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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.

October 24, 2013


Video: Qualities of next president of Marquette University
John Ferraro, global chief operating officer at Ernst & Young and chairman of the presidential search committee for Marquette, explained the qualities that will be looked for in the search for Marquette's next president. "Choosing the most qualified and the best person, I'd say man or woman, to lead Marquette has got to be at the top of the agenda and Catholic identity and Jesuit mission has got to be in the DNA of that person," Ferraro said.

Story and video appeared on, Oct. 21, 2013

Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., interim president, discussed his decision to come out of retirement to be Marquette's interim president, the improvements he intends to make to Marquette's community and the Marquette presidential search.

Story appeared on, Oct. 22, 2013

Marquette receives grant for high school computer science curriculum

The National Science Foundation granted $844,000 to Marquette University to help introduce more computer science courses to ninth- and 10th-grade students in Wisconsin high schools. Dennis Brylow, associate professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, commented on the positive effects of this grant, saying, "Job growth in this sector is projected to outpace students who graduate with computer science degrees by a wide margin, in part because far too few students see computing-related careers as a possibility."

Story appeared on and, Oct. 23, 2013

Marquette ranked a best private college value
Marquette University was ranked No. 46 in Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of top 100 Best Private College Values. The rankings are based on a set of criteria that includes both academic quality and affordability.

Story appeared on, Oct. 17, 2013

Mobile Legal Clinic brings free advice to the poor

Marquette University Law School and the Milwaukee Justice Center have partnered with Quarles & Brady to establish the Milwaukee Justice Center Mobile Legal Clinic. The Mobile Legal Clinic is operated by the Milwaukee Justice Center, a collaborative project between the Milwaukee Bar Association, Marquette University and Milwaukee County.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 20, 2013
Similar story appeared on, Oct. 18, 2013

Marquette hosts Dispute Resolution and Health Care Conference

Last week, dispute resolution leaders gathered at Marquette University to discuss solving conflict in health care and President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Leonard Marcus, director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and keynote speaker, claimed policymakers don't often anticipate conflicts that may arise in the health care systems they create.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (FM 89.7), Oct. 23, 2013

David Clark, professor of economics,
commented on the housing market in Wisconsin saying that Wisconsin home sales have shown steady growth, rather than strong swings either way.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 21, 2013
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Computer glitch affects students applying for college
A glitch found on The Common Application, a website high school students use to apply to several colleges at once, has caused Marquette University to help applicants on an individual basis to apply on another website.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Oct. 22, 2013

Dozens flock to homeless services fair
Marquette University hosted a fair sponsored by the nonprofit group Continuum of Care for the homeless community of Milwaukee on Thursday, Oct. 17. The event was an effort to help the homeless with basic needs, find permanent housing, and offer assistance with haircuts, dental screenings and a warm meal.

Story aired on, Oct. 18, 2013
Similar story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Oct 17, 2013

George Koonce, director of development,
commented on the recent injury sustained by Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley. "We have to take our time and give him the time he needs to recover because there is life after football," Koonce said.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Oct. 21, 2013

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