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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.

June 11, 2014


President-elect Michael R. Lovell
was given the Communicator of the Year Award by the local chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for his admirable work in the Milwaukee community.

Story appeared on, June 10, 2014

Matthew Mitten, professor of law and director of the National Sports Law Institute,
commented on Donald Sterling's lawsuit against the NBA regarding the sale of the L.A. Clippers. Mitten also co-authored an op-ed on the state of college sports.

Story appeared on, June 10, 2014
Opinion piece appeared on, June 10, 2014

Julia Azari, assistant professor of political science, wrote an article about the contradicting criticisms of President Obama's leadership and focus on foreign policy.

Story appeared on, June 8, 2014

Summit on combating heroin abuse held at Marquette
Marquette held and co-sponsored a symposium to discuss collaborative resolutions to curb heroin and opiate abuse in Wisconsin. There has been a 600-percent increase in heroin-related deaths over the past 10 years in the Milwaukee area alone.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), June 5-6, 2014
Similar story appeared on, June 4, 2014

Marquette hosts inaugural Wisconsin Poverty Summit
A coalition of faith leaders and community activists gathered at Marquette University on June 7 to focus on questions of poverty in Wisconsin and what role faith communities can play. Marquette's Department of Theology was a co-sponsor of the summit.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 4, 2014
Similar story appeared on, June 7, 2014

Janine Geske, distinguished of professor of law,
discussed various legal issues related to the ruling against Wisconsin's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

Story appeared on, June 11, 2014
Related story appeared on, June 6, 2014
Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), June 9-10, 2014

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics,
in separate interviews commented on job growth in the United States, including the addition of more than 200,000 jobs in May and a nationwide survey that shows Milwaukee employers are among the most optimistic on job growth.

First story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 7, 2014
Second story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 10, 2014

Sandra Hunter, associate professor of exercise science,
discussed the science of gender performance in marathons after analyzing current world records.

Story appeared on, June 4, 2014

Herbert Lowe, professional in residence in journalism and media studies, and director of Journalism for Social Change,
discussed the impact of Neighborhood News Service. The mission of NNS is to cover hyper-local neighborhood stories that are often missed by larger publications with broader scopes.

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

Louis Bennett, men's head soccer coach, and Steve Bode, men's assistant soccer coach,
in separate interviews talked about the World Cup. Bennett explained his experience watching the World Cup as an immigrant in Milwaukee. "You're seeing the beauty of the world becoming smaller. You're seeing a microcosm of it in America and in Milwaukee," he said. Bode sat down with a panel of local soccer experts for a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel podcast to preview the World Cup.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 11, 2014
Podcast appeared on, June 10, 2014

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