Marquette University

3:43 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Marquette Law School Dean Has Big Plans For The Future

Joseph Kearney
Credit Marquette University

If you follow the news closely in Milwaukee, you’ll often hear expert analysis from people such as political scientist and pollster Charles Franklin, and education policy expert Alan Borsuk. What they have in common is that they’re both employed at the city’s only law school.

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3:53 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Members of a Milwaukee Group Work for Peace in the Middle East

Members of Jewish Voice For Peace participate in Ferguson protests.
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Tensions continue to run high in Israel, following the murders of several rabbis by Palestinian militants in a Jerusalem synagogue last month, and recent efforts by the conservative government to formally declare Israel as a Jewish state.

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Arts & Culture
8:14 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Former Vatican Astronomer Reconciles His Beliefs in Science & God

The Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope
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When Lake Effect first spoke with Father George Coyne eight years ago, one of the areas we covered was his life’s devotion to both faith – and science.

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1:00 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Milwaukee Universities Educate Freshmen about Preventing Sexual Assault

Instructors Kathy Coffee-Guenther and Deandre Taylor (seated) conduct a class on sexual violence awareness and prevention for Marquette freshmen
Credit Bob Bach

While authorities investigate the use of so-called 'date rape' drugs at a UWM frat, the university is just one in town that talks to new students about inappropriate behavior.

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9:06 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Hundreds Gather at Marquette to Remember James Foley

Hundreds remember James Foley at a memorial vigil at Gesu Church Tuesday evening
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Several hundred people packed into Gesu Church at Marquette University Tuesday evening, for a memorial service in honor of slain journalist James Foley.

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2:22 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

How James Foley's Death Could Influence U.S. Policy in Syria

Marquette University will hold a public vigil for the 1996 graduate James Foley tonight at the Church of the Gesu, at 11th and Wisconsin.

Hundreds gathered at Marquette University Tuesday night to remember slain journalist James Foley. 

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12:51 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Marquette Steps into New Academic Year "Greener"

Kyle Whelton shows off reusable carryout food container system as Marquette technicians make the final connections.
Credit S Bence

Marquette University's Kyle Whelton is not only delighted to start his senior year; he helped spearhead  two new initiatives designed to reduce waste on campus.

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10:28 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Forgotten History: Stenographer Witnesses Lincoln's Death, Impact Changed His Life Forever

Marquette professor James Marten’s book that tells the story of a little known witness to President Lincoln’s death.

The history of the Civil War is filled with familiar names, military leaders who planned and executed battles, war heroes, and political leaders from the Union and the Confederacy. But the war altered the lives of thousands of otherwise ordinary Americans. 

James Tanner was a teenager who fought, briefly, in the Civil War, and was seriously injured. But it was his career in civil service after the war that was extremely well-known at the time, but almost entirely forgotten today. 

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10:07 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Lovell, Marquette's First Lay Leader, Prepares for his First Day

Dr. Michael Lovell is the new chancellor of Marquette University.
Credit Marquette University

The news this Spring that Michael Lovell would leave his role as Chancellor at UW-Milwaukee to become the next President of Marquette University stunned many in the Milwaukee community.

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3:51 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Neighborhood News Service Effectively Informs Milwaukee Communities

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service (NNS) is an award-winning online source for objective, professional multimedia reporting on urban issues in 15 Milwaukee communities.
Credit Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

The online media source Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service has been operating for three years, with support from places such as the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative, United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee, and Marquette University.

Among outlet’s missions has been to cover hyperlocal neighborhood stories that are often missed by larger publications with broader scopes.

But has that ambition been realized?  And how does the Neighborhood News Service itself figure into the work of community building?

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