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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.

April 2, 2014


Faith plays role in Lovell's decision

President-Elect Dr. Michael R. Lovell discussed how his faith played a role in his decision to lead Marquette University as its first lay president. "Those closest to me, however, know how important my Catholic faith is in my life, and having the ability to integrate my religious life with my professional life is something that I always wanted to do in my career," President-Elect Lovell said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 26, 2014
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Radio interview aired on WTMJ-AM (620) with Charlie Sykes, March 28, 2014

Marquette community reaction story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 26, 2014

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Lovell sets tone for his future Marquette presidency in campuswide letter

Marquette President-Elect Dr. Michael R. Lovell said in a campuswide email to faculty, staff and students April 1, that raising the Jesuit university's profile nationally will be a priority, as well as strengthening Marquette's community relationships "both as a strategic partner and as a pivotal resource for addressing key issues." President-Elect Lovell also said he will work closely with faculty to enhance Marquette's reputation as a research institution.

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Duke's Steve Wojciechowski named Marquette head men's basketball coach
Steve Wojciechowski, associate head coach under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke University, has been hired as Marquette's new men's basketball coach. Marquette announced Wojciechowski's appointment as Marquette's 17th coach in the school's 97-year history of men's basketball at a news conference April 1, at the Al McGuire Center.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 2, 2014

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Andrew Hanson, associate professor of economics,
discussed the debate over economic inequality and his new study that showed how housing tax breaks benefit upper-income Americans and disproportionally subsidize "Blue America:" the high-home-price, high-property-tax, metropolitan, largely liberal areas.

Story appeared in The Washington Post and on,, and, March 28-30, 2014

Marquette Law School Poll sheds light on campaign for governor
The latest Marquette Law School Poll showed a 4-percent decrease in Gov. Scott Walker's approval rating among Wisconsin voters since January. Forty-seven percent of voters approve of how he is handling his job, while the same proportion disapproves. Walker still leads Democratic candidate Mary Burke, 48 percent to 41 percent.

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David Krause, director of the Applied Investment Management program,
joined several students who spoke to CNBC's Rick Santelli in New York City about getting a job on Wall Street, ethics in the workplace and green energy.

Story aired on CNBC-TV, March 28, 2014

Marquette hosted conference on the future of Milwaukee schools

The Marquette University Law School and the College of Education hosted a half-day conference to discuss issues ranging from the new Milwaukee Public Schools superintendent to what should be done for low-performing schools.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 2, 2014

Marquette report: manufacturing growth volatile, but still positive

According to the Marquette Center for Supply Chain Management's monthly manufacturing index, manufacturers in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois say they are performing better. Statistically, the Milwaukee area is significantly better than the national survey because of the concentration of manufacturing in the southeast Wisconsin and northern Illinois region, said Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management.

Story appeared on, March 31, 2014

Jessica Willard and Caroline Villa, College of Engineering students,
participated in the 11th annual Sustainability Summit in Milwaukee. The students talked about the opportunity the summit provided to network with professionals, and to present projects and research they have completed as Marquette students.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (FM 89.7), March 27, 2014

Kevin Craig, professor of mechanical engineering and Greenheck Chair, wrote an article about how engineers predict the pull-out torque curve for a step motor.

Article appeared on, March 27, 2014

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