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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.

September 22, 2011


Sexual Violence Awareness Week events highlighted
The Milwaukee Police Department was contacted by Marquette University last week to investigate a report of sexual assault. The incident occurred a week before Sexual Violence Awareness Week, highlighted through a variety of events around campus. Last April Marquette changed and strengthened its reporting policy so that all sexual assault reports to the Department of Public Safety are reported promptly to the Sensitive Crimes Unit of the Milwaukee Police Department.

Multiple stories on Sexual Violence Awareness Week events aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WITI-TV (FOX 6) Sept. 18-19, 2011

Story on Sexual Violence Awareness Week events and changes in policy appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 19, 2011

Opinion piece by a Marquette alumna and rape survivor appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 20, 2011. Related blog post appeared on, Sept. 20, 2011

Multiple stories on the reported assault and changes in policy aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WMLW-TV (Ch. 41) Sept. 15-18, 2011

Building a smarter Milwaukee
Marquette University president Scott Pilarz and UW-Milwaukee chancellor Michael Lovell are both beginning their first semester on the job. They were interviewed about the challenges and opportunities ahead for their respective schools.

Interview appeared in, Sept. 16, 2011
Video interview appeared on, Sept. 15, 2011
Related story appeared on, Sept. 21, 2011

Collaboration: not a luxury, a necessity
Institutions working together, sharing human and physical resources and taking advantage of each partner's expertise, accomplish more

Op-ed co-authored by Marquette President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., with Michael R. Lovell, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and John R. Raymond Sr., president and chief executive of the Medical College of Wisconsin, appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 18, 2011

Marquette watching Big East as teams leave in favor of the ACC
Marquette University is closely monitoring developments of the Big East Conference after Syracuse University and the University of Pittsburgh announced they would be joining the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Multiple related stories appeared in print and online.

Marquette missing some Big East clout: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 20, 2011 Marquette watching Big East, conference developments: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 19, 2011
Report: Catholic schools in Big East are talking: JSOnline, Sept. 19, 2011
Marquette's athletic plate is full: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 21, 2011

Multiple stories aired on ESPN, ESPN2, WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WMLW (CBS 41), WRGB-TV (CBS 6 - Albany, NY) and WITI-TV (FOX 6) Sept. 19-20, 2011

Marquette to maintain no-weapons policy
Marquette has decided to post signs throughout campus keeping weapons out of buildings on campus to the extent allowed by law. The state concealed carry law goes into effect on Nov. 1.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 20, 2011
Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and on WTMJ-AM (620), Sept. 20, 2011

Two Marquette University students arrested on drug charges
Two Marquette students were taken into custody by MPD after illegal drugs and paraphernalia were found in their dorm room in Schroeder Hall this past weekend. Both students have been charged.

Multiple stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Sept. 16-21, 2011

Multiple stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 19-21, 2011

Restorative Justice programs highlighted on Oprah's Network

The Oprah Winfrey Network taped two of Marquette Law School's Restorative Justice Initiative's victim/offender meetings for a series called "Confronting." The meetings dealt with cases of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, and were overseen by former Wisconsin state Supreme Court Justice and Marquette Distinguished Professor of Law Janine Geske.

Announcement appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 16, 2011
First segment aired on OWN, Sept. 17, 2011

Norris Park dedicated
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman Bob Bauman and Marquette President Father Pilarz spoke at the dedication of Norris Park, new green space for Marquette students and the surrounding neighborhood.

Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 20-21, 2011

Faculty featured on WUWM's 'Lake Effect'
During the past week three faculty members were featured on WUWM-FM (89.7) "Lake Effect," the local affiliate of National Public Radio.

James Marten, department chair and professor of history, discussed his new book on Civil War veterans returning to civilian life. Interview aired on Sept. 16, 2011

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, discussed how Obama's job initiative needs bipartisanship support. Interview aired Sept. 19, 2011

McGee Young, assistant professor of political science, discussed a website he helped develop to monitor water use. Interview aired Sept. 20, 2011

Marquette receives $1 million for rural nursing
The Marquette University College of Nursing has received a three-year, $1.03 million grant to develop an evidence-based nurse residency program for new, rural nurses in Wisconsin, Illinois and Idaho.

Story appeared on, Sept. 20, 2011


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