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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 30, 2014


Marquette social media class raises money through crowdfunding campaigns
Students in a Marquette social media class created seven crowdfunding campaigns that have raised more than $20,000 to support technology and education initiatives. Goals range from covering on-campus housing costs for a South African student to helping a psychology department program for autistic teens and helping an engineering lab build a robot that will help children fight obesity and learn to read.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 29, 2014

Coach Wojo talks about new era in Marquette basketball

Steve Wojciechowski's first 30 days as the Marquette men's basketball coach have been a blur of activity. He has gotten to know the players, visited recruits and hired three assistant coaches. Coach Wojo, as he is known to the players, was recently interviewed about his early experiences as well as his expectations for this new era of Marquette basketball.

Interview appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 30, 2014
Related video appeared on, April 30, 2014

Story behind an investigation into Milwaukee's mental health system
Meg Kissinger, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigative reporter, has been investigating the mental health system for decades. Recently, Kissinger did part of that work as a fellow in Marquette's Diederich College of Communication O'Brien Fellowship program, which has resulted in substantial mental health reforms enacted by state legislators.

Story appeared on, April 23, 2014

President-elect receives award from the Niagara Foundation
Marquette President-elect Michael R. Lovell received the Niagara Education Award at a ceremony April 25. The award was given by the Niagara Foundation, which recognizes individuals who support peace and dialogue among diverse groups of people.

Story appeared on, April 24, 2014

Marquette faculty, trustee comment on Donald Sterling scandal
Matt Parlow, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law; Matt Mitten, professor of law and director of National Sports law institute; and alumnus Doc Rivers, member of the Board of Trustees and coach of the L.A. Clippers, in separate interviews all weighed in on the controversy over racist statements made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

Parlow interview appeared on, April 28, 2014
Mitten interview aired on WISN-TV, (ABC 12), April 29, 2014
Rivers interview aired on ESPN-TV (ESPN 2) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), April 28-29, 2014

Matt Mitten, professor of law and director of the National Sports Law Institute,
expressed concerns about the National Labor Relations Board's decision to allow Northwestern's scholarship football players to unionize. Private and public sectors offering differing things to their athletes "could create competitive balance issues," Mitten said.

Story appeared in the New York Times, April 27, 2014

Paul Secunda, professor of law,
commented on recent lawsuits filed by NFL cheerleaders over mistreatment that have gained major attention in the labor law community. Secunda stated that the various cases come down to whether the cheerleaders should be compensated like full-time employees and what legal obligations the teams are held to as their employer.

Story appeared on, April 25, 2014

Rev. Steven Avella, professor of history,
commented on the recent canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II by Pope Francis in a ceremony in St. Peter's Square. Avella said, "These two men left a huge impact on the modern Catholic Church. John in calling the council and John Paul in projecting the message of Christ in an international sphere."

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), April 27, 2014
Similar story aired on WTMJ-AM (AM 620), April 25, 2014

Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management,
explained how summer jobs in factories provide a major boost for someone's career. He suggested that every college students complete at least two internships before graduation because that's what most companies are looking for in a recently graduated candidate.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 26, 2014

Marquette Ralph H. Metcalfe Chair gave lecture on American racial inequality
Dr. Imani Perry, professor at Princeton University's Center of African-American Studies and associate in Princeton's Program of Law and Public Affairs, gave a lecture at Marquette about the persistence of racial inequality. Perry distinguished the differences between "racial discriminatory practices" and "racism," and provided ways to undo these practices.

Interview aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), "Lake Effect," April 24, 2014

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