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Marquette alumni couple give $3.5 million gift for scholarship aid

A Marquette alumni couple have given the university a $3.5 million gift for scholarship aid. The Donald J. and Frances I. Herdrich Endowed Scholarship for Engineering will fund full scholarships for first-generation students in the Opus College of Engineering. Twenty-three percent of Marquette’s most recent incoming class are first-generation college students. The engineering scholarships include full room and board and will begin with the 2017-’18 academic year. An incoming freshman will receive the scholarship each year from 2017-2021. After five years, five engineering students simultaneously will hold the scholarship. “Fran and I … [Read More...]

New trustees elected to Marquette board

Marquette University’s Board of Trustees elected three new members at its Sept. 21 meeting. The new trustees are Joanna Bauza, president of The Cervantes Group; Tim Bergstrom, president and chief operating officer of Bergstrom Automotive; and John Underwood, managing director at Goldman Sachs. Marquette trustees serve for three-year terms and may be re-elected to serve […]

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Bee the Difference

There’s something generating serious buzz near the corner of 19th Street and Wisconsin Avenue. It’s a marriage of Noon Run participants, students and urban beekeeping that’s creating “a team with a hive-like mentality” and spreading pro-bee awareness.

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Writing Center to hold graduate student writing group

The Ott Memorial Writing Center will hold a graduate student writing group every Wednesday beginning Oct. 5, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Raynor 330. A Writing Center tutor will be available for consultations, and coffee and tea will be provided by the Center for Teaching and Learning. For more information, contact Sareene Proodian, Writing […]

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Volunteers needed for Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect is looking for volunteers to assist guests as they walk through a resource fair designed to provide the basics of what a person facing homelessness may need. The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the AMU. Registration is available online. For more information, contact Gerry Fischer, associate […]