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Top 10 most-read feature stories of 2023 

This year was filled with unforgettable moments and memories on the Marquette University campus. Here are the top 10 most viewed Marquette Today feature stories of 2023. 

No. 10: Solid gold—student-run craft brewing venture

Blue & Gold Brewing LLC’s first beer launch in 2023 was a huge success. Read more about this student-run business venture’s ’77 Golden Ale in this popular story

No. 9: Fiserv CFO shaped by faith, family and his Marquette experience: A Q&A with Bob Hau 

As a 1987 graduate of the College of Business Administration, Hau lives Marquette’s values in every facet of his life. He shares more about his work and how he and his wife became foster parents in this top read story.  

No. 8: Helping at home: New Marquette Law School grad to help asylum seekers in native south Texas 

Aimeé Treviño was destined for the courtroom. The 2023 Marquette grad is now making a difference back home along the border in south Texas living out Marquette’s values. 

No. 7: Former Cardinal Stritch faculty member, students embrace silver lining after closure 

After the sudden closure of Cardinal Stritch University, Dr. Eric Dimmitt found himself out of a job for the first time in nine years. He’s now a clinical associate professor in the College of Education helping support Cardinal Stritch students at Marquette.  

No. 6: Stand-up guy 

Out of his own small, cramped quarters, Colin Dowdle, Bus Ad ’17, knew the world needed a standing desk that could easily collapse to roll under a bed or sofa, so he decided to put his entrepreneurship major to work. 

Noah Smith looking and standing inside of St. Joan of Arc Chapel.

No. 5: Having dismissed thoughts of priesthood, Noah Smith now ready to enter Jesuit formation

The appeal of the priesthood was a gradual realization for Noah Smith, Arts ’23. Now, after reams of paperwork, many interviews and days of discernment, Smith is ready to begin the journey toward becoming a Jesuit priest.  

No. 4: Construction on Straz Hall, college’s future home, accelerates; move-in day to come in summer 2024 

Construction for the future home of Marquette Nursing is less than a year from completion. Faculty, staff and students are eagerly anticipating the day when they can occupy the reimagined David A. Straz, Jr. Hall in this popular story from 2023. 

No. 3: Following in their fathers’ footsteps 

Joseph E. Tierney V became the fifth consecutive Joseph E. Tierney from his family to receive his degree from Marquette. Track the impressive family history in this 2023 feature.  

No. 2: The dean down the hall 

In this 2023 feature, read about how Dr. Heidi Bostic and Dr. Stephen Pluháček left their Milwaukee East Side house to live in a Marquette-owned apartment building, replacing neighbors they knew with students they were getting to know.  

No. 1:  For one senior, Commencement address will have family ties 

It’s not every day that your mom is the commencement speaker of your graduating class. But that was the case for Brandon Grandalski. His mom, Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, gave a heartfelt speech on Saturday, May 20. Read about it in the top read story of 2023.