News Releases

Longtime Milwaukee Public Schools teacher leaves $2 million estate gift for Marquette University

News release, June 17, 2014

A Marquette University alumna, who spent her entire career teaching in Milwaukee Public Schools, bequeathed a $2 million estate gift to the university for endowed scholarship aid. The gift, which will be split between Marquette’s College of Education and Law School, is the largest donation in the College of Education’s history. Bernadette Steep, who died […]

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Marquette College of Communication students contribute to series focusing on health care for the poor and published in two news outlets

News release, June 16, 2014

Marquette University students from the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication have teamed with journalists from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to produce national and local reporting that begins this week with a two-part series focusing on how poverty and health intersect. Both news outlets published the work in their print […]

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Marquette sociologist honored for research excellence

News release, June 12, 2014

Dr. James Holstein, professor of social and cultural sciences at Marquette University, is the 2014 recipient of the university’s Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence. The annual award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated scholarly distinction and an all-encompassing belief in excellence. As an internationally known sociologist, Holstein’s research and writing projects have […]

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Soccer-playing robot built by Marquette to compete in global competition

News release, June 5, 2014

Marquette only U.S. team to qualify in RoboCup teen size division MILWAUKEE – Students from Marquette University’s College of Engineering have qualified for RoboCup 2014, an international humanoid robot soccer competition. The event will be held in Brazil, July 19-25, following the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. The Marquette students are the only American team […]

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Experts available: 2014 World Cup in Brazil, June 12-July 13

News release, June 2, 2014

Brazil will welcome 32 top national soccer teams and fans from all over the world to the World Cup, June 12-July 13. As the eyes of the world — and a growing number of Americans — focus on “the beautiful game,” Marquette University has a wide variety of experts available to help you with your […]

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Marquette Law professor Matthew Mitten named president-elect of Sports Lawyers Association

News release, May 28, 2014

Marquette University Law School professor Matthew Mitten was named president-elect of the Sports Lawyers Association and will serve a two-year term beginning in May 2015. Mitten’s appointment was made at the association’s 40th annual conference, held in Chicago earlier this month. With more than 1,700 members, the Sports Lawyers Association is the leading organization of […]

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Marquette Law School to host conference on Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s legacy in post-World War II constitution-building efforts

News release, May 27, 2014

Marquette University Law School will host a one-day conference titled “MacArthur and Beyond: Challenges of Externally-Imposed Constitutions in the Aftermath of War – The Lessons of Yesterday for the World of Tomorrow,” on Friday, June 6, at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. The conference will address constitution-building across time and geography, with a focus […]

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Marquette University 2014 graduate wins prestigious Fulbright Award

News release, May 22, 2014

Somer Nowak, a 2014 graduate of Marquette University’s Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected for a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Brazil. Nowak, who received a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary international affairs degree this May, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to supplement local English language instruction […]

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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin governor’s race tied

News release, May 21, 2014

Please note: Complete poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll. A new Marquette Law School Poll finds that the Wisconsin governor’s race has tightened to a dead heat, with both Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke receiving the support of 46 percent of registered voters, while 6 percent […]

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Charles Franklin goes “On the Issues” to present new Marquette Law School poll

News release, May 14, 2014

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, will unveil a new round of poll results in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, May 21, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Franklin and Gousha will go inside the numbers of the third Marquette Law School […]

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Law School’s Lubar Fellowship plays key role in Journal Sentinel series on political polarization

News release, May 13, 2014

In fall 2013, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Washington Bureau Chief Craig Gilbert began a six-month Lubar Fellowship at Marquette University Law School. Working closely with Professor Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School poll, Gilbert conducted an exhaustive study of voting trends in metropolitan Milwaukee. His conclusion: The region is now “the most polarized place […]

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**Photo/Video Opportunities** Marquette Commencement is May 18 


News release, May 12, 2014

Rev. James Martin, S.J., will deliver keynote address Marquette University’s 133rd Commencement will be held Sunday, May 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St. The event is open to the public. Rev. James Martin, S.J., best-selling author and editor-at-large at America, a national Catholic magazine, […]

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Marquette Law School, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to host one-day conference on political polarization

News release, May 6, 2014

Marquette University Law School and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will host a one-day conference titled “Dividing Lines: Political Polarization and What it Means for Campaigns, Public Policy, and Political Engagement,” on Thursday, May 15, at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Last fall, Journal Sentinel Washington Bureau Chief Craig Gilbert began a six-month Lubar Fellowship […]

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Marquette University elects John F. Ferraro chair of Board of Trustees

News release, May 5, 2014

John. F. Ferraro, a 1977 graduate of Marquette University’s College of Business Administration, has been elected chair of the Marquette University Board of Trustees, the university announced today. Ferraro serves as global chief operating officer at Ernst & Young, where he is responsible for the overall operations of Ernst & Young worldwide. Ferraro joined the […]

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Marquette College of Communication students contribute to ‘Seattle Times’ series focusing on battle to reduce carbon emissions

News release, May 5, 2014

Marquette University students from the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication have teamed with a reporter from The Seattle Times to produce state, national and international reporting that begins this week with a three-part series from the front lines of China’s changing energy industry. Months-long in the making, reporter Hal Bernton’s “Losing Ground: […]

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Commencement speaker Rev. James Martin, S.J., to speak at Gesu Parish

News release, May 1, 2014

MILWAUKEE –  Rev. James Martin, S.J., author of the New York Times best-selling Jesus: A Pilgrimage and The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, will speak about how both humanity and divinity are part of Jesus’ story Friday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Gesu, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave. Father Martin will […]

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Marquette remembers distinguished alumnus and trustee emeritus Gerald (Gerry) Rauenhorst

News release, April 26, 2014

Marquette University remembers the life of one of our most illustrious and generous alumni, Gerald (Gerry) Rauenhorst. Gerry was Marquette’s longest-serving trustee, serving on the board from 1970 to 2000, when he was elected trustee emeritus. Gerry was recognized as Alumnus of the Year in 1969, and Marquette recognized Gerry’s unparalleled loyalty and commitment to […]

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Marquette experts available to discuss canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII

News release, April 24, 2014

With the canonization this weekend of two giants of the Catholic Church – Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, Marquette University professors and experts who are extremely knowledgeable about the Vatican and the history of the papacy are available for comment. Papacy and religious history experts available The below Marquette experts are taking […]

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Marquette College of Communication announces next class of journalists for O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

News release, April 24, 2014

Marquette University’s J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication today announced the next three journalists who will take part in The Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism during the 2014-15 academic year. The new O’Brien Fellows are Brandon Loomis of The Arizona Republic, Raquel Rutledge of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and […]

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Marquette team wins $53,000 at international business plan competition

News release, April 23, 2014

Student start-up focalCast earns Trailblazer Prize at Rice Business Plan Competition MILWAUKEE – FocalCast, a mobile app that allows users to wirelessly present PowerPoints from their tablet or smartphone directly to a display device, won the $50,000 Trailblazer Capital Start-up Entrepreneur Investment Prize and the $3,000 Gimmal Group Outstanding IT Prize at the Rice Business […]

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