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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 28, 2019


Dr. Xavier Cole, vice president for student affairs, discussed the best connections students can make on campus, including counseling services and spiritual advisers. "As a Catholic, Jesuit university, we encourage students to meet Campus Ministry staff and utilize their many services, from worship to spiritual retreat and reflection opportunities. Importantly, we encourage this for students of all faith traditions—our Campus Ministry staff provides a host of services and opportunities to all students, regardless of religious affiliation," Cole said. 

Story appeared on U.S. News and Yahoo News, Aug. 27, 2019

Nearly 2,000 students move in at Marquette University
Nearly 2,000 first-year students from 42 states, two U.S. territories and 10 foreign countries moved into Marquette’s residence halls on Thursday, Aug. 22, ahead of the start of the 2019-20 academic year.

Stories aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4)Yahoo News, WDJT-TV (CBS 58)WISN-TV (ABC 12)WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-Radio, Aug. 22, 2019 

Slideshow appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 22, 2019

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell and Men’s Head Basketball Coach Steve Wojciechowski, along with Sendik’s CEO Steve Balistreri and MUSG leadership, handed out free breakfast sandwiches on the first day of classes. The first 400 students who arrived received a free sandwich from the on-campus Sendik’s store.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), Aug. 26, 2019

Dr. William Henk, dean of the College of Education, talked about finding the next generation of teachers. “Of those smaller populations of kids, you’re only going to get a certain percentage of them to choose teaching as a profession. You have to be better at recruitment than other institutions,” Henk said. “There’s no one thing that helps drive your enrollment up. It’s a constellation of efforts that sort of determines how successful you’re going to be.”

Story appeared in the Madison Capital Times, Aug. 28, 2019

Dr. Norah Johnson, associate professor of nursing, commented on behaviors of children with autism. “Wandering off or running away isn’t uncommon for children who have autism. It can happen anywhere when there’s not one-on-one attention,” she said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 22, 2019

Marquette O’Brien Fellows cited for public service journalism projects
Gary Harki, O’Brien Fellow in Public Service Journalism of the Virginian-Pilot, was cited for his police reporting project. Harki and his O’Brien student intern team published a multimedia series and database called “Jailed in Crisis,” which examines the deaths that occur in jails across America. 

Story appeared in The Virginian-Pilot, Aug. 25, 2019

Ashley Luthern, O’Brien Fellow in Public Service Journalism of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,  was cited for her work in reporting and examining homicide clearance rates and the impact in policing strategies in Milwaukee.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 25, 2019

Dr. Marla Delgado-Guerrero, counselor and diversity coordinator in the Counseling Center, was highlighted as one of “Wisconsin’s 34 most powerful Latinos” for helping create the Undocumented Student Task Force at Marquette, which supports DACA students on campus. In addition to working with students, she serves on various committees that focus on policies to help underrepresented students. 

Story appeared on, Aug. 23, 2019 

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Marquette University retired the No. 11 basketball jersey in honor of the Apollo 11 crew in 1969
The Apollo 11 crew was honored by Marquette University in November 1969 with the first-ever Père Marquette Discovery Medal, an honor that has been bestowed just four other times in the proceeding 50 years. Additionally, head men’s basketball coach Al McGuire retired the number 11 in the crew’s honor at that time.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 20, 2019 

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