“36 Hours in Milwaukee”
New York Times, Travel Section
October 5, 2008
The nation’s 23rd largest city, Milwaukee is the cultural, economic and educational capital of its seven-county metropolitan area, home to more than 2 million people, including 30,000 Marquette alumni. Located 90 miles north of Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan and 70 miles due east of Madison, Milwaukee combines a Midwestern work ethic and sensibility with a recent revival that features a stunning addition, designed by Santiago Calatrava, to the Milwaukee Art Museum; revitalized neighborhoods like Brady Street and the Historic Third Ward; and a downtown housing boom that has attracted empty nesters and young professionals alike to the city’s renovated lofts and newly constructed townhomes and high rises.
Milwaukee is the world headquarters to five Fortune 500 companies, including Northwestern Mutual, Manpower, Inc., and Johnson Controls. Residents also benefit from a wide range of performing and fine arts opportunities, and from Milwaukee’s major-league sports, including the Milwaukee Bucks, the Milwaukee Brewers, the state’s Green Bay Packers—and of course, the Marquette Golden Eagles.
As the largest private university in Wisconsin, Marquette is engaged in active collaborations with universities throughout the region and state, including the 13 colleges and universities located within the greater Milwaukee area.