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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.

March 26, 2014


Marquette University announced Dr. Michael R. Lovell as new president
Dr. Michael R. Lovell was unanimously elected the 24th president of Marquette University by the university's Board of Trustees at a special meeting Wednesday morning. In announcing Lovell's election, Board Chair Charles "Chuck" Swoboda said, "This is a historic moment in Marquette's 133-year tradition as we appoint the first lay president of this great university. Dr. Lovell brings the experience and vision to effectively lead Marquette amidst the challenging dynamics of higher education today. He clearly values the transformative experience of a Marquette education and, as our president, he will have the ability to lead and live out his Catholic faith as a servant leader." Lovell has served as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor since 2011.

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Buzz Williams leaves Marquette

Marquette men's basketball coach Buzz Williams resigned to become the new coach at Virginia Tech. Bill Cords, the interim athletic director, stated that the search for the next head coach has already begun.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 24, 2014
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Stories related to the search and likely candidates appeared in dozens of media outlets, March 24-26, 2014

Top leadership at Marquette could be game-changer for Milwaukee
University faculty and prospective students believe Marquette will quickly move towards stability after the top leadership positions are filled. Marquette is looking for a new president, provost, athletic director, head men's basketball coach and admissions director. "You know, people are concerned about it, but not really deeply worried because Marquette will continue to thrive, and within six to nine months we'll be back rolling with everybody in place," said Janine Geske, retired distinguished professor of law.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 24, 2014
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Andrew Hanson, associate professor of economics,
commented on his recent study that revealed how federal tax benefits for homeowners primarily help wealthier people borrow more money to buy larger houses rather than boost homeownership.

Story appeared in the Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2014

Democrat Mary Burke revealed details about her job plan at Marquette
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke outlined her five-part jobs plan at a forum at Marquette University Law School. The plan involves investing in entrepreneurs and focusing on higher education.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 25, 2014

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Marquette University to host infant mortality forum in April
Marquette University College of Nursing, in partnership with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, will host its fifth annual Health Care Forum, "Infant Mortality in the Milwaukee Community," April 7. City of Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan Baker will serve as a panelist.

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Joyce Wolburg, associate dean and professor of communication,
disagreed with many researchers who believe that health risk warnings are the best way to deter college students from binge drinking. Wolburg believes that college students would fear social repercussions over health risks. "You're dealing with a group of people who feel, as they've said to me, 'I'm bulletproof'," Wolburg said.

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Terence Young, adjunct associate professor of counselor education and counseling psychology,
was hired by the archdiocese several years ago to approve therapy plans submitted by therapists for the victims of clergy sex abuse. Young teaches about therapy for trauma survivors and has treated child and adult sex abuse patients.

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Andrew Williams, John P. Raynor, S.J., Chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering,
founded Spelman College's robotics team in 2004, the SpelBots, whose goal is to encourage students and young women of African descent to explore robotics and computer science. "I see the SpelBots continuing to be role models in computer science, continuing to do outreach, and continuing to do research," said Williams.

Story appeared in Black Enterprise, March, 2014

Author Paul McComas performed at Marquette University
Marquette's Center for Peacemaking hosted Milwaukee native Paul McComas to perform songs and scenes inspired by his book, Unplugged, about a rape survivor in search of inner peace. Book and music sales benefited the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, a national anti-sexual violence organization.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 23, 2014

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