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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 27, 2013


Marquette University names journalists for inaugural O'Brien fellowship
The Diederich College of Communication has announced its inaugural class of three journalists who will take part in The Perry and Alicia O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism. Hal Bernton of The Seattle Times, Dan Egan of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Lillian Thomas of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette have been chosen as the 2013 fellows.

Story appeared on, June 26, 2013

Big East announces commissioner

Val Ackerman, former WNBA president, a staff attorney and vice president of business affairs for the NBA, was announced as the first commissioner of the remade 10-team Big East Conference.
Marquette President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., said, "I'm confident that we've found the right person in Val Ackerman to lead the Big East into its next chapter."

Story appeared on, June 27, 2013

Sandra Hunter, associate professor of exercise science,
was selected by NASA to study the difference of muscle loss between genders due to space flight. Hunter said, "There's evidence that women have even greater losses of muscle strength and mass than men when talking about the effects of space flight."

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), June 25, 2013
Story appeared on and, June 25, 2013

Marquette University's Future Milwaukee program announces new executive director
Christine Hill, former mayor of Oak Creek, has been named the executive director of the Future Milwaukee community leadership program, which has been housed in Marquette's College of Professional Studies since 2005.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Post, June 21, 2013

Matthew Mitten, professor of law and director of the National Sports Law Institute,
commented on the suit filed against the NCAA by former college athlete Ed O'Bannon and the potential impact the case could have on the NCAA, saying the association "could face foreboding consequences should the case be turned into a class-action lawsuit."

Story appeared on, June 21, 2013

Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy,
commented on Gov. Scott Walker's decision to sign the 2013 Wisconsin budget at Catalyst Exhibits, an exhibit design company in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. Franklin said, "His staff must have considered why this was a good place to hold the signing."

Story appeared on, June 26, 2013

David Clark, professor of economics, commented on the increase in Wisconsin home sales saying home owners who previously tried selling their property and were unsuccessful are getting back into the market.

Associated Press story appeared on, and, June 18-24, 2013

Bernard Cooke remembered as visionary educator, inspiring theologian
Bernard Cooke, an educator who foresaw the need for well-formed lay theologians, died May 31 in San Antonio. He was 91. Cooke was on the theology faculty at Marquette University in 1963 when he established a doctoral program in theology for lay students, the first such program in the United States.

Story appeared on National Catholic Reporter Online, June 22, 2013

Theatre update
Marquette University's theatre department will be collaborating with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre in Ken Ludwig's "Lend Me a Tenor," April 10-27, 2014.

Story appeared on, June 25, 2013

Driver accused of hitting Marquette University student charged
Adolph Key, 41, faces charges of intoxicated use of a vehicle and failure to stop after he struck a Marquette student on June 20.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), June 21, 2013

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