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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 16, 2014


Gov. Walker signs bill granting authority to establish university police force

Gov. Scott Walker signed into law 2013 Wisconsin Act 265 that would allow Marquette to enter into agreement with local law enforcement to operate a university police department. While the law gives the university authority to commission a police force, additional steps remain before the university would decide to operatethe Department of Public Safety as a police department, including engaging with the broader Marquette community and neighborhood stakeholders, and working out details with local law enforcement.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 15, 2014
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Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTMJ-AM (AM 620), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), April 14-15, 2014

Sexual misconduct, hazing alleged at Marquette fraternities

Marquette's Division of Student Affairs issued official warnings to three fraternities following allegations of sexual misconduct and hazing. The official warning means that if any additional violations occur, all activities by that fraternity will be suspended pending the conclusion of an investigation. The allegations were immediately reported to the Milwaukee Police Department and Marquette's Department of Public Safety, and the investigation of these incidents is continuing.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 16, 2014
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Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTMJ-AM (AM 620), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), April 15, 2014

Mitchell out as Marquette women's basketball coach
After 18 years of serving as the head coach for the women's basketball team, Terri Mitchell will not return for the 2014-15 season. Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J., said, "Throughout her tenure, Terri embodied our Jesuit, Catholic values with her commitment to service and her emphasis on developing young women of character both on and off the court. We wish Terri all the best and we know she'll continue to be successful far into the future."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 9, 2014
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Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDUZ-FM (Green Bay), April 10, 2014

Heather Hlavka, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, analyzed interviews with girls between the ages of 3 and 16 who may have experienced sexual assault and found that the majority of the incidents go unreported because many victims do not actually see themselves as victims due to sexual violence becoming normalized in their communities.

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Story aired on KTTV-TV (FOX 11), April 15, 2014

Marquette's latest theatre production visualized a small story with big technology
The Diederich College of Communication utilized the 3D visual effects of the Visualization Lab in the College of Engineering to present Zoo Story, a one-act play about an encounter between two men in New York City's Central Park, with a cast of Marquette alumni and professional actors Matt Wickey and Harry Loeffler-Bell.

Story appeared on, April 11, 2014

Marquette team won NAIOP University Real Estate Challenge

Marquette won this year's national commercial real estate development group University Real Estate Challenge, beating teams from St. Cloud State University, the University of St. Thomas, the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota. Each team came up with a full financial plan and preliminary design for this year's property, a Days Inn Hotel.

Story appeared on, April 14, 2014

Business leaders celebrate Shakespeare's birthday at Marquette

Business leaders in Milwaukee came together at Marquette to celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with a Shakespeare Sonnet Slam. The event was organized by C.J. Hribal, professor of English, and was held in Engineering Hall.

Column appeared on, April 10, 2014

Sheriff David Clarke goes "On the Issues with Mike Gousha"

Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., went "On the Issues with Mike Gousha" Thursday, April 10, to discuss the future of Milwaukee and the issues facing the city.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 10, 2014

Stories aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), News Radio 1330 (Green Bay) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), April 10-11, 2014

Charles Franklin, professor of law,
commented on the role of candidate recruitment in the political process. Today, this has become less of a task for political parties and "reflects the stronger role of a variety of private organizations who recruit candidates based on their opinion of specific issues, such as education," Franklin said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 11, 2014

Susan Breakwell, clinical associate professor of nursing and director of the Institute for Palliative and End of Life Care, provided ideas for advanced health care planning in honor of the seventh annual National Health Care Decisions Day.

Story appeared on, April 16, 2014

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