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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 9, 2014

TOP STORIES

Milwaukee Talks: Marquette President Michael R. Lovell discusses future plans

On July 1, 2014, Dr. Michael R. Lovell took office as the 24th president and first lay leader of Marquette University. In an interview, he discussed his plans for Marquette, Milwaukee and more. "One of the things I'm going to focus on is turning the talents and the resources we have at Marquette to solving the problems we have right here in our backyard. I think that we can make a really big impact if we do that," President Lovell said.

Interview appeared on OnMilwaukee.com, July 7, 2014


Marquette honored historic signing of Civil Rights Act of 1964
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Marquette University Law School hosted a day-long commemoration, including a public forum featuring the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), July 2, 2014

Sandra Hunter, associate professor of exercise science, researched the differences between male and female marathoners and found that over time, physiological factors cause men to slow their pace more drastically than women.

Story appeared on GrandValleyStateUniversity.edu, ScienceNewsLine.com, Science20.com, BigNewsNetwork.com and Bio-Medicine.org, July 7-8, 2014

Dawne Moon, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, commented on conflicts that may arise in local congregations around gay and lesbian issues. Moon said gays and lesbians in particular are likely to avoid congregations that are hostile to their sexual orientation. "People don't really care as much about the particular denomination as what happens in a congregation," she said.

Story appeared on HuffingtonPost.com, July 7, 2014

John McAdams, associate professor of political science,
explained some of the gubernatorial candidates' tactics in the head-to-head race. McAdams said he expects job creation to be the top issue of debate.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), July 8, 2014


Matthew Parlow, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law,
discussed the role and influence of country sheriffs, and the increased number of lawsuits filed against states or governors on their behalf regarding laws they do not want to enforce. "Sheriffs are supposed to enforce state laws, and that's going to make them unpopular," Parlow said. "If you ultimately lose in court, you can blame the courts. They can say, 'We tried everything, and those activist courts forced us to do it.' "

Story appeared on BrushNewsTribune.com, July 6, 2014


James Marten, chair and professor of history,
published a new book, America's Corporal James Tanner in War and Peace, which highlights Tanner's role during the Civil War.

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


Steve Wojciechowski, head men's basketball coach,
was officially welcomed to the community by the Milwaukee Brewers. In an exclusive interview, Wojciechowski spoke about his first few months at Marquette and some familiar additions to the Milwaukee Bucks. Wojciechowski also threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Monday night's game.

Interview appeared on FoxSports.com, July 8, 2014


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