right to fight," and rose to the rank of staff sergeant for attending Marquette.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 18, 2019

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