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Monday on Lake Effect: Marquette Dean Of Engineering, The Newhall House Fire, 'Sijan' Documentary

Monday on Lake Effect:

We address innovation and diversity in the engineering fields with Marquette University’s Opus Dean of Engineering, Dr. Kristina Ropella. We learn about Milwaukee’s Newhall House fire — one of the deadliest hotel fires in U.S. history. Plus, a documentary showing at the EAA tells the story of Milwaukee war hero Lance Sijan, but the film is about more than just the tragic end to his life.


  • Dr. Kristina Ropella, Marquette University School of Engineering
  • Matthew Prigge, author, Damn the Old Tinderbox!: Milwaukee’s Palace of the West and the Fire That Defined an Era
  • Janine Sijan Rozina & Tim Seymour, Sijan documentary