By the numbers: A look back on President Lovell's first year
July 1 marked the official one-year anniversary of Michael
R. Lovell as president of Marquette University. The Marquette community
celebrated many major milestones with our 24th and first lay president.
From tweeting to 6,000 followers to traveling 20,000 miles to visit with
alumni across the country in the Journey Continues events and
worshipping with hundreds of students inside the Joan of Arc Chapel, relive the moments of a year to remember.
$5 million granted to 38 innovation fund projects
Unveiled in President Lovell’s inaugural address in
September 2014, the strategic innovation fund is similar to a venture
capital fund, providing seed money to students, faculty and staff to
explore entrepreneurial ventures.
"Every proposal we received showed innovative,
entrepreneurial thinking, and each demonstrated a real desire to make
Marquette, the broader community and the world better," President Lovell
said. Learn more about the projects.
Tracking a trend
It was July 2005 when Dr. Mallory O'Brien noticed a disturbing
trend: Milwaukee was on pace to have twice as many tavern-related
homicides as the previous year. Read more.