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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.

May 7, 2014


Two suspects in custody following armed robberies, shooting incident on campus
The Department of Public Safety on Friday, May 2, responded to three robberies that were carried out by two suspects near 18th Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Three students were involved and all are safe. Two of the students were not physically injured and one student was transferred to a local hospital. The Milwaukee Police Department shared that the student was treated for a gunshot wound to the hand and was released from the hospital. MPD has confirmed that both suspects in the robberies are in custody.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 6, 2014
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Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WKOW-TV (ABC 27), WLS-TV (ABC 7), WMAQ-TV (NBC 5) WBAY-TV (ABC 2), WEAU-TV (NBC 13), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WMTV-TV (NBC 15), KQDS-TV (FOX 21), WMSN-TV (FOX 47), KXXV-TV (ABC 25), WFXS-TV (FOX 55) and numerous other stations, May 2-5, 2014

Lovell speaks out on Marquette role, business ties and collaborative potential

Although Dr. Michael Lovell may be leaving the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he doesn't plan to end the business and community relationships he has established there. The Marquette president-elect plans to stay heavily involved with the Water Council, where he sits on the board, Milwaukee Succeeds and other community initiatives.

Story appeared on, May 2, 2014

John Ferraro to chair Marquette Board of Trustees
John Ferraro, 1977 alumnus and Ernst & Young global chief operating officer, was elected chair of Marquette's Board of Trustees. Ferraro joined the board in 2006 and has served as vice chair since 2011. "John is a gifted leader, and we are grateful that Marquette will continue to benefit from his energy, enthusiasm and strategic thinking during his time as chair of the board of trustees," said Interim President Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J.

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Political polarization report result of Law School fellowship
Through a fellowship supported by the Marquette University Law School Lubar Fund for Public Policy Research, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Washington Bureau Chief and Law School fellow Craig Gilbert produced a special report on political polarization in Wisconsin and the nation. Gilbert partnered with Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, to extensively study and analyze voting trends in metropolitan Milwaukee and the state, and concludes that the region is now "one of the America's most polarized places," and is illustrative of several national trends. The fellowship will result in a four-part series in the paper and a special one-day conference hosted by Marquette University Law School, May 15.

Part one of the special report appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 4, 2014 Part two of the special report appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 7, 2014

Related stories aired on WQOW-TV (ABC 18) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 4, 2014

William Henk, dean of the College of Education, and Anne Zizzo, Marquette trustee,
wrote about the announcement of a Cristo Rey Jesuit Milwaukee High School, which will open in the fall of 2015. The announcement followed a two year feasibility sponsored by the College of Education for which Henk served as one of the principle investigators and Zizzo as chair of the feasibility study executive committee. The school will eventually serve about 400 students, whose options are limited economically, with a high quality, Jesuit college preparatory curriculum and corporate work experience.

Opinion piece appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 5, 2014

Marquette College of Nursing aims to improve mental health

Margaret Faut Callahan, interim provost and dean of the College of Nursing, co-authored an op-ed piece about nursing schools' roles in addressing mental health issues. Marquette is one of the nursing schools in Milwaukee that have improved and updated their curricula to keep up with the impact of mental illness and the changes in the mental health system.

Opinion piece appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 6, 2014

Marquette's O'Brien Fellowship helps 'Seattle Times' reporter with project on China's coal industry

Through Marquette's Perry and Alicia O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism, Seattle Times reporter Hal Bernton has written a series on China's coal industry and its effects on the environment. Bernton spent the academic year at Marquette reporting on this project and working with students from the Diederich College of Communication.

Part one appeared on, May 3, 2014
Part two appeared on, May 4, 2014
Part three appeared on, May 5, 2014

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, and Syed Akhter, professor of marketing,
commented on the ouster of Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel, following a significant consumer data breach and a drop in the retailer's earnings. The professors agreed that it was time for a change.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 6, 2014

Julia Azari, assistant professor of political science,
commented on apparent internal conflict at the state GOP convention in Milwaukee. Azari said she foresees conflict within the GOP continuing that "is about establishment versus rebellion," or political strategies rather than political views.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (FM 89.7), May 5, 2014

Nakia Gordon, assistant professor of psychology, discussed a selection of Yoda's most famous lines from all the Star Wars films.

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