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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 21, 2013


New pope puts Jesuit order in the spotlight
Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president; Rev. Doug Leonhardt, S.J., associate vice president of mission and ministry; and Rev. Patrick Donnelly, S.J., professor emeritus, discussed the Society of Jesus and what it means to be a Jesuit in view of the election of Pope Francis, the Catholic Church's first Jesuit pontiff.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 17, 2013
Photo archive appeared on, March 16, 2013
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New Marquette Law School Poll examines education, favorability of political leaders, other issues
The Marquette University Law School Poll released on Tuesday, March 19, measured Wisconsin respondents' attitudes and opinions on elected officials, guns, charter schools and vouchers, among other key issues.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 20, 2013
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Marquette University, Laughlin Constable to host digital marketing summit
Marquette University and Milwaukee marketing firm Laughlin Constable hosted a digital marketing summit, Wednesday, March 20, that included a keynote address from the director of digital response for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. The event was part of the Insight Summit Series hosted by Marquette, which focuses on trends and the future of digital marketing and advertising.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 19, 2013

Bill Henk, dean of the College of Education, co-authored an op-ed with two other Milwaukee-area education deans about how to improve education in Milwaukee.

Opinion piece appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 20, 2013

David Clark, professor of economics,
in separate interviews, commented on the Wisconsin housing market, as well as the new Moderne apartment and condominium tower in downtown Milwaukee.

Stories appeared on, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and, March 15-18, 2013

William Thorn, associate professor of journalism, commented on the selection of Pope Francis saying, "He [Bergoglio] was actually number two last time around. I think this makes a lot of sense. In the end, they decided to go with all the qualities they saw last time. The next thing that hit me is that this is really the bridge to Latin America. We need to pay attention to Latin America."

Story appeared on, March 14, 2013
Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 13, 2013

Lance Hashimoto, clinical associate professor of general dental sciences, commented on The American Association of Endodontists's Root Canal Awareness Week.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 18, 2013

George Koonce, director of development, discussed his involvement with Marquette, the Urban Scholars program, NFL and his plans to write a new book, Is There Life After Football?

Story appeared on, March 18, 2013

Douglas Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management, commented on the new federal rule that forces manufacturers to account for minerals.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 17, 2013

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, commented on the sequester, saying, "The market has already taken that into account, has discounted it, so I don't see the sequester affecting the market very much because this discussion has been going on for some time."

Story appeared on, March 18, 2013

Patrick Kennelly, associate director of the Center for Peacemaking,
discussed a program for teenagers, Ripple Effect Milwaukee, that teaches leadership, community involvement and conflict resolution at five Boys and Girls Clubs in the city. Marquette student volunteers, the Center for Peacemaking and other nonprofits are part of this program.

Story appeared on, March 20, 2013

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