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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.

February 20, 2014


Marquette reduces workforce to trim costs and minimize tuition increases
Marquette University announced the elimination of 25 staff positions in a cost-cutting move. In a letter to faculty and staff, Interim President Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., said, "With families stretched to the limit in their ability to afford additional tuition costs, these challenging times require us to take difficult but necessary steps. Only by aligning our operations and resources with our fiscal realities can we keep a Marquette education affordable for our students. The most difficult step is consolidating work and eliminating positions in our university workforce. Decisions such as these are among the toughest we face as university leaders. The decisions announced today are steps we must take to ensure the university's long-term fiscal health."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 20, 2013
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Stories aired on WITI-TV (Fox 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WTMJ-AM (620 AM), Feb. 19, 2014

NASA selects Marquette satellite to launch into space
NASA has selected Marquette as one of 16 organizations to launch a CubeSat, a small student-built satellite that weighs around three pounds, into space sometime in the next three years. The Marquette satellite is designed to carry out two main objectives: collect and transmit pictures from onboard cameras back to earth, and test the reliability of special computer memory used in space.

Stories aired on WITI-TV (Fox 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WUWM-FM (89.7), Feb. 19 and 20, 2014
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Digital Marketing Summit returns to Marquette

The fast-changing world of digital advertising and marketing will be the focus of the March 19, second annual Digital Advertising and Marketing Summit hosted by Marquette's Diederich College of Communication and Laughlin Constable on March 19.

Stories appeared on, and, Feb. 19, 2014

Haggerty Museum of Art hosting exhibit on American consumerism

The Haggerty Museum of Art is hosting a major exhibit of photography that examines what it means to be a consumer. American photographer Brian Ulrich traveled across the United States to document Americans shopping. The exhibit, running through May 18, looks at retail stores, thrift shops, and dark or closed stores.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (FM 89.7), Feb. 14, 2014

Attempted purse snatcher caught near Marquette University

The Department of Public Safety caught a man who attempted to take a woman's purse Feb. 16, on the third floor of the Aurora Sinai Medical Center parking structure. The woman is not affiliated with the university and was not physically injured.

Story appeared on, Feb. 16, 2014
Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 16, 2014

John McAdams, associate professor of political science,
stressed this week's importance for the gubernatorial election due to the release of Republican candidate Walker's early TV ad campaign, and thousands of emails and documents collected in the John Doe investigation connected to Walker. In the Law School Poll taken this January, Walker was leading Burke 47 to 41 percent.

Stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WLUK-TV (FOX 11), Feb. 16-17, 2014

Charles Franklin, professor of law,
discussed the impact the content of thousands of emails from a former aide of Governor Scott Walker and others may have on voters. Franklin said it is not likely the communications will contain any information that is overly damaging to the Walker administration.

Stories aired on WUWM-FM (FM 89.7) and WITI-TV (Fox 6), Feb. 17 and 19, 2014
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Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy,
spoke about the decision for Milwaukee Public Schools' current Superintendent Greg Thornton to take a new position as the Chief Executive Officer at Baltimore City Public Schools.

Story aired on WTMJ-AM (620), Feb. 17, 2014

Danny Pudi, alumnus and actor/comedian on the NBC hit comedy series Community, made his directorial debut with a new installment of ESPN's "30 for 30" series, Untucked, featuring Marquette's 1977 national championship basketball team. Pudi hosted a pre-screening on campus for a crowd of about 500.

Story appeared on, Feb. 14, 2014

Lowell Barrington, chair and associate professor of political science, discussed Russian politics and nationalism in regards to the Sochi Olympics. Russia's drive to host the Winter Games, no matter the cost, is also reflective of their long history of staging mega-projects at the state's expense, according to Barrington.

Story appeared on, Feb. 12, 2014

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