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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 23, 2014


James Marten, chair and professor of history,
wrote about his experience in the relatively early days of "the digital humanities" during his creation of the Children in Urban America Project.

Story appeared on, April 16, 2014

Matteo Arena, associate professor of finance,
gave his reasoning for why not all sports lessons apply to the corporate world. Arena said, "It's well known that some investors are not rational, but almost anybody would agree that very few sports fans are rational."

Story aired on NPR's MarketPlace, including affiliates KPCC-FM (FM 89.3), WYPR-FM (FM 88.1) and WUWM-FM (FM 89.7) and others nationwide, April 22, 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.

Stories appeared on,,, and, April 16-21, 2014

Story aired on MSNBC-TV, WDJT-TV (CBS 58), KTEJ-TV (PBS 19), KTAR-FM (FM 92.3) and KFWB-AM (AM 980) on April 16-23, 2014

Marquette involved in "Denim Day MKE" to support sexual assault survivors
Marquette University participated in Denim Day 2014 to pledge support for local survivors of sexual assault by participating on the international awareness day, April 23.

Story appeared on, April 16-23, 2014

Archbishop discusses Marquette's new president
Archbishop Listecki discussed his view on Marquette University choosing a non-Jesuit to be its next president. Listecki said it is not uncommon among Catholic universities throughout the country to select a layperson as president, and Marquette selected a man whose Catholicism is "boldly proclaimed."

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), April 20, 2014

Marquette team wins $53,000 at international business plan competition

A mobile app developed by Marquette students that allows users to wirelessly make PowerPoint presentations from tablets or smartphones won $53,000 at the Rice Business Plan Competition. Students Devin Turner, Charlie Beckworth and Nicholas Winninger developed the app, called FocalCast. The app is a venture of Narsys LLC, a company founded by Turner, a Marquette senior who is studying engineering. Beckwith is also an undergraduate engineering student and Winninger is seeking an MBA from Marquette.

Story appeared on, April 23, 2014

Sexual assault allegations at Marquette fraternities investigated

Milwaukee police confirmed they investigated allegations of sexual assault and hazing at three Marquette fraternities, saying that no suspects have been arrested. Triangle Fraternity was issued an official warning on April 9 for allegations of sexual misconduct and the alleged victim has stated that she does not want to press charges. Sigma Phi Delta was also warned for hazing incidents at its fraternity house.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 16, 2014

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Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WKOW-TV (ABC 27), WLUK-TV (FOX 11) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), April 16-17, 2014

Rev. Steven Avella, professor of history, and William Thorn, associate professor of journalism,
discussed Pope Francis' optimistic messages. Avella and Thorn said the connectedness that Francis extends to personal visits and the rectification of wrongdoings is meaningful and shows his emphasis on love and inclusiveness. "I met Benedict and John Paul before him," Thorn said. "They seemed like great men, too, but of the three, Francis is the only one whose eyes stayed with mine. When he's with you, he's really with you."

Story appeared on, April 19, 2014

Matthew Parlow, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law,
commented on the prospect of a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. Parlow, who has been involved in stadium deals, sits on the Bradley Center Board and is part of a task force examining new facilities for Milwaukee.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), April 18, 2014

Grace Wang, associate professor of economics, discussed Chinese owners' plans for the old Northridge Mall site on Milwaukee's northwest side. "I don't think enough people, especially if they live in Illinois, would drive into Wisconsin to Northridge to buy Chinese products," she said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, April 18, 2014

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