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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.

August 1, 2013


Two faculty members discuss recent papal comments
Rev. Bryan Massingale, professor of theology, and Rev. Steven Avella, professor of history, both commented on Pope Francis' remarks about gay and lesbian members of the Catholic Church. Father Massingale said there was definitely a new tone in Francis' statements, and Father Avella added that the remarks show that Pope Francis has a "pastor's heart."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 30, 2013
Related story appeared on, July 31, 2013
Interview aired on KCBS-AM (AM 740), July 29, 2013

When profiling is "reasonable," injustice becomes excusable
Rev. Bryan Massingale, professor of theology, wrote an opinion piece on the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. "This is why the verdict of "not guilty" has touched a deep well of resentment, sadness, and horror in many African American men (and in those who love us). For I not only know that if I had a son he could look like Trayvon; I know that I could be Trayvon," he wrote.

Opinion piece appeared on, July 19, 2013

Latest Marquette Law School Poll shows gender differences on Walker's approval rating

The latest Marquette University Law School poll released Tuesday, July 23, noted a gender gap in support for Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The poll found that 39 percent of men who responded disapproved of Walker's on-the-job performance, while 52 percent of women polled disapproved.

Story appeared on and, Aug. 1, 2013

Marianne Weiss, associate professor of nursing,
participated in a live chat session via Twitter as part of a group of health professionals offering health guidance for those who fear they lack the knowledge or confidence to manage their own care.

Story appeared on, July 29, 2013

Steven Franzoi, professor of psychology,
commented on New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner's recent text messaging scandal, saying, "People are attracted to individuals who are powerful. Men who are in positions of social power have had experiences with women where that social power has been reinforced and rewarded by sexual interest. There's a certain allure."

Story appeared on, July 24, 2013

Second student alleges drink tampering at Sobelman's, MPD investigating
A second student came forward claiming to have possibly had an unknown substance placed in her drink at Sobelman's 1601 W. Wells St. location more than a year ago.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), July 26, 2013

Thomas Bausch, dean emeritus of the College of Business Administration,
died July 17, 2013. An avid proponent of Catholic social teaching in business and management, he had a distinguished career centered on working with Jesuit universities and the Society of Jesus throughout the world.

Obituary appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 25, 2013

Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management,
said that some U.S. companies have stopped manufacturing in China because it has made the counterfeiting problem worse for them, regarding a Mukwonago manufacturing company taking action against Chinese manufacturers that have copied its products and sold them worldwide.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 29, 2013

Paul Secunda, associate professor of law, commented on Michigan's Attorney General Bill Scheutte's fight to protect the pensions of Detroit retirees from being downsized in bankruptcy court. "There's not a lot of previous case law that tells us what's going to happen here," Secunda claimed.

Story appeared on, July 30, 2013

Dennis Garrett, retired associate professor of marketing,
commented on Alterra Coffee's recent announcement of its name change to Colectivo Coffee, saying, "Typically, companies underestimate the depth of passion that their loyal customers have. I would be really concerned, I think, about how this could harm their company in the long term."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 29, 2013

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