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Marquette Athletic Performance Research Center could boost Downtown dead zone

Published Jan. 20, 2016

Marquette University President Michael Lovell says the university's new Athletic Performance Research Center "will become a unique destination and national model that spurs innovative research and significantly advances our missions." It could also boost an underutilized plot of Downtown land.

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Marquette rescinds Bill Cosby's honorary degree

Published Sept. 24, 2015

The idea of Bill Cosby speaking to a crowd full of young impressionable minds ready to head out into the world and their smiling family members seems unthinkable now. But back in 2013, before anyone really truly knew of Cosby's accused crimes, that's exactly what happened at Marquette University's graduation ceremony. Today, Marquette attempted to undo that now in retrospect squirmy choice, rescinding Cosby's honorary degree from that day.

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MPD chief calls for tougher sentences, gun laws to curb homicides

Published Sept. 10, 2015

Milwaukee Police Department Chief Edward Flynn is calling for stricter sentencing for violent offenders to counter the city's spike in homicides, which are up almost 70 percent this year compared to the same time period last year. According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Flynn made the comments at a public forum hosted by Mike Gousha at Marquette University.

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Finding Père Jacques Marquette in his birthplace ... and mine

Published Sept. 2, 2015

I don't remember anymore why I was searching for information about Jesuit priest and 17th century explorer Jacques Marquette, the university's namesake, but I do remember sitting in my office searching for background information when I made a really cool discovery: Père Marquette and I were both born in Laon, a city in the north of France. Years later, I would finally return to our birthplace, a trip that lives in me in ways I never thought it would.

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