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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.

March 14, 2013

TOP STORIES

Marquette president, faculty and students weigh in on selection of new pope

Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president,
following the announcement of newly appointed Pope Francis, appeared on "CBS This Morning" to offer a Jesuit's perspective on the first pope from the Society of Jesus.

Interview aired on CBS This Morning (national), March 14, 2013
Similar stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and aired on WTMJ-AM (620), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WITI-TV (FOX 6) , March 13-14, 2013
Related story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 10, 2013
Related story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 13, 2013


Rev. Steven Avella, professor of history,
discussed the process of choosing a new pope and his personal excitement after hearing the announcement of Pope Francis.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 14, 2013
Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WUWM-FM (89.7), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WUWM-FM (89.7), March 10-13, 2013


William Thorn, associate professor of journalism,
explained various issues surrounding the papal selection, as well as his surprise at the election of Pope Francis.

Stories aired on WTMJ-AM (620), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WITI-TV (FOX 6) March 8-14, 2013


Rev. Bryan Massingale, professor of theology, said of Pope Francis' introductory remarks, "It was a very powerful sign that he wants to be a pope who not only is leading people but listening to people and depending on their prayers."

Interview appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 14, 2013

Marquette students Kelly Taylor, Kyle Dooley and Seamus Doyle,
who are in Rome studying abroad, discussed their experiences seeing the selection of a new pope firsthand.

Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-AM (620) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 13, 2013

Marquette graduate students Andrew Karls and Katie Fiesen, said they are excited to see an Argentinian pope because of the growing base of Catholics in South America.

AP story appeared on Madison.com, GreenBayPressGazette.com, LaCrosseTribune.com and a dozen other websites, March 13, 2013

Big East split is official
Marquette's separation with the Big East will occur on July 1. The Golden Eagles will join DePaul, Georgetown, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John's and Villanova in the new league that will begin play next season under the Big East name.

Story appeared on JSOnline.com, March 8, 2013
Similar stories appeared on BizJournals.com and MetroMilwaukee.org, March 8, 2013 Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), March 8, 2013

Marquette University turned off by FemSex
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Jim Stingl opined on Marquette's recent decision to end sponsorship of a student-led workshop about female sexuality, elements of which the university said fell outside the scope of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center charter.

Column appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 10, 2013
Related blog appeared on JSOnline.com, March 10, 2013


Marquette University board elects new trustees
Four new members have been elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees. The new members include alumni Patrick Lawton, managing director of fixed income capital markets at Robert W. Baird & Co.; Kelly McShane, a retired school psychologist; Scott Schroeder, a founding partner at hedge fund Balyasny Asset Management; and Owen Sullivan, a high-ranking ManpowerGroup executive.

Story appeared on BizJournals.com, March 8, 2013


Marquette to host conference on Milwaukee arena debate
Marquette Law School, in conjunction with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will host a conference on the debate about a proposed entertainment arena in Milwaukee Monday, April 8, at the Law School.

Story appeared on BizTimes.com, March 7, 2013

Golden Eagles take home Big East regular-season championship trophy
The Marquette men's basketball team won a share of the Big East regular season championship after their victory over St. John's on March 9.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 10, 2013
Blog appeared on JSOnline.com, March 9, 2013



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