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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 28, 2013


Marquette to face Miami in Sweet Sixteen
Marquette will face Miami in the Sweet Sixteen tonight at 6:15 p.m., after defeating Butler 74-72 in the round of 32.

Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WTMJ-AM (AM 620), March 24-27, 2013
Similar stories appeared on, and, March 24-26, 2013

Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president,
discussed Holy Thursday Mass and Marquette's Sweet Sixteen appearance coinciding. Though he is in Washington, D.C., for the game, he said that, "[...despite basketball] there will be plenty of time for me to go to church; I can guarantee you my mother will be steering me into the direction of a church on Thursday."

Interview aired on WTMJ-AM (620), March 26, 2013
Similar stories also aired on WTMJ-AM (620) and on, March 27-28, 2013

David Murphy, interim vice president of Marketing and Communication, discussed how a solid run into the NCAA tournament presents an opportunity for people to learn about the school, bring in more prospective students and build the alumni base. Murphy said the impact of Marquette's run can be easily seen online; in one year, the Marquette website gets about 28 million hits, but in the week since the Butler Game, Murphy says social media impressions have reached 5 million.

Similar stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WUWM-FM (87.9), and WLUK-TV (FOX 11), March 25-27, 2013

Golden Eagles success in NCAA Tournament benefits university

Marquette University is getting national recognition as the basketball team makes its third Sweet Sixteen appearance in a row. Roby Blust, dean of admissions and enrollment planning, said that the recognition is coming at the perfect time of the year when high school seniors are making their college decisions. Andy Brodzeller, associate director of university communication, said it is a very exciting time for the team and the university, which has 110,000 living alumni, will have 55 viewing parties across the country and a batch of dedicated student fans that will take a bus all way to Washington, DC.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 25-27, 2013

Marquette fans charter to the Sweet Sixteen
Marquette and Marquette University Student Government set up a charter bus trip to Washington, D.C., so Marquette students and fans could experience the Sweet Sixteen without flying.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), March 26-27, 2013

Trent Lockett, senior and guard on Marquette's basketball team, was featured in an article about how he chose to transfer to Marquette to be closer to his mom in Minnesota. Lockett's mom has a rare type of cancer.

Story appeared on, March 27, 2013

Paul Secunda, associate professor of law, commented on the sequester situation and how it may affect government furloughs, saying, "I think the National Labor Relations Board is going to have to implement some furloughs."

Story appeared on, March 21, 2013

Christopher Krimmer, adjunct professor of law, commented on the Supreme Court hearing cases about same-sex marriage, saying the courts could still leave the matter up to the states and Wisconsin would still have a ban.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 26, 2013

Cheryl Maranto, chair and associate professor of management, commented on a Caterpillar union negotiation issue around schools like MATC training future workers, saying, "I think proactively training field workers in advance of negotiations is a particularly aggressive signal. The more difficult it is to replace key workers, the more bargaining power they would have in negotiations."

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), March 27, 2013

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