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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.

May 9, 2013


Marquette provost stepping down to return to teaching
John Pauly, Marquette University's provost, will step down at the end of May and return to teaching in the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication, Marquette President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., announced. Pilarz appointed Margaret Faut Callahan, dean of the College of Nursing, to serve as interim provost, effective June 1. The university plans to undergo a nationwide search with the goal of having a permanent provost in place by July 1, 2014.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 9, 2013

Marquette hires veteran pollster Charles Franklin

Nationally recognized government scholar and pollster Charles Franklin is joining Marquette University Law School on a full-time basis, and the school will continue its groundbreaking Marquette Law School Poll into the future, Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., university president, announced.

Story appeared on, (Racine) and (Green Bay), May 9, 2013

James Foley, alumnus,
is likely being held hostage by the Syrian government in a detention center near Damascus with at least one other western journalist. Foley was taken at gunpoint on Thanksgiving Day and has been missing in Syria ever since.

Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), May 3-5, 2013
Similar stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,,, and numerous other websites, May 3-5, 2013

Marquette sends safety bulletin after sexual assaults
After several reports of acquaintance-related sexual assaults in the last month, Marquette's Department of Public Safety sent an email to students, reminding them to be safe and alert during the remaining days of the semester.

Story appeared on,, and, May 3, 2013
Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 3-4, 2013

Cheryl Maranto, chair and associate professor of management, and Moira Kelly, adjunct professor of professional studies, commented on Caterpillar Inc.'s tough labor negotiation and the effects of the slowdown in the global mining industry.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 6, 2013
Similar story appeared on, May 7, 2013

Marquette College of Nursing hosts Mental Health Forum

The Marquette College of Nursing hosted its fourth annual Health Care Forum, "Access to Mental Health Care Services in our Community," on May 6. The forum addressed access to mental health care services in the Milwaukee community and featured a panel discussion with community leaders who provide those services daily.

Story appeared on, May 3, 2013
Similar story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), May 6, 2013

Marquette's College of Nursing discusses high risk healthcare
Marquette's College of Nursing partnered with Dr. Edmundo Mesta-Casavantes, the CEO of a hospital in a dangerous area of Mexico, to help students understand providing health care in a different part of the world with different challenges.

Story appeared in Nursing Matters, May 2013

Philip Naylor, professor of history,
wrote an article reviewing Algerian Chronicles, a book that captures how Albert Camus sought humanity in colonial conflict.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 3, 2013

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, commented in separate interviews on the declining unemployment rate in April and the recent rise in gas prices.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 4, 2013
Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), May 6-7, 2013

Dennis Brylow, associate professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, commented on the use of Raspberry Pi, a small computer the size of a credit card. Brylow's students are building their own small and simplistic operating system for Raspberry Pi to replace the one it usually runs on, so it can serve as a teaching tool.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), May 7, 2013

Marquette still accepting fall applications
According to a survey by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, Marquette is among 210 schools nationwide that still has available space for freshmen and transfer students after the May 1 national deadline for prospective students to commit for fall enrollment.

Blog appeared on, May 3, 2013

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