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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.

Sept. 4, 2019


Dr. Edward Blumenthal named director of Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute 
Dr. Edward Blumenthal, associate dean of the Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette, was named a university director for the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute. He and co-director Dr. Purush Papatla of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, will play an integral role in providing strategic direction for the NMDSI.

Story appeared on Yahoo News, Sept. 3, 2019

MUPD dog helps with safety education, celebrates two-year anniversary
This month marks two years since the Marquette University Police Department welcomed Nattie the dog as the department’s animal ambassador. The terrier-shepherd mix rescued out of Oklahoma helps police officers make connections with students and others on campus and spread the word of new university safety initiatives via her Instagram account. 

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Aug. 29, 2019

Burke Foundation commits $7 million to Marquette University to extend two service-driven scholarship programs
Marquette University has 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 the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Aug. 28, 2019

Haggerty Museum recognized as home to mural by famous artist 
An original painting by acclaimed contemporary artist Keith Haring is part of the collection of roughly 6,000 works at Marquette’s Haggerty Museum of Art. The piece, commissioned in 1983, is painted on plywood and was designed to beautify the museum’s construction area.

Story aired on WYMS-FM (88.9, Radio Milwaukee), Aug. 20, 2019

On the Issues: Commissioner Emeritus of Baseball Bud Selig talks new book 
In the latest installment of Marquette Law School’s On the Issues series, commissioner Selig talks about his new book For the Good of the Game, in which he pulls back the curtain on his years as baseball’s ninth commissioner. He offers readers an inside look at how he helped bring America’s pastime into the modern age.

Story appeared on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Aug. 29, 2019 

Nuestro Hogar welcomes Hispanic students at Marquette University
Marquette’s living-learning community Nuestro Hogar, located in Straz Tower, seeks to create a space for Latinx students to share experiences like cooking meals, attending cultural events and speaking Spanish together. 

Story aired in Spanish on Telemundo Wisconsin, Aug. 28, 2019

Dr. Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed Wisconsin’s role in the 2020 election — specifically, the impact changing voting habits in Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties could have the outcome. “Those counties are still voting Republican,” Franklin said. “But as much as 16 points less on the margin now than they were.” 

Story appeared in The Washington Post[SC1] , Aug. 31, 2019

Dr. Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, was cited for his database, State Attorneys General Data, in a piece about the 88 ongoing multi-state lawsuits against the Trump administration.

Story appeared in Fortune magazine, Aug. 30, 2019

Podcast created by Marquette graduates gaining momentum, changing narratives
“Bridge the City” is a podcast created by Kyle Hagge and Ben Rangel — both completed Marquette’s Trinity Fellows graduate program. The podcast investigates topics like politics and criminal and youth justice, and is meant to switch up narratives surrounding Milwaukee and its communities of color. Since its inception in 2017, the show has featured several influential guests. 

Story appeared in the Racine Journal Times, Sept. 1, 2019

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