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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 28, 2014


President-elect Michael Lovell beginning transition early as president of Marquette University
President-elect Michael Lovell will transition to his new job as Marquette's president beginning June 2. He will work closely with Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J., until he begins his full-time presidency on July 1. Father Wild will continue to work part time at Marquette in University Advancement, fundraising and maintaining the long-standing relationships he has with alumni and friends of the university. President-elect Lovell's inauguration has been set for Sept. 18-19.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 28, 2014
Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), May 28, 2014

Marquette Law School Poll shows Wisconsin governor's race a dead heat

A Marquette Law School Poll released May 21 showed the gubernatorial race tied at 46 percent between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke. The poll indicated that voter turnout will be key. "Between now and Election Day, some voters will become more engaged by the election, while others may lose interest. These results show that the election outcome can change depending on turnout, as both parties seek to mobilize their supporters," said
Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll.

Story appeared on, May 21, 2014
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Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and numerous other broadcast outlets statewide, May 21-28, 2014

Renovations complete on Marquette's Sensenbrenner Hall
As part of a $30 million renovation project, Marquette has completed construction on one of its oldest academic buildings, Sensenbrenner Hall. Previously home to the Law School, it will now host the History Department, the main office of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, and the University Honors Program. Marquette Hall and Johnston Hall will also undergo renovations throughout the summer as part of the project.

Story appeared on, May 26, 2014

Real Estate training program revived by Marquette and partners
The Associates in Commercial Real Estate training program, created in 2005 by Mark Eppli, interim Keyes Dean of Business Administration, is returning and expanding. Local Initiatives Support Corporation Milwaukee will recruit students, organize fundraising and networking events, and manage the program's logistics, while Marquette and the Milwaukee School of Engineering develop and deliver the academic components.

Story appeared on, May 25, 2014

Men accused of robbing Marquette students plead not guilty
Two Milwaukee men pleaded not guilty in a robbery involving Marquette students in which one student was shot in the hand. The two men face several felony charges and are scheduled for a probable cause hearing in June.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 21, 2014

Matthew Mitten, professor of law and director of the National Sports Law Institute,
commented on the supposed deadlines that the NBA has set for the sale of Donald Sterling's LA Clippers. Mitten suggested that these alleged deadlines provide the NBA with more power in the sales process.

Story appeared on, May 27, 2014

Brian Schmit, professor of biomedical engineering,
is a member of a research team that was awarded a $1.02 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Division to study new imaging-based tools that would help physicians better and more accurately predict the return of neurological function in patients with spinal cord injury.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, May 22, 2014

Jean Grow, associate professor of strategic communication,
commented on the ongoing trend of advertising spokeswomen, such as Progressive Insurance's "Flo." Grow said that although women make 85 percent of all consumption decisions, men remain the majority of those creating ads, with women comprising only 20.3 percent of advertising creative departments.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 20, 2014

Christopher Stockdale, associate professor of physics,
discussed the scientific principles behind time travel and why it is best used as a narrative device in films and literature.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 22, 2014

Creative graduation caps worth an A-plus

Students from many universities, including a Marquette nursing student, decorated their graduation caps to stand out from the crowd at spring 2014 graduation ceremonies.

Article appeared on, May 21, 2014

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