October 1, 2014

Marquette gets $1 million

A man who graduated from Marquette University 60 years ago has posthumously left $1 million to the Milwaukee school.

Doctor Robert Olson left it to his three surviving children – also Marquette graduates – to decide where his gift should go. It will be split evenly between Marquette’s doctorate program for physical therapy, the college of communication, and Marquette’s Division of Student Affairs.

Olsen graduated from Marquette’s school of medicine in 1953. It’s now the Medical College of Wisconsin.