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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.

June 13, 2013


Marquette mourns the passing of a student studying abroad in Rome
Marquette University is mourning the death of Andrew Keith Carr after he fell from a ledge on the banks of a river in Rome, where he was studying abroad. A junior majoring in operations and supply chain management, he was a recipient of the Ignatius and Magis scholarships and frequently made the dean's list. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and the Marquette community.

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Prayer service planned for Marquette student who died in Rome

A prayer service was held for Andrew Keith Carr on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 12:15 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family in the Alumni Memorial Union.

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Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), June 12, 2013

College of Nursing awarded $5 million for partnership with Veterans Affairs nursing program

The Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen Marquette University's College of Nursing and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center as one of six sites in the nation to participate in a five-year VA Nursing Academy Nursing Academic Partnership Program. The $5 million partnership will prepare Marquette nursing students to promote health, healing and social justice for veterans and their families through culturally based and spiritually reflective clinical practice.

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Margaret Faut Callahan, dean of nursing and interim provost,
was one of 28 women who received the Milwaukee Business Journal's 2013 Women of Influence award on June 7. The 28 honorees were recognized for their acts in making metropolitan Milwaukee a better place to live. Callahan dedicates herself to preparing nursing students to care for individual patients as well as a healthier society.

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Apartment building near Marquette campus catches fire
Milwaukee firefighters responded to a two-alarm apartment fire near the Marquette University campus at 15th Street and Wells Street on Friday, June 7, 2013. All residents of the apartment building, Abode East, were evacuated with no injuries reported. The university is offering accommodations to the evacuated residents.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 8, 2013
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Robert Topp, professor and associate dean for research in the College of Nursing,
co-wrote an opinion piece agreeing with the state Legislature's intent to act upon the lack of health options for citizens served by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. He also added that while forcing the poor to buy only healthy food with government subsidies sounds helpful, it would not work.

Op-ed appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 11, 2013

Ryan Scoville, assistant professor of law, claimed, "There has to be a political decision on the part of the extraditing country that that sort of act is in its political interest," regarding Edward Snowden, a National Security Agency contractor, and his recent security leaks. The charges Snowden would face carry maximum penalties of 10 years each.

Story appeared on, June 10, 2013

Future Milwaukee Community Leadership Program celebrates 35 years

The Future Milwaukee Community Leadership Program celebrated its 35th anniversary on Thursday, May 30, 2013. The program, offered through Marquette University's College of Professional Studies, held an alumni reception titled, "Honoring the Past and Engaging the Future."

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Midwest Social Innovation Start-Up Challenge rewards creative social impact ideas
The Midwest Social Innovation Start-Up Challenge awarded $3,000 each to five semifinalists in a regional competition for business plans with social or environmental impact on Thursday, June 6, 2013. The competition, sponsored by Marquette University, Brady Corp. and Dell Inc., began last month with the selection of 12 team and individual competitors.

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John Borg, associate professor of mechanical engineering, collaborated with his students to study the measurements and aspects of baseball's knuckleball pitch. "We were looking at putting balls in different orientations — either in the four-seam orientation or in the two-seam orientation, and what we found is what dominates, what makes a knuckleball dense is where these seams are in relation to the direction of the flow," he said.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), June 9-10, 2013

Weak manufacturing report not a signal of impending downturn
A survey conducted by Marquette's Center for Supply Chain Management found that the seasonally adjusted index measuring manufacturing growth in the southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois region was 40.7, down from 48.4 in April. However, an official involved in the report claimed that this is not necessarily a "harbinger of bad things to come."

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