Clearly it is a new day for Marquette University,” declared President Lovell. “My commitment is to relentlessly pursue excellence and success so this university truly will be the difference. In the spirit of James Foley, we are going to focus on creating future citizens — men and women — who live their lives for others.”
The “new day” began immediately with these announcements:
Center for Advancement of the Humanities
A future planned gift will create a Center for Advancement of the Humanities, made possible with a multimillion-dollar legacy commitment from an anonymous alumna. The center will welcome scholars from around the world and establish Marquette as the leading humanities institution in the Midwest.
Strategic innovation fund
The $5 million fund will spur innovative ideas and entrepreneurial initiatives that align with the university’s strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries. Seed money will go to students, faculty and staff to explore entrepreneurial ventures. The university plans to develop dedicated innovation space on campus.
Marquette purchased approximately seven acres of land south of David A. Straz, Jr., Tower to enhance the student experience and expand the university’s footprint.
Marquette will expand its role in the water sector and assume a significant presence at Milwaukee’s Global Water Center, which houses water-related research facilities and companies. The university is exploring options for a presence at Innovation Campus, a 71-acre public-private research park in Wauwatosa, Wis.
Collaboration on safety
Marquette and Harley-Davidson will partner in a new safety initiative comprising the Avenues West neighborhood anchor institutions.
Learn more at marquette.edu/announcements.