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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.

July 2, 2014


Lovell to launch search to fill Marquette's leadership positions

On July 1, 2014, Dr. Michael R. Lovell began his role as Marquette University's first lay president in its 133-year history. President Lovell emailed a letter to the campus community outlining a process for filling several leadership positions, including provost, dean of the College of Business Administration, and vice president and director of athletics. President Lovell also expressed excitement for opportunities for partnership between the university and industry.

Stories appeared on and on, July 1, 2014
Related story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, June 27, 2014

Marquette, Zablocki VA team up to boost care for veterans
To combat a looming shortage of nurses, the Marquette University College of Nursing is partnering with the Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center to teach Marquette nursing students about the complexities of caring for ailing veterans. "The unique thing about the program is building that awareness for students to ask veterans about their experiences. I think it's a trust issue," said Amber Young-Brice, clinical instructor.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 29, 2014
Story also appeared on, June 30, 2014

Mallory O'Brien, clinical assistant professor of nursing, co-founded the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission, where case by case, she helps analyze the landscape of murder in Milwaukee. Given the task of reducing crime through "innovative interagency cooperation," O'Brien aims to discover crime trends, as well as new ways to prevent homicides.

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

Marquette School of Dentistry participated in Wisconsin Dental Association Mission of Mercy event
Students and faculty from Marquette's School of Dentistry volunteered at one of the Wisconsin Dental Association's Mission of Mercy charity events, which helps provide dental care to low-income families. The event raised $1.3 million in charitable dental care provided to 1,753 children and adults during 1,925 patient visits.

Story appeared on, June 27, 2014
Related op-ed appeared on, July 1, 2014

American photograph, 'The Boys' on display at Haggerty Museum of Art

The Haggerty Museum of Art is featuring an exhibit called "Scrutiny After the Glimpse" until Aug. 3. The exhibit features a portrait, The Boys (1990) by Tina Barney, who is best known for her 1980s and 1990s portraits chronicling her family and friends in and around New York. This exhibition explores the potential of these objects to manifest multiple meanings based on context and proximity to other works.

Story appeared on, June 13, 2014

Michael Akers, chair and professor of accounting,
described why taxation is one of the two most popular career tracks for business school graduates with a master's degree in accounting, and the classes that students take to prepare for employers' increasing demand for accounting graduates.

Story appeared on, June 19, 2014

Marquette Interchange rehab planned to plug concrete cracks

Wisconsin plans to restore the Marquette Interchange to seal cracks in its pavement that, if not plugged, will cause the bridges to deteriorate more quickly. Almost immediately after reconstruction was completed in 2008, cracks were seen on the pavement of its bridge decks. A report written by Marquette University professors studied possible variables that could have caused the cracks in the interchange's 29 highways, including temperature and deck thickness.

Story appeared on, July 1, 2014

Marquette manufacturing report indicated businesses are still cautious, but growing

According to the Marquette-ISM Report of Manufacturing, although a number of businesses in the southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois feel good about their growth, a majority are expecting conditions to remain the same during the next six months.

Story appeared on, June 30, 2014

Herbert Lowe, professional in residence of journalism and media studies, and director of Journalism for Social Change,
captured the highlights of this year's Teachapalooza IV, a three-day conference at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, in a Storify with the help of pictures and live tweets from the event. The annual conference is attended by journalism educators from all across the United States and Canada, and focuses on how to best prepare journalism students for the job market awaiting them after graduation.

Story appeared on, June 26, 2014

Paul Secunda, professor of law,
commented on the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision that left the door open for private corporations to opt out of the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage requirements if the corporation holds sincere religious beliefs. "Quite literally, if someone has a religious right to discriminate or to undertake some sort of action that would normally be against someone's civil rights, it might actually have a chance," said Secunda.

Story appeared on, July 1, 2014

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