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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.

December 12, 2013


Marquette launches national search for its next president
For the first time, Marquette is using a national executive search firm to search for candidates interested in becoming the school's 24th president. "The goal of this search process is to choose the best possible person to lead Marquette University into the future," said John Ferraro, university trustee and chair of the Presidential Search Committee.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 8, 2013

Business Journal Education Roundtable: Always lots to learn

Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., was one of 14 panelists at The Business Journal's Education Roundtable on Dec. 10. Some of the majors that were discussed centered on careers in the medical field, such as biomedical sciences at Marquette University.

Story appeared on, Dec. 10, 2013

Marquette students and staff reflect on Nelson Mandela's life

As the Marquette campus mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela, Morgan Mekertichian, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, reflected on her study abroad experience in South Africa and how retracing Mandela's footsteps around Capetown made her feel a personal connection to him. Chima Korieh, associate professor of history, also commented on Mandela's influence, saying leaders around the world can learn from his example.

Stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WUWM-FM (FM 89.7) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Dec. 5-7, 2013

Marquette receives inaugural grant for Investigator Initiated Research Program

OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc., launched its Investigator Initiated Research Program by awarding initial grants to Marquette University and three other academic research institutions to address patient demand for faster orthodontic treatment.

Story appeared on, Dec. 11, 2013
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Alison Barnes, professor of law,
discussed the three main groups of aging Americans that will be affected by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Story appeared on, Dec. 11, 2013

Paul Secunda, professor of law,
commented on Detroit's recent bankruptcy decision, where a federal judge ruled that Detroit could cut pensions as part of its restructuring. Secunda discussed who should get priority and whose benefits are at risk.

Story appeared on, Dec. 10, 2013

Syed Akhter, professor of marketing,
commented on Lands' End's decision to break away from Sears Holdings Corp., saying, "They have work cut out for them…Sears' image did not help."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 6, 2013

Danny Pudi, Marquette alumnus and former "Community" actor,
directed a documentary that will premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The film, Untucked, will explore the iconic untucked jersey worn in 1977 when Marquette University won its first national college basketball championship.

Story appeared on, Dec. 11, 2013

Department of Public Safety offers to watch student homes over break
During winter break, the Department of Public Safety at Marquette is offering its Vacant House Watch program to students residing in the near off-campus neighborhood. Students can register their homes with Public Safety prior to leaving campus by filling out a Vacant House Watch Request Form online.

Story appeared on, Dec. 9, 2013

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