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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.

November 17, 2011


U.S. reviewing Marquette's response to sexual assault reports
The U.S. Department of Education is reviewing how Marquette handled two cases of alleged sexual assault involving student athletes last year. The review comes under the Clery Act, which requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on or near their campuses.

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Washington Post, Appleton Post Crescent and several other online news sources, Nov. 11-13, 2011

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), and WITI-TV (FOX 6), and numerous other news stations, Nov. 11-13, 2011

Father Scott Pilarz welcomes the Department of Education review
In a letter to the editor, Marquette President Scott Pilarz, S.J., acknowledges the Department of Education's review of Marquette's handling of sexual assault allegations and says that he welcomes the review.

Letter appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 16, 2011
Reporter blog also appeared on, Nov. 16, 2011

Delta Dental donates $2 million to Marquette Dental School
Delta Dental has awarded a $2 million grant to the Marquette University School of Dentistry's Building for the Future campaign for a planned expansion. Delta Dental's donation is the first of an $8 million capital campaign that will match $8 million already committed from the state of Wisconsin in its 2011-2013 biennial budget.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,,, and, Nov. 14 & 15, 2011

Chuck Swoboda, a member of the Marquette Board of Trustees,
is chairman and chief executive of Cree, the parent company of Ruud Lighting, which is expanding and expected to bring approximately 469 jobs to the Sturtevant area.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 16, 2011

Two Marquette trustees, Jeffrey Joerres and Mary Ellen Stanek,
were named among the top 10 power brokers in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Story appeared in The Business Journal supplement, The Power Book, Nov. 11, 2011

Fr. Pilarz meets the press at luncheon
At the Milwaukee Press Club's Newsmaker Luncheon, Marquette President Scott Pilarz, S.J., talked about expanding Marquette's impact, the Big East shakeup, sexual assault awareness and Marquette as an engine of opportunity for students.

Story appeared in The Catholic Herald, Nov. 10, 2011

Marquette University water law program plays role in Milwaukee's growing water industry
The growth of Milwaukee's water industry is directly tied to the strength of the region's talent, colleges and companies, which have joined to create new academic programs. At least a dozen area schools offer academic water programs, including Marquette University's program in water law.

Story appeared on, Nov. 17, 2011

Athan Theoharis, professor emeritus of history, commented on the new movie about J. Edgar Hoover and that the stories of Hoover's cross-dressing were not necessarily credible.

Story appeared on and, Nov. 11, 2011

Martin Greenberg, adjunct professor of law, commented on a study about the economic impact Miller Park has had on the area since it opened in 2001. The Marquette Sports Law Institute is offering assistance with a study that Major League Baseball has commissioned to look at the direct and indirect economic impact of Miller Park on the Milwaukee area.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and, Nov. 17, 2011

Marquette ROTC inducts new Army members
The Marquette University ROTC inducted 18 new members, including 14 Marquette University students, into the United States Army in a Veteran's Day ceremony.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Nov. 12, 2011
Story appeared on, Nov. 11, 2011


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