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Marquette University In The News is a weekly compilation of top media reports about Marquette University and members of the university community.



Marquette University's new building gives law school vital space
Fordham University law school interim dean Mike Martin knows about the new glass-and-brick law school building that's being dedicated Wednesday at Marquette University – and he's envious. Thanks in part to a gift from alumni Ray and Kay Eckstein, Marquette's $85 million building is making waves because of its ability to provide the tools of the more specialized field of modern law.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 6, 2010
Related story appeared in the National Law Journal, Sept. 7, 2010

At new hall, Scalia stresses teaching
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia offered frank advice to the hundreds of faculty and students who turned out for the dedication of Ray and Kay Eckstein Hall, Marquette University Law School's new $85 million building. Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson also gave remarks, and Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York blessed the building.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 9, 2010
Photo gallery appeared on, Sept. 9, 2010

Broadcast story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WUWM-FM (89.7), Sept. 8, 2010

Marquette University's next president, Pilarz, is spirited leader
Father Scott R. Pilarz will become Marquette University's 23rd president, bringing to campus his booming New Jersey-accented voice, energetic management style and apparent talent for appealing to the best in students, faculty and alumni.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 5, 2010

Father Pilarz leaves void at U. of Scranton
Last week it was announced that Father Scott R. Pilarz will be leaving Scranton next summer to become the 23rd president of Marquette University. Godspeed, Father. We are grateful for everything you have done, we wish you the very best in your new assignment and we are left wondering, where will the provincial ever find another Pilarz to fill the void?

Column appeared in the Scranton Times Leader, Sept. 6, 2010

U of S students shocked, saddened at Pilarz's planned departure
University of Scranton students might not know the Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., personally, but for many, news of the president's planned departure feels like the loss of a friend.

Story appeared in the Scranton Times Tribune, Sept. 3, 2010

Marquette University names new president
The Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, president of the University of Scranton, in Pennsylvania, has been chosen as president of Marquette University.

Announcement appeared on, Sept. 8, 2010
Similar story appeared in the Milwaukee Catholic Herald, Sept. 2, 2010

Milwaukee teen eyes Boys & Girls Clubs of America's National Youth of the Year title
Tommy Walls, a freshman at Marquette University, is one of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America's Urban Scholars award winners.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Courier, Sept. 4, 2010

Jefferson Thomas, a member of the Little Rock 9, died of pancreatic cancer. Marquette University honored the Little Rock 9 with its prestigious Pére Marquette Discovery award in February.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Sept. 6, 2010