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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.

August 25, 2011


Marquette welcomes new president and the Class of 2015
More than 2,000 freshmen moved into dorms on Marquette University's campus on Wednesday. Arriving with them is new Marquette University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., who learned the Marquette fight song with the new students Wednesday night.

Related stories aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) at noon and 6 p.m., WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-AM (620), Aug. 24, 2011

Photo appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 25, 2011
Additional photos of move-in day appeared on, Aug. 24, 2011

Wild reflects on his time as president at Marquette
Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., spoke about his accomplishments while serving as president for Marquette University, the most important of which was, "addressing [Marquette's] Jesuit, Catholic identity in a more explicit way."

Story appeared in the Catholic Herald, Aug. 18, 2011

Roby Blust, dean of admissions and enrollment planning, said high school students should not assume they know if a college is or is not for them just because the school is in their hometown or home state. He advised them to spend as much time and thought looking into these schools as any out-of-state schools they are considering.

Story appeared on, Aug. 24, 2011

Colleges and sexual assault
The Chicago Tribune Editorial Board wrote that by not reporting sexual assaults to police, Marquette University officials and other universities have opened themselves to accusations of trying to keep those attacks out of the public eye, even if that was not their intent. Marquette has changed its policies to immediately report allegations of sexual assault to the Milwaukee Police Department. That change is supported by the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board.

Editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Aug. 24, 2011

James Foley, Marquette alum, who was held captive in Libya earlier this year is "happy and relieved," that Libyan rebels have taken control of Tripoli. Foley, who was working in Libya as a journalist for, plans to return to Libya in the next few weeks.

Stories appeared on and, Aug. 22, 2011

Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WGBA-TV (NBC Green Bay-Appleton), Aug. 21-23, 2011

Phillip Naylor, professor of history,
spoke about how the fall of Gaddafi in Libya will be life-changing for his critics, especially those Libyans living in America who may have previously been too fearful to go back to their country.

Stories aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WMLW-TV (CBS 58), Aug. 22, 2011

Haggerty Museum features local artists
"Current Tendencies II," opening Wednesday at the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, will feature the work of 10 Milwaukee artists whom the Haggerty identified as particularly outstanding.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 22, 2011
Similar story appeared on Aug. 23, 2011

Wisconsin ID law to face lawsuit
The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is alleging the law requiring photo ID to vote violates right to vote provisions of the state constitution. Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, and Rick Esenberg, adjunct professor of law, commented on the merits of the lawsuit.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 22, 2011

Dental students provide dental care to those in need
Students from the Marquette University School of Dentistry were part of a team of 1,050 volunteers at the Wisconsin Dental Association and WDA Foundation's third Mission of Mercy, where they helped to provide $1.12 million in charitable dental care.

Story appeared on, Aug. 23, 2011

Marquette chemists help create product to protect against terrorist bombings
Scientists at Marquette University, led by Charles Wilkie, professor emeritus of chemistry and Pfletschinger Habermann Chair, along with Triton Systems Inc., have collaborated to create a new product to protect buildings and occupants from terrorist bombings.

Story appeared on, Aug. 19, 2011

Edward Fallone, associate professor of law, wrote an article in which he makes the case for the constitutionality of statewide recalls of elected officials.

Story appeared on, Aug. 23, 2011

David Clark, professor of economics, said the true state of the real estate market will not be known until the end of the year.

Story appeared on, Aug. 22, 2011


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